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My goal at this point in my career is to obtain a leadership position utilizing my management and team-based experience, which will allow me to help foster growth and development in constituents at any organization.


I am an information professional with technology and management experience.

My culmination of years of experience at the University of Arizona and a mid-sized community college, MCC, have prepared me as a leader.  Further, I have enjoyed gaining knowledge in the areas of technology, instruction, and student services, to name a few. 

Currently I am a student of the Doctorate of Management in Community College Policy and Administration (DMCCPA)  program and look forward to a successful position where I can contribute to student success through staff and faculty development.

I seek a position that provides creativity, learning, and opportunities to become an effectual,forward-thinking leader.

Work experience

Jul 2006Present

Director of Library Services

Mohave Community College
  • Provide leadership and supervision oversight for the 4 campus libraries located in Bullhead City, Colorado City, Kingman and Lake Havasu City;
  • Integrate new technologies with existing, traditional services to reach community users and distance education (online) students & faculty;
  • Select and maintain print and electronic resources for the collection in support of programs and courses;
  • Constantly update library website in an effort to reach all students, community users and faculty members;
  • Provide technology training for students, faculty and staff [proprietary databases, etc.];
  • Lead financial planning and budget management and ensure library staff participation in budget planning;
  • Provide information literacy training and instructional services to faculty and students;
  • Train and develop library staff to co-teach with faculty (to show students that the library believes in their success and to encourage information knowledge skills);
  • Create tutorials for distance students and online users;
  • Liaise with community members to increase foot traffic and use of library resources;
  • Collaborate with law faculty to develop electronic and print resources to meet accreditation standards;
  • Handle issues ranging from strategic planning and budgeting to collection development and reference and instructional services;
  • Collaborate with the library staff, faculty, directors, deans, and other members of the campus community to ensure that library collections meet user needs;
  • Review existing collections for continued curriculum relevance;
  • Develop, supervise and provide library services including circulation, interlibrary loan, reference, information literacy activities and campus community outreach;
  • Oversee library technology, including procurement and maintenance of hardware and software;
  • Responsible for the planning and development of college-wide library services in support of teaching and learning;
  • Collaborate with Distance Education managers to establish accessible resources for online and on ground students using ANGEL;
  • Established the Embedded Librarian position with DE directors with an effort to increase academic success of the online students;
  • Provide overall leadership for the management of Library Services operations, services and resources including campus libraries and library support for extension centers, teaching sites, and distance learning;
  • Manage the selection, supervision, professional development, and evaluation of Library Services staff;
  • Provide leadership for the development and management of college-wide library services, such as information literacy instruction, materials selection, circulation, and automated services;
  • Maintain records and statistical data on Library Services functions and services and report appropriate information to MCC administration (KRIs-Key Results Indicators, etc.)
  • Chair of campus-wide committee “Affordable Textbooks” with the goal of finding affordable options for students with limited capital;
  • Member of several campus-wide committees established to meet student and faculty needs in terms of technology, green classrooms, ITV classroom standards, etc.
Aug 2005Jul 2006

Campus Librarian

Mohave Community College
  • Collaborated with faculty by teaching information research sessions for students;
  • Conducted information literacy walk-in workshops;
  • Chaired the MCC website subcommittee to revise the college website;
  • Marketed library resources to campus faculty, students and staff;
  • Hosted events and presentations in the library in an effort to increase foot traffic;
  • Provided technology training for staff, students and faculty;
  • Provided course related, tailored research sessions for classes;
  • Participated in campus committees in an effort to make the library more visible.
Aug 2001Mar 2004

Undergraduate Services Technology Librarian

The University of Arizona Library
  • In a team-based environment, taught students information retrieval techniques at the reference desk and information commons centre
  • Trained faculty on how to create websites for their classes, whilst integrating library resources related to course assignments
  • Conducted information literacy walk-in workshops for staff, faculty and students
  • Provided technology training  workshops to students, faculty and staff:
  •     oAdobe Dreamweaver
  •     oHTML
  •     oMS PowerPoint
  •     oNetscape Navigator, Frontpage
  • Assisted in the development, implementation, and delivery of library instruction programming that supported early core curriculum courses such as English composition.
  • Partnered with team members to teach students research skills; designed instructional training modules and tutorials for database research sessions
  • As a part of the Marketing Team, developed marketing tools and concepts for the library to follow when touting services to external and internal users. As a result, the team put together a presentation and brought in a library consultant to share marketing concepts with library staff in the form of a workshop.
  • Collaborated with the student services department by being a part of the orientation process, presenting library services information to parents and students. 
  • Worked specifically with campus clubs and diverse students (TRIO program, etc.) on projects related to services, software and electronic library resources.
  • Contributed to the planning, development and provision of instruction and reference services.
  • Provided course related, tailored research sessions to classes and the writing centre personnel, including graduate students and tutors; established a tutoring satellite in the main library for students and tutors.
  • Assisted with general reference service that included the information desk and virtual reference services.
  • Served on library teams (cross-functional) and engaged in scholarly activities.
  • Assisted and designed needs assessments, using the data to determine the effectiveness of specific library services.


Sep 2010Present

Doctorate of Management

University of Maryland University College

The Doctor of Management (DM) in Community College Policy and Administration is a program designed for college faculty and administrators who aspire to lead effectively, progress and advance in administrative careers. Designed for busy working professionals, the interactive DM in Community College Policy and Administration program offers maximum flexibility and convenience as well as the practical knowledge and application necessary to excel in today's community college environment. A hybrid program, the DM in Community College Policy and Administration is predominantly distance learning with nine on-site residencies, which typically last two to three days, one during each semester of study.

The program includes an Executive Leadership Development (ELD) program. The ELD program will span the entire three years and have three components: a battery of leadership and cultural assessments, team-based executive coaching and two, three-day residencies.

Program Highlights

By combining an exceptional curriculum with student accessibility and a distinguished faculty, UMUC's DM in Community College Policy and Administration helps students to progress promptly to the completion of their doctoral degree and to the enhanced job opportunities that holding the degree will provide.

Students of the program benefit from:

  • Cohort Program. In the DM in Community College Policy and Administration program, students work together in the same group throughout the entire program and build a virtual community.
  • Integrated Program. Courses are taken in a specific order to build consistency across the program. What is learned in one seminar gives a solid foundation for what is learned in the next one.
  • Course Format. Each course is taught in an online environment with a two- to three-day residency requirement during each semester.
  • Competencies. The program includes leadership assessment and executive coaching to help tailor the program to individual student needs.
  • Outstanding Faculty. Led by Dr. Charlene Nunley, our faculty all have extensive experience in senior level leadership in community college environments, possess doctoral degrees and have authored many articles dealing with higher education and community college leadership.
  • Class Size. Each cohort has no more than 25 students and usually fewer than that.
  • Practitioner Dissertation.The program's dissertation process focuses on students linking the scholarship of management research and practice to applied issues in community colleges. The dissertation is directly relevant to the student's day-to-day work and helps to prepare the student for leadership advancement.
  • Three-Year Degree. This program can be completed in three years, including dissertation.
Aug 2000Aug 2001


The University of Alabama
MLIS Program Description Master of Library & Information Studies

Upon completing the SLIS Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) program, all students should:

  • Be able to anticipate trends and to effect positive change in the profession and the profession's role in society.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principal contemporary issues associated with librarianship, information science, access to information, and the role of information in society.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the necessity for a variety of services to meet the library and information needs of diverse populations.

  • Be able to develop library and information programs and activities consistent with the heritage, principles, responsibilities, trends, and standards of the library profession.

  • Be able to describe the differences in terms of mission, service, and requirements of the major types of libraries, archives, and information agencies.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theories and methods for organizing and classifying information and be able to apply those theories and methods.

  • Be able to describe the characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses of the principal tools used by libraries and information centers, and demonstrate the ability to use a variety of those tools.

  • Be able to analyze information queries and match them with locally held, and remotely accessible, information sources.

  • Be able to describe how and why electronic technologies are used to support and improve library and information center activities.

  • Be able to describe the principal traditional and contemporary technologies employed by libraries and information centers and identify the basic principles underlying those technologies.

  • Be able to describe the principal theories and techniques of supervision, management, and leadership.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of interpersonal interaction and organizational culture and the ability to choose actions and responses appropriate to specific situations. Be able to communicate cogently, clearly, and persuasively.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the political and cultural environment in which librarians, libraries, and information centers function. Be able to describe the major national, regional, and local programs currently affecting libraries, including cooperative endeavors, legislative programs, funding agency programs, etc.

By choosing appropriate specializations, students will gain the necessary skills and abilities to work in a variety of libraries, information centers, and other information industry occupations.


Learning Management Systems
Blackboard WebCT ANGEL
Web 2.0 Applications
FaceBook LibGuides Twitter Google Apps
Website Creation
HTML Adobe Dreamweaver MS Front Page Collegis SiteBuilder  
Safari Internet Explorer Firefox Google Chrome
MS Office
Adobe Photoshop