I am passionate about reference, instruction, and assessment as a means of enriching the undergraduate experience, as well as library applicability of emerging technologies.
I have experience teaching information literacy at the university level, guiding course-integrated one-time instruction sessions to a variety of academic disciplines. My work in information literacy instruction has been highly self-directed, involving designing lesson plans, meeting with course instructors, collaborating with faculty on lesson planning, teaching and assessing instruction, and creating online research guides tailored to the specific needs of the class.
I have had the opportunity to observe and assess active learning classrooms. My teamwork and collaboration skills have been developed during my work assessing these classrooms, and working with senior librarians, fellow graduate assistants, faculty, and staff while observing classroom use and synthesizing data for presentation to broader audiences. Having the opportunity to be a part of the inaugural year of these spaces has been a valuable learning experience, teaching me about designing and implementing space assessment projects. I am interested in learning more about how library physical space impacts use and learning outcomes.
Even in these earliest phases of my career I have had the opportunity to work with some amazing individuals, both mentors and patrons, which have provided me a variety of enriching professional opportunities. I look forward to all the future opportunities to learn, grow, and connect with others that will be afforded to me through my work in libraries.