education + professional experience

Master of Library + Information Science, Drexel University, 2010
Master of Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art of Temple University, 2006 i
Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Montclair State University, 2002

i see selection of artwork from my MFA show + other projects

professional experience
Liaison Librarian for Media Arts + Design, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 2015-present
Fine Arts Liaison Librarian, Denison University, Granville, OH, 2012-2015 i
Access Services Librarian, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2011-2012 ii
Circulation Supervisor, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2009-2011

i see Denison University, 2012-2015 for details
ii see The University of the Arts, 2009-2011 for details

professional associations
Art Libraries Society of North America 2012-
– Fashion, Textiles + Costume SIG, co-moderator 2019
– Project Team Leader, Information Competencies for Students in Design Disciplines: Revisions + Critical Updates, 2017-2018
– Fashion, Textiles + Costume SIG, co-vice moderator 2018
– Samuel H. Kress International Travel Awards Committee, 2017
– Member of the Mid-Atlantic chapter, 2017-
– Member of the Research + Information Services and Architecture Sections, 2016-
– Member of the Academic Libraries Division, 2012-
– Past Chair ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley chapter, 2015
– Chair of ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley chapter, 2014 i
– Vice Chair of ARLIS/NA Ohio Valley chapter, 2013 ii
– Member of ARLiSNAP, 2012-2015
– Mentee in the Career Mentoring Program, 2012-2013

American Library Association 2012-2017
– Member of the Association of College + Research Libraries (ACRL) and ACRL Arts Section
– ACRL Arts 2017 Conference Planning Committee, Chair, 2015-2017 iii
– ACRL Arts Webmaster 2015-2017 iv
– ACRL Arts Publications + Research Committee, 2014-2016
– New Members Round Table Liaison to ARLIS/NA, 2012-2016

Academic Library Association of Ohio 2012-2015
– Member of the Instruction Interest Group

i led the chapter meeting at the annual 2014 conference + initiated PayPal service for online membership renewal
ii organized + hosted the fall 2013 chapter meeting at Denison University
iii our committee collaborated with the ALA Literatures in English Section to develop the forum for the 2017 ALA annual conference Exploring Chicago Architecture Through Art, Literature + History
iv Moved the ACRL Arts website to a WordPress site + initiated a selected bibliography of Arts members’ publications

grants + awards
Drexel University Libraries, Professional Contribution Award, 2019
Andrew W. Mellon Digital Collections: From Projects to Pedagogy + Scholarship Grant, 2014 i
ALAO Research + Publications Committee Research Grant, 2013 ii
NMRT Professional Development Grant, 2013 iii
Franklin Fund Grant, Denison University, 2015, 2013, 2012 iv
Dean’s Fellowship, Drexel University, 2009
Academic Fellowship, Tyler School of Art of Temple University, 2005-2006
Dean’s List, Montclair State University, 1999 – 2002
Lifetime member of Golden Key International Society

i in collaboration with a faculty member + students, created The Expanding Archive: Denison LGBTQ Past/Present/Future
ii funded the research for Artists as Scholars: The Research Behaviors of Dance Faculty
iii funded first ALA annual conference, documented in NMRT’s Footnotes
iv 2015, attended the DLF Forum + presented “The Expanding Archive: Denison LGBTQ Past / Present / Future” poster + developed the first annual Gender Film Series in collaboration with Denison’s Center for Women + Gender in Action;  2013, attended the National Women’s Association conference; 2012, attended the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting + co-presented “The Library as Bridge Between Science + Art”