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Work experience

Oct 2007Present

Library Technician

Pflugerville Community Library
  • Staffed the circulation desk, providing reference and reader’s advisory, checking materials in and out, shelving library materials
  • Taught beginner-level Microsoft Office computer classes to adults once a week for a period of 6 months
  • Development of youth collections: picture books; easy readers; juvenile and young adult fiction; graphic novels; juvenile and young adult non-fiction
  • Cataloged new materials for youth collections: picture books; easy readers; juvenile and young adult fiction; juvenile and young adult non-fiction; easy, juvenile and young adult audio books
  • Planned and implemented programming for youth
    • Summer Reading Program activities for youth age 9-18
    • Paws & Read, a kids-reading-to-dogs partnership with the Austin Dog Alliance
    • Coordinating a Teen Advisory Group for youth age 12-18
    • Literacy-based Parent-Child Book Club for youth age 5-7 and their parents
    • Annual Teen Tech Week and Teen Read Week activities
  • Collaborated with adult services coordinator on a voter registration drive and annual National Novel Writing Month programs
  • Oriented, trained and supervised teen volunteers
  • Gave input into grants used to fund youth programming
  • Maintained youth services presence online to promote Library collections, programs and services
    • WordPress
    • Twitter


Jan 2007May 2009

Master of Science

University of North Texas

Specialization in Youth Services

Jun 2004Dec 2006

Bachelor of Arts

Texas State University

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Association Memberships

American Library Association

  • Young Adult Library Services Association
  • New Members Round Table

Texas Library Association

  • Children's Round Table
  • Young Adult Round Table


I am a recent graduate from ALA-accredited library and information science program with interests in public libraries, reference, research, information management, library services to children and young adults, intergenerational programming and family literacy.

Association Work

  • American Library Association, Young Adult Library Services Association, Amazing Audio books for Young Adults (member, 2009-2011)
    • Collaborated with committee to selects and annotates an annual list of notable audio recordings significant to young adults from those released in the past two years.
  • Texas Library Association, Young Adult Round Table, Awards Committee (member, 2009-2010)
  • Texas Library Association, Young Adult Round Table, Texas Teens Read Advisory Committee (member, 2009-2010)
    • Wrote two programs for inclusion in the 2011 Texas Teens Read manual