About Me

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I am a Public Librarian. I live for chasing curiosity, collaboration, and enhancing the communities I engage with.

I love connecting people with the resources they need to meet their goals. I work directly with patrons to understand their goals, research or content, and then translate this into a plan of action. I meld my passion for people with an analytical eye to bring a big picture point of view to library sciences, program management, and community engagement. 

Experience

Managing information on multiple platforms is Savannah’s forte: How to organize chaos, Build content, Share a brilliant story, and Connect that story to its audience. Serving as an Archivist and Librarian for federal, public, and non-profit institutions like The Smithsonian, The Harry Ransom Center, and The American Institute of Physics for a collective 5+ years has given Savannah this expertise.

As a Reference Manager and an Assistant Manager with Charleston County Public Libraries, Savannah not only engages with individual needs from her patrons, but also engages with the community as a whole. Through program initiatives, community partnerships, or instruction for patrons, Savannah builds trust and drives the library’s mission of making a positive impact that connects our diverse community to information, fosters lifelong learning and enriches lives.

From 2016-2017 as Technical Content Strategist, Savannah managed content migration from start to finish for website redesign projects at Agency CHIEF. Her work was critical to the organization and migration of new and legacy content: taxonomy systems, metadata, on-page content and database schemas. By re-organizing outdated and unorganized legacy content into new, streamlined content for your new website, she is able to present users (both back- and front-end) a site with easily stored and retrievable information. This position required round-the-clock collaboration and advisement with every CHIEF department on the project team, as well as client collaboration and instruction. 

Before graduating with her Masters of Science in Information Studies (MSIS) from the University of Texas in 2012, Savannah worked as an Account Manager in Image, Permission, & Acquisitions at Cengage Learning. She worked closely with editors on over 1,000 publications.

Savannah holds a BA in English from Oakland University and an MS in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.

Organizations 

826DC is a nonprofit organization close to Savannah’s heart, having volunteered as a weekend children’s literacy tutor for three years (2014-2017). 826 DC is dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Services are structured around understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

Member of American Library Association (ALA)