Resume of a Passionate Librarian


I have served the Library of Michigan for 21 years and currently apply my skills in project management, UX, and accessibility to instructional design. I also serve as the Project Coordinator of CALL :: California Libraries Learn for the California Library Association. I am currently developing a multi-module series on web accessibility available in Niche Academy’s Marketplace. I work with Liz Breed as the co-leader of LM’s Instructional Design team.

Professional Experience

Project Coordinator, Statewide Staff Training Grant, California Library Association, 8/2020-8/2021

  • Develop and advise on Niche Academy materials for California Library Staff •• Participate in marketing.
  • Website administrator for program homepage; includes making recommendations for the site such as calendar options and choices around responsiveness and accessibility.

Library Consultant, Library Development, Library of Michigan, 12/2011 – current

  • Instructional Designer •• Manager of LM’s Staff Skills Niche Academy •• Developer of LM courses and support materials including brand standards, storyboards and templates, training materials, and a course production guide for the Niche environment. I am also the developer of a growing series of courses on web and document accessibility.
  • Project manager on the Michigan eLibrary ( team including contract manager and supervision of web designers, and responsibility for UX and accessibility. Varied support responsibilities include scheduling meetings and building agendas; writing, distributing, and reporting on portions of our marketing materials; evaluating eResource bids during contract negotiations; and contributing to over-all project success.
  • Project manager for a website solution to over 1/3 of the small and rural libraries in Michigan; develop and deliver on-going training to 350+ staff. Planning, branding, evaluating, and reporting according to LSTA regulations.
  • Head of social media team, 2013-2016.

Website Administrator, Library of Michigan
5/2006 – 12/2011

  • Administered web presence through several iterations, first as designer and developer, then as contract manager.
  • Led LM web team of seven and performed administrative site functions.
  • Co-planned LM’s in-person continuing education opportunities for Michigan library staff: contracted with venues, collaborated on determining workshop content, selected speakers.

Patron Services Coordinator, Braille and Talking Book Library 5/1999 – 5/2006

  • Served as reader adviser to one third of patron base
  • Administered volunteer narration program and converted it from analog to digital; wrote program manual; created Michigan tracking database for books that became part of the national BARD download system
  • Directed Governor Jennifer Granholm narrating the One State, One Children’s Book three times.


Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
MLIS 05/2006

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
B.A. English 05/1994

  • Graduated with Honors
  • Semester abroad at the University of London conducting original research in England and Wales
  • Minor in Women’s Studies


  • Professional Service Award •• Wayne State University
  • Leadership Academy Scholarship •• Michigan Library Association


Selected presentations

  • Multiple presentations at Computers in Libraries • Arlington, VA (2015-present)
  • Multiple presentations at the Michigan Library Association’s annual conference (2006-present)
  • Multiple presentations at LM’s Beginning Workshop, New and Advanced Directors workshops, and Rural Libraries Conference (2006-present)
  • Multiple presentations at other state and regional conferences including at U of M, MSU, and the TLN Technology Forum (2006-present)
  • Multiple presentations at MERIT’s annual conference (2008-2013)

Selected presentation topics

  • Discovery services
  • Website development and best practices
  • Accessibility
  • User Experience
  • Michigan eLibrary (
  • E-Rate

Selected Library Publications

  • Encore Duet: How the Michigan eLibrary tweaked configuration options to improve the User Experience • Computers in Libraries October, 2018
  • LM Dispatch newsletter (editor) • 2015-present
  • Real simple? Exploring online user satisfaction in Michigan • Library Journal 2007
  • Multiple encyclopedia articles for Gale/Cengage


  • American Library Association
  • Michigan Library Association
  • Michigan Academic Library Association


  • Lansing Host Lions Club • Volunteer (2009-present)
  • Volunteer Narrator • Braille and Talking Book Library (2006-present)
  • English as a Second Language Learning Buddy • Refugee Development Center (2017-2019)

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