INSTITUTIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Syracuse University iSchool
2020: LISSA Faculty Advisor
2018-2020: MLIS Program Committee
2018-2020: MLIS Scholarship Committee
2018-2020: Inclusion and Diversity Committee
2018-2019: PhD Admissions Committee
2019-2020: Personnel Committee
2019-2020: Faculty Teaching Awards
Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries
2014-Now: Advisory Committee Member
2015-Now: New Membership Chair
University of Washington Information School
2012-2014: Doctoral Student President
2012-2013: PhD Admission Committee
2011-2012: PhD Student Rep.
2010-2011: iEracism President
2006: Database Manager: United Way/Via Link 211, Post-Katrina Project
2002-2003: Writing Program: UNO New Orleans Writing Project, Writing Workshop
2001: Summer Counselor: Council of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Teen Institute
2020-2018 New York Library Association
2020-2011 Association of Library and Information Science Educators
2020-2003 American Library Association
2020-2011 Children’s Literature Association
2020-2003 American Association of School Librarians
2012-2003 Louisiana Library Association
2012-2011 Association of Internet Researchers
2020-2017: ALA Diversity Grant Committee, Grant Reviewer
2012: Americas Con. on Information Systems: Crisis Informatics, Mini-Track Co-Chair
2012-2010: American Library Association Emerging Leader Program, Committee Member
2011-2010: Internet Research Conference, Conference Organizer
2010: American Association of School Librarians Research Grant, Committee Member
RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
Bias, Fairness, & Sensitivity Specialist, 2014-2017: Northwest Educational Assessment, Portland, OR.
Information Specialist, 2009-2010: UW Center for Clinical and Epidemiological Research, Seattle, WA.
Database Manager, 2005-2006: United Way 2-1-1, New Orleans, LA.
Head Librarian, 2005-2009: Holy Cross School for Boys, 5th-12th Grades, New Orleans, LA.
Library Media Specialist, 2004-2005: Audubon Montessori, New Orleans, LA.
Teacher, 1999-2003: McDonogh #15 Creative Arts School, New Orleans, LA.
2007-2008: U.S. Dept. of Education, High School Restart Grant, School Library Resources. Grant for $140,000.
2007-2008: U.S. Dept. of Education, Junior High School Restart, School Library Resources. Grant for $18,000.
2008: The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries, Gulf Coast School Library Recovery Initiative. Grant for $75,000.
2007-2008: U.S. Dept. of Education, Title V Grant. Grant for $135,000.
2007: Louisiana Library Association, Library Recovery Initiative Grant. Grant for $10,000.
2007: The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries, Gulf Coast School Library Recovery Initiative. Grant for $50,000.
2004: The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries. Grant for $5,000.
2003: Center for Development and Learning, Cooperative Learning Grant. Grant for digital camera and printer.
Honors and Awards
Excellence in Teaching (Finalist) Assoc. of LIS Educators 2019
Excellence in Teaching (Nomination) University of Washington 2017
Doctoral Student Colloquium iConference: Berlin, Germany 2014
Washington Doctoral Initiative Fellow University of Washington 2009-2013
Nancy Gershenfeld Scholarship University of Washington 2009-2010
ALA Emerging Leader American Library Association 2009-2010
John and Hester Slocum Fellow Louisiana State University 2003-2004
Minority Graduate Studies Fellow Louisiana State University 2003-2004