I am a Reference & Instruction Librarian at SUNY Purchase College. My professional library interests include virtual reference, the history of readers and reading, information literacy, assessment, and international librarianship.
As a graduate of Oberlin College (2006) and the University of Wisconsin (2010), I am deeply committed to diversity in higher education, whether manifested in a liberal arts curriculum or a multicultural campus community. My interest in different cultures lead me to spend a year in Toulouse, France teaching English in inner-city middle schools. I hope to return to France to study its libraries and expand my horizons to francophone North Africa, where I visited the libraries at the Université de Béjaïa, Algeria in July 2012.
Currently, I am involved in a number of projects at the Library including: assessing information literacy skills using a rubric analysis of students' senior projects, coordinating our "Text Us" SMS reference service, and implementing a pilot Academic Integrity tutorial in Moodle with the campus Plagiarism Task Force. Other ongoing projects include: embedding and updating information literacy tutorials in Moodle for College Writing classes, serving on the biannual LibQual Survey Team, and organizing relaxing study-break activities during Finals Week. I have been proud to be a part of the MyMETRO Researchers Project which provided library outreach to community groups in and around New York City.