2019 Master of Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Concentrations: Information Technology
2013 Master of Religious Studies, Nations University (LA)
2009 BA Languages, cum laude, University of Alaska Anchorage
Concentrations: German, French
2008 BA History, cum laude, University of Alaska Anchorage
Professional Appointments
8/2022–present Production Associate
Book Buddy Media (remote)

  • Manage educational publishing projects producing books for international K–12 markets.
  • Provide copy and developmental editing, fact checking, and layout and design services.
8/2021–8/2022 Media Specialist/Librarian
Academy of Holy Angels (Richfield, MN)

  • Led migration to new library management system and leveraged expanded functions to eliminate >$4,000/year in redundancies.
  • Convened interdepartmental task force to revise information literacy curriculum and realign to instruction in core courses.
  • Weeded 100s of obsolete volumes and reorganized library layout to expand collaborative work and maker spaces.
9/2019–8/2021 Scholarly Communication Coordinator
American Theological Library Association (Atla) (Chicago, IL and remote online)

  • Saved ~$5,000/year by bringing copy editing, layout, and design in house.
  • Transitioned electronic serials to direct HTML distribution and created InDesign → HTML/XML templates to meet basic WCAG accessibility standards for journals and e-books.
  • Developed effective working relationships with the press’s most “difficult” external editors and authors.
4/2018–9/2019 Library Technician
Minnesota Department of Transportation Library (St Paul, MN)

  • Saved ~$10,000/year thorough audit of available electronic resources and elimination of redundant periodicals subscriptions.
  • Cut periodicals routing management time 50% by digitizing records and building new database.
  • Partnered with federal DOT repository to secure long-term retention and national access for departmental research outputs.
1/2018–7/2019 Library Assistant
Carver County Library (Victoria and Chanhassen, MN)
Selected Publications
Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters
2021 Barthian Reflections on the Role of Open Access and Electronic Publishing in Defining Digital Theology.” Cursor_ Zeitschrift für explorative theologie 3 (25 August).
Lesbian Resistance to Feminism in Annalinde Matichei’s The Flight of the Silver Vixen.” MOSF Journal of Science Fiction 5, no. 1: 11–25.
2020 ICCPR Article 27 as a Basis for Multilingual Library Services: Implications of Treaty Implementation in the US Context.” International Journal of Librarianship 5, no. 1: 61–77.
The Still Center as Invented Topos: Static Pilgrimage in Aristasia.” International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage 8, no. 3: 77–86.
Digital Humanities and Critical Engagement: The Case of the Scottish Corpus of Texts & Speech and Wee Windaes.” In Transformative Digital Humanities: Challenges and Opportunities, edited by Marta Deyrup and Mary Balkun. Routledge.
2019 Functions of the Guanyin Image in Mediating a Christian Tradition: The Filianic Reception of Guanyin as a Case Study in Transreligious Theology.” International Journal of Buddhist Thought & Culture 29, no. 2: 207–32.
Twenty Years of Theological Markup Languages: A Retro- and Prospective.” Theological Librarianship 12, no. 1: 40–9.
La bibliothèque n’a pas détruit le français (mais elle va le faire revivre): Roles for Louisiana’s Academic Libraries in French Revitalization.” CODEX: The Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the ACRL 5, no. 2: 87–101.
Encyclopedia Entries
2018 “Druidry,” “Elders and Priestesses,” “Heathenry,” “Neo Paganism,” and “Radha and Gopi Girls.” In Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions: Faith and Culture Across History (vols. 1 & 2), edited by Susan De-Gaia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
Other Publications
2020 The Hidden Language Policy of China’s Research Evaluation Reform.” Contemporary China Center Blog (4 November 2020). Subsequently republished in Séagh Kehoe, “Language Politics,” in Cultural China 2020: The Contemporary China Centre Review, edited by Séagh Kehoe and Gerda Wielander, 117–21. London: University of Westminster Press, 2021.
2019 Libraries and Language Preservation: A Defining Generational Moment.” Journal of New Librarianship 4, no. 1: 137–41.
Academic Travel Culture Is Not Only Bad for the Planet, It Is Also Bad for the Diversity and Equity of Research.” LSE Impact Blog, 19 March. [Ranked as most-viewed post of 2019.]
Linguistic Equity as Open Access: Internationalizing the Language of Scholarly Communication.” Journal of Academic Librarianship.
Confronting Linguistic Bias: The Case for an Open Human Language.” In The Open Organization Guide for Educators: Transformative Teaching and Learning for a Rapidly Changing World, edited by Bryan Behrenshausen, 163–9. Red Hat.
Awards & Honors
2019 Harmony Professional Doctorate in Interfaith Studies Scholarship, University of Wales Trinity Saint David (£45,000; declined).
Graduate Research Assistantship, Los Alamos National Laboratory ($53,000 p.a.; declined).
Nominated to the SOIS Beta Rho chapter of Beta Phi Mu.
2012 Graduate Teaching Assistantship in creative writing, University of New Orleans (declined).
Invited Talks
2020 “Art and the ‘Inner Idea’ of Esperanto.” Presented as part of “K is for Kato: A Book Launch and Conversation with Margaret Salmon and Race MoChridhe,” organized and hosted by Dundee Contemporary Arts, online, 19 November.
“Skotlando tra verdtinkturaj okulvitroj: eksterlanda vidpunkto pri la regno per la Movado” (Scotland through Green-Tinted Glasses: A Foreign Perspective on the Kingdom through the Movement).] Presented at the 115th congress of the Scottish Esperanto Association, online, 30 May.
2019 “Altmetrics for Energy Research.” Presented at Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library, Los Alamos, NM, 11 March.
Conference Activity
2022 “Local Circulation Policies as Barriers for Readers of Non-territorial Languages.” Presented at the LACUNY Institute, online, 12 May 2022.
‘Every Book Its Reader’ : Rethinking Linguistic Equity in the Library for the Digital Age.” Presented at Minitex Connect, online, 4 May.
“Politicocultural Factors for Yiddish Attrition in Urban Minnesota, 1915–1955.” Presented at Farbindungen: A Graduate Conference on Yiddish Networks, online, 21 February.
2021 Choosing Formats for Accessible E-books and E-journals: An EPUB3/HTML5 Case Study.” Presented at the Library Publishing Forum, online, 12 May.
2020 “Altmetrics for National and Global Security.” Presented as part of “Metrics 2020: Workshop on Informetric and Scientometric Research” in conjunction with the ASIS&T 83rd Annual Meeting, online, 22 October.
“LPC Community in Conversation: Let’s Discuss Publishing Platforms.” Session co-organized and co-hosted with Ally Laird and Amanda Hurford at the Library Publishing Forum, online, 6 May.
How to ‘Publish Online…’ : Web-based Outputs Beyond PDF and EPUB.” Poster presented at the Library Publishing Forum, online, 6 May.
2019 “Outside the WordPress/Drupal/Joomla box: Considerations for Choosing a CMS in the 21st-century Library.” Presented at the Louisiana Virtual Academic Library Conference, online, 7 November.
Defining Digital Theology: Barthian Reflections on the Role of Open Access and Electronic Publishing in the Theological Toolkit.” Poster presented at Atla Annual, Vancouver, BC, 13 June.
2018 “Applications of Interlinguistics for Improving Interoperability and Stability of Metadata in Linked Open Data Environments.” Presented at The Future of Cataloguing: RDA, Linked Data, and More, Amigos Library Services Online Conference, 8 November.
“Implications of the Deep Web for Academic Libraries.” In The Web is Lovely, Dark, and Deep: A Shallow Dive Beneath the Surface, chaired by Suzanne Hunt. Panel held at the conference of the Minnesota Library Association, St. Cloud, MN, 11 October.
Research Assistantships
2010 Research assistant for Dr André Gagné, Concordia University (Montréal, QC), reviewing German-language academic literature on the Gospel of Thomas in support of a revised French translation.
Professional Service and Memberships
2022–present Poetry Reader, Psaltery & Lyre
Poetry Reader and Copy Editor, Cordella Magazine
2021–present Editor, Jewish Library Handbook, fourth edition (currently in preparation by the Association of Jewish Libraries)
2020–present Reviewer, International Journal of Librarianship
Reviewer, Journal of Academic Librarianship
2018–2020 Occasional editor-at-large, dh+lib
2018–2019 Contributing blogger, Hack Library School
Contributing blogger, LITA Blog
2017 Intern, Feminism & Religion
2010 Guest editor, KannenBright: Concordia University’s Undergraduate Journal of
Theological Studies
(Montréal, QC)
Professional Associations
2020–present Member, Association of Jewish Libraries
2020–2021 Member, Library Publishing Coalition Publishing Practice Award Committee
2018–2019 Member, Atla Open Press Coordinating Council
2018–2019 Student representative, MLIS Program and Curriculum Committee, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Language Skills
Read/Write/Speak English (native), German
Read/Write Esperanto, Yiddish
Read only French, Hebrew, Spanish