Professional Info

As a User Experience Specialist at the University of Michigan Library, I contribute to all areas of user experience with a focus on content and information architecture. My library career has included a wide variety of duties from reference, instruction and circulation to systems, web services and technology oversight. I love being able to apply my past experience to projects and collaborations at U-M and thrive on working with colleagues from across the organization.

Being part of an academic community is a great privelege and I enjoy participating in service opportunities at my library and university, as well as providing informal mentoring to new professionals intrested in user experience and libraries. I am actively engaged in professional service for the Assocation of College & Research Libraries and previously held leadership roles in Vermont Library Association and the American Library Association’s New Member Round Table.

Sometimes I write and talk. I am fairly active speaker and enjoy giving webinars, presenting alone, and being part of group panels and workshops.

Full Curriculum Vitae

Work Experience

User Experience Specialist, Associate Librarian
University of Michigan Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan
October 2015 – present

Support web content projects by assessing and improving existing content, identifying new content needs, creating user-friendly content, developing guidelines, and informing priorities. Gather requirements by consulting stakeholders, investigating user needs and assessing current interfaces. Create wireframes, mockups, personas, use cases, and user journeys, to support the design process. Contribute to project planning, management, and documentation. Advocate for and assist in staff training of design, and content creation guidelines.

Head of Digital Services, Assistant Professor
Kreitzberg Library, Norwich University
Northfield, Vermont
June 2012 – October 2015

Oversaw all digital services and technology needs including: OCLC WebScale Management System, WorldCat Local/Discovery, ILLiad, EZProxy, library website, and hardware needs. Provided leadership for library’s web presence and managed all web content. Managed associated budget lines and supervise one full-time professional.

Distance Learning Librarian
Kreitzberg Library, Norwich University
Northfield, Vermont
August 2009 – June 2012

Maintained library website for distance students, enhance visibility of services, and add new resources. Created web-based research guides and video tutorials for online students. Provided reference assistance virtually and in person. Guided graduate school course developers in using library resources to select course readings, as well as work with course developers and program administrators to align course content with available library resources and integrate information literacy.

Reference Librarian/Lecturer
Kresge Library, Oakland University
Rochester, Michigan
January 2009 – June 2009

Multiple Positions: Library Aide & Library Assistant
Southfield Public Library
Southfield, Michigan
May 2007 – July 2009

Multiple Positions: Sales Associate, Sales Leader, & Co-Manager
The Limited
Sterline Heights, Michigan
June 2002 – January 2008


Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Master of Library & Information Science
December 2008
Core library science curriculum with focus on academic libraries.

Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan
Bachelor of Arts in English, Art History minor
December 2005
Focused studies predominantly on non-fiction writing and 20th century American literature.