Academic Professional Experience


INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES LIBRARIAN MAY 2017-PRESENT

DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY

  • Coordinate library instruction program including preparing annual reports, developing and disseminating faculty surveys of library instruction using Qualtrics, listing courses with registrar and other administrative work

  • Redesigned department curriculum for Library Information Literacy (LIB) 102, a foundations requirement embedded into English 102 courses

  • Create Canvas Module for department LIB 102 curriculum including lessons, assignments, and rubrics

  • Redesigned transfer student IL placement test as an auto-graded online test hosted on Canvas

  • Supervise, including hiring, training, and mentoring three graduate student library interns per academic year

  • Developed intern training handbook and training program

  • Created draft of 4-year information literacy curriculum for Psychology as pilot model for other programs

  • Teach 6+ sections of LIB 102 per academic year and an average of 26 “one-shot” library sessions per year, all of which include Canvas content

         ADJUNCT ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR                               DECEMBER 2015-PRESENT

        HARPER COLLEGE

Design syllabus for and teach English 102, a literature-based required research and writing course.

ADJUNCT PUBLIC SERVICES LIBRARIAN                 AUGUST 2015-PRESENT

          HARPER COLLEGE

Teach library instruction across disciplines using learning outcomes and assessment, collaborate in the development on student learning assessment program, responsible for selection and wedding of HQ

ADJUNCT COMPOSITION INSTRUCTOR                    AUGUST 2010-DEC 2015    

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY, ENGLISH DEPT

Design and teach a required 200-level research and writing course, Writing Social Justice which incorporates social

justice theory while teaching students reflective research and writing skills. In this course we examine information

privilege, the creation of information, and issues related to information and oppression. Students create a single

issue of an online open-access journal to showcase their work: ruawareof.weebly.com

Terms taught: Fall 2015, Fall 2013, 2011, Fall 2010

 

HEAD OF INSTRUCTION AND LEARNING                    SEP 2015-AUGUST 2015    

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

  • Led programmatic student-learning assessment projects between the library and First Year Experience & English Composition departments: developed learning outcomes and rubric, collected data, provided information to University Assessment Committee for inclusion in Accreditation Report

  • Oversaw the library’s portion of program review for the Women’s and Gender Studies department

  • Responsible for library’s social media presence resulting in a 30% increase in Facebook likes in first 6 months

  • Developed two-week long Final Exam programming for the library in collaboration with the marketing dept, instructional technology, the writing center and food services

  • Supervised Instruction & Learning librarians: conducted performance reviews, reported instruction and reference stats, developed and disseminated faculty surveys of instruction, scheduled instruction sessions & research consultations

  • Established shared service desk procedures, policies and training in collaboration with Head of User Services including on-call librarian procedure, one on one appointment requests and scheduling, and team development

  • Developed performance review process and criteria for instruction and learning librarians

  • Created strategic plan for Instruction and Learning Program

  • Taught 20 library instruction classes per year across disciplines

 

ADJUNCT WOMEN’S & GENDER STUDIES INSTRUCTOR            AUGUST 2012-DEC 2014    

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY, WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES DEPT

Adapted and modified an existing syllabus for Women’s and Gender Studies 110 a humanities or social science

elective which focused on key concepts in the field of women’s and gender studies and includes lecture, student

response using blackboard, an information literacy scholarly investigation assignment, group projects such as class

debates and non-sexist commercial, and out of class interviews.

Terms taught: 2012, Fall 2014, substitute taught several dates Fall 2015

 

INSTRUCTION COORDINATOR                        JAN 2010- AUGUST 2014

           ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

  • Served on University First Year Experience team: recommended book for common reading, developed information literacy assignment for 19 sections, library instruction curriculum and rubric, and information-literacy exam questions

  • Initiated a reference outreach program in collaboration with DePaul University and Columbia College librarians in our shared residence hall

  • Developed student-learning assessment process for librarians involving reflective teaching & goals

  • Trained and supervised library school graduate student reference assistants in teaching

  • Explored and implemented teaching technologies such as Poll Anywhere, Padlet, and Twitter

  • Taught 60 library instruction classes per year across disciplines

 

REFERENCE / INSTRUCTION & MARKETING LIBRARIAN            AUGUST 2006-DEC 2010

        ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

  • Developed relationships with students and faculty in liaison areas: English, Women’s and Gender studies, Philosophy and African American studies

  • Collaborated with department faculty to teach library instruction in liaison areas

  • Led transition from paper newsletter to library blog

  • Developed innovative information literacy units in collaboration with composition instructors

  • Created and continually update online research guides subject liaison areas

  • Managed a materials budget of $10,000 annually in subject liaison collections

         LIBRARIAN                                    AUGUST 2005-AUGUST 2006

           THE COOKING & HOSPITALITY INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

  • Managed college library collection including selection and collection review

  • Taught 10 library instruction classes per year

  • Develop marketing material including a monthly newsletter and founding a library blog