Johns Hopkins University

LEARNING DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGIES LIBRARIAN. MILTON S. EISENHOWER LIBRARY, SHERIDAN LIBRARIES, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY.  2016 – present.

  • Subject matter expert and content developer for an online asynchronous course on Teaching as Research.
  • Co-lead of the Library Teaching and Learning Team (LTLT), an initiative to create a community of pedagogically strong librarians at JHU through an asynchronous course for other librarians.
  • Project manager for a LibGuides Inter-library User Experience Study.
  • Designs, develops, implements, assesses, and analyzes ongoing online and hybrid learning programming and instruction. Includes content management and strategic planning for the current library online learning tools and platforms, and future endeavors in online learning efforts.
  • Applies advanced adult learning theories to design content to teach research and information literacy skills integrating information fluency concepts and research skills into the curriculum and library-wide instructional efforts.
  • Applies instructional design tools and theories to design, develop, implement, maintain and assess effective learning materials, modules and programs.
  • Partner with faculty and staff to deliver value-added services and new methods of delivering existing services to support the University’s research and teaching initiatives.
  • Trains library staff in online learning tools, pedagogy, and best practices in teaching.
  • Liaison to the School of Education; Department of History of Science and Technology; Program for Medicine, Science and the Humanities.

LIBRARIAN FOR EDUCATION.  MILTON S. EISENHOWER LIBRARY, SHERIDAN LIBRARIES, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY.  2014 – 2016.

  • Liaison to the School of Education (SOE), the Department of the History of Science and Technology, and the program for Medicine, Science and the Humanities.
  • Partner with faculty and staff to deliver value-added services and new methods of delivering existing services to support the University’s research and teaching initiatives.
  • Design, develop and implement learning opportunities for JHU librarians related to teaching, learning, and using technology in an online environment.
  • Co-lead of the Library Teaching and Learning Team (LTLT), an initiative to create a community of pedagogically strong librarians at JHU.
  • Offer instructional services both in person and online, including integrating library services and resources into academic courses and course management systems. Collaborate with faculty on student learning outcomes, assessment and evaluation related to research and information literacy.
  • Analyze the research collections for assigned areas and purchase content based on the teaching and research needs.
  • Participate in departmental activities, including contributions to social media, providing research consultations, and actively contributing to Academic Liaison working groups.

Major Projects and Initiatives

Library Instructional Materials Online. 2016-present.  Project manager.  Develop a systematic approach to building new online learning content to meet identified needs and learning outcomes for the JHU population.

  • Year 1:  Review current online learning tools and platforms for their currency, relevance, accessibility and pedagogical usefulness.  Develop learning outcomes related to information literacy, scholarly communication, research skills, and general library usage.  Explore of new tools for online learning.
  • Year 2:  Development of new online learning tools and integration of new tools. Strategic plan for developing and sustaining accessible online learning content across the Sheridan Libraries.

LibGuides User Experience Study. 2016-present.  Project manager.  Design, develop, and implement a cross-library user experience study on subject LibGuides. With a team of librarians across different libraries, will create and administer user studies to determine how subject guides are used, how helpful they are, and what type of content hierarchy is most effective in structuring and organizing guides.

Teaching as Research Online Course Development. 2016-present. Subject matter expert and content developer.  Develop literature-review related curriculum and collaborate with the Center for Educational Research, School of Education SMEs and project managers to develop the program for graduate students.

Library Teaching and Learning Team. 2014-present. Co-lead.  The goal of the Library Teaching and Learning Team (LTLT) is to enhance the learning experiences of JHU students, and instill in them skills and concepts that enable them to be lifelong learners.

  • Phase I, 2014-2016:  Developed a year-long hybrid program to strengthen the teaching skills of other librarians, and enhance and champion sound and innovative information literacy instruction throughout the libraries and JHU.
  • Phase II, 2016-present:  Develop an asynchronous online course for JHU librarians to improve teaching skills and use basic pedagogy in the classroom.

Research Consultation Office Marketing Project. 2015.  Lead designer and project manager on a year-long initiative to develop and implement a marketing plan and materials for the Research Consultation Office (RCO) and its services. Resulted in a suite of materials to be reused and adapted for various marketing opportunities.

LibGuides 2.0 Transition. 2014-2015. Led the transition from LibGuides to LibGuides 2.0.  Organized the transition, conducted a systematic review of all guides, developed transition guidelines, created new content and style guidelines, provided content and technical training opportunities for librarians, and maintained quality control in guides as pedagogical and research tools.


University and Library Committee Work and Engagement

All Staff Assembly Planning Committee.  2017. Collaborated with an interlibrary-team to plan a day-long professional development program for Johns Hopkins Librarians.

Website Redesign Project: Content Working Group. 2016 – present. Worked with a team of librarians to review content, prepare new content, and create a style guide for the Sheridan Libraries’ website.

Social Committee, Chair and founder. 2016 – 2017. Created and led the Eisenhower Libraries’ first social committee. The committee organized regular opportunities for social events amongst colleagues, and created a portal for sharing information and coordinating events across all library staff.

Travel Policy Review Group, Chair. 2016. Led a team of librarians to review the current travel policy and develop a new system for funding professional activities.

Cross-Library LibGuides Interest Group, Chair and co-founder. 2016-present. The interest group brought together librarians from across the various JHU Libraries to discuss all aspects of LibGuides maintenance, use, structure and philosophy. Designed and led a user experience study across the libraries to examine organization and structure of subject-specific guides. 

Visualization Wall Working Group. 2016. Worked with a group of librarians and staff to make recommendations for redeveloping the visualization wall in the Brody Learning Commons.

Search Committee. 2015. Professional search for a Librarian II in the Entrepreneurial Librarian Program.

Library Writing Accountability Group. 2015. Organized and facilitated the Sheridan Libraries first writing accountability group to provide support to librarians pursuing writing projects.

Web Content Group. 2014-2015. Collaborated with colleagues to define the scope and purpose of The Sheridan Libraries and University Museums’ web presence.