MASTER OF EDUCATION/STORYTELLING Aug. 2011
MASTER OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE, Dec. 2002
CERTIFICATION IN THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE, June 1992
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS, THEATRE
Government Information Resources/Instruction Librarian Sept. 2011 - present
Government Documents & Maps Librarian Aug. 2008 - May 2011
Supervised two staff members in the processing and cataloging of government materials. Provided professional in-person and online chat reference service. Provided targeted reference service in the Government Documents unit. Acted as library liaison for the NMSU Geography and Political Science Departments. Participated on various library committees. Created presentations for national and regional library and government documents conferences.
Instructor/Technical Services Librarian Sept. 2005 - June 2008
Created original and copy cataloging of resources. Provided metadata for digital collection. Teach instruction sessions for University Studies program. Provided professional reference service and Ask-a-Librarian service. Acted as library liaison for the SOU Theatre Department. Participated in Southern Oregon Digital Archives, Emergency Management, Library Art Gallery, and Reference/Instruction work groups. Co-ordinated exhibits of library costume display in collaboration with Oregon Shakespeare Festival and SOU Theatre Department. Co-ordinated Hannon Library Gallery Exhibits.
Information Technician Oct. 2000 - Sept. 2005
Provided professional reference service. Assisted patrons at circulation
and government documents desks. Provided support services to librarians
and patrons in reference and government documents departments. Provided
e-mail reference through Ask-a-Librarian service. Supervised graduate
assistant in map processing. Hired, trained, evaluated and supervised
student assistants. Created weekly schedule for reference desk staffing.
Cataloged government documents. Gathered and
Archive Assistant Sept. 1999 - Sept. 2004
Indexed and organized prompt boxes covering 1935 to present. Filed materials and updated index as needed.
Archive Practicum Instruction Assistant Sept. 2003/04
Professional Storyteller Sept. 1989 - present
Produce and perform storytelling events. Perform as featured teller and
workshop presenter at festivals throughout California and the Pacific
Owner - Freemotion of Ashland June 1992 - Dec. 1999
Instructed individuals in the Alexander Technique to release tension in neck, back and shoulders and create ergonomically suitable work areas. Worked with students who experience repetitive strain injury, back and neck tension. Took referrals from chiropractors and other health professionals. Gave presentations and taught group workshops in the Alexander Technique. Instructed musicians and performers in both group and individual sessions.
Southwest and Border Cultures Institute Mini-Grant for Government Documents Centennial Celebration. New Mexico State University (Grant received: May 2009) April 2010
Co-author of NEH preservation assessment grant, Southern Oregon University
Teacher, Storyteller and Presenter:
Membership in Library and Storytelling Affiliations:
American Library Association, 2007-11