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Master of Library Science – Candidate
Emporia State University
Expected Date of Graduation: August 2012.

Bachelor of Arts in English
Portland State University
Date of Graduation: December, 2006


Linfield College
Reference Intern                                               
February 2012 – May 2012
I support Linfield’s reference department by performing reference service for the students at the college, guiding them to both print and electronic resources. I do this in face-to-face interaction and virtually via Meebo chat. Additional duties and projects include reviewing and evaluating the training materials for student reference workers and making recommendations for their update, as well as compiling, editing, and rebuilding an online class research page for the Mass Communications department on reading news sources for editorial bias. I collaborate with the reference librarians, the library director, and the circulation department in order to meet these goals.

Portland Community College
Graduate Volunteer                                            
June 2011 – Sep. 2011
I support PCC’s digital services department by maintaining, editing, and creating content for the library’s research subject guides, for the use of college students and faculty. I evaluate resources for inclusion in the guides in accordance with accessibility standards and the guides’ status as vital parts of PCC Library’s online collection. I use the content management system Library ala Carte to this end, as well as PCC’s OCLC catalog interface and other Internet search tools. I employ HTML to format the guides in accordance to usability and accessibility standards.

Beaverton School District
Instructional Assistant                                       
Aug. 2004 – Present
As a member of the Special Education team at the Arts and Communication Magnet Academy, I work closely with the Special Education teacher to deliver both one-on-one and small group instruction to students in grades 6 – 12. I maintain rapport with students and contribute to their learning both in their classroom and in the resource room. I collaborate with instructors to support the learning of our students, which tailoring services based on individual classroom curricula. Past duties include reading instruction and intervention, and assessment of literacy skills utilizing DIBELS, DRA, and curriculum specific measurement tools.

Southern Oregon University
Library Page                                                   
January 2001 – June 2001
I support library staff by circulating, maintaining, and shelving library materials. I act as a student point-of-contact behind the main desk, and answer questions regarding location of materials within the collection or material use, referring patrons to a librarian as needed.

Theater Artist
1991 – Present
I exercise critical reading and performing skills in bringing stories and characters to life for paying audiences. As an actor and playwright, I collaborate with producers, directors, running crew, designers, and other actors and writers to create vital cultural events that inspire community members and influence their lives in positive ways. I create new stories told in imaginative ways, and ground familiar roles and tales in honest and rigorous exploration, both intellectually and emotionally.

Professional Associations

American Library Association
Library Instruction Round Table
Reference and User Services Association
Oregon Library Association

School Presentations/Papers

Paper/Research Poster: “Social Reference in Academic Libraries”
Jul. 2011

Web Tutorial: “Google Docs for Students”
Jul. 2011
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Community Needs Assessment: Belmont Library
Apr. 2012

Service Proposal: Library Services for Homeless Teens
Apr. 2012
Online companion resource guide accessible at


Linfield College: Sifting the News (Web Resource)
Mar. – May 2012
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Portland Community College: Poetry Subject Guide
Jun. – Aug. 2011
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Technology Skills

Web Development and Usability:  CSS, HTML
Operating System Familiarity: Mac OS X, Windows
Web 2.0 Tools: Blogs, Wikis, Twitter
Collaborative Technology: Google Docs, Skype, Chat Reference
Screencasting: Jing
Content Management: WordPress, Library a la Carte
Resource Sharing: Scoop.It
Media: Garageband, iMovie, GIMP


New Science Plays Commission
Alfred P. Sloan & Portland Center Stage       

Portland Drammy Award – Outstanding Performance, Supporting Actor
Portland Civic Theatre Guild                           

Art Kreisman Award for Creative Writing
Southern Oregon University                            

References available upon request.

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