Information Literacy Librarian
MLIS, Library & Information Science, University of Pittsburgh (2016)Ph.D., American Culture Studies, Bowling Green State University (2012)Graduate Certificate, Public History, Bowling Green State University (2011)M.S., Journalism, Ohio University (2007)B.A., Journalism, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2005)
Prior to getting my library degree, I completed a doctorate in American Culture Studies (with a specialization in critical perspectives in film, media, and culture) as well as a master’s degree in Journalism and a graduate certificate in Public History. My research interests in these areas include the use of documentary film as a means of place branding, popular music and television, the portrayal of librarians in popular culture, and music journalism. My interests in librarianship include critical information literacy (particularly among first-year students), media collection development issues (e.g. copyright, streaming vs. physical collections, access and sharing), scholarly communication, open educational resources, and 24-hour service in academic libraries.
Before coming to Dickinson College, I worked for the library systems at Ohio University and the University of Pittsburgh. I also previously taught courses in Radio Production, Academic Writing, and American Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University. I serve in elected and appointed positions in state and national library professional associations, and I am a member of the editorial team for the peer-reviewed, open access journal Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice.
I am always delighted to assist students and faculty with their research. Please feel free to contact me with questions or to schedule a research consultation.