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WELCOME

Getting to Know Me

From learning to read as a child to opening a newly released book today, I'm a lifelong lover of the written word.  My experiences as an MBA, blogger, library professional, and journalist give me a unique combination of skills and talents to succeed.  My ability to develop fulfilling professional and personal relationships with people of varying backgrounds makes me an asset to your organization.  Please read on to learn more about me and contact me to keep the conversation going.

 
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MY EXPERIENCE

Background & Expertise

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ACADEMIC LIBRARY CIRCULATION MANAGER, WILLIAM WOODS UNIVERSITY

August 2016 - Present

Engage students, faculty, and staff while managing day-to-day operations and projects at Dulany Library.  Coordinate library marketing efforts, including social media management and on-site displays to promote library collection and services.  Design and give presentations as part of the university’s LEAD program.  Supervise student workers.  Provide customer service for all patron needs, including basic research, media literacy, and technical assistance.

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NEWS PRODUCER, WWBT NBC12, RICHMOND, VA

May 2004 - March 2010

Responsible for all aspects of a daily, evening newscast at the #1 station in the market.  Created engaging, accurate content and edited reporters’ scripts for substance, grammar, and style.  Coordinated broadcast logistics, leading teams from multiple departments.  Developed strategies for viewer growth and created opportunities for viewer interaction and engagement.  Managed NBC12’s presidential and local election coverage.  Produced special project programming including severe weather specials and community events.

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NEWS PRODUCER, WLTX NEWS19, COLUMBIA, SC

May 2001 - April 2004

Produced daily newscasts, earning promotions from the News at Noon to the 11pm newscast, then to the 6pm newscast within 18 months.  Partnered with reporters, photographers, and production staff to bring stories about real people and the community to the Midlands of South Carolina.

 
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EDUCATION

Degrees Earned

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MBA, WILLIAM WOODS UNIVERSITY

Completed coursework including Management & Leadership, HR & Organizational Behavior, Information Management, Finance, and Business Strategies. 4.0 GPA

August 2020

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BA, JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATIONS, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

Graduated magna cum laude and with Honors from the South Carolina Honors College.  Named Outstanding Electronic Journalism Senior. 3.9 GPA

May 2001

 

SKILLS & TRAINING

What I Do Best

WRITING SKILLS

  • Check out my blog For Further Reading

  • Volunteer PR Writer as a member of the Fulton First Presbyterian Church Communications Team, writing news releases for events and programs 

  • Written news releases for the advocacy group Missouri Faith Voices

  • Appeared as a guest contributor on the blog Confidence Meets Parenting, authoring multiple pieces on parenting and activities for young children.

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MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT

  • See the pages I manage for Dulany Library here and here

  • Hootsuite Academy Social Marketing Training

  • Twitter Flight School

  • Using and Creating Infographics Training

Digital social media

PUBLIC SPEAKING

Podium

SOFT SKILLS

  • Effective Communication

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Leadership

  • Customer Service

  • Process Improvement

  • Planning & Strategizing

  • Creativity

  • Flexibility

  • Reliability & Dependability

  • Self-motivation

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COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Microsoft Office

  • Apple & Microsoft Operating Systems

  • Google Docs, Sheets, Slides

  • Canva

  • Google Meet & Zoom

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LIBRARY TRAINING

  • Sierra ILS

  • OCLC Worldshare ILL

  • Core Reference Skills

  • Developing Information Literacy Lessons for First-Year College Students

  • Tech Tools & Apps for the Reference Desk

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ADDITIONAL WRITING SAMPLES

Links to My Work

 

LET’S CONNECT

  • LinkedIn
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  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Pinterest