Reference Librarian / Liaison to the School of Education
Phone: (415) 422-6963
Primary Liaison Areas:
Teacher Education, Learning and Instruction, Leadership Studies, International and Multicultural Education, Digital Media and Learning, Counseling Psychology
I was raised in a working class family in Northern Illinois. I have a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Religious Studies from the University of Illinois. My teaching style is influenced not only by my professional experience, but also by my experience serving on the CUAV (Community United Against Violence) LGBTQ Speakers Bureau.
I have been working at USF as a reference librarian since February 2011. My primary duties involve supporting the School of Education programs through library instruction and collection development. Prior to working at USF, I worked as a reference and instruction librarian at City College of San Francisco and the Art Institute of California-San Francisco. In addition to my experience as a reference librarian, I have worked on archival projects at the UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies Library and the GLBT Historical Society.
I am passionate about creating accessible library resources from a universal design perspective, examining the intersections of media literacy and social justice, and learning what it means to be a white ally in a multiracial classroom.