Master of Library and Information Sciences (MLIS)

University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Bachelor of Arts in English Secondary Education

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 

Higher Ed Experience

Learning Technologies Librarian

July 2019 – Present

Albert S. Cook Library, Towson University

Identify, promote, and demonstrate established and emerging technologies that support faculty scholarship, teaching, and student research. Facilitate course-integrated information literacy instruction for first-year undergraduate students completing Towson Seminar (TSEM 102) and College of Education graduate students. Advance cross-departmental initiatives between Office of Technology Services, Library Information Technology, and Research & Instruction. 

Accomplishments: As LIBR 100 instructor of record, worked with campus support units including Academic Advising and Student Outreach & Support to help students navigate retention, graduation, financial aid, and accommodation issues. As Accessibility Team co-lead, initiated and progress conversations between library, ADS, and the ADA Coordinator regarding identification and resolution of inaccessible library and Academic Commons environments. Attended the successful dissertation defenses of Instructional Technology EdD students I’ve consulted with across multiple semesters. Advance a community of practice for library workers across departments to develop digital pedagogy, promote team building, and develop original digital learning objects with H5P. Conduct, analyze, and present on library user experiences, including virtual usability testing and analog, asynchronous, anonymized feedback collection. Cumulatively embedded in 70 Blackboard courses, including Master Shells, optimizing library support beyond class-based instruction.

Research & Teaching Fellow

Jan. 2018 – May 2019

University Libraries, University of Maryland, College Park (UMD-CP)

Facilitated information literacy instruction for first-year students completing the General Education Program’s ENGL101: Academic Writing course. Employed diverse methods in teaching—including individual, small group, and whole class activities—as well as assessment—including graphic organizers, discussion, and reflection. Celebrated student voice with learner-generated examples and student-led database explorations.

Accomplishments: Initiated diversification of classroom content, specifically in populations and impacts acknowledged around issue of body image, introducing young adult male and Black female populations as well as positive trends. Promoted instructor sharing of personal research story as practice of radical vulnerability. Pursued social justice with explicit emphasis of student health and wellness by sharing a personal health research story.

Desk Supervisor 

Jul. 2016 – Jun. 2019

College of Education Educational Technology Services (UMD-CP)

Staffed team of 12 to 14 student employees with two workers, 104 hours a week, 12 months a year. Served a diverse user base of faculty, staff, and graduate students in-person, over-the-phone, and online to provide technological assistance across teaching, research, and administrative needs. Established meaningful connections with direct reports by practicing the principle of reciprocity and empathetic listening.

Accomplishments: Maintained and revised internal handbooks for desk employees and supervisors including departmental policy creation and communally-drafted procedures. Initiated and implemented fair, transparent termination and non-renewal policy and procedures. Introduced situational considerations into probationary status procedures, transitioning from philosophy of zero tolerance to restorative practices.

Courses Taught

LIBR 100: The Information Experience

Aug. 2022Dec. 2022

Towson University

This three-credit hour, semester-long, 100% online course focuses on exploring various forms & methods of information seeking, evaluation, & creation. It anchors research in professional & personal interests. Learners develop ideas supported by evidence & engage in iterative peer-to-peer review while emphasizing critical theory & ethical issues in information science. 

LIBR 100 Visual Syllabus.pdf
LIBR 100 F2022 Courseleaf SYLLABI redacted contact info.pdf


Association of College & Research Libraries 2019 Student Scholarship winner

North American Simulation and Gaming Judee Blohm Scholarship 2018 winner

Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association Student Vision Scholarship winner (

National Medical Librarians Month Feature in National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Southeastern / Atlantic Blog “SEA Currents” (

Visual Resume

Library IT visual resume.pdf