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
6/2023–present Teen Services Librarian
Hennepin County Library (Maple Grove, MN)

  • Develop programming and collections, with an emphasis on teen services.
6/2022–6/2023 Project Manager
Book Buddy Media (remote)

  • Managed educational publishing projects producing books for international K–12 markets.
  • Provided copy and developmental editing, fact checking, and layout and design services.
6/2021–6/2022 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 and Presentations
See academic and professional publications and conference presentations, listed separately.
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).
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
Fluent English
Professional Working Proficiency Esperanto, German, Yiddish
Limited Working Proficiency French, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish