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Job Title
Job Description
Teen and Social Media Librarian
East Orange Public Library
East Orange, NJ
August 2015 - July 2016
Managed teen services and social media presence of busy metropolitan library system
Social Media Analyst
Cognizant Technologies
Tampa, FL
April 2018 - June 2019
Analyzed political content for leading social media platform
Media Specialist
Hillsborough County Public Schools
Tampa, FL
June 2020 - October 2022
Managed school library media center.
Rare Books Librarian
Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
Washington, DC
November 2022 - Present
Plan and coordinate preservation strategies of rare books.

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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