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Biography

For nearly 20 years, I have developed and managed digital libraries for people of all ages in public library, school, and academic settings. I use a variety of research techniques to build understanding of communities to develop technologies, media, and services that meet people's wants and needs.

Education

PhD in Library and Information Services
University of Maryland, College of Information Studies, 2007

Dissertation
Children Selecting Books in a Library: Extending a Model of Information Behavior to a Recreational Setting

Master of Library Science
University of Maryland, College of Information Studies, 2003

Master of Arts
Northwestern University, Department of English, 1997

Bachelor of Arts in English
Ohio University, Honors Tutorial College, 1995

Awards & honors

Online History Award, April 2017
Reference & User Services Association

Eugene Garfield/ALISE Doctoral Dissertation Award, January 2008
Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference

Linworth/ALISE Youth Services Paper Award, January 2008
Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference

Second Place, Doctoral Students Research Poster Session, January 2007
Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference

Deans Award, May 2002
College of Information Studies, University of Maryland

Certifications

Ohio Public Librarian, August 2009
Ohio Library Council (OLC)

Educational Media Generalist (Level II), PreK-12, May 2003
Maryland State Department of Education

Professional development

Library Leadership Ohio, 2012

Leadership Worthington, 2008-2009

Professional service

Review Committee, 2017
OCLC/ALISE Library and Information Science Research Grant, Dublin, OH

Conference Planning Committee, 2017
Dive into Data 2, Columbus, OH

Chair, PAC Advisory Committee, 2013-2015
Central (OH) Library Consortium

Member at Large, Library Research Round Table, 2008-2011
American Library Association, Chicago, IL

Student Representative, Faculty Search Committee, 2006-2007
College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Coordinator, School Library Media Association, 2006-2007
College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Doctoral Student Representative, Collegium, 2005-2006
College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Demonstrations Chair, Conference Committee, 2004
Interaction Design & Children 2004, College Park, MD

Professional memberships

American Library Association (ALA)

Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)
Library Research Round Table (LRRT)
Public Library Association (PLA)

Drupal Association

Ohio Library Council (OLC)

Community service

Troop Leader, Girl Scouts Troop 5962, 2016-present