Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County,
Children’s Learning Center (April 2014 to present)
My duties include: preparing and performing preschool storytimes; answering reference questions; reader’s advisory; planning programs for children ages 0 to 12; designing and preparing themed displays; gathering teacher collections; supervising practicum students and student workers. I serve on the library’s 2015 ComicCon and Exhibits committees.
Wood County District Public Library (Summer 2013; 154 hours)
I participated in STEM programming, observed storytimes, performed reader’s advisory, made collection recommendations, and promoted Every Child Ready to Read.
Bigfoot Reads (Summer 2010 to present)
I created and maintain Bigfoot Reads, a children’s and young adult book recommendation blog.
Dog Dare Design (May 1999 to September 2014)
Self-Employed Graphic Designer
Specializing in print materials. Clients have included: Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Monroe, Michigan); Heinemann-Raintree (Chicago, Illinois); Flying Pig Bookstore (Charlotte, Vermont).
FLS Marketing, Inc. (May 2000 to July 2001)
Art Director (temporary, part-time position)
Designed logos and identity systems, ads, and brochures; provided photo direction as needed; and obtained estimates from printers.
GalvinKemper Advertising (July 1998 to May 1999)
Designed logos and identity systems; developed ad concepts and designed layouts.
Northern Kentucky University, Office of University Relations (March 1995 to July 1998)
Highland Heights, Kentucky
Designed catalogs, brochures, logos, posters, and program guide for campus-based radio station.
Master of Library and Information Science (August 2013)
concentrating in children’s and teen services
Kent State University
Master of Fine Art in Writing for Children and Young Adults (2004)
Vermont College, now Vermont College of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design (1994)
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio
GPA: 3.81/Magna Cum Laude
ALSC Mentoring Program (on-going through September 2015)
ALA Online Learning (Fall 2014)
STEM Programs Made Easy
American Library Association
Association for Library Service to Children
Young Adult Library Services Association
Ohio Library Council
Sierra, Encore, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Prezi (on-line presentation software),
PBworks (wiki management), Blogger, WordPress, YouTube
Friends of Brecksville Scholarship recipient, Fall 2012
Toledo Addy Award, Logo/Trademark Design, 2002
2 entries in “PRINT’s Regional Design Annual, 2000”
2 entries in “PRINT’s Regional Design Annual, 1999”
Silvia Passerini Davenport Scholarship Award, 1994
BGSU Talent Award for Design (scholarship), 1993
2013 YA Novel Discovery Contest, runner-up
The Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators runner-up Unpublished Work-in-Progress Grant, 2004
Vermont College, Anita Silvey Scholarship
Available upon request.