Summary of Qualifications

Professional Competencies: Team work, customer service, research, reference, training, teaching, instructional design, creating research guides, information literacy skills, collection development, liaising with faculty and database vendors, creative, adaptable to new situations and software, idea driven, analytical, and life-long learner.

Computer Skills: Blackboard, Canvas, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher, Prezi, Jing, Camtasia, HTML5, CSS, Bloomberg certified, Voyager, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Sitecore, ADDIE, Adobe CC, and social networking/emerging technologies media.


University of North Texas Denton, TX December 2016
Master of Science in Learning Technologies

University of North Texas      Denton, TX      December 2008
Master of Science in Library Science

University of North Texas      Denton, TX      Spring 2008
Graduate Academic Certificate: Advanced Management in Libraries/Information Agencies

Henderson State University      Arkadelphia, AR      May 2001
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

  • Summa Cum Laude Graduate
  • 2001 Outstanding Graduating Senior

Professional Experience

Southern Methodist University      Dallas, TX      September 2010-present
Reference & Digital Services Librarian at the Business Library for the Cox School of Business
Reference Librarian at the Business Information Center for the Cox School of Business

  • Developed online instructional tutorials using LibWizard
  • Taught the business undergraduate workshop “Introduction to the Business Library”
  • Transitioned the business undergraduate Business Library workshop to a flipped learning approach in Canvas
  • Designed and maintained the Business Library page in Canvas
  • Trained patrons how to use and evaluate online resources, electronic databases and print resources
  • Created business library subject guides
  • Created video tutorials for the library
  • Developed a mobile site for the Business Library
  • Research assistance
  • Social media coordinator
  • Co-wrote three successful technology grants for the Business Library
  • Liaison with vendors for business databases
  • Maintained updates to business library’s website in Sitecore and digital signage in Appspace
  • Coordinated staff/faculty trainings for business databases
  • Supervised student assistants

University of Texas-Pan American     Edinburg, TX      February 2009-September 2010
Reference/Instructional Librarian

  • Taught information literacy and navigating electronic resources
  • Provided library tours and library orientation sessions
  • Collection development
  • Reference assistance
  • Created subject guides
  • Discussion group coordinator for popular novels and movies
  • Summer reading with the University of Texas-Pan American Day Care program
  • Library liaison with College Assistance Migrant Program
  • Created video tutorials for the library

ITT Technical Institute      Richardson, TX      August 2007-February 2009
Library Assistant

  • Learning Resource Center Coordinator
  • Math tutor
  • Assisted with data entry
  • Collection maintenance and development for the Learning Resource Center
  • Taught information literacy  and database navigation to students and faculty
  • Provided basic computer instruction
  • Oversaw the bookstore and assist with inventory and ordering

University of North Texas     Denton, TX      June 2004-August 2007
Senior Counselor
Financial Aid Counselor
Financial Aid Counselor Assistant

  • Worked with federal, state and institutional grants
  • Returned funds for student withdrawals
  • Trained new employees
  • Awarded students and adjusting aid
  • Data entry and processing
  • Customer service

Farmersville ISD      Farmersville, TX      August 2001-May 2004
High School Spanish Teacher

Centro de Estudios Americanos      Saltillo, Mexico      Summer 2003 
Study Abroad Student

Organizational Memberships

  • University of North Texas Department of Library and Information Sciences Alumni Society
  • Texas Library Association Reference Information & Services Round Table member
  • Texas Library Association Library Instruction Round Table member
  • American Library Association
  • Association of College and Research Libraries
  • Alpha Chi National College Honor Society

Professional Activities

  • “Social Media and Mobile Technology Initiatives in Academic Libraries” – UNT – TWU Federation sponsored program “The Use of Information Technologies: Social Media and Mobile Devices in the Libraries of the Future”, 2013 Texas Library Association Annual Conference
  • “Polling For Answers: Capture Audience Participation” – TechNet 2012 Poster session – NTLP
    Conference on Library Technology
  • “Polling for Answers” – 2012 Texas Library Association Annual Conference Innovative Technology
    Applications for Reference & Instruction: Lightning Talks
  • “Software applications for staff communication and development at SMU Libraries: Lessons
    Learned” – 2011 Phoenix Staff Development Day, Texas Woman’s University
  • “Censorship and Libraries” – 2009 Conceptualizing Resistance panel presentation on Civil Liberties
    and Libraries, University of Texas-Pan American
  • 2012-2013 Co-Chair – Texas Library Association Local Arrangement Committee, Entertainment
  • 2011-2013 Secretary/Treasurer – Texas Library Association New Members Round Table
  • 2013-2016 Chair-Elect/Chair/Past Chair – Texas Library Association Reference & Information
    Services Round Table
  • 2013 Southern Methodist University Year of the Library Committee
  • 2012-2013 Southern Methodist University Electronic Resource Management Task Force
  • 2011-2013 Southern Methodist University Future Library Systems Task Force
  • 2010 – Present Southern Methodist University Electronic Resources Collections Committee
  • 2013 – Present Southern Methodist University Data Clean-Up Task Force
  • 2015 – Present Southern Methodist University Electronic Resources Team
  • 2015 – Present Southern Methodist University Alma/Primo Implementation Team

Additional Activities

  • Winning team of the 2015-2016 CUL Team Recognition Award – member of the Future Library
    System Task Force
  • 2014-2015 Staff Recognition Award for Outstanding Performance at the Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University
  • Winning team of the 2013-2014 CUL Team Recognition Award – member of the Year of the Library Committee
  • Winning team of the 2012-2013 CUL Team Recognition Award – member of the Electronic Resources Management (ERM) Taskforce
  • Winning design of 2010-2011 New Members Round Table fundraiser tote bag
  • Volunteer Virtual Reference Librarian at Western Texas College in Snyder, TX
  • Cataloging internship at The Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth, TX
  • Intern at Richardson Public Library
  • Taught adult ESL classes
  • Study abroad student through Centro de Estudios Americanos in Saltillo, Mexico in Summer 2003

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