Libraries have the power to change their community.

Throughout my experience in several library settings including archives, academic programs and now public libraries, I have been committed to focusing on the needs of the community my library serves. I believe librarians should take an active role in working for change. This belief and my experience has led to my current position overseeing the adult services provided by the Dallas Public Library.

  • Education

    Library and Information Studies, M.L.I.S., UCLA, 2013

    Print Media, M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art, 2007

    Studio Art, B.A., Berry College, 2004
  • Experience

    (2016-present) Adult Services Administrator, Dallas Public Library

    (2014–2016) Manager of the Fine Arts Division, Dallas Public Library

    (2011–2014) Director of the Visual Resource Center, Department of Visual Arts, Cal State San Bernardino

    (2009–2011), Archivist Fellow, Center for Primary Research and Training, UCLA Special Collections

    (2010 Fall), Intern, Statewide California Electronic Libraries Consortium (SCELC)

    (2010 Summer), Intern, Vocabulary Program, Getty Research Institute

    (2007–2009), Information Resources Assistant, Visual Resources Collection & Access Services, Univ. of Michigan Libraries

    (2005–2007), Librarian Assistant, Cranbrook Academy of Art Library

  • Service & Leadership

    2015- present Member, Professional Development Subcommittee, Education Committee, Art Libraries Society of North America

    2013–2014 Member, Data Standards Committee and Embedded Metadata Working Group, Visual Resources Association

    2012–2014 Co-coordinator, Visual Resources Emerging Professionals interest group, Visual Resources Association

    2010–2012 Research Assistant, ARTstor Search Log Data Analysis Group

    2009–2011 Faculty Liaison, Student Government Board, UCLA Info. Studies Dept.

    2009 Juror, Student Photography Contest, University of Michigan Libraries

    2007–2009 Committee Member, Duderstadt Task Force, Univ. of Michigan Libraries

    2005–2007 Studio Council Representative, Cranbrook Academy of Art

  • Awards

    2015 Travel Award for Texas Libraries Association Conference, Dallas Public Library

    2014 Kress Scholarship for the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management, Samuel H. Kress Foundation

    2014 New Horizons Travel Award, Visual Resources Association

    2013 Travel Award, Visual Resources Association

    2012 Professional Development Grant for Emerging Professionals, VRA Foundation

    2012 Travel Award, Visual Resources Association: Southern California Chapter

    2011 Finalist Gerd Muehsam Award, Art Libraries Society of North America

    2009 Information Studies Class Scholarship, University of California, Los Angeles

    2007 Daimler-Chrysler Scholar, Cranbrook Academy of Art

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