I originally grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia, but I became familiar with the Tidewater area while attending Christopher Newport University. After graduating, I stayed in the area and worked for a few years. In 2004, I moved to Pennsylvania to attend library school and in 2005, I received a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh. After a short time in Richmond, Virginia I came back to Hampton Roads to serve as the Media Librarian for TCC. I've been at TCC, since January 2006. Soon after starting at TCC I went back to Old Dominion University at night and in 2009, I received a second master in English.
When people ask if I like my job, I often say, "I never knew how much I wanted to be a librarian until I became one." I love working one-on-one with the students without having to judge or grade them; I love discovering new technologies and trying to create new teaching strategies from those tools; I love buying books and DVDs for students who every now and then return a film by saying, "That movie was really good." I truly feel lucky to go to a job that I daily look forward to doing.
Besides being a librarian, I teach part-time and serve as a volunteer tutor. In my free time I like to run, travel and read.
Presentation, “Click Now: Integrating Clickers into Library Instruction.” Presentation given with Gale Flatness and Barbara Siller of Marymount University at Virginia Library Association. 24 October 2010, Portsmouth, Virginia.
Presentation, “Extending On Campus Media to Off-Campus Students.” Presentation given with Bill Harlow, an IT colleague, at New Horizons AND Engineering Peer Group
April 2010 (New Horizons) and March 2011 Engineering Peer Group.
Presentation, “Guiless Googlers Visit the Kingdom of Juried Journals to the point of NO RETURN.” Presentation given with psychology faculty Joe Reish at New Horizons, a Virginia Community College technology conference. 3 April 2009.
Presentation, “Copy Can’s and Copy Can’t.” Given for the Global Learning Committee, January 2010.