VCU Libraries Faculty Vita
First-Year Experience Librarian
Research and Instructional Services
Room 111-E, James Branch Cabell Library
B.F.A. Theatre. Virginia Commonwealth University, 1990.
Previous Professional Experience
Director of Marketing and Public Relations, VCU Libraries
Virginia Commonwealth University, 2006-2008
Public Services Specialist, James Branch Cabell Library
Virginia Commonwealth University, 2004-2006
Library Specialist, Reference and Instructional Services, James Branch Cabell Library
Virginia Commonwealth University, 2003-2004
Project Director, New Voices for the Theater
School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community, 2003-2004
Director of Education
Barksdale Theatre, 2000-2002
Director of Education
Theatre IV, 1998-2002
Director of Education and Outreach; Project Director, New Voices for the Theater
Library Assistant, Reference and Instructional Services, James Branch Cabell Library
Virginia Commonwealth University, 1993-2003
Adjunct Faculty, Public Speaking
Virginia Commonwealth University, 1992-1994
"The Librarian: your sidekick to information literacy success." First-Year Experience Conference. 2013
"Librarians as Key Partners: Information Fluency and the First-Year Experience." International First-Year Experience Conference, Vancouver, BC. 2012
"Hiring Non-MLS Librarians: Trends and Training Implications" with Betsy Simpson, University of Florida, Robin Wood, Amherst Ohio Public Library, and Laura Blessing, North Carolina State University. American Library Association Annual Conference. 2011
"It's All About Teamwork: Integrating the Library into the First-Year Experience" with Daphne Rankin. 30th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience. 2011
"Research Writing: The Whole in the Middle" with Bonnie Orzolek, Faye Prichard & Laura Westmoreland. Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. 2010
"Integrating VCU Libraries into UNIV 111 & 112" with Jennifer Roach. VCU's University College Focused Inquiry Faculty Seminar. 2009
"Enacting & Exploring Curriculum Units through the Art". Theatre IV Partners in Education Program. 1999-2002
"Playwriting in the Classroom". TheatreVirginia Education and Outreach Programming. 1994-1997
Effective Speech, 121, Virginia Commonwealth University. 1992-1994
Professional Speaking, 321, Virginia Commonwealth University. 1992-1994
University Committee Work
Burnside Watstein LGBT Award, recipient. 2011-2012.
Network Virginia Advisory Board. 2010-present.
University Diversity Plan Review Committee. 2011.
Information Fluency Committee; University College. 2008-present.
Equality VCU (formerly: Equity and Diversity Committee; LGBT Subcommittee). Co-Chair, 2009-present; Secretary 2005-2009. 2005-present.
Alumni Board of Directors. Board Member 2000-2005; Emeritus 2007-present. 2000-2005, 2007-present.
VCU Libraries Committee Work
Diversity Plan Task Force. 2010-2011.
Faculty Organization; Secretary, 2009-2010; Professional Development Committee: 2011-present.
VCU Libraries Diversity Programs Work Group; Member. 2009-2010.
Undergraduate Student Programs Librarian Screening Committee; Member. 2008.
Black History Month Committee. 2006-2008.
Web Redesign Advisory Panel. 2006.
Student and Faculty Support Certification
Safe Zone, VCU; Volunteer, 2009-present; Trainer, 2010-present. 2009-present.
Green Zone Volunteer, VCU. 2010 - Present.
American Library Association.
Association of College and Research Libraries.
Phi Kappa Phi. 1994-present.
Collection Management Subject Areas
First-year experience, instruction and user education, career resources, college guides, scholarships and grants, and study skills.
Richmond Alliance of Professional Theatre's (RAPT); Secretary. 2008-2011.
Family Lifeline Youth Advisory Board. 1998-2007.
Single Volunteers of Richmond; Chair and Charter Member. 2002-2007.
Big Brothers/ Big Sisters; Big Sister. 1996-2003.
Kym Franklin Scholarship Committee; Chair, scholarship co-founder. 1999-present.
Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program; Nomination Review Committee. 1999.
Theatre VCU Scholarship Committee. 1994, 1996, 1998-present.