M.A., English, Central Washington University (2007) Specialization in book history and print culture.
M.L.I.S, University of Illinois,
Urbana-Champaign (2002) Specialization in special collections librarianship and rare books.
B.A., English, University of Chicago
(2001) Double major in Comparative Literature (German).
Using Primary Sources: Hands-On Instructional Exercises. Co-edited with Heather Smedberg and Mattie Taormina. Forthcoming: Libraries Unlimited, March 2014.
“Measuring the Magic: Assessment
in the Special Collections and Archives Classroom,” with Heather Smedberg. RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage 13 (2012): 53-75.
“Taking the Show on the Road:
Special Collections Instruction in the Campus Classroom,” RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage 12
“The Curious Collection of Mr.
Kaye Hyde: The World of Western Esotericism,” with Rebecca Moore, Journal of Religious and Theological
Information 8 (2009): 111-127.
“College Students, Cookies, and
Collections: Using Holiday Study Breaks to Encourage Undergraduate
Research in Special Collections,” with Susan Hammerman, Rebecca Starkey,
and Barbara Kern, Collection
Building 25 (2006): 145-149.
"Capturing Transformative Engagement: Assessing the Impact of Special Collections and Archives Instructional Outreach." With Heather Smedberg, Peter Carini, Lisa Carter, and Christian Dupont. Association of College and Research Libraries, Indianapolis, 2013.
Putting What in My Reading Room? Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love
the Bookeye.” Presented as part of RBMS Preconference 2011 seminar: “Yes, We
Scan!: Innovative Approaches to User-Initiated Digitization,” 22 June 2011.
Also presented as part of the OCLC Research webinar “Scan and Deliver: Creative
User-Initiated Special Collections and Archives,” 22 September 2011.
“Issues in Small Libraries.” Discussion
Section Co-Leader, RBMS Preconference 2009, 2010, 2011.
Zotero in Special Collections Instruction.” Presented as part of RBMS
Preconference 2010 seminar: “Quick Innovations for Teaching with Special
Collections.” 23 June 2010.
“Revelation and Re-valuation: A Dialogue
Between Book Artist and Special Collections Librarian.” With Michele Burgess,
Lecturer, School of Art, Design, and Art History, SDSU. Presentation at College
Book Arts Association Conference, University of Iowa, January 2009.
Research and Writing Group, Usability Team
Professional Associations and Committees:
Society of American Archivists
Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research
Seminars Committee Member, 2010-2014
Task Force on Metrics and Assessment, 2012-2013
Local Arrangements Committee Member, San Diego