University of Pittsburgh
MLIS, Master of Library and Information Science
University of Pittsburgh
(concentration: Russian and Soviet)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Current member of American Library Association (ALA), Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), and Western Pennsylvania West Virginia Chapter of ACRL (WPWVC/ACRL). Past member of Association of Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS).
ALA New Members Round Table
I provide primary support on the Johnstown Campus to:
Humanities Division: Communication, English Literature, Fine Arts, Journalism, Multimedia and Digital Culture, Philosophy, Theatre Arts, and Writing (Creative and Professional)
Social Sciences Division: History, International Studies, Justice Administration and Criminology, Political Science, and Sociology
Library Course and Subject Guides that I have created or maintain:
"Online Tutorials for Flipped Instruction: One Library's Approach," with April Kelley. WPWVC/ACRL Spring Conference, Washington, PA, June 7, 2019.
"Inclusiveness for a Healthy Classroom Environment" Panel Session, Pitt-Johnstown Healthy U Medical Humanities Conference, Johnstown, PA, April 6, 2018.
"Librarians as a Resource: Providing Support for Diversity and Inclusiveness in the Classroom" Poster Session, with April Kelley and Eve Wider. Pitt-Johnstown Healthy U Medical Humanities Conference, Johnstown, PA, April 6, 2018.
"Exploring Diversity through Pitt's University Library System" Poster Session, with Paul Bond, April Kelley, and James Langan. Pitt-Johnstown Diversity & Pedagogy Symposium, Johnstown, PA, April 13, 2017.
"Wiki-fy Your Student Worker Program," Brick & Click Libraries: An Academic Library Symposium, Maryville, MO, November 4, 2011.
"Preservation in Circulation" Poster Session, Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference, State College, PA, October 4, 2011.
"More than Tape . . . Library Preservation on a Budget," Poster Session, with Rhonda Donaldson. ALA Annual Conference, Washington, DC, June 26, 2010.
“Presenting a Poster Session at ALA Annual.” American Libraries Direct. (September 8, 2010) reprinted.
“Presenting a Poster Session at ALA Annual.” Footnotes. 40:1 (August 2010).
“Managing Student Workers in an Academic Library: What They Don’t Teach in Library School.” Footnotes. 38:4 (May 2009) peer-reviewed issue.
“How to Get Your Resume Critiqued without Getting Caught in a Never-ending Critique Cycle.” Library Worklife. 6:4 (April 2009).
Vice President/President-elect, Faculty Assembly, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh, 2019-2020
International Student Advisory Board, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 2017-present
General Education Advisory Committee, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 2017-present
Planning and Budget Committee elected, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh, 2016-2018
Peer Review Committee elected, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh, 2013-2015, 2016-2018
Faculty Senate Council, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 2010-2012, 2012-2014
Faculty Affairs Committee elected, Faculty Assembly, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh, 2011-2013 (Chair, 2012-2013)
Vice President of Academic Affairs Search Committee, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 2011