Associate Director for Collection Services
MLS Indiana University, BA University of Virginia
I've been a librarian at Saint Michael's since 1996. Before coming to Vermont, I was a librarian at Indiana University, and a public librarian at urban libraries in Indianapolis, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio.
I am responsible for collection management and acquisitions at the Library. I am particularly interested in usage-driven and patron-driven collection development. I am currently working on an ongoing project to transform library student jobs into high impact practices.
Presented "More Than Just a Job: Creating Advancement Opportunities for Library Student Workers" with Anthony Bassignani. Vermont College & Special Libraries Conference. Castleton, VT: October 21, 2016.
Presented “Snap, Tag, Share: Instagram Your Library” pecha kucha. Charleston Conference on Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition. Charleston, SC: November 6, 2015.
Presented “Picture This: Using Instagram to Promote Your Library” pecha kucha with Kristen Hindes. Vermont Library Conference. Burlington, VT: May 19, 2015.
Presented "The Future is On Demand." New England Library Conference. Burlington, VT: October 3, 2011.
Presented "Libraries and eBook Readers" with Virgil Fuller. Vermont Library Conference. Colchester, VT: May 24, 2011.
Presented "Reality is What You Make It: Collection Management in Two Vermont Academic Libraries" with Ben Johnson, Vermont Technical College. Vermont Library Conference. Colchester, VT: May 25, 2010.
In my free time I spend time in the sun, listen to country music, raise two sons with my wife Sandra and walk in the woods with our labradoodle and bichon frise.
I volunteer at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility helping to facilitate the Storybook project (a project of the Lund Family Center's Kids-a-Part program): incarcerated moms select children's books and make recordings of themselves reading the books aloud. The books and the recordings are sent as gifts to their children.
I am currently reading Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair, and Post-Punk From the Middle East to the Lower East Side by Rayya Elias and The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson.