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Professional Experience Highlights

Harvard Public Library - Harvard, MA
2005 – Present

Head Children's Librarian

  • Highly organized, detail oriented, customer service focused library professional.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with patrons of all ages.
  • Developed strong social media presence via regular posts to Children’s Room Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr pages.
  • Member of library’s Long Range Planning Committees in 2012 and 2018.
  • Conceived, planned, and implemented all children’s programming.
  • Total number of children’s programs, FY’19: 342
  • Total attendance at children’s programs, FY’19: 7,489

Concord Public Schools - Concord, MA

Special Education Tutor, Alcott Elementary School

  • Reading/writing tutor for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.
  • Taught decoding/encoding, literary comprehension, and written expression to students on IEPs.
  • Adapted classroom lessons to suit abilities and needs of students; created and provided supplemental materials; planned lessons; wrote progress reports; met with classroom teachers; administered MCAs tests.

Middlesex Community College – Bedford, MA

Reading Specialist

  • Reading Specialist position in the Middlesex Reading Lab teaching small groups of college students reading and study skills as an adjunct to introductory reading classes.

Toy Shop of Concord – Concord, MA

Store Manager

  • Extremely productive manager in store with high volume of sales. Provided excellent customer service while adhering to strict budget. Ordered merchandise, regulated inventory control.
  • Full authority to make decisions at every level of store operation. Supervised all employees. Interviewed and hired new personnel.
  • Made yearly buying trips to New York International Toy Fair.

Education & Training Highlights

MLIS Candidate
2018 - Present

School of Library and Information Science, Simmons University, Boston, MA

  • Completed courses include: Information Sources and Services, Information Organization, Principles of Management, and Technology for Information Professionals.

M.A. Children’s Literature

Center for the Study of Children’s Literature, Simmons University, Boston, MA

  • Courses included: picturebook, folklore and fairy tales, contemporary realistic fiction, fantasy and science fiction, and literary theory.
  • Independent study on the evolution and practice of reader response literary theory and its relationship to the teaching and study of children’s literature.

B.A. English

Haverford College, Haverford, PA

  • Senior thesis on The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Level I Certified, Wilson Reading System

Wilson Language Training, Oxford, MA


Editorial Intern

The Horn Book Magazine, Boston, MA