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Work experience

2001Present

Library Media Specialist

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
2004Present

Part-Time Reference Librarian

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

19942001

Survey Specialist

Mathematica Policy Research
Managed project budgets
Trainer and supervisor of interview staff
Edited and performed quality control of surveys
19851994

Teacher; Social Studies

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

Education

Dec 2001

Masters of Library and Information Science

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Dec 1978

Bachelor of Arts; Political Science

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, NJASL; NJLTA
Member, Mercer County Association of School Librarians
Awarded Miss Rumphius Award 2011 for South Brunswick Reads initiative