|2015 - Present||Discovery Services Librarian, Georgia Southern University ‐ University Libraries|
|Present||Discovery Services Librarian, Georgia Southern University ‐ Zach S. Henderson Library, Collection and Resource Services Department|
|2012||LSTA EZ Technology Grant|
|State Library of North Carolina|
|2011||Freedom to Read Foundation Banned Books Week Event Grant|
|Office of Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association|
|2011||LSTA EZ Strengthening Public and Academic Libraries Grant|
|State Library of North Carolina|
|2008||Scholarship of Teaching Program Research Grant|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2019 - Present||Vice-Chair / Chair-Elect, ALCTS CRS College and Research Libraries Interest Group 2019-2020||2019 - Present||Presentation Reviewer, Digital Commons Southeastern Users Group||2019 - Present||Member, SELA Electronic Resources Round Table||2019 - Present||Member, SELA Intellectual Freedom Committee||2017 - Present||Affiliate, Association for Library Collections and Technical Services||2016 - Present||Affiliate, Southeastern Library Association||2015 - Present||Member, GLA Marketing & Branding Committee||2015 - Present||Official Representative, ICPSR||2013 - Present||Affiliate, Georgia Library Association||2005 - Present||Affiliate, American Library Association||2005 - Present||Affiliate, Association of College and Research Libraries||2019 - 2020||Host, 2020 Digital Commons Southeastern Users Group Annual Meeting||2018 - 2020||Member, ALCTS Strategic Planning Committee||2018 - 2019||Jurist, ALCTS Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award||2017 - 2018||Intern, ALCTS Strategic Planning Committee||2016 - 2017||Member, GLA Website Redesign Task Force|
Honors and Awards
- Inductee, Alpha Lambda Delta (1994)
- Inductee, Beta Phi Mu (2005)
- Recipient, New Voices Program Winner, Southeastern Library Association (2010)
- Speaker, Beta Phi Mu, North Carolina Library Association (2011)
- Data Management Plan Basics
- Data Management Planning for Research & Grant Funding
- Getting Started with DMPTool
- Making Data Bearable, Part 1: Data Management Basics
- Making Data Bearable, Part 2: Preparing Datasets
- Managing Research Workflows with Open Science Framework and Digital Commons
- Managing and Publishing Your Working Data with Digital Commons
- Managing Your Working Data: Tools & Best Practices
- NSF & NIH Data Management Requirements
- NSF Data Management Requirements 101
- PlumX Profiles -- Overview
- PlumX Profiles -- College and Department-Level Reports
- Preparing Data for Sharing and Archiving
- Researchers' Rights as Authors: Know and Protect Your Copyrights
- SelectedWorks Profiles- Overview
- Under the Big Top:Exploring Research Ethics
- Utilizing Internal Resources to Enhance Your Research Impact
|2005||M.L.I.S. in Library and Information Science, University of North Carolina at Greensboro|
|2002||M.T.S. in Religious Studies, Harvard University|
|1998||B.A. in Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro|
P.O. Box 8074
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-0102
Office: Zach S. Henderson Library - Room 2220
Refereed Publications (10)
From Soup to Nuts: Expanding Liaison and Technical Services for OER Development International Journal of Open Educational Resources (2020)
This case study highlights an ongoing library collaboration with faculty recipients of a statewide Wikipedia Image Open educational resources (OER) are free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, ...
Let the Right Ones In: Supporting Patrons as Content Creators with LibGuides and LibGuides CMS Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (2019)
With flexible access and permission features, LibGuides and LibGuides CMS offer an adaptable platform for hosting patron-created content. This paper highlights how librarians at Georgia Southern University opened their LibGuides CMS platform to host faculty ...
Supporting Student-Led Content Creation in the Distance Learning Environment with LibGuides CMS Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning (2018)
By supporting student profiles, blogs, content curation, and HTML and scripting projects, Springshare’s LibGuides CMS provides a flexible platform for student-led content creation in the distance learning environment. This paper describes how two librarians at ...
Essential Audits for Proactive Electronic Resources Troubleshooting and Support Library Hi Tech News (2018)
Purpose: This study aims to report on a series of “essential audits” implemented by technical services personnel at Georgia Southern University to provide proactive troubleshooting of electronic resources.Design/methodology/approach: These “essential audits” include bi-weekly link tests ...
Promoting a Service Culture Across Technical and Public Services: Lessons from Electronic Resource Access Troubleshooting and Support At the Helm - Leading Transformation: Proceedings of the Association of College and Research Libraries Conference (2017)
This paper explores the public and technical services nexus from the viewpoint of electronic resource access (ERA) support. This paper considers competencies for delivering effective ERA support, including recent research that suggests communication and referral ...
Shaping Expectations: Defining and Refining the Role of Technical Services in New Resource Rollouts The Serials Librarian (2017)
From trial to implementation, technical services staff play an important role in shaping awareness and expectations of new or updated electronic resources. With appropriate message control during the rollout process, technical services staff can positively ...
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: Trials and Triumphs of Implementing the ExLibris Primo Discovery Tool in a Small Regional Consortium College and Undergraduate Libraries (2012)
This article presents a case study of the NC-PALS (North Carolina-Piedmont Automated Library System, Inc.) consortium's selection and implementation of the Ex Libris Primo Central discovery service, with the purpose of highlighting considerations, challenges, and ...
Making Research Make Sense: Guiding College Students into Information Literacy through the Information Search Process The Southeastern Librarian (2010)
Bennett College for Women is a private, four year college serving approximately 725 African-American women in Greensboro, North Carolina. Because of its unique demographic as one of only two all-female, historically black colleges in the ...
Motivating African-American Students Through Information Literacy Instruction: Exploring the Link Between Encouragement and Academic Self-Concept The Reference Librarian (2009)
This article argues that information literacy instruction has a unique role to play in increasing academic motivation among African-American college students. Drawing on recent work in student motivation, this article argues that perception of faculty ...
Access-Informed Collection Development and the Academic Library: Using Holdings, Circulation, and ILL Data to Develop Prescient Collections Collection Management (2006)
Addressing the problem of access versus ownership and surveying uses of ILL data in collection assessment, this paper argues for a model of access-informed collection development that brings subject analysis and just-in-time acquisitions together into ...
Edited Publications (1)
Published Datasets (2)
XSL File for Transformation of bepress Digital Commons Issue-Level Journal XML to DOAJ Native XML (2018)
XSL stylesheet to transform bepress Digital Commons issue-level journal XML to DOAJ Native XML in preparation for batch upload of article-level metadata to the Directory of Open Access Journals. Includes detailed instructions for performing transformation ...
XSL Files for Transformation of bepress Digital Commons Issue-Level Journal XML to CrossRef Deposit XML (2016)
XSL stylesheets to transform bepress Digital Commons issue-level journal XML to CrossRef 4.3.2 XML in preparation for batch DOI upload to CrossRef. Stylesheets are provided for XSLT v1.0 and v2.0 transformers, including Notepad++ with the ...
National and International Refereed Presentations (20)
Having Our Say: Engaging ILL and Liaison Librarians in Metadata Curation in EDS EBSCO User Group Meeting (2019)
Deciding whether to support discovery of metadata for unsubscribed content raises a lot of questions for technical and public services librarians, from the philosophical to the pragmatic. Doing so requires careful curation and monitoring of ...
Conversation Starter: Wonder Twin Powers, Activate! Leveraging Intra-Library Partnerships to Improve Service Impact ALA Annual Conference (2019)
This presentation was given at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference. Liaison librarians are superheroes, but they don’t go it alone. Share in one library’s experience cutting through the smoke and mirrors of the “solo subject ...
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Positioning, Collaboration, and Finding Balance Across Technical and Public Services ALCTS Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group, ALA Annual Conference (2019)
This presentation was given at the ALCTS Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group, ALA Annual Conference. Summary: Technology, budgets, and library reorganizations have dramatically reshaped the roles of technical and public services librarians in ...
Embracing Technical Service's Public Service Role American Library Association Midwinter Meeting (2019)
The traditional distinction between the “front office” and the “back office” fails to align with contemporary technical services practice. Today, technical and public services personnel are equally involved in providing resources, services, and support direct ...
Mi Casa Es Su Casa: Supporting Student Created, Collaborative Learning Environments with LibGuides CMS Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy (GICOIL) (2018)
As faculty seek innovative ways to develop student-created, blended learning environments, librarians have an opportunity to provide technical tools, training, and support that enhances faculty-librarian collaboration and promotes library instructional services.LibGuides CMS provides a flexible ...
Let the Right Ones In: Supporting Patrons as Content Creators with LibGuides and LibGuides CMS American Library Association Annual Conference (ALA) (2018)
LibGuides aren’t just for librarians anymore. With flexible access and permission features, LibGuides and LibGuides CMS each offer a flexible platform for hosting and supporting patron-created content. This poster highlights how, with a few simple ...
Bridging the Gap: Providing a Marketing and Support Framework for Institutional Repository Services North American Serials Interest Group Annual Conference (NASIG) (2018)
Institutional Repositories require continuous promotion and support to attract and retain campus collections. However, balancing promotion with a clear representation of repository offerings, policies, and procedures is challenging, especially for institutions that rely on public ...
Supporting Student-Led Content Creation in the Distance Learning Environment with LibGuides CMS Distance Library Services Annual Conference (DLS) (2018)
LibGuides CMS provides a flexible platform for supporting student-created work in the distance learning environment, including profiles, blogs, and html/scripting projects. This session explores how presenters opened up the LibGuides CMS platform to host collaboratively ...
Essential Audits for Proactive Electronic Resource Access Support American Library Association Annual Conference (ALA) (2017)
As electronic resource access (ERA) issues increase in frequency and complexity, technical services librarians are on the lookout for proactive techniques to identify and address these issues before they become a problem for patrons. This ...
Promoting a Service Culture across Technical and Public Services: Lessons from Electronic Resource Access (ERA) Troubleshooting and Support Association of College and Research Libraries Annual Conference (ACRL) (2017)
This session explores the public and technical services nexus from the viewpoint of electronic resource access (ERA) support. The presenter considers competencies for delivering effective ERA support, including recent research that suggests communication and referral ...
Getting Started with DOIs in the Institutional Repository American Library Association Midwinter Meeting (ALA) (2017)
Assigning DOIs in the institutional repository builds legitimacy and extends the reach of your IR content. This session will cover the basics of CrossRef membership and DOI management for institutional repositories, with special emphasis on ...