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 diverse backgrounds makes me an asset to your organization. Please read on to learn more about me and contact me to keep the conversation going.
Background & Expertise
ACADEMIC LIBRARY CIRCULATION & ENGAGEMENT, 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. Manage a team of student workers. Provide customer service for all patron needs, including basic research help, information literacy, and technical assistance.
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.
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.
MBA, WILLIAM WOODS UNIVERSITY
Completed coursework including Management & Leadership, HR & Organizational Behavior, Information Management, Finance, and Managerial Ethics. 4.0 GPA
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
SKILLS & TRAINING
What I Do Best
Check out my blog For Further Reading
Volunteer PR Writer for local community groups, creating news releases for events, programs, and new initiatives
Appeared as a guest contributor on the blog Confidence Meets Parenting, authoring multiple pieces on parenting and activities for young children.
Write, promote, and present university LEAD events
Library Week 2021 presentation
Banned Books Week 2019 presentation
Planning & Strategizing
Reliability & Dependability
Apple & Microsoft Operating Systems
Google Docs, Sheets, Slides
Google Meet & Zoom
OCLC Worldshare ILL
Core Reference Skills
Developing Information Literacy Lessons for First-Year College Students
Tech Tools & Apps for the Reference Desk
ADDITIONAL WRITING SAMPLES
Links to My Work
New Choir Director Hitting the Right Notes
Preschool Family Literacy Night: February
Preschool Family Literacy Night: November
BLOG GUEST POSTS