I create and lead for educational institutions with a focus on growth, innovation, equity, and community. I'm skilled at creative problem solving, relationship building, online and onground instruction, instructional design, instructor development, course and training design and development, public speaking, learner support, and the development of eLearning tools including websites, interactive tutorials, and videos. I'm committed to helping others learn, grow, and reach their goals. I believe in proactively including and welcoming all students and guests into educational environments.
Professional Learning System Specialist at Oregon Education Association
While deeply collaborating with team staff and organization members, identify and create online and in-person learning content and formats to meet identified needs of members. Develop new and innovative learning designs. Develop a set of protocols and best practices for identified learning designs. Recruit, train, support, and evaluate professional learning facilitators, course instructors, and content developers. Manage organization's learning management system. Design online learning structure and formats. Provide technical support to instructors and learners.
Dean of Libraries, Associate Professor at Concordia University
July 2017-March 2020
Lead the university libraries in support of student success, faculty instruction and research, and staff excellence. Responsible for the operational management of the library including budgeting, programming, personnel development, and acquisitions. Serve on the campus management team. Provide visionary leadership to advance strategic initiatives of the library and university. Create and lead the campus Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative. Foster relationships with the university community and proactively facilitate communication between the library and internal and external stakeholders. Support and encourage growth of faculty, staff, and library programming. Manage and develop collections. Advocate for equity in education and access to information. Lead intercultural competency and inclusion professional development for library staff and faculty. Ensure the library is a welcoming space for a diverse user population. Supervise faculty, staff, and students. Create opportunities to nurture department collegiality.
Assistant Professor, Distance Education Librarian at Concordia University
March 2014-June 2017
Design, develop, and implement interactive tutorials, videos, and web pages to teach information literacy and research skills. Evaluate curricula for placement of scholarly performance support. Host an online discussion board for graduate student thesis research. Teach face-to-face class sessions. Teach research and technology skills one-on-one virtually and in-person. Create presentations for faculty development. Lead and manage the campus OER initiative. Collaborate with instructional designers, other faculty, and LMS leadership. Mentor freshman students. Serve or have served on the College of Education Equity Committee, Institutional Assessment Committee, Academic Integrity Appeals Committee, and Community Life Committee (Chair, 2016).
Adjunct Faculty at Marylhurst University
September 2013-September 2014
Redesigned and taught the credit course Academic Writing: Research Paper online and face to face in collaboration with English faculty. Taught research and information skills including search strategies, database theory, use of databases and catalogs, evaluation of sources, advanced web searching, citation styles, RefWorks and annotated bibliography format. Used instructional design strategies and adult learning theories to create and implement content, hands-on learning activities and assessment for online and on-ground classes. Led discussion groups. Responsible for assessment and grading.
Faculty, Reference and Instruction Librarian at Clark College September 2012-June 2013
Reference Librarian, Adjunct Faculty
September 2011-June 2012
On-call Reference and Instruction Librarian
September 2010-June 2011
Reference Intern September 2009-June 2010
Taught library instruction sessions. Developed learning outcomes, lesson plans, hands-on learning activities, handouts, online class guides, and assessment methods for library instruction sessions. Taught a credit course in research, internet history and technology tools. Received training for teaching college success class College 101. Served as faculty assessment lead and led course-level assessment. Served on the Marketing and Outreach Committee and the Teaching and Learning Center Committee. Created and implemented marketing and outreach projects and materials. Organized, promoted and evaluated 30 Clicks technology presentations. Staffed reference desk and virtual reference services. Assisted students with research, library use, writing, and computer use. Created web pages and updated the libraries' website. Served as a liaison to the business and health sciences departments. Participated in collection development and collection maintenance. Collaborated and developed relationships with faculty and staff from other departments including the Diversity Center and Disability Support Services.
Assistant to the President at American Library Association
September 2011-June 2012
Maintained and updated president’s website. Organized and compiled documents and travel arrangements. Oversaw onsite conference events, assisted with correspondence and communicated with ALA staff in Chicago.
Reference and Instruction Librarian at Mt. Hood Community College
January 2011-August 2011
Developed learning outcomes, lesson plans, hands-on learning activities, handouts and assessment methods for library instruction sessions. Taught library instruction sessions across the curriculum. Updated online instruction resources. Collaborated and developed relationships with faculty. Collaborated with Distance Learning staff to plan and provide information literacy instruction. Provided face-to-face and virtual one-on-one instruction at the reference desk. Assisted students and public patrons with research, library use, writing and computer use. Worked collaboratively with Public Services staff.
Adjunct Faculty, Instruction Librarian at The Art Institute of Portland
September 2010-March 2011
Provided classroom instruction across the design and liberal arts curriculum.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Master of Education
Learning Design and Leadership, Instructional Design
Emporia State University
Master of Library Science
Bachelor of Arts
Anthropology, Piano Performance
SMART (Start Making a Reader Today): October 2014-present
Youth sports coach: April 2016-present
Executive Learning Series on Equity & Empowerment- Campus Compact of Oregon: September 2018-June 2019
Finance Committee- Oregon Library Association: October 2017-June 2019
Equity Committee- Concordia University College of Education: August 2016-June 2019
Creative Commons Certificate Course in Open Licensing: completed September 2018
Innovative Changes- Board of Directors: October 2015-April 2018
Council Handbook Group- Orbis Cascade Alliance: 2018
OER Working Group- Orbis Cascade Alliance: October 2016-July 2017
Web Committee Member- ACRL Distance Learning Section: July 2014-July 2016
Courageous Conversations- Concordia University College of Education: September 2015-May 2016
Portland Community College Library Assistant Program Advisory Board- 2013-2016
Oregon Virtual Reference Summit Planning Committee: November 2014-April 2015
ACRL-OR Representative- Oregon Library Association Advocacy Task Force: January 2013-January 2014
Quality Matters Level 1 Training: 2013
Power, Privilege and Inequity Training- Clark College: 2013
Outcomes Assessment Training- Clark College: 2012-2013
Answerland Advisory Board- Answerland: October 2010-July 2013, Chair, 2010-2011
Committee Member- Answerland logo committee: 2012
Committee Member- Committee to rename L-net: 2011
Task Force Member- ACRL Health Sciences Interest Group Programming/Events: August 2010-June 2011