Master of Arts: Library Information StudiesUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison － Madison, WI
Bachelor of Arts: EnglishWestern Michigan University － Kalamazoo, MIMinors, Psychology and World Literature
04/2016 to Current
Adult Services LibrarianSun Prairie Public Library － Sun Prairie, WI
Customize one-on-one technology sessions for Book-A-Librarian service.
Manage library's social media presence on Facebook, reaching an average of 5771 users weekly since January 2017.
Built and maintain a centralized location for employment and skill set resources, highlighting local job applications, information on partner organizations, and resources and programs provided by the library.
Promote and market library services and collections through two monthly newsletters, handouts, displays, online and paper bibliographies, and the library's website.
Lead technology focused workshops and plan, organize, and execute all-ages and adult programs.
Maintain four library collections through analysis tools, review catalogs and professional websites.
Coordinate monthly adult wall and display cases throughout the year.
Submit and monitor ILL requests and compile and analyze lending statistics.
(Fall, 2017) Presenting and organizing panel for WLA conference, titled Community Conversation and The Power of Story: Supporting Transgender Youth In Public Libraries.
07/2015 to 04/2016
LibrarianDodge Correctional Institution － Waupun, WI
Supervised, hired, and completed job evaluations for 10 full time library clerks and provided leadership to one full time librarian in a maximum security prison, on average fulfilling 3,300 requests per month for library services.
Implemented new training procedures and policies related to cataloging, circulation, handling damaged materials, and more.
Coordinated collection management duties including gathering weekly statistics, weeding, book repair, cataloging, and ordering inventory.
Participated in monthly meetings with representatives from all institutional departments to discuss goals, share concerns, accomplishments, and more.
Developed excellent mediation and conflict resolution skills.
Performed monthly outreach activities in surrounding community to gather book donations and supplies for library operations.
Recorded and analyzed all department statistics and wrote annual report.
Implemented overall plans to increase circulation and use cost-effective strategies for obtaining library materials.
01/2015 to 05/2015
InternshipSouth Central Library System － Madison, WI
Planned a social services symposium with Library Consultant Shawn Brommer by creating and distributing surveys and researching mental health and other services for those in poverty in Wisconsin.
Designed adult programming templates that could be used at any of the South Central Library System's member libraries.
Established a relationship with the Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation by scheduling a meeting and discussing how our mission statements, services, and resources aligned and what projects could grow from collaboration.
Observed consultation of the Stoughton Public Library Board's strategic planning revision for 2016, specifically how to take their goals and aspirations and turn them into a finalized revision.
08/2014 to 07/2015
Page II, Reference & Adult Services Middleton Public Library － Middleton, WI
Answered reference inquires using print and online resources.
Created book lists and recommendations for memoirs and graphic novels.
Assisted patrons in use of computers, including downloading Overdrive onto e-readers, and other devices, also internet browsing, library databases, e-readers, and other technologies.
09/2013 to 07/2015
Page II, Reference and User Services Madison Public Library, Central Library － Madison, WI
Worked to narrow the digital divide by instructing a wide range of users daily, specifically underserved populations, on how to use PC and Macintosh computers and other technologies.
Monitored over 21 public computers while problem solving with colleagues to address a large spectrum of general user concerns, from emergencies to curious inquiries.
Frequently the first staff member a patron would encounter.
Updated security log as needed and reviewed all incident reports.
05/2013 to 05/2014
ReferenceUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison, Steenbock Library － Madison, WI
Guided students, staff, and faculty through library website and databases, requested ILL items, and reserved study rooms.
Used resources like LibGuides, the Wisconsin-Extension network, and Jing for chat reference.
Checked out reserves, laptops, and other equipment using Voyager.
11/2011 to 09/2013
Page IIMadison Public Library, Monroe Street Branch － Madison, WI
Managed monthly book group for 12 months, with 8 members on average.
Served customers as circulation support staff using Koha to collect fines, help users manage their library accounts, and more.
Coordination & Facilitation
Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative, Madison, WI
(09/2011 to 01/2015)
Organized off-site events to sell books within the community.
Served on the board of directors for one year as secretary, with the task of taking all meeting notes and keeping track of all store documents.
Guided 50 people as the volunteer coordinator to ensure store hours were covered by the collective and that monthly meetings were attended.
Go Big Read, UW-Madison Common Reading Program, Madison, WI
(08/2012 to 01/2013)
Facilitated book discussions at three Madison Public Library book groups.
Participated in book discussion training with librarian Liz Amundson.
Outreach & Community Building
LGBT Books to Prisoners, Madison, WI
(05/2016 to Present)
Seek donations from community libraries and contacts within Madison and its surrounding communities.
Prepare packages for those who are incarcerated around the country by reading letters and finding relevant books and resources.
Wisconsin Book Festival, Madison, WI
(10/2012, 2013, and 2016)
Sold books for featured authors, helped set up for events and promoted events online and around the downtown area.
Collected surveys, answered questions, and helped train new volunteers.
UW-Madison Jail Library Group, Madison, WI (09/2013 to 09/2014)
Weeded and prepared magazines for inmates at the City County Building and Public Safety Building in Madison, WI.
Practiced reader's advisory by processing inmate requests and delivered them to designated locations within jail facilities.
Content management: Wordpress, Drupal, Tumblr
Operating systems: Mac OS X, Windows
Social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, wikis, YouTube, Reddit
Library databases and software: Koha, LibGuides, EBSCOHost, Voyager, OCLC WorldCat, Gimlet, Zotoro, Papercut, and EndNote
Other productivity and media software: Adobe Captivate, Microsoft Office Suite, Canva, Google Drive, Qualtrics, and SurveyMonkey
American Library Association
(2011 to Present)
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table