Currently, I hold the title of Senior User Researcher at Ad Hoc LLC. I work in the Federal Civilian division and contribute my skills in user experience design and research to building government digital services.
From 2019-2022, I was a tenure-track librarian and the Head of Discovery and User Experience at Indiana University Bloomington Libraries. I managed user research for IU Bloomington Libraries and my department was product owner of IUB’s Springshare applications (LibGuides, LibCal, etc.), the library website (Drupal), the IU Bloomington Libraries discovery system, and more.
During my time at Indiana University, I served as Executive Director of CADRE from May 2020-2022. CADRE (Collaborative Archive and Data Research Environment) is a cloud-based “science gateway to standardized text- and data-mining services for large datasets”. Supported by ten BTAA member institutions, CADRE seeks to provide a sustainable and affordable platform for researchers to share and analyze large-scale bibliometric data.
From 2016-2019, I was Web Services Librarian at the University of Montana, Missoula. I served as product owner and primary content creator for library websites and social media accounts in addition to leading user research for the University of Montana Libraries. As a tenure-track professor, I taught information literacy instruction and curriculum planning for the information and research division, participated in outreach and communications initiatives, and did research in the areas of usability testing, user experience, metaliteracy, and content strategy .
My MSLS is from UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Library and Information Sciences. At UNC, I was a Carolina Academic Library Associate and worked in the Music Library and Music Cataloging departments. I also interned in the Assessment and User Experience Department at Duke University Libraries. My work there culminated in my thesis, “Low-Hanging Fruit and Pain Points: An Analysis of Change Implementation from Flash Usability Testing at Duke University Libraries”.
My BA is in English (with a minor in cello performance) from Luther College in Decorah, IA.
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