Education

Education
1998 - 2001

Master of Science

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Focus in Botany (molecular & morphological systematics)

  • University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
  • Organization for Tropical Studies course in tropical plant systematics, Costa Rica
  • Field work conducted in Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and Cuba
1992 - 1996

Bachelor of Science

http://www.guilford.edu/
  • Graduated with Honors in Biology, (Minors: Geology and Chemistry)

Work History

Work History
Dec 2010 - Present

Associate Head, Collection Management

North Carolina State University Libraries
  • Shares the management responsibility for a department of nine librarians and two staff - oversee and guide collection development/management in science and engineering areas, directly supervising three librarians; lead and delegate collections projects specific to science/engineering; collaborate with Head of Department on planning & policy development, budget allocation and management; deputize for Head of Department in his/her absence
  • Leads the department's data analysis efforts -serve as Collection Management's primary representative in collaborative initiatives related to the NCSU Digital Repository, including  E-Science projects and Research Data Management support; oversee and identify projects to optimize collection assessment efforts including ways to leverage electronic and print usage statistics, citation analysis, ARL metrics, and other collection intelligence tools such as in-house ERM (E-Matrix); expand collection analytics training and self-sufficiency across department; supervises NCSU Libraries Fellow for collection analytics
  • Liaison for Chemistry, Math & Statistics faculty and researchers in support of NCSU's mission to further research and teaching; responsible for building and evaluating collections in all formats; negotiate with vendors and publishers; evaluate donations
  • Serve on Physical and Engineering Sciences Subject Team - collaborate with science & engineering librarians on print and electronic resources evaluation, serials reviews, development of subject guides; engage in outreach via Physical & Engineering Sciences blog (www.lib.ncsu.edu/news/pes)
  • Serve on library-wide committees and strategic initiatives project teams working with Reference, Digital Library Initiatives, Personnel, Systems, Acquisitions, Special Collections, Scholarly Communications Center, Director's Council
Apr 2000 - Present

Website Design and Maintenance

Angiosperm Phylogeny Website
  • Responsible for layout, design and maintaining website
  • Collaborate in developing content of website, including plant chemical structures, glossary, image collection
  • Monitor site use and traffic
  • Featured in Science ("NetWatch," vol. 296, 5 April 2002) and the Scout Report (vol. 1, 22 February 2002)
Apr 2008 - Dec 2010

Assistant Head, Collection Management for Engineering & E-Science at NCSU Libraries

North Carolina State University Libraries
  • Shares the management responsibility for a department of nine librarians and two staff - oversee and guide collection development/management in science and engineering areas, directly supervising three librarians; lead and delegate collections projects specific to science/engineering; collaborate with Head of Department on planning & policy development, budget allocation and management; deputize for Head of Department in his/her absence
  • Leads the department's data analysis efforts -serve as Collection Management's primary representative in collaborative initiatives related to the NCSU Digital Repository, including potential e-science projects and data collections; oversee and identify projects to optimize collection assessment efforts including ways to leverage electronic and print usage statistics, citation analysis, ARL metrics, and other collection intelligence tools such as in-house ERM (E-Matrix); expand collection analytics training and self-sufficiency across department; supervises NCSU Libraries Fellow for collection analytics
  • Liaison for Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Math & Statistics faculty and researchers in support of NCSU's mission to further research and teaching; responsible for building and evaluating collections in all formats; negotiate with vendors and publishers; evaluate donations
  • Serve on Physical and Engineering Sciences Subject Team - collaborate with science & engineering librarians on print and electronic resources evaluation, serials reviews, development of subject guides; engage in outreach via Physical & Engineering Sciences blog (www.lib.ncsu.edu/news/pes)
  • Serve on library-wide committees and strategic initiatives project teams working with Reference, Digital Library Initiatives, Personnel, Systems, Acquisitions, Special Collections, Scholarly Communications Center, Director's Council
Jun 2006 - Apr 2008

Collection Manager for Physical Sciences, Engineering & Data Analysis at NCSU Libraries

North Carolina State University Libraries
  • Collection Manager for Physical and Mathematical Sciences - serve as liaison for Chemistry, Physics, Math, Statistics and selected Engineering faculty and researchers in support of NCSU's mission to further research and teaching; responsible for building and evaluating collections in all formats including books, conference proceedings, journals, databases; use Sirsi ILS to manage funds and conduct data analysis; negotiate with vendors and publishers; evaluate donations; responsible for maintaining and analyzing collections data for the Libraries in the form of regular and on-demand statistical reports as defined by departmental and library goals; coordinator for data collection for planning documents, accreditation reviews, questionnaires, statistical surveys, and inventory projects
  • Serve on Physical and Engineering Sciences Subject Team - collaborate with science-based Collection Managers and Reference librarians on print and electronic resources evaluation, serials cancellations, development of subject guides; maintain database of contacts with faculty and students; develop and maintain Physical & Engineering Sciences blog as outreach tool to NCSU community (www.lib.ncsu.edu/news/pes)
  • Serve on library-wide committees and strategic initiatives project teams working with Reference, Digital Library Initiatives, Personnel, Systems, Acquisitions, Special Collections, Scholarly Communications Center, Director's Council
  • Supervisor for Graduate Assistant - supervisor for MLS students collaborating with Collection Managers on projects related to collection evaluation and development such as fine-tuning of approval plan, comparison of database products, collecting faculty-published books, guiding decision-making for journal access, and authoring  Physical & Engineering Sciences blog
Jan 2005 - Jun 2006

NCSU Libraries Fellow & Collection Manager for Physical & Mathematical Sciences

http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/

The Fellows Program is a highly selective post-MLS professional program designed to develop leaders in science, engineering and digital librarianship and in library management and administration.

  • Collection Manager for Physical and Mathematical Sciences - serve as liaison for Chemistry, Physics, Math and Statistics faculty and researchers in support of NCSU's mission to further research and teaching; responsible for building and evaluating collections in all formats including books, conference proceedings, journals, databases; use Sirsi ILS to manage funds and conduct data analysis; negotiate with vendors and publishers; evaluate donations
  • Engaged in two-year project to develop a digital/institutional repository as part of NCSU Libraries' strategic initiatives - research and develop policies for faculty publications repository; collect, analyze and report on copyright issues of NCSU faculty-authored publications and self-archiving behavior; identify and assess promising content for repository, considering copyright and archiving permissions; research open access issues; develop workflows and outreach/training methods
  • Serve on Physical and Engineering Sciences Subject Team - collaborate with science-based Collection Managers and Reference librarians on print and electronic resources evaluation, serials cancellations, development of subject guides; maintain database of contacts with faculty and students; develop and maintain Physical & Engineering Sciences blog as outreach tool to NCSU community (www.lib.ncsu.edu/news/pes)
  • Serve on library-wide committees and strategic initiatives project teams working with Reference, Digital Library Initiatives, Personnel, Systems, Acquisitions, Special Collections, Scholarly Communications Center, Director's Council
  • Conduct bibliographic instruction for engineering courses
Jun 2002 - Dec 2004

Library Assistant for Engineering

  • Performed standard library operations (reference assistance, circulation, reserves, collection maintenance, use statistics, documentation of library procedures, inventories, equipment and computer troubleshooting)
  • Served faculty, staff and students of Chemistry Department and School of Engineering
  • Primary contact for Engineering School in absence of Librarian
  • Developed and maintained online research guides, web pages for e-journals and databases for Engineering and Chemistry communities
  • Collaborated with instructor in development and deployment of online modules and quizzes for graduate level Chemical Information Literacy course
  • Assisted in hiring, training and supervision of student assistants
  • Served on library-wide committees and strategic initiatives project teams
1999 - 2001

Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantships

University of Missouri - St. Louis
  • Developed and taught course materials for introductory ecology, botany and general biology for 20-40 students per semester, graded assignments, coordinated and led field trips, held review sessions and office hours, developed course websites and online components (Blackboard)
1997 - 1999

Library Assistant for research and academic libraries

  • USGS-BRD-Midcontinent Ecological Science Center, Fort Collins, CO
  • National Wildlife Research Center, USDA-APHIS, Fort Collins, CO
  • Interlibrary Loan Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
1996 - 1997

Applications Lab Technician

  • Developed lab methods, analyzed data, developed presentations and reports of polymer performance results for customers
1993 - 1996

Library Circulation Clerk

  • Responsible for opening and closing library, circulation, answered basic reference questions, collection maintenance, equipment troubleshooting