Master of Science in Information : May 2022
Graduate Certificate in Youth Services
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing : May 2010
100 page thesis
Bachelor of Arts : May 2007
Loyola University New Orleans
Creative writing concentration
Southeastern Louisiana University and Delgado Community College attended during high school over summer breaks
1 hour presentation "Fresh and Soph-t: Preparing Early Career Students for Workforce and Study" with LOUIS Users Conference October 2023
30 minute presentation "One Shot Class: Making Memorable Handouts" with NOLA Information Literacy Collective August 2023
Awarded $10,000 ALA Capacity Grant for MSInstitutions to purchase laptops for Xavier's new Information Literacy Lab June 2023
Attended ALA Annual Conference 2016 on scholarship from LSU
Served as ALA Student Chapter President for LSU MLIS program
Lightning Round Presentation at NOLA Information Literacy Conference 2016
LIS 7000 Information and Society: Information as a concept, and its uses and meanings in contemporary global society.
LIS 7011 Information Needs and Information Seeking: User-centered approaches to meeting information needs of individuals and communities; community analysis, user studies and user-centered design of services and resources. Closing the New Digital Divide paper written for this course.
LIS 7912 Science Fiction and Fantasy in Libraries: Examining current and past science fiction and fantasy novels for use in the library setting, including childrens, teens, and adult literature. Teen Writing Program paper written for this course.
LIS 5485 Introduction to Information Technology: This course introduces students to Information Technology (IT) on a theoretical and practical level. The course reviews the underlying concepts of IT as embodied in operating systems, hardware, application software, website creation and networks. When the Mayo Spills Over: A Piggybacking Story paper written for this course. Evaluating my computer's performance.
LIS 5565 Information Needs of Young Adults: An overview of the characteristics and the information needs of young adults and the resources and strategies that may assist adults and youth in meeting these needs. Developmental stages of young adults are taken into consideration in understanding their information needs. Book Talk video for this course. Comparing and contrasting The Handmaid's Tale novel and graphic novel. Also, a final poetry anthology.
LIS 5408 Management of Information Organizations: This is an introductory course in management of information organizations within a variety of organizational contexts. It is designed to develop a conceptual framework for integrating fundamental management concepts, principles, policies, theories, and practices into an effective personal management process that relates to information organizations of the 21st century.
LIS 5524 Instructional Role of the Information Professional: This course focuses on three concepts: merging instruction theory with practice; learning how to create an instruction program; and learning how to become a successful instructor in information settings. Lesson Plan written for this course. My Personal Learning Network presentation.
LIS 5271 Research in Information Studies: This is an introductory course in applied research methods in the social sciences with a particular emphasis on information studies. It will provide an overview of the basic issues and methods that information professionals should consider when collecting, analyzing, and evaluating data regarding information programs and services.
LIS 5602 Marketing: The purpose of this course is to provide the motivated audience of students with the concepts, techniques and illustrative examples needed to develop first-rate marketing skills. These skills will facilitate strategic planning that is cost effective and customer-centered in its approach. The final project for this class was analyzing a chosen organization's marketing strategy.
LIS 5603 Introduction to Information Services: Introduces reference/information work using print and online sources; the course also explores current trends, professional topics, and issues relevant to information-providing agencies in traditional and online environments.
LIS 5703 Information Organization: Establishes conceptual and practical frameworks for organizing and retrieving information, including the study of systems, their objectives and structures, formats, standards, and vocabularies; and the information object and its relationship to organizing systems and to other information objects. For this class, I wrote both a Metadata Application Profile and Folksonomy Analyzation.
LIS 5411 Introduction to Information Policy: This course examines selected fundamental policy questions regarding information and communications, with special attention to intricate policy issues such as information ownership rights, privacy rights, and public access to information.
LIS 5564 Information Needs of Children: A study of the materials (books, magazines, video & film formats, audio, television, computer software, CD-ROMS, Internet resources, etc.) created for children, ages birth to twelve, with an emphasis on the process of evaluation in order to meet their educational, cultural, and recreational needs. Midsemester, I analyzed a picture book for any bias. I chose to create an Annotated Bibliography of STEM books for young children. For the final project, I wrote a script and designed a presentation about how to teach parents about their young children and reading.
The Portable MLIS -- Part of our lives : a people's history of the American public library -- I Work at a Public Library: a collection of crazy stories from the stacks -- Library and Information Centers Management -- Library: an unquiet history -- This Book is Overdue!: how librarians and cybrarians can save us all -- Are Libraries Obsolete?: an argument for relevance in the digital age -- Urban Teens in the Library: Research and Practice
The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted: and other small acts of liberation -- Of Two Minds: the growing disorder in American psychiatry -- The Devil You Know -- The Bees -- Now, Discover Your Strengths -- Ash -- The Giver -- Seven Brief Lessons on Physics -- Fahrenheit 451 -- Caffeinated -- Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: a life in neuroscience -- The Boundaries of Humanity: humans, animals, machines -- Cut and Run series -- Shock and Awe series -- Me (Moth) -- The Midnight Library