Curriculum vitae

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Summary | Education | Employment history | Teaching | Publications and presentations | Honors, awards, and fellowships | Languages

Summary of Experience


(See the Education section for more details.)

MSLIS (expected), 2008. Drexel University, School of Information Science and Technology.

Ph.D, 2003. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. English Language and Literature. Dissertation: "The Poetics of Memory in Early Modern England."

B.A., 1997. University of Chicago. English Language and Literature, with honors.

Employment History

Reference and Instruction Intern, 2006-present
Swarthmore College Library

Provide reference services to students, faculty and staff of Swarthmore College. Teach workshops and bibliographic instruction sessions. Select materials in linguistics and Irish poetry. Assist with planning library exhibits and special events. Participate in library committees on web services, reference services, and library instruction.

Acting Public Services and Instructional Technology Librarian, 2005-2006
University of Virginia Library

Managed the Digital Research and Instructional Services (DRIS) computing lab and maintained information desk coverage. Supervised and trained student workers. Helped university instructors develop and use digital content for instruction. Provided consultation and support to users at the DRIS information desk and the main library reference desk, and coordinated between service points.

CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Scholarly Information Resources, 2004-2005
University of Virginia Library
Provided online and in-person reference service to university faculty and students. Planned, coordinated, and oversaw collaborative projects between library departments and faculty. Digitized materials with Rare Materials Digital Services unit. Participated in metadata creation for Digital Library Production Services. Assisted faculty with course-related web design.

TEI markup reviewer/proofreader, 2004
Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership, University of Michigan
Proofread, validated, and corrected electronic texts in SGML for major text-digitization project.

Lecturer II, 2003-04
Graduate student instructor, 1998-2003
University of Michigan English Department
Designed and taught courses in English literature and essay writing for undergraduate students. Coached students individually and in groups. Facilitated discussions and workshops. Created instructional materials. Evaluated students' writing and provided feedback. Utilized course management software.

Volunteer newsletter editor, 1999-2001
Washtenaw Rainbow Action Project, Ann Arbor, MI
Edited, proofread, and contributed articles for local gay and lesbian community center's monthly newsletter.

Cite-checker, The Journal of Law Reform, 1998
University of Michigan Law Library
Checked format and correctness of citations for articles in law review. Performed legal research and copyediting.

Courses and Instructional Sessions Taught

Swarthmore College Library, 2006-present

(Handouts and course guides are available on the writing page.)

University of Virginia Library, 2004-2006

University of Michigan English Department, 1998-2004

Publications and Presentations

See the writing section of this portfolio for a detailed list.

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships