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Mar 2011Present

Partner Relations Specialist


  • Project manager for a $150k SharePoint 2010 extranet project and internal rollout for over 300 department employees
  • Streamlined multiple existing department and company-wide processes by utilizing SharePoint
  • Trained users on SharePoint document management, best practices, and governance standards
  • Created multi-dimensional Access databases and dynamic InfoPath forms for information routing and reporting
  • Legal liaison for the PPM department responsible for organizing, updating and maintaining over 300 vendor contracts
Apr 2003Mar 2011

Information Specialist

Spencer Stuart
  • Developed systems to effectively track, analyze, and distribute competitive intelligence research to 51 offices world wide
  • Evaluated, implemented, and managed over 100 print and electronic research materials
  • Oversaw product license agreement compliance, processed invoices, and maintained product/ representative relationships
  • Decreased spend of existing major print and electronic products by 20% from FY08-FY09 through negotiation and analysis
  • Proficiency with LexisNexis, OneSource, Factiva, Hoover’s, and Thomson Research as well as practice/ industry specific databases
  • Maintained content for competitive intelligence and Library Services sites on Microsoft SharePoint
  • Created Access databases for F1000 CEO data and Library Services research requests
  • Managed collection development and online firm bibliography 
Feb 2001Nov 2001

Reservations Agent/ Data Entry/ Accounting Clerk

Shell Alliance Marketing

  • Weekend supervisor
  • Proficiency with proprietary AS400 database





Bachelor of Arts


Experience in 2003, 2007, and 2010 Expert in creating linked lists to Access Project Manager for department 2010 deployment
I am enrolled in an Internet Fundamentals and Design class at Dominican University to enhance my HTML hand-coding skills.  I currently use Dreamweaver and Notepad++ to tweak my websites as well as helping out friends and family with their HTML needs.
Microsoft Office
Word Excel Access InfoPath Outlook
Social Technologies
Experienced in the following social media tools: Blog platforms including Wordpress and Blogger SharePoint Twitter Creation of social networks via tools such as Ning YouTube MySpace and Facebook


I attended Dominican University in River Forest, IL, to obtain my Masters degree in Library and Information Science and graduated January 2010.  I was the board secretary for the Special Libraries Association Competitive Intelligence Division from 2007-2010 and earned a dual certificate in Competitive Intelligence and the Intelligence Information Function from the Special Libraries Association in November 2007.

I received my B.A. from the University of Iowa in Anthropology with a Minor in Religion. I also spent a semester abroad studying Irish Literature at the University of Dublin, Trinity College, and participated in a writers’ workshop.

I possess a clear understanding of current trends and new technologies for overcoming information overload. Utilizing SharePoint and other information tools, I instruct users on how to gather and analyze information efficiently and effectively.



Social Networking


I excel at analyzing and interpreting business needs to create value-added solutions to continually enhance organizational effectiveness.  I also provide exceptional research and reference services and am fluent in many free and fee based databases.  I not only bring existing skills to an organization, but I am also capable of incorporating new knowledge to form a long lasting and successful relationship.

Awards, Notable Mentions, and Accomplishments

* Q4 2011 Individual that Gets IT Award – Product and Partner Management, CDW

* Q2 2011 Individual that Gets IT Award – Product and Partner Management, CDW

* LIS768 Class blog profiled in Information Advisor’s “BestBizWeb”

* Blog posting by Michael Stephens at Tame the Web

* Work included in Michael Stephen’s EDUCAUSE slides and presentation



* Created and maintained the SLA CI Division LinkedIn group

* Created the SLA CI Division Twitter


I am a SharePoint Power User with professional corporate experience in business analysis, knowledge management, project management, information architecture, content management, industry and functional research, vendor relationship building, competitive intelligence, and product management. 

* Microsoft SharePoint 2003, 2007 and 2010 site design and usability, project management, site development support, operational support, testing, training and content management

* Consult with clients to provide process streamlining, competitive intelligence, and knowledge management solutions

* Microsoft Access database creation and maintenance

* Test, implement and continually improve business processes and information services

* Provide comprehensive primary and secondary research services including deliverables on companies and people, from literature searches to industry specific synthesis and analysis

* Proficiency with Factiva, LexisNexis, Hoovers, OneSource, and Thomson Research databases

* Familiarity with Cognos, SQL, ProClarity, and SharePoint PerformancePoint Business Intelligence tools

* Practical experience and coursework in Library 2.0, competitive intelligence, reference, and collection development

* Efficiency with Web 2.0 technologies and training and HTML design

* Experienced in Windows and OS X Environments

* Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, InfoPath, Visio, Access)

* Product negotiation and vendor relationship building

* Skilled in selecting, acquiring and implementing software and print materials for a special library

* Invoice processing and analysis

* Strong attention to detail and ability to solve problems in new ways

* Friendly, reliable, self-starter, good work ethic


  • Photography
  • Baking
  • Cooking
  • Traveling
  • Blogging
  • Movies
  • Skiing
  • Sporting Events


Nov 2007Present

Dual Certificate: Competitive Intelligence and the Intelligence Information Function

Special Library Association - Click University