Who Am I?

I am currently a Master of Library and Information Studies student at the University of Alabama expecting to graduate in May 2020. At UA, I am a graduate teaching assistant for the Instruction Coordinator / English Librarian in Gorgas Information Services. I teach library instruction sessions to the first-year writing students, and I create learning objects for the English department. At the same time, I work at a small disciplinary based communications library and computer lab on campus. In the summer of 2019, I was a library intern at the Frances S. Summersell Library in the Women and Gender Resource Center at the University of Alabama. My other two degrees are in English. I completed a Master of Arts in English at Auburn University where I was an Instructor of Record for English Composition I and II as well as a graduate teaching assistant for American Literature I and II. Along the way, I also worked at the circulation desk at the main library. My experience working in a library, as well as researching in my Digital Humanities and Print Studies courses, lead me to believe that librarianship was the next path for me. I finished my MA in May 2018. My first degree was a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in writing and editing at Auburn University at Montgomery.

My current research interests center around critical information literacy in the library instruction classroom. I have presented at conferences on topics including eighteenth century British literature, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, pop culture in the literary realm, information literacy, and the queer South.