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EDUCATION

U of Iowa School of Library and Information Science Iowa City, IA
Masters in Library and Information Science, 4.0 GPA, 2010

      • Focus towards public librarianship, digital humanities, and user-centered design.

Macalester College Saint Paul, MN
Bachelor of Arts in English, magna cum laude, 2005

      • Emphasis in literary theory, women’s and gender studies, and Italian.

Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Rome, Italy
IES Program of Study, 2004

      • Studied Italian language, literature, film, and art history.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Audio Publishers Association
Annual Audie Award Judge 2014 – Present

      • Annual judge for the final round of the audiobook industry’s premier awards ceremony, honoring the best titles in audio publishing.
      • Past judging categories include “Literary Fiction & Classics” and “Best Female Narrator.”

Riot New Media Group Brooklyn, NY
Associate Editor March 2016 – April 2017

      • Edited and contributed posts about audiobooks, libraries, and the reading life for Book Riot‘s audience of over 1.5 million monthly readers.
      • Authored biweekly audiobooks newsletter with over 20,000 subscribers and 30% open rate.
      • Managed Book Riot’s Snapchat account and filmed weekly mini video reviews of the week’s hottest new books.
      • Wrote social media posts and moderated community social networks for social following of 1.5+ million,
      • Continued to oversee ad network of 120+ book, comics, and lifestyle websites with 11 million monthly unique visitors.

Riot New Media Group Brooklyn, NY
Ad Operations Manager May 2014 – February 2016

      • Oversaw ad network of 120+ book, comics, and lifestyle websites with 11 million monthly unique visitors.
      • Managed ad operations for parent company of Book Riot, Panels, and Riot Ad Network.
      • Wrote and reviewed biweekly for Book Riot.

BookRiot Brooklyn, NY
Contributing Editor February 2013 – May 2014

      • Wrote and reviewed biweekly for the largest independent editorial book website with more than 800,000 visitors per month and a social media following of 190,000+.

Johnson County Library Johnson County, KS
Web Content Developer December 2012 – May 2014

      • Built the Library’s brand via strategic web and social media content.
      • Conducted website usability testing and implemented usability best practices throughout the Library’s online presence.

Lawrence Public Library Lawrence, KS
Adult Programs Librarian April 2010 – December 2012

      • Responsible for community partnerships, local literacy initiatives, cultural events, art exhibitions, readers advisory, and technology instruction.
      • Developed web and social media content; contributing member of the Social Media Team, Technology Committee, and Percent For Art search committee.

B Sides Journal Iowa City, IA
Co-Founding Editor
Nov. 2009 – May 2010

      • Co-founded the University of Iowa’s open access, peer-reviewed journal on emerging issues in Library and Information Science.

U of Iowa School of Library and Information Science Iowa City, IA
Graduate Assistant
Aug. 2009 – May 2010

      • Assisted Dr. James Elmborg, Director of the School of Library and Information Science, with scholarly writing and research.

Iowa City Public Library Iowa City, IA
Adult Services Intern
May 2009 – May 2010

      • Oversaw Teen Tech Zone computer lab, teaching 7th – 12th graders how to access and create digital content including blogs and podcasts.
      • Advised Teen Advisory Group in planning literacy activities, volunteer projects, and community partnerships.

University of Iowa Libraries, Special Collections Iowa City, IA
Student Assistant
 Aug. 2008 – May 2009

      • Digitized and cataloged archival collections using Dublin Core metadata and CONTENTdm.
      • Made rare materials accessible to over 50,000 users per month via the Iowa Digital Library.

Macalester College English Department Saint Paul, MN
Teaching Assistant
Jan. 2005 – May 2005

      • Co-taught Introduction to the Novel course to undergraduate students.
      • Mentored first-year students in academic writing.

RESEARCH

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS

CONFERENCES & PRESENTATIONS

AWARDS

ASSOCIATIONS

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