Charleston County Public Libraries                  

Assistant Branch Manager, Reference Manager                                                                              April 2018 – Present                                                                                               

  • Offers exceptional customer service to all patrons
  • Assist patrons with digital literacy, general information questions, readers advisory, computer and internet-related questions and research.
  • Manages the Reference team staff
  • Responsible for the operations of the library in the absence of the Branch Manager.
  • Manages Adult Services monthly programming and events
  • Oversees YA Service monthly programming and events
  • Compiles branch’s monthly list of programs for publicity
  • Compiles statistical branch reports and documentation
  • Assists the branch manager with preparing, reviewing and submitting payroll time sheets, and with annual performance evaluations
  • Trains new hires
  • Cross trains fellow staff members
  • Represents the library in community outreach events
  • Works independently to ensure the successful operation of the branch’s adult and young adult departments.
  • Attends library-wide monthly Adult Services meetings.


Freelance Writer & Brand Strategist

November 2017-present                                                  

Remote, currently based in Charleston, SC

  • Work with clients to understand their long-term vision for their brand
  • Help businesses grow strategically
  • Development of elements such as brand positioning, target audience, messaging, voice, brand experience and product marketing strategy
  • Partnering with design teams to develop identity materials
  • Copywriting & Editing content for web, print, social media, and other outreach channels
  • Create governance and guideline documents providing client instruction on how to maintain their brand long-term

Technical Content Strategist, U.Group

April 2016-November 2017                                                 

Washington, DC

  • Work directly with clients to understand their long-term vision for their content, implement migration direction, and create workflow/governance documents providing client instruction on how to maintain their content long-term.
  • Define taxonomy vocabularies and terms
  • Plan content migrations by demonstrating how existing content will map to new positions within the information architecture.
  • Create client-facing deliverables including workflow/governance documents, content management training guides, taxonomy documentation, and content migration plans.
  • Serve as a content subject matter expert throughout the lifecycle of the project.
  • Perform migration QA

Photo Librarian, Emilio Segrè Visual Archives 

June 2013-April 2016

The American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives     

College Park, Maryland

  • Responsible for managing and overseeing all aspects of the audio visual collection
  • Enhance access to the photo collection
  • Develop and maintain historical photo archives, collections, and database
  • Catalog and describe photographic collections on Drupal CMS
  • Maintain Drupal CMS
  • Monitors, determines copyright and permissions
  • Provide reference and advisory service to patrons
  • Work with researchers and donors
  • Process, Accession, Organize all new donations
  • Ensure the accuracy and promptness of fulfilling photo orders
  • Develops services and programs to promote the collection through social media campaigns, conference presentations, and press
  • Maintain contacts through outreach and social media
  • Supervise, and assist in the daily operations of the Niels Bohr Library

Project Archivist & Proxy Researcher  

June 2012

The Harry Ransom Center                                                                                                           

Austin, Texas

  • Process archival photography collections
  • Inventory, Catalog, and describe images in the Image database
  • Complete research for those who are unable to visit the Center

Graduate Research Assistant     

September 2011 – May 2012

Fine Arts Library, University of Texas

Austin, Texas

  • Manage the Historical Music Recordings Collection, the largest academic audio collection in the U.S., with around 200,000 items in various formats
  • Appraise, Sort and Arrange, Catalog new acquisitions

Teaching Assistant 

August 2011 – May 2012

School of Information, University of Texas

Austin, Texas

  • Instruct students in graduate course on Audio Preservation and Reformatting digitization assignments throughout the course

Archival Intern     

June 2011 – August 2011

The Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens

Washington, D.C.                                                                                                                             

  • Social media development and creation
  • Writing blog posts, newsletter, and bulletin articles
  • Contribute to planning of “Let’s Move” – physical educational program for K-12 Smithsonian garden visitors
  • Rehousing, Digitizing, Cataloging Photographic collections
  • Research on Digital Asset Management Systems

Circulation Attendant      

August 2010 – September 2011   

Stitt Presbyterian Seminary Library                        

Austin, Texas                                                                                                                       

  • Circulation management
  • Process collection materials
  • Research assistance for Seminary students

Account Manager

June 2008 – July 2010

Cengage Learning, Image Permissions & Acquisitions Department

Farmington Hills, MI

  • Project Management
  • Researched, purchased, and cataloged new images
  • Acquired the legal rights to images
  • Managed images and transactions in File Maker Pro
  • Worked closely with editors to attain rights for all images featured in publications
  • Worked on over 1,000 publications



Master of Science in Information Studies (MSIS)

The University of Texas at Austin

Bachelor Of Arts in English +
Music (Minor)
Oakland University

AHA International

Study Abroad 

Siena, Tuscany, Italy

General Assembly

Introduction to HTML & CSS Workshop

Intro to UX Design Workshop


Conferences + Speaking Engagements

American Library Association – Annual conference 2019, Washington DC

Wordcamp DC (July 2017) – Featured Speaker Parlez-vous Taxonomy?: Learning The Language of Taxonomy in WordPress

Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (October 2014)

(Panelist) MARAC Panel: Jumping Past the Job Posting: How to Make the Job You’ve Got Into the Job You Love

Society of American Archivists Annual Conference (August 2014)

(Presenter) Picture This: Migrating Metadata in Visual Materials Collections

Library of Congress Digital Preservation Conference, (July 2014)

(Presenter) Picture This: Migrating Metadata in Visual Materials Collections

Texas Conference for Digital Libraries (May 2012)

(Presenter) iWitness: Digitizing Human Rights Collections


Certifications, Awards + Honors

Team Recipient of Gold American Advertising Award for “Responsive Design” on  https://www.nationalparks.org/  at the 2017 DC ADDY Awards.

Certification of Completion of Care and Identification of Photographs Workshop, instructed by Gawain Weaver

Smithsonian Academic Scholar

Garden Club of America, Garden History & Design Sponsored Scholar

“The James A. Sharp and Tessie Baltrip Sharp Endowed Fund” (Study Abroad Scholarship) from Oakland University’s International Education Department

Oakland University Academic Excellence Scholarship