Like others in the Library, my work has a lot of variety. My main areas of focus are instruction (planning, developing, and teaching library research sessions), reference (meeting with students, faculty, and staff in-person and online -- for instance via our 24/7 chat tool -- to discuss their research), and helping with outreach events, like the Library's participation in Orientation, for example.
In addition to these areas, I'm also interested in games in the library, and in finding better ways to connect people with information, whether that's through online tutorials, signs, or special events. I'm endlessly fascinated by how people learn, and by figuring out what I can do in the Library to make that process easier when it comes to research.
My favorite part of my job is being able to help people find what they need, so I'm always happy to hear from Library users who have questions -- please don't hesitate to contact me by email, text, or phone. I'm inspired every day by the work being done around campus and I'm happy to get the chance to be a part of it.
5 July 2016
Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS)
San Jose State University
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
University of San Francisco
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
*Major in English
Assessing Student Preference for Interactive vs. Video Library Tutorials
Presentation given with Susan Mikkelsen at Assessment as Research Symposium, UC Merced. (March 2014)
Guide on the Side: An Interactive Approach to Library Tutorials
Presentation given with Susan Mikkelsen at Internet Librarian Conference (October 2013)
Using Scholarly Sources: Are students as prepared as they think they are?
Poster session co-presented with Sara Davidson at LAUC-B Conference (October 2013)
Outreach Using a Mobile App: What We Did and What We Learned
Presentation given with Sara Davidson at Library 2.0 Conference (October 2012)
“Think Like a Researcher: Integrating the Research Process into the Introductory Composition Curriculum.” In The New Information Literacy Instruction. (2015). Patrick Ragains & M. Sandra Wood, ed., 3-25. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. (co-authored with Susan Mikkelsen)
“Gaming and Gamification Part II”. (Review) Public Services Quarterly. 9.4 (November 2013). 8-9.