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, book blogger, 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.
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.
MBA, WILLIAM WOODS UNIVERSITY
Completed coursework including Management & Leadership, HR & Organizational Behavior, Information Management, Finance, and Business Strategies. 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 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.
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Google Docs, Sheets, Slides
Planning & Strategizing
Reliability & Dependability
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