Master of Information Sciences
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
August 2012

Bachelor of Science in Communications
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
December 2009
Major: Journalism and Electronic
Track: Magazine and Feature Writing
Minor: English


Hodges Library

Current Experience

University Archives Assistant
University of Tennessee Libraries Special Collections
Knoxville, Tenn.
January 2015-Present

  • Responsible for researching the history and legacy of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, including assisting with information requests from researchers and university-affiliated patrons.
  • Oversee and participate in processing and organizing university archives collections
  • Promote the University of Tennessee’s history through physical and digital exhibits
  • Assist with photo reproduction, digitization and scanning university archives materials

Library Volunteer
West Hills Elementary School Library
Knoxville, Tenn.
December 2000 – Present

  • Assisted Building Level Technology Coordinator in maintaining the elementary school’s Web site, troubleshooting computer hardware and software, and setting up computers
  • Prepared new books for circulation, including cataloging books in MARC, bar-coding books and covering book jackets.Assisted students at circulation desk by checking out books or retrieving “on-hold” books for them. Checked in and shelved returned books for further circulation.
  • Created PowerPoint presentation on Internet and Facebook safety for fifth grade students.
  • Handled deselected books for discard, such as marking books as “discarded” in library’s catalog and packing books for removal.
  • Barcode scanned portions of library’s collection for year-end inventory.

Previous Experience

Processing Assistant
University of Tennessee Libraries Special Collections
Knoxville, Tenn.
August 2012 – January 2015
Performed project-based duties for an academic library’s special collections department.

Archives Consultant
Chi Omega Fraternity University of Tennessee Pi Chapter
Knoxville, Tenn.
January 2013 – April 2014
Coordinated the arrangement and digitization of a university sorority’s archived materials.

  • Consulted with client on how to organize organization’s photographs, books, papers and other materials for archival preservation and storage, including planning, managing and implementing a digital preservation project for most of the collection.
  • Assisted client with creating exhibit on sorority’s history.

Practicum Student
Knox County Archives, Knox County Public Library
Knoxville, Tenn.
May 2012-August 2012
Contributed to a decades-long effort to decrease the county court system’s backlog of records needing arrangement and cleaning before they could be accessed by the public.

  • Arranged and cleaned 1870s Knox County Circuit Court records for future access
  • Assisted staff at the reference desk, aiding in records retrieval and reference interviews as needed.

Student Library Assistant
University of Tennessee Libraries Special Collections
Knoxville, Tenn.
August 2010-August 2012
Accomplished project-based duties for an academic library’s special collections department.

Practicum Student
Knoxville News Sentinel
Knoxville, Tenn.
June 2009-August 2009
Learning experience on how to manage content for the community news section of the newspaper.

  • Processed and captioned reader-submitted photographs for publication.
  • Wrote briefs for the Community and School Matters sections, cutlines for photographs used in the Community section, and a brief story for the Community section.
  • Copy-edited pre-production proofs of Community section pages to prevent typographical, grammatical and factual errors from appearing in the section.
  • Processed and edited freelance photographers’ feature packages submitted to the section for publication.
  • Updated the section’s print budget weekly to include the next week’s briefs, art and reader-submitted content that must be published.

Deputy Editor
Scoop Magazine, University of Tennessee College of Communications and Information
Knoxville, Tenn.
Spring 2009-Fall 2009
Appointed Deputy Editor for the College of Communications and Information’s alumni and student publication for two semesters.

  • Copy-edited articles for grammar and consistency in the magazine’s and Associated Press style.
  • Met one-on-one with staff writers concerning these edits.
  • Updated the magazine’s stylebook to reflect deviations from AP style.
  • In Fall 2009, wrote an article for the New Technologies section and photographed a locale for the photo essay portion of the magazine.

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