I earned my Master of Science in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to that, I earned my Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts from the University of Washington.
My first librarian position was Liaison Librarian for the Sciences at Dickinson College. After that, I moved to Chicago to work at DePaul University, first as their Electronic Resources Librarian and then as their Coordinator of Collections.
I am the liaison librarian for the five departments within the College of the Applied Health Sciences: Biomedical & Health Information Sciences, Disability & Human Development Studies, Kinesiology & Nutrition, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. This means that in addition to serving as a resource for faculty and students across the Health Sciences departments, I am available to faculty and students in the Applied Health Sciences for consultation for their research projects and course assignments, and I am also available to work with classes.
Please contact me if you would like to set up an appointment or schedule a library instruction session.
While my primary office is located on the lower level of the Library of the Health Sciences, I also typically hold the following office hours:
Presentation/paper co-author: Creating Audience and Environment-Friendly Research Guides: Findings from a User Study. ACRL. March 2015.
Book chapter: Going digital but not bookless: Physical, digital library spaces. No Shelf Required 2: The Use and Management of E-books in Libraries, ALA Editions, 2012, Sue Polanka, Editor.
Book chapter: Do-It-Yourself Library Basics. In R.L. Sittler & D. Cook (Eds.), The Library Instruction Cookbook. Chicago, IL: Association of College & Research Libraries, 2009.
Selected Posters & Presentations:
Poster author: Four years of e-book purchasing: What are we buying and is it getting used?
Poster co-author: Cheap and (relatively) easy PDA: A conservative and successful pilot. Charleston Conference. November 2013.
Presenter: iTALC: Free & Effective Management of Computer Classrooms. @ LIRT Program: Capitalizing on Technology: A Teaching Technology Fair. ALA. Washington, DC, June 2010.
Poster author: Deconstruction of Our Instruction: A Summer Salon Exploring How To Become Better Teachers. ALA. Washington, DC, June 2010.
Organizer & moderator of discussion group: Evaluating and Weeding Book Collections in the Sciences. ALA. Washington, DC, June 2010.
Roundtable co-facilitator: Connecting with Science Faculty. ACRL. Seattle, WA, March 2009.
Presenter: A Merged Web Site: Triumphs & Compromises. LITA National Forum. Cincinnati, OH, October 2008.
Presented paper co-author: The Desk is Gone but We are Still Here: Marketing Our Re-Engineered Reference Services. Reference Renaissance. Denver, CO, August 2008.