University of Tennessee, distance education from Knoxville, TN (August 2006-August 2009)

Master’s of Science in Library and Information Studies


Virginia Commonwealth University, (VCU), Richmond, VA (January 2004 – May 2005)

Bachelor of Arts in English

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond, VA (January 2002 – December 2003)

College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (August 1996 – May 1999)

Work Experience

Librarian II–Supervisor of Children’s Services (Full Time)

Henrico County Public Library, Libbie Mill Library, Henrico, VA

(September 2006 to present)

  • Responsible for planning, promoting, and implementing children’s programs in the library

  • Conducted instructional computer classes for children to promote information literacy

  • Developed and performed weekly storytimes targeted toward age groups from infant to school aged

  • Assisted with collection development including selecting, weeding, and cataloging items

  • Developed deep familiarity with juvenile and young adult literature

  • Responsible for children’s reference services, including readers’ advisory, computer troubleshooting, catalog and electronic resource instruction

  • Maintained familiarity with current trends in technology, including Web 2.0 tools and website development

  • Performed outreach to local elementary schools, childcare centers, YMCA’s, and after-school underprivileged facilities

  • Offered reference services and conducted library programs for both young adult and adult populations when requested

Docent/Tour Guide (part time)

St. John’s Church, Richmond VA (May 2010 to May 2013)

  • Lead tour and school groups around church property

  • Accurately and enthusiastically communicated historical information to tourists and students

 Assistant Preschool Teacher (40 + hours/week)

Rainbow Station, Richmond VA (September 2005 to September 2006)

  • Responsible for education in a preschool classroom

  • Maintained communication with parents

  • Organized comprehensive lesson planning

 Shipping Associate (40 hours/week while attending college)

G.T. Reid Equestrian Sales, Oilville, VA (August 2004 to September 2005)

  • Responsible for cataloging, classifying and sequencing stock

  • Accurately performed data entry of orders for transportation tracking

Lead Installer/Sign Fabricator (40+ hours/week while attending college)

Sign Graphics, Inc., Richmond, VA (October 2002 – August 2004)

  • Managed challenging customer relationships and mediated complaints for on-site installation projects

  • Planned large-scale installation projects, including personnel, tools, and materials 

Other Skills/Experience

  • Familiarity with website development and maintenance using basic HTML, CSS, WordPress and WYSIWYG software.

  • Skilled with various artistic media, including graphite, pen and ink, and Adobe Photoshop to create illustrations for library displays, murals, flyers, and promotional literature

  • Ability to play guitar to enliven storytimes and other library programs


  • Achieved National Ass0ciation of Counties Award (NACO) for Teen/Teacher Cadet Workshop in 2010

  • Achieved Henrico County’s Excellence in Public Service Award—October 2010

  • Achieved National Ass0ciation of Counties Award (NACO) for Time Machine Children’s Programs Time Travel Programs

  • Achieved Virginia Public Library Director Association Awards  for Outstanding Program for Children for Twin Hickory’s Time Travel Programs 

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