last updated: April 2017



M.A., Media Studies. Long Island University Brooklyn, 2016. Concentration in Film Theory.

M.S., Library & Information Science. Drexel University, 2008.

B.A., English. University of Colorado at Denver, 2006.



Long Island University Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

Reference & Instruction Librarian, 2013—present

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

Reference Librarian, 2011—2013

Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA

Senior Library Assistant, 2009—2011

Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

Access Services Intern, 2008—2009

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Reference Intern, 2007—2008



  • “Learning About Student Research Practices through an Ethnographic Investigation: Insights into Contact with Librarians and Use of Library Space.” With Natasha Tomlin, Kimberly Mullins, and Valeda Dent. [In progress]
  • “Research and Studying as Mutually Informative Activities: Development of a Theoretical Construct.” With Kimberly Mullins, Natasha Tomlin, and Valeda Dent. [Under review]
  • “Teaching and Un-Teaching Source Evaluation: Questioning Authority in Information Literacy Instruction.” With Katelyn Angell. Communications in Information Literacy [Forthcoming]


  • “The New Normal: Libraries Navigate Uncertain Times.” With Emily Drabinski, Ed Keane, Patricia Keogh, and Kay Schwartz. American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, June 26, 2017, Chicago, IL. [Forthcoming]
  • “Learning about Student Research Practices through an Ethnographic Investigation.” With Natasha Tomlin and Kimberly Mullins. International Evidence Based Library & Information Practice Biennial Conference, June 19, 2017, Philadelphia, PA. [Forthcoming]
  • “Critical Library Practice and Higher Education: Locating Spaces of Agency and Resistance.” With Sofia Leung and Vani Natarajan. Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) Annual Conference, June 1, 2017, Toronto, Ontario. [Forthcoming]
  • “Invisible Barriers and Subversive Practice: Critical Librarianship in Higher Education.” With Veronica Arellano Douglas, Joanna Gadsby, Sofia Leung, and Angela Pashia. Identity, Agency, and Culture in Academic Libraries Conference, May 22, 2017, Los Angeles, CA. [Forthcoming]
  • “Academic Libraries and the False Promises of Resiliency.” With Jacob Berg and Angela Galvan. Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene Colloquium, May 14, 2017, New York, NY. [Forthcoming]
  • “Library Workers Today: Strong Staff Equals Strong Service.” With Julie Tozer, Aimee Fernandez, Maryjean Bakaletz, and Marc Meola. New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference, April 24, 2017, Atlantic City, NJ. [Forthcoming]
  • “The Status of the Art Librarian Workforce: A Survey of Professional Backgrounds and Career Choices.” Online presentation, ACRL Arts Discussion Forum, ALA Midwinter Meeting, January 18, 2012.


American Library Association

Association of College & Research Libraries

  • ACRL 2017 Invited Speakers Committee, 2015—2017 
  • ACRL 2017 Conference Innovations Committee, 2015—2017 

ACRL Arts Section

  • 2015 Annual Conference Program Planning Committee, 2013—2015
  • Editor, ArtsGuide Philadelphia, ACRL 2011 Conference
  • Publications and Research Committee, 2009—2011
  • 2010 Annual Conference Program Planning Committee, 2008—2010

ACRL College Libraries Section

  • Communications Committee, 2010—2012
  • Membership and Outreach Committee, 2008—2010

ACRL Instruction Section

  • Membership Committee, 2014—2016

ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section

  • 2018 Annual Conference Program Planning Committee, 2017—2019

ACRL New York Chapter

  • Executive Board, Member-at-Large, 2016—2017
  • Mentor, ACRL/NY Mentoring Program, 2014—2017
  • Annual Symposium Planning Committee, 2012—2017

Reference & User Services Association

RUSA Machine-Assisted Reference Section

  • Continuing Education Committee, 2010—2012

RUSA Reference Services Section

  • Management of Reference Committee, 2010—2012

Library Instruction Round Table

  • Transition to College Committee, 2015—2017
  • Top 20 Committee, 2009—2011