Work experience

Work experience

Library Media Specialist

2001 - Present
Crossroads North Middle School; South Brunswick Township
Responsible for managing library program for 1000 students and 85 staff members.  Activities include:
  • managing the library and its budget
  • developing the print and online collections
  • collaborating with teachers to provide information literacy instruction
  • creator and chair of One Book Crossroads and co-founder of South Brunswick Reads
  • frequent provider of professional development workshops in areas such as Digital Literacy; Google Classroom; Infographics

Part-Time Reference Librarian

2004 - Present
Monroe Township Public Library

Answering reference questions and interacting with patrons
Providing one-to-one instruction and assistance on the use of e-readers and other devices
Recipient of Libraries of Middlesex Sherlock Holmes Award for catching a book thief

Survey Specialist

1994 - 2001
Mathematica Policy Research
Managed project budgets
Trainer and supervisor of interview staff
Edited and performed quality control of surveys

Teacher; Social Studies

1985 - 1994
Fort Bend ISD
Teacher of 6th and 7th grade Social Studies
Team/ Grade Level Leader
Co-Writer of County-wide District Curriculum
Keynoter Staff Development Workshop



Masters of Library and Information Science

Dec 2001
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Bachelor of Arts; Political Science

Dec 1978
University of Houston; Houston, TX

Community and Personal Involvement

Trustee: Library Board of Trustees for South Brunswick Public Library; Schools Representative
Member,  International Society of Technology Educators
Member, Mercer County Association of School Librarians
Awarded Miss Rumphius Award 2011 for South Brunswick Reads initiative