In my previous position as a library professional in education I planned,organizedtrained, and worked with a wide variety of people at various levels of skill in locating and using needed information.

As a public librarian working with children and youth, I was a strong advocate of literacy, family use of the library and finding ways to connect the library with its community.

I have experience producing desktop newsletters, managing social media to promote a cause or a business, and similar communications/promotional/marketing type tasks.

Additional skills and expertise include being a published author, an accomplished public speaker through years of experience as a professional storyteller, a library consultant, and many hours of continuing education workshops in customer service, children's services, and research and paper writing.

I have a Bachelor's degree in History and a Master's in Library and Information Studies, both from the University of Oklahoma. I am committed, hardworking, and apply myself to finding innovative answers to challenging issues.


A brief overview of my experience in libraries (and elsewhere). For volunteer tasks see the Activities tab:

Public Libraries:
  • Ralph Ellison Public Library, Oklahoma City. Librarian specialist, children and youthIn this position I planned, organized, and managed the activities, staff, and services of the children', teen and family departments (often setting records in attendance and service numbers); I provided direct, outstanding, professional, and high-level customer service to all customers. 
  • Southern Oaks Public Library, Oklahoma City. Reference Librarian.  In this half-time position, I provided quality professional  reader assistance, research help, and collection maintenance.
  • Outreach Services, Oklahoma City. Librarian.  Visited various community, school, church, and educational facilities to conduct story programs for children, assist in workshops for promoting family literacy, and provided assistance on children's programs to system librarians.
  • Choctaw Public Library, Oklahoma City. Youth and Children's librarianIn this position I planned, organized, and managed the activities, staff, and services of the children', teen and family departments; I provided direct, outstanding, and high-level customer service to all customers. 

Academic Libraries:
  • Southwestern Christian University, Bethany, Oklahoma, Director.  In this position I planned, organized, and managed the activities, support staff, policies, and services of the campus library department; I provided direct, outstanding, and high-level customer service to all customers; conducted Information Literacy classes and orientations; taught general education courses as needed (Humanities, History, US Government).

Classes/Worships I Have Taught:
  • General Humanities
  • Information Literacy
  • American History (1 & 2)
  • Readings of Reason and Rebellion
  • American Federal Government
  • Developmental English
  • Research Methods
  • Intro to Storytelling
  • With author Joyce Thomas
  • Children's Literature

Public School Libraries:
Non-certified Library Assistant
  • Oklahoma City Public Schools (Eugene Field, Kasier)
  • Enid Public Schools (Lincoln, Harrison)
  • Norman Public Schools  (Truman)
Certified Library Media Specialist (Past)
  • Norman Public Schools (Eisenhower)

Other Experiences Include:
  • Consultations (General library, children's services, etc.)
  • Ministry (working with Children, youth, adult)
  • Newspaper stringer, newsletter producer, and basic marketing
  • Professional storyteller
  • Retail & Service industries 
  • Archive support (IPHC Archives and Records Center)
  • General office (Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture)
  • Professional author, speaker, presenter
  • Board of directors, Territory Tellers
  • Board of Oklahoma Council of Academic Library Directors
  • Reviewer, Peer reviewed journal
  • Various professional committees and groups
Professional Memberships (Past and current):

  • American Library Association
  • ACRL
  • Oklahoma Library Association
  • Classics Society of the South and Middle West
  • Organization of American Historians
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • National Storytelling Network
  • Territory Tellers
  • Oklahoma Association of Storytellers
  • American Notary Association
  • Association of Historic Performers
  • OKC Tellers
  • Oklahoma United Methodist Historical Society

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