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.
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”
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
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
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution