Over 10 years of diverse work & educational experience, including librarianship, events management, community outreach, marketing, social media and more. I seek meaningful, substantive work with information access, community engagement & knowledge management.
Master of Library & Information Science
University of Washington, Seattle, WA - projected graduation June 2016
Capstone project: Creation of a database of sheet music, musical instruments, and physical/electronic resources for Seattle JazzED.
Bachelor of Arts - Design Studies
University of Washington, Seattle, WA – graduated June 2008
Capstone project: Researched, wrote, designed, and hand-bound a 42 page book, Nowhere to Go, a study of migrant labor in Eastern Washington.
Directed Fieldwork, Seattle Public Library, Aug - Dec 2015
• Performed catalog enhancement for 125+ items
• Weeded 200 items from collection on basis of circulation & condition
• Managed, or assisted with management of, 7 public events
• Wrote 3 entries for SPL’s Shelf Talk blog, including entries on Veterans Day, the Library Equal Access Program (LEAP) and the Man Booker Award
• Created reading guides for “New Wave Sci-Fi” and “Runaways in Literary Fiction”
• Produced an editable, shareable spreadsheet of over 100 Seattle authors for use by SPL staff in efforts such as applying for grants, aiding discovery, creating reading lists, and performing Readers Advisory.
Self-Publishing Coordinator, University Book Store, June 2013 – Dec 2014
• Managed budget and generated sales reports, on a monthly & annual basis
• Tracked progress of 50+ projects, many simultaneous, through all stages of development
• Created marketing campaigns and conducted outreach
• Performed operation and physical maintenance of Espresso Book Machine
• Managed and coordinated printing assistants
• Provided customer service for 50+ clients
• Researched and coordinated the transition from Espresso Book Machine to Ingram Spark print-on-demand, which afterward saw an increase in both customer satisfaction and overall program profit.
Community Outreach Lead, University Book Store, June 2011 - June 2013
• Developed partnerships and assigned co-presenters for over 300 public and private events annually
• Collaborated with librarians, teachers, venue managers and community groups
• Introduced authors and moderated Q&A
• Created detailed event reports to assist with sales reports and venue assessment
• Assisted with social media campaigns for literary events and store promotions, including the development of University Book Store’s successful Tumblr account
• Designed a successful system of hand-drawn chalkboard displays for use throughout the General Books department.
Events House Manager, Town Hall Seattle, Oct 2007 - June 2011
• Managed day-of event set-up and production for hundreds of public and private events
• Trained 20+ House Staff
• Resolved minor and complex issues with patrons, clients and protesters
• Maintained building security
• Created detailed event reports to track over 300 events a year
Freelance Graphic Design, Sep 2005 - Present
• Coordinate with clients on a diverse range of projects, including book design, marketing & web materials and more
• Project management, including: conducting preparatory meetings, establishing timelines for deliverables, creating a safe venue for file transfer, and billing & invoicing
• Maintain clear, active lines of communication
• Schedule in-person or distance meetings as needed
• Conduct follow-up after project completion
• Maintain portfolio/archive of work for reference, client need and self-promotion
Talk Time Facilitator, Seattle Public Library, Jan 2016 - Present
• Assist English language learners with conversational skills and English confidence
• Work with English language learners from diverse religious, ethnic and geographic backgrounds
• Participate in quarterly planning meetings to develop curriculum
Programming & Books Committee Member, Folio, Jan 2015 - Present
• Assist with the development of Folio’s cataloging, acquisitions and display policies
• Develop dynamic programming ideas around literature, art, music and civics
• Participate in brainstorming sessions for fundraising, outreach and more
Art Director & Performer, The Bushwick Book Club Seattle, Oct 2009 – Dec 2015
• Developed a strong, consistent organizational aesthetic
• Create marketing materials for over 100 concerts and performances
• Assisted with book selection
• Wrote and performed original music on acoustic guitar and piano
Cartooning Instructor, Beacon Hill Community Center, Seattle Parks & Rec, Summer 2009
• Developed curriculum and marketing materials for Cartooning class
• Fostered student interest in diverse forms of cartooning
• Maintained classroom order for students ages 8-15
Platforms: MS Office, Adobe CS, Google Docs, Cataloging, XML, Smartsheet, Illustration.
Language: Intermediate/Conversational German, Beginner/Low Spanish.
Music: Guitar, piano, voice & harmonica.
Sports: Racquet spots and soccer.