Saturday, May 26, 2007


Society of American Archivists (April, 2009)
Management of Cultural Institutions Workshop

Emporia State University
School of Library and Information Management
Graduation Date: December, 2008
Masters in Library Science/Archives Studies Certificate

QuestionPoint: Delivering Virtual Reference
OCLC Western Online class
(Winter, 2008)

SOLINET (Summer and Fall 2007)
Managing Copyright Issues
Preservation of Photographic Materials
Preserving Oral Histories
Introduction to Preservation
Caring for Scrapbooks
Grants for Preservation

Writing for Publication Seminar
SLA Click-U Live (Fall 2006)

Beyond Google Workshop Corvallis, Oregon
SLA (Oregon Chapter) (Summer 2006)

University of Oregon
Political Science/Minor: History
Bachelor of Science


Oregon State University Library and Archives, Corvallis, Oregon
October, 2007- Present
On-Call Reference and Instructional Librarian/Archivist
** recommending research strategies for complex research questions
** creating instructional materials including handouts, exercises, research and subjectguides, and bibliographies based on course curriculum
** conducting bibliographic searches in local, regional, national
and international catalogs to identify and locate primary source materials
** assisting and training users in the use of OSU databases and catalogs needed for the particular research question
** providing general instruction in basic academic research skills and concepts to students enrolled in 100- and 200- level courses including demonstrating research tools and skills in a classroom setting as well as grading assignments and interacting with students using a course management system
** instructing and guiding students, faculty, and other researchers in identifying and using archival materials appropriate to their needs
** locating archival materials and answering questions about historical collections
** answering email and phone inquires for archival and records management information
** assisting and training users in the use of finding aids and resources needed for their particular research question
** assisting users in locating maps, microforms, and government documents

** providing reference assistance through L-Net
** encoding finding aids in EAD using XMetal

Linn-Benton Community College Library Albany, Oregon
November 2006-June, 2007
Reference Assistant
** Providing reference and research assistance to students
** Providing software/technology related assistance
** Creating instructional materials including handouts, exercises, research guides, and student bibliographies based on course curriculum
** Performing circulation duties, as needed
** Researching best weeding practices to develop library policy
** Assisting librarians in collection development and marketing of the library's resources
** Providing tours and basic instruction to classes on the use of the library's resources
** Researching and preparing resource information sheets for instructors
** Attending and contributing to weekly staff and library renovation meetings

Oregon State University Library Archives Corvallis, Oregon
February 2007-June 2007
Student Archivist
** Data input and creating EAD finding aids
** Scanning photographs and other historical materials
** Pulling materials (letters, photographs) for researchers
** Updating finding aids for the Northwest Digital Archives using XMetal software
** Reviewing EAD finding aids on the Northwest Digital Archives site

Oregon State Library Salem, Oregon
Government Research and Electronic Services
June 2006-October 2006
** Categorize documents donated to Oregon State Library by Oregon Legislative Library
** Researching current content of Oregon periodical web page and make updates as needed
** Researching and cataloging photographs and create finding aids for photographs, postcards, manuscripts, maps, and letters dating from 1850-1930 using PastPerfect for eventual viewing by the public through their website
** Adding legislative research titles to Oregon State Library catalog using Millenium
** Attending and contributing to team and all-staff meetings


Society of American Archivists Mosaic Scholarship Selection Committee member 2009

November 2007-June 2008
L-Net Virtual Reference Volunteer

July 2007-July 2008
Emporia Student Chapter of American Library Association (SCALA)
Webmaster Team

May 2007-Present
Library Student Journal
Peer Reviewer

Emporia State University Classes

Fall 2008
LI865 Independent Study (1 credit)
LI880 Capstone (1 credit)

Summer 2008
HST851 Research Seminar (3 credits)
LI827 Preservation Strategies (3 credits)
LI818 Arrangement and Description (2 credits)
LI814 Cataloging (2 credits)

Spring 2008
LI866 Copyright (2 credits)
LI809 Archives (3 credits)
LI810 Research and Inquiry (2 credits)
LI833 Information Transfer for Special Populations (2 credits)

Fall 2007
LI 835 Information Transfer in the Disciplines (2 credits)
LI 837 Teaching in the Information Profession (2 credits)
LI 873 Archives Practicum (Oregon State University Library Archives)(3 credits)

Summer 2007
LI806 Global Information Infrastructure (2 credits)
LI 819 Repackaging Information (2 credits)
LI 838 Information Transfer & Government Resources (2 credits)
LI 863 Project Management for MLS (1 credit)

Spring 2007
LI 804 Theory of Organization of Information (2 credits)
LI 813 Basic Print and Electronic Information Sources (2 credits)
LI 849 Records and Information Management (2 credits)

Fall 2006
LI 802 Theoretical Foundations of Service: Diagnosis and Customization (2 credits)
LI 805 Organization Theories for Administering Information Agencies (2 credits)
LI 812 Online Information Retrieval (2 credits)

Summer 2006
LI 801 Foundations of Information Transfer (2 credits)
LI 803 Information Transfer and the Knowledge Society (2 credits)

Awards and Scholarships

2009 Beta Phi Mu, International Library & Information Science Honor Society (2009-

2008 Emporia State University Sarah R. Reed Beta Epsilon Chapter Achievement Award

2008 Society of American Archivists 2008 Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award

2008 Institute for American Indian Research Conference Scholarship

2007-2008 Emporia State University
Emporia Diversity Initiative Scholarship

2007 Oregon Library Association Scholarship

2007 United Methodist Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference
Ethnic Minority Leadership and Scholarship Award

2007 Association of College and Research Libraries
Rare Books and Manuscripts Scholarship Award

2007 Northwest Archivists
At-Large Student Scholarship Award

2006 Emporia State University
Rosa Parks Multicultural Scholarship Competition (Writing Division) First Place
Traveling to the City of Angels

Publications and Presentations


Sharing Our Stories: Part 2 Expanding LIS Coursework and Discussion About the Library Related Needs of American Indians into Articles and Conference Presentations. American Indian Library Association Newsletter, Summer, 2008.

Sharing Our Stories: Part 1 Incorporating the Library Related Needs of American Indians into LIS Classwork and Discussions. American Indian Library Association Newsletter, Spring, 2008

(Abstract). The Power of Stories: Using Constructivism and Sense-Making to Introduce Native American Students to Tribal Archives. Chapters and Loose Papers: SAA Newsletter for Student Archivists, 2 (2), Spring, 2008.

A Student’s Perspective of the 2007 Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Preconference

September, 2007 , Easy Access, Newsletter of the Northwest Archivists, 33(3).
Diversity in Library Science: The Underrepresented Native American (February 2007). Library Student Journal

Perspectives of a Baby Boomer: What Boomers Will Do To and For Oregon Libraries. (2007). Oregon Library Association Quarterly, 13 (1), 26-27.


Breaking the Ice: Protocols for Native American Archival Materials and Archivists in the Northwest (Terry Baxter, moderator; with Linda Wynne and John Bolcer) Northwest Archivists and ARMA Spring CONFErence, 2008 New Frontiers in Archives and Records Management, Anchorage, Alaska, May 28-31, 2008. University of Alaska at Anchorage

The Power of Stories: Using Constructivism and Sense-Making to Introduce Native American Students to Tribal Archives. Planting the Seeds of Our Research: Indigenous Graduate Students Conference, April 3-4, 2008 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Why Should I Bother Getting an MLS Degree? Oregon Library Association Support Staff Conference, July 20, 2007, Wilsonville, Oregon
Student Panel Member

Developing and Managing Library Volunteer Programs. Oregon Library Association Support Staff Conference, July 20, 2007, Wilsonville, Oregon

Professional Affiliations and Activities

American Indian Library Association (2006-2008)
Development and Fundraising Committee/member (2007-2009)
Programming Committee/member(2007-2009)

Society of American Archivists

Mosaic Scholarship Committee/member (2008-2009)
Native American Archives Round Table/member (2007)

Northwest Archivists Association
Conference Program Committee/member/2009 Conference