Jun 2009 - Present


University of South Carolina
  • Specializing in business and government information research
  • Current cumulative GPA: 4.0
  • Anticipated graduation date: May 2011
2007 - 2008

Germanna Community College

Completed distance education classes in professional writing, editing, and interpersonal communication

Oct 1999 - Oct 2006


2006 - University of Muenster
  • Thesis on Linguistic Problems of Translation.
  • Minors: Political Science, Comparative Literature.
  • Transcripts available upon request.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2010 - Present

Law Librarian

Central Rappahannock Regional Library
  • Delivers legal reference service to attorneys and the public
  • Maintains, and makes recommendations for the law collection.
  • Responsible for gathering all law library statistical information.
  • Provides programming to the public on legal research.
  • Provides Training on Demand to attorneys and the public
  • Provides introductions to legal research strategies
Oct 2007 - Aug 2010

Reference Assistant / Excel Instructor

Central Rappahannock Regional Library
  • Enhancing patron's view of librarians as information professionals and knowledgeable individuals
  • Providing in-depth research and reference service to patrons
  • Contributing to library Web site
  • Teaching MS Excel classes to adult groups up to 12 attendants, increased attendance by 30%
Jul 2010 - Aug 2010


Library of Congress, Business Research Division
  • Provided reference services to users
  • Answered letters sent to the division by the general public as well as incarcerated individuals nationwide
  • Revised and annotated bibliography for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners
  • Researched questions sent to the library via QuestionPoint, using electronic and print resources
Dec 2008 - Apr 2010


Peumansend Creek Regional Jail
  • Increased inmate library participation by 30%
  • Increased book check-out by 25%
  • Reduced the average number of overdue books by 50%
  • Increased participation in legal research orientation classes by 15%
  • Assisted in researching cases, motions and civil remedies
  • Trained inmates to be library assistants and increased their efficiency by 50% through close supervision
  • Developed and maintained a balanced collection appropriate to the needs of the inmate population
  • Improved relationship between security and programs staff by advocating importance of profession while acknowledging  priority of security related procedures and thought patterns
  • Increased overall satisfaction with library services by 60%
  • Recommend library procedures and regulations to the Deputy Superintendent of Programs
  • Advised the Deputy Superintendent of Programs of library material, equipment, or staff needs
  • Served as instructional resource consultant and materials specialist for teachers and inmates

Personal Attributes

  • Bi-lingual (native German speaker)
  • Committed to professional research and service environment
  • Strong work ethics, reflecting dedication to the profession and ability to commit time and energy
  • Thrives in fast-paced and diverse environments
  • Able to meet deadlines, manage work flow, and prioritize to provide excellent service   and build a congenial work environment 
  • Highly self-motivated, honest, energetic, polite, reliable, and confident. 
  • Easily adapts to new situations 
  • Sense of humor to alleviate stress and pleasantly interact with staff and patrons
  • Experienced in working with diverse population groups

Computer Skills

  • Proficient in Windows based platforms and Macintosh using diverse software.
  • Create metadata records with COMTENTdm.
  • Advanced skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and HTML.
  • Basic skills in Access.
  • Proficient in using subscription databases such as LexisNexis, DIALOG, and various business databases as well as public databases such as CGP, THOMAS, and other government databases.
  • Accustomed to self-training on new software

Committee Work & Memberships

  • VLA Continuing Education Committee
  • BRASS Membership Committee
  • MARS Virtual Reference Discussion Group
  • VLA
  • SLA
  • LISSA (Lib. & Info. Science Student Assoc., University of South Carolina)


2010/2011 Chesterfield Manufacturing Corporation Scholarship


Future-minded and technology-savvy, bi-lingual librarian (English-German) with expertise in virtual reference, business and government information as well as legal sources. Interested in latest technology and social media. Knowledge of management and team leadership as well as creating marketing strategies, developing, implementing and evaluating library services. Excellent researcher and writer, providing concise  results to patrons. Polite, approachable and patient in nature with strong work ethics and pride in my profession. Advanced knowledge of working with various databases. Critical attention to detail and deadlines  in fast-paced work environments.



Notary Public

Commonwealth of Virginia