Cataloging, Online & Digital Resources Librarian
College of San Mateo
San Mateo, CA USA
What I am doing now.
Assistant Professor & Digital Resources Librarian, College of San Mateo: Coordinate management of digital resources including website, social media, e-resources & databases; supports cataloging & other technical services as needed; shared outreach responsibilities including event planning; reference and instruction; collection development; college governance responsibilities; etc.
EPIC Fellow, Stanford University: Researching global implications of information, ethics, and society, as part of the Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curricula (EPIC). Awarded by the Stanford Global Studies Division, funded by the Department of Education Title VI program.
Past Chair, Steering Committee, & Social Media Coordinator, California Library Association Technical Services Interest Group: Supports Chair in all activities, communicates with Steering Committee; acts as liaison to CLA; supports event planning & awards committees as needed including marketing, social media, etc.
Co-founder & Event Planner, Information Professionals Social Club: Event planning; marketing; social media; administrative duties; etc.
Founder & Writer, LIS Lady Blog
What are the most valuable skills I use in my job?
My emphasis on emerging technology and technical services in courses at SJSU SLIS have best prepared me for work in the technical services field. I was able to focus on cataloging (including the transition to Resource Description and Access (RDA)), vocabulary design, digitization projects, manuscript processing, web design and more during my time at SJSU SLIS. Additionally, practice with teamwork, particularly in the online environment has been enormously helpful as I work with groups like the CLA and IPSC, virtually, as well as in person.
It is OK to contact this alum.