Professional Activities


Presentations
"Online Folders in EBSCOhost : Classroom Uses"
September 2014  ITT Strongsville Faculty In-Service
 
"Information Literacy: Helping Students Navigate the Wide World of Information"
December 2012  ITT Strongsville Faculty In-Service

"Building Your Thinking Power Part I:Mental Flexibility" from Toastmasters International
June 2011 AmeriCorps Wellness 360 member meeting

“Media Relations Training”
December 2010 AmeriCorps Wellness 360 member meeting

“Gamer Librarian: More than Mario”
October 2008 VLA Conference

“Gaming In The Library: An Introduction”
May 2008 Chesapeake Public Library System (CPLS) Staff Day

“The 21st Century Library: A Review of the Public Library of Charlotte Mecklenburg County”
March 2008 CPLS Director’s Meeting

“Del.icio.us In Our Library”
November 2007 CPLS Director’s Meeting

“Wikipedia and the Reference Librarian”
2007 National PCA/ACA Conference

Conferences
Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO)
2011 Conference-Toledo, OH

Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)
2009 Conference-Seattle, WA

Virginia Library Association (VLA)
2008 Conference-Williamsburg, VA
2007 Conference-Hot Springs, VA

Projects

Workshop Series
ITT Technical Institute
I put together a series of workshops for our students. Topics were designed to support the skills necessary to be  successful in college. When possible I created a hands-on activity for students to practice with. Sample topics include:
  • Academic Integrity
  • APA Format
  • Scholarship resources
Pathfinder Handouts
ITT Technical Institute
I worked with the Corporate Librarian to create one page pathfinders designed for individual schools of study. Each pathfinder contained a list of relevant databases and resources as well as sample APA citations using in-field examples.

Blog Contributor
I regularly provide blog posts on issues relevant to librarians at Two Year Colleges. I also helped draft the mission statement.

Professional Organizations

Library Organizations
American Library Association (ALA)
Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) 2011-2012
Tidewater Area Reference Librarians (TARL) 2007-2008
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
ACRL Community and Junior College Libraries Section (ACRL-CJCLS)
Library Leadership And Management Association (LLAMA) 2011-2012
Social Responsibilities Roundtable (SRRT) 2011-2012


Other Organizations
Fairlawn Toastmasters
  • Secretary 2011-2012
  • Webmaster 2011-2012
  • President 2012-20121

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