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Work Experience

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Director of Readers’ Services, The Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO. June 2012-present

Provides vision and leadership in the development and implementation of the Library’s adult services with a special focus on the Building a Community of Readers initiative.  Direct, develop, and deliver a system-wide readers’ advisory service encompassing collections, programs, events, displays, marketing, and training at all of the Library’s locations consistent with the Library’s mission, goals, and service priorities.



Readers’ Services Manager, The Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO. April 2006-June 2012

  •       Supervise two departments, Readers’ Advisory and Circulation Services, including recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of Information Services and Circulation Services staff
  •       Plan, execute, and evaluate system-wide services and programs for the promotion of reading as a leisure activity
  •       Develop Readers’ Advisory training programs for Central Library and system-wide staff
  •       Create Readers’ Advisory resources for system
  •       Conduct Readers’ Advisory research using print and electronic sources
  •       Participate in collection management in all fiction areas
  •       Create and implement all programming to promote leisure reading
  •       Create and contribute to library’s Fiction content pages on library website
  •      Serve on library committees related to collection development, special funds, renovation projects, long-term planning, etc.


Adjunct Faculty, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO. Fall 2008

  •      Responsible for graduate-level instruction in online Readers’ Advisory course
  •      Creation of syllabi, lectures, assignments and projects
  •      Selecting texts and readings, grading and consulting with students


Adult Services Librarian/Readers’ Services Librarian, Kansas City, Kansas Public Library, Kansas City KS. January 1999-March 2006                            

  •       Responsible for prompt, courteous, and accurate customer service
  •       Reference and readers’ advisory research using print and electronic sources Collection management in all fiction areas, poetry, literature, popular culture, sports and performing arts
  •       Manage Main Library’s McNaughton account for circulating materials
  •       Create and maintain various displays in the library including all the display areas in the Fiction collection
  •       Maintenance of Main Library Adult and Reader’s Services web pages including online resource BookLetters
  •       Produce and edit BookBeat, the fiction newsletter of KCKPL
  •       Coordinate all literature-based programming for adults
  •       Conduct outreach visits upon request
  •       Produce and manage Library's annual Summer Concert series.


Adjunct Faculty, Institute for Continuing Education, School of Library and Information Management, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS. Fall 2004                          

  •       Responsible for graduate-level instruction in three weekends of intensive Readers’ Advisory courses
  •       Creation of syllabi, lesson planning, selecting texts and readings, grading and consulting with students


Adult Services Coordinator, Emporia Public Library, Emporia, KS. June 1991-January 1999

  •        Responsible for all operations within Adult Services including, but not limited to:
  •        Customer service & Interlibrary Loan
  •        Reference research using print and electronic sources
  •        Collection management & Cataloging
  •        Supervision, recruitment and training of all Adult Services staff
  •        Management of collection budgets of ILDP and State Aid funds
  •        Management of gift and memorial program; management of collection budgets
  •       Creating and implementing public policies for Internet and workstation use
  •       Creating and implementing all Adult Services programming


Adjunct Faculty, Butler County Community College, Eureka Community Resource Center, Eureka, KS. Summer 1996-1998

  •      Responsible for conducting courses in Composition I and II during summer session
  •      Lesson planning
  •      Choosing texts and other readings
  •      Grading and consulting with students

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