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Work experience

Mar 2014Present

School Library Media Specialist

Hightstown High School, Hightstown NJ
Responsible for managing library program for 1500 students and over 100 staff members.  Responsibilities include:
  • developing the print and online collections;
  • crafting and implementing cross-curricular programming events;
  • delivering instruction on information literacy and research skills;
  • creating and managing a budget;
  • promoting reading through book talks, book clubs, newsletters and staff initiatives.
Oct 2011Mar 2014

School Library Media Specialist

Monmouth Junction Elementary School and South Brunswick High School, Momouth Junction NJ
Responsible for library management, weekly K-5 instruction, collection development, library orientation, book talks and research instruction.
Developed and implemented school-wide special programs.
Wrote curriculum for district-wide 4th grade research task, 12th grade health research task (online course) and 11th grade science research task.
Co-taught professional development courses on infographics and wikis.
Sep 2010Oct 2011

School Library Media Specialist

Burlington Township Middle School and Burlington Township High School, Burlington Township NJ
Responsible for library management, collection development, library orientation, and library advocacy.
Delivered instruction on research, databases, and web site evaluation.
Jun 1993Nov 2000

Assistant Director, Product Development

Factiva, Princeton NJ
Trained corporate librarians around the country on new web-based information products.
Instructed colleagues on new products and product upgrades.
Developed search strategies for customers and executives.

Education

May 2010

Master's of Library and Information Science

Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
Concentration on school library science.
Recipient of the Helen G. Michaels Scholarship
Graduate student representative to LIS faculty, RU Library and Information Science Student Association
Sep 1989May 1993

Bachelor's of Arts in English

The College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College)

Community and Professional Work

Active member of East Windsor Regional School District PTO groups
Member, NJASL
Presenter at NJASL's fall conference, November 2015
Member, Mercer County Association of School LIbrarians