Professional Memberships

ALA American Library Association (ALA)

Division Memberships:
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
Committee and Taskforce Memberships:
YALSA Research Journal Advisory Board, 2018-2019
AASL Presidential Task Force, 2018-2019 (Co-chair)
YALSA Presidential Task Force, 2017-2018
YALSA Research Committee, 2013-2015 term

North Carolina School Library Media Association (NCSLMA)




I have served as a reviewer for several journals, including School Library Research, Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults, School Science and Mathematics and School Libraries Worldwide.


Community & University Service

UNC SILS Committees

Curriculum revision steering committee member, 2018
Curriculum competencies subcommittee member, 2019 – present
Master’s committee member, 2019 – present

Wake County (NC) Public Schools, Raleigh, NC

School Librarian of the Year application review committee member, 2019

Resurrection United Methodist Church Preschool, Durham, NC

Parent Advisory Committee Chair (2015-2018), Fellowship Chair (2014-2015), and member (2013-2014)
Website administrator, 2014 – 2018

UNC SILS Alumni Association (SILSAA)

Director of Communications, 2014 – 2015

Duke University Wesley Fellowship, Durham, NC

Board member, 2011 – 2017
Board Chairperson, 2012-2014


Master’s and Doctoral Advising

Completed Master’s Papers I Have Advised:

Haley Ferreira. Their Stories Matter: Examining the Representation of Black Females in the EL Education Third Grade Curriculum. A Master’s paper for the M.S. in L.S. degree. November, 2018.

Brittany Soder. Youth Should be Seen and Heard: A Case Study in Youth Activism in Public Libraries. A Master’s Paper for the M.S in L.S degree. November, 2018.

James N. Curry III. Promotional Support: A Content Analysis of Diverse Teen Representation in Public Library Promotional Materials. A Master’s paper for the M.S. in L.S. degree. April, 2018.

Kelsey N. Hammer. Case Study: GIF-making as A Microcosm for Connected Learning for University Students. A Master’s Paper for the M.S. in L.S degree. April, 2018.

Ian G. Moore. How Can I Help You? : An Examination of the Chat Reference Interview as Performed at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. A Master’s Paper for the M.S. in L.S. degree. April, 2017.