Education

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Master of Library Science – December 2017

Capstone Portfolio: Advancing LGBT Resources and Visibility

4.0 GPA

East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies 2016

Concentrations: English, International Studies
Capstone: LGBT History & Progress
Dean’s List

Surry Community College, Dobson, NC

Associate of Arts 2013

General Studies

Other Related Experiences

Community Partnerships in Library Science Summer 2017

Study abroad program through the interdisciplinary studies department for MLS students. Program consisted of exploring partnerships between communities, families, and schools abroad in Lisbon, Portugal and in our own local communities. More information at 
http://mls.librarytyler.com/abroad 

Freelance Web Design 2010-Present

Designed and implemented websites for multiple companies and organizations including Pharmacies, Small Businesses, Charity Organizations, Online Stores, and Library Supplemental Research Sites



Work Experiences

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Asheville, NC

Library Technical Assistant 2016 – Present

Processing of materials including books, audiobooks, serials, DVDs, magazines, and more. Circulation duties, shelving, stack maintenance. Serial rotation, claims, and checkin.

University of North Carolina-Asheville, Asheville, NC

Library Public Services Intern Summer 2017

LGBTQ Community-focused website development, LibGuide creation. Summary can be located at http://mls.librarytyler.com as wells as at http://unca.lgbtlibrary.org 

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Asheville, NC

Customer Service, Bookseller 2016 – Present

Provide customer service in all areas of the store. Shelving, store recovery, processing book orders.

Madison Pharmacy & Gifts, Marshall, NC

Customer Service, Gift Specialist 2015 – 2016

Lead customer service representative, online and in-store specialty gift sales, gift database maintenance, administrative duties

Mars Hill University, Mars Hill, NC

Library Circulation Assistant 2013 – 2014

Performed circulation duties as well as shelving and stack maintenance, specifically in music score room.


Research & Projects

“The Restriction of Access to LGBT Materials Within American Libraries: Why It Happens and How It Can Be Improved” 2016

Research paper on methods for improving access to LGBT materials in libraries.

“LGBT History and Evolution: From Pre-Stonewall to National Marriage Equality and Why It Matters”  2016

Undergraduate thesis reviewing the histories of the LGBTQ+ population in America starting in colonial times.

LGBTQ+ Collection Development Initiative 2017

Recommendation for expansion of LGBTQ+ collection at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Library

LGBTQ+ Resources Website at UNC-Asheville’s Ramsey Library 2017

Creation of website for the purpose of centralizing and compiling all LGBTQ+ resources available at UNCA. Site can be viewed at http://unca.lgbtlibrary.org

Visit http://mls.librarytyler.com/other-work for more of my research projects.

Memberships & Training

American Library Association

North Carolina Library Association

Association of College and Research Libraries

GLBT Round Table (ALA)

Project Enable Accessibility Certification Training