I have been a member of the following
professional organizations
~ American Library Association
~ New Member Roundtable
~ Public Library Association
~ Reference and User
   Services Association
~ Colorado Association of Libraries
~New Mexico Libraray Association


Professional Portfolio:


ALA Poster Presentation 2014: Collaboration between Faculty and Librarians

Sample Instruction Materials

Center of International Education and the Program for Intensive English

Tolkien and Lord of the Rings


General Programs

Family Gaming
During my time at the Farmington Public Library, I organized and planned two different Family Gaming Nights, featuring both video games and board games. Each family was given a game card, with places to stamp twice--one for kids, and one for parents, to ensure families played together. The first event had almost 600 people in attendance, and the game cards doubled for raffle tickets to win a free Wii. For pictures, videos, and more information, click the link above.

Reel Readers
Every spring and fall, Farmington Public Library selected book and movie tie-ins, make the books available for check-out, and show the movies for free at the library. After the movie, audience members are invited to participate in a discussion. Click the link above to see photographs from these events.

 

Strategic Management Class
While working at the Farmington Public Library, I presented a library instruction session for some local community college students. Below are some of the handouts I constructed for them:
PDF: Online Business Resources
PDF: Online Catalog
PDF: Print Business Resources
PDF: ReferenceUSA Guide


Graduate Work:

LIS 603: Capstone (May 2007)
For the LIS 603 Capstone Portfolio, I submitted some extra work pieces. The first is the Statement of Professional Values, which addresses core aspects within the library profession. The second is the Professional Growth Plan, which consists of the professional goals I hope to accomplish within the next five years
.
PDF: Statement of Professional Values
PDF: Professional Growth Plan

ACRL Online Seminar: "Creating a Comprehensive Plan for Information Literacy"
In the fall of 2006 I participated in the above seminar offered by the Association of College & Research Libraries. I collaborated with Jackson Library's First-Year Instruction Coordinator on a plan to help ensure that freshmen could retain information-seeking strategies throughout their college careers. Both of us received certificates of completion at the end of the seminar.
PDF: Information Literacy Plan
PDF: Certificate of Completion

Reference Internship Evaluation
The following is an evaluation of my performance while working at the University Libraries Reference and Government Information Desk.
PDF: Reference Internship Overview & Final Evaluation

Teaching Resources Center Promotional Materials
From January 2006 to May 2007, I worked as a graduate assistant in the Teaching Resources Center (TRC) Library, which serves UNCG's School of Education and includes children's and teen books. Below is a brochure I made to promote the services of the TRC for an assignment in my Media Production class (LIS 616).
PDF: TRC Brochure

Later that fall, I used the photographs that I had taken for my brochure to construct a tri-board about the TRC. This board was presented to the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) during the School of Education's reaccreditation process. Below are some photos I took of the finished tri-board.