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Employment

Bryant University, Smithfield, RI

Research and Instruction Librarian, September 2021-Present

  • Provide expert, user-centered reference and research services through in-person and electronic communication (email, text, instant message).

  • Design, implement, and evaluate information literacy instruction to promote critical thinking and create independent researchers. 

  • Expand library outreach and programs for student engagement.

  • Serve as subject liaison and collections development selector for assigned subject areas through the preparation of online subject guides, faculty outreach, and related special projects.

  • Library liaison to first-generation and student athlete populations.

Adjunct Instructor, January 2023-Present

  • Teach Honors Research Methods course which introduces students to the process of preparing an honors thesis proposal and to research methods that can be applied to social sciences, business, humanities, and creative arts disciplines.

Curatorial Intern, Sports and Race Initiative, Smithsonian Institution,

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Washington, D.C. September 2021-December 2021

  • Conducted research and worked on a variety of projects involving the permanent collection, and sports-related programming.

  • Assisted with exhibition-related tasks including object acquisition, and program-related activities.

Graduate Student Grant Worker, Institute of Library and Museum Services 

Simmons University, Boston, MA 2020-2022

  • Supported research into the experience and use of academic libraries by African American undergraduate students under the direction of Simmons University Assistant Professor Dr. Rebecca Davis.

 

Research Services Intern, Fidelity Investments

Boston, MA June 2021-August 2021

  • Assisted investment professionals with research library requests by sourcing information and data.

Reference Librarian, Coventry Public Library

Coventry, RI 2020-2021

  • Provided reference service and responded to patron inquiries in person, online and via telephone.

  • Promoted library services and programs.

  • Recorded complete and accurate library usage statistics.

  • Operated Sierra Integrated Library System.

 

Program Director, Literacy Volunteers of Kent County

Coventry, RI 2020- 2021

  • Oversaw the daily operations of the Literacy Volunteers of Kent County which included, recruiting and matching tutors and students, supporting matches, and serving as the public face of LVKC.

Consultant, The College Crusade of Rhode Island

Providence, RI 2020

  • Developed virtual and in-person programming to provide early access to college and career resources for 9th and 10th grade students.

Program Manager, Scholar Athletes

Boston, MA  2019-2020

  • Led programming and partnerships at 5 school-based Zone sites located in Boston Public Schools.

  • Supervised and facilitated professional development training for 8 Program Coordinators and Assistants.

  • Provided direct service to help students achieve their academic and athletic pursuits.

  • Led planning of the 2019 Boston City Girls Volleyball All Star Game.

High School Advisor, The College Crusade of Rhode Island

Providence, RI, 2015 -2019

  • Provided academic and social support to students at Hope High School, 360 High School, and E-Cubed Academy.

  • Recruited students for after school and Saturday programs to improve academic, career and college readiness while guiding them towards post-secondary goals.

 

AmeriCorps Education Fellow, The Learning Community School

Central Falls, RI, 2014- 2015

  • Provided small group math intervention for students in grades K-8.

  • Communicated with teachers to address student needs, and tailored lessons to student interests, strengths, and learning needs.

 

Tournament Intern, International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum

Newport, RI, 2014

  • Assisted customers with ticket and service-related inquiries.

  • Created an entertainment guide for tournament players by negotiating partnerships with local businesses and organizations.

 

Program Assistant, National Association for Girls and Women in Sport Reston, VA, 2012-2013

  • Collaborated with the Office of the First Lady of the United States to launch First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Active Schools initiative.

  • Partnered with community-based groups nationwide to plan activities for Girls and Women in Sport Day.

  • Lobbied on Capitol Hill for bills related to Health and Physical Education.

Education

Simmons University, Boston, MA
Master of Library and Information Science, 
2022

The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Master of Science, Kinesiology:

Sport Management and Policy Specialization, 2014 

Hampton University, Hampton, VA 
Bachelor of Science, Sports Management, 2012 

 

Museum Informatics Certificate, Library Juice Academy, 2022
 

Publications and Presentations

ACRL-NEC/NELIG Annual Conference  June 2023 

  • Lightning Talk:Collaborating with Liaison Departments-Talking About Politics Discussion Series

 

Cornucopia of Rhode Island Annual Mini Conference November 2022

 

ACRL-NEC/NELIG Annual Conference June 2022

  • Lightning Talk: Being The Newbie: How to Support the Successful Integration of a New Librarian 

LibGuide: Researching African American Sports History

This resource serves as a guide to researching the history of the African American experience in athletics.

 

Global Education Forum on Women in Sport, Health, and Education The University of Georgia Athens, GA March 2014

  • Poster Presentation: “The Dearth of African American Athletic Administrators at the Intercollegiate Level”​

Awards

  • 2020-2021 American Library Association Spectrum Scholar 

  • 2020-2022 Association of Research Libraries Diversity Scholar, Kaleidoscope Program 

  • 2021-2022 National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Michael T. and Mary L. Cloyd Scholarship

  • 2020 Special Libraries Association New England James M. Matarazzo Award

  • 2020 Rhode Island Independence Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution Outstanding Junior

  • 2019 Massachusetts and Rhode Island Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Chapters Sincere and Rare Award 

Organizational Affiliations

Professional

American Library Association

Association of College and Research Libraries

Black Caucus of the American Library Association

Rhode Island Library Association

Cornucopia of Rhode Island-President

Special Libraries Association

Social/Service

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

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