Resume of a Passionate Librarian:: What’s Next?

I serve in Library Development for the Library of Michigan where I have spent 16 years as a consultant delivering What’s Next to library staff throughout the state.

I’m also an instructional designer specializing in Awesome.

My articles have appeared in Computers in Libraries, Library Journal, The Other Journal: An Intersection of Theology and Culture, and for Gale/Cengage.

smiling woman in front of two georgia o'keefe paintings

Professional titles

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

Instructional Designer, PCI Webinars 8/2021-current

Project Coordinator, California Libraries Learn 8/2020 – 8/2021

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

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

Presentations

I am an experienced presenter with regular state, regional, and national appearances including Computers in Libraries, and multiple ALA divisions. Current topics include implementing scalable accessibility training for library staff, managing up, and instructional design.

Education

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
MLIS 05/2006

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

Honors and awards

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

Professional associations

  • American Library Association
  • Michigan Library Association (former elected office holder)
  • Michigan Academic Library Association

Love for my community

  • English as a Second Language Learning Buddy • Refugee Development Center
  • Narrator • Braille and Talking Book Library
  • Lansing Host Lions Club

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