User Experience and Virtual Reference Coordinator
I’m the user experience coordinator of the St. Paul Campus Libraries. Along with coordinating information and virtual services, I support R&L operations and provide information & access services in Agricultural, Biological & Environmental Science. I co-manage LibAnswers and am a co-admin for LibGuides. Ask me about either of these platforms!
I serve on several committees, including the the co-chairing the Frontline Reference Coordinators, TRUST Team, and Teaching & Learning Assessment among others. Previous to this role, I was a cataloging and metadata librarian in DMA, managing the Deduplication of the University libraries from 2017 to 2019. But I got my start as a TACE in the Performing Arts Archives! I earned my MLIS from St. Catherine University with a focus in archival studies, and am an active member of the Twin Cities Archives Round Table. I also serve on the MLA's archival task force. In my free time, I am the researcher for the podcast ‘We Got This’, study fandom and fan engagement, travel near and far, and tap dance in my black and white tap shoes.
Selected Presentations & Publications
“A Hugo of Our Own: A Community Archives Wins Prestigious Literary Award” from Archival Outlook, January 2020.
"Through the Trapdoor: Metadata & Disambiguation in Fanfiction" Webinar, 9 March 2017.
“Loading the Canon” from A wizard of their age. SUNY Press, January 2015
Catalog for the Hogwarts Library: http://hogwartslibrary.omeka.net/