Library Media Specialist

Jul 2020 - Present

Creating a vibrant literature culture that permeates throughout the school.

Social Media Analyst, Cognizant, Tampa, FL

Apr 2018 - Jun 2019

Responsible for analyzing social media content for leading platforms.

Aug 2015 - Jul 2016

Responsible for planning programs for teen patrons and managing the social media presence of the East Orange Public Library.

Nov 2014 - Jan 2015

Responsible for planning programs and services for youth patrons ages 0 - 18,

Aug 2010 - Apr 2014

Responsible for providing case analysis and securing evidence in order to assist administrative law judges at Social Security Administration hearings.

Jan 2010 - Aug 2010

Supervised graduate and undergraduate employees while managing administrative and technical duties of the Art & Architecture library.

Nov 2008 - Jan 2010

Provided customer service to midshipmen, faculty, and the general public at the circulation desk of a military academic library.

Sep 1997 - Oct 1998

Responsible for reclassifying books, periodicals, and other library media.

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Pratt Institute (New York, NY)

MS Library and Information Science

Concentration: Law; Youth Services


New York University (New York, NY)

Diploma Paralegal Studies

School of Continuing and Professional Studies


Montclair State University (Montclair, NJ)

BA Political Science


Tuskegee University (Tuskegee, AL)

Political Science

Concentration: International Politics, Statistics

Study Abroad Program: Shanghai, China - First Step World



American Library Association (ALA), Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC), Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT), American Association of School Librarians (AASL), Hillsborough Association of School Library Media Specialists (HASLMS)


Florida Library Association (FLA), New Jersey Library Association (NJLA), New York Black Caucus of the American Library Association (NYBCALA), Conference Accessibility Task Force (CATF)

2020/2021              LA Times Book Book Prize for Young Adult Literature

2019/2020             Coretta Scott King Book Awards Juror
2017 -                     Michael L. Printz Award Committee Member
2017 -                     Florida Author's and Publisher's Award Book Committee Member
2017  - 2020          Creator and Organizer of Hype Lit Book Club
2016 - 2019           Book Riot Contributor
2016 -                     Conference Accessibility Task Force Member
2015 - 2016             YALSA Instagram of the Week Blogger
2010 - 2011            Library Journal Book Reviewer
2010 -                     Brooklyn Public Library Intern
2008 - 2016            Organizer Uptown Girls Harlem Book Club
2008 - 2011             Book Reviewer Rawsistaz
2008 - 2009            Court Appointed Special Advocate
2002 - 2004            Tuskegee University Ambassador
1994 - 1997               Volunteer at Mr. Olive Public Library



Library Catalogs: Voyager, Millenium, WorldCat Local, LexisNexis, Westlaw, Artstor
Other Library/Archives Software: Symphony, Polaris, Sierra, Sirsi Dynix, Archivist’s Toolkit, LibAnswers, RefWorks, EndNote, LibGuides, Blackboard, LibraryThing
Web Design: HTML, WordPress,  some PHP, Google Analytics
Multimedia Software: Photoshop, Illustrator, iMovie, 
Productivity Software: MS Office (including Access), Google Docs, Acrobat Pro, Sharepoint, SurveyMonkey, Doodle, 
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube,  Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr, Wikipedia, LinkedIn, Goodreads, Meetup


PK-12 Media Specialist  - Expires 06/30/2023

K-6 Elementary Teacher (Florida SOE) - Expires 12/20/22

5-9 Social Studies  - Expires 06/30/2023

6-12 Social Studies  - Expires 06/30/2023

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