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WELCOME

Getting to Know Me

From learning to read as a child to opening a just released book today, I'm a lifelong lover of the written word.  My experiences as a journalist, library worker, writer, and business student 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 or contact me to keep the conversation going.

 

MY EXPERIENCE

Background & Expertise

ACADEMIC LIBRARY CIRCULATION MANAGER, WILLIAM WOODS UNIVERSITY

August 2016 - Present

Engage students, faculty, and staff while managing the Circulation Desk of Dulany Library.  Coordinate library outreach efforts, including social media management.  Create displays and signage to promote library collection.  Design and give presentations as part of the university’s LEAD program.  Supervise student workers.  Provide customer service for all patron needs, including basic technical assistance in computer labs.

NEWS PRODUCER, WWBT NBC12, RICHMOND, VA

May 2004 - March 2010

Responsible for a daily, evening newscast at the #1 station in the market.  Evaluated and edited reporters’ scripts for content, grammar, and style.  Coordinated broadcast logistics with production staff.  Developed strategies to steer viewers to the station’s website and created opportunities for viewer interaction and engagement.  Managed NBC12’s presidential and local election coverage.  Produced special project programming including severe weather specials.

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.  Partnered with reporters, photographers, and production staff to bring stories about real people and the community to the Midlands of South Carolina.

 

EDUCATION

Degrees Earned

MBA, WILLIAM WOODS UNIVERSITY

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

August 2020

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 here!

  • Serve as a member of the Fulton First Presbyterian Church Communications Team, writing press releases for church events and programs which appear on social media and in the local newspaper.

  • Written press releases for the advocacy group Missouri Faith Voices

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

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT

  • See the pages I manage here and here.

  • Hootsuite Academy Social Marketing Training

  • Twitter Flight School

  • Using and Creating Infographics

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Google Docs, Sheets, Slides

  • Canva

PUBLIC SPEAKING

  • Frequent presenter for Dulany Library LEAD events.  Click here to see latest talk.

SOFT SKILLS

  • Effective Communication

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Leadership

  • Planning & Strategizing

  • Creativity

  • Flexibility

  • Reliability & Dependability

  • Self-motivation

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

  • The Art of the Reference Interview

 
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LINKS TO MY WORK

 

LET’S CONNECT

  • LinkedIn
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
 

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