PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS


  • Presenter for the 2017 New Jersey Library Association Conference.
  • Reviewer for School Library Journal, the world's largest reviewer of books, multimedia, and technology for children and teens.
  • Received a $100,000 grant from the Lawrence Township Education Foundation to renovate the School Library Media Center

  • Guest speaker on the House of #Ed Tech podcast, the podcast that explores how technology is changing the way teachers teach and the impact that technology is having in education

  • Published Do We Need Paper Books and Thinking of Going 1:1 in the New Jersey Association of School Libraries newsletter, Bookmark.

  • Managed a budget exceeding $29,000

  • Launched a School Library Media Center social softare campaign including web site redesign (which can be viewed here: tinyurl.com/LHSLibraryMediaCenter), instagram, facebook, and twitter accounts

  • Implemented mobile checkout allowing easier resource delivery to classrooms

  • Created an electronic sign-in by which student library use can be tracked and monitored by any teacher in the school

  • Established a monthly newsletter called Check It Out which connected the Library Media Center with the school community

  • Maintained a student volunteer program

  • Interviewed by Rutgers School of Communication & Information for accomplishments in librarianship

  • Practiced in teaching in 1:1 and BYOD learning environments


SPECIAL SKILLS


  • Adept at both Mac and PC

  • Multiple software and social media skills

  • Web design, both personal and professional (list of sites available here)

  • Databases, search engines, and free online resources

  • Knowledgeable in Web 2.0, gaming, and its affect on learning

  • Accomplished blogger and published author of 15+ articles via educational organizations



EDUCATION


Rutgers University, Fall 2007 – December 2010

Masters in Library Information Science, School Library Media track


Drexel University, Fall 2006

Web Design I


The College of New Jersey, Graduated August 2001

Bachelor of Arts, English, Concentration in Gender Studies and Science Fiction



WORK EXPERIENCE



Raritan Valley Community College

Outreach Librarian and Professor

September 1, 2016 - present


Lawrence High School (Lawrence Township Public Schools)

Library Media Specialist

September 2012 - June 2016


Tamaques and McKinley Elementary Schools (Westfield Public Schools)

Library Media Specialist

September 2011 - June 2012


Princeton Day School

Long Term Reading Specialist Substitute

September 2010 - June 2011


The American Boychoir School

Media Assistant

December 2008 - June 2010


The American Boychoir School

Executive Assistant to the President

June 2007 - December 2008


New Jersey Education Association

Secretary - Media Team

March 2006 - June 2007


New Jersey Education Association

Secretary - Pensions & Benefits

March 2002 - March 2006


New Jersey Education Association

Library Intern

November 2001 - March 2002