Texas Woman’s University Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2021
Master of Library and Information Science
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Graduation Date: May 2017
Bachelor of Arts – Major: English – Minor:Art
Language: Bilingual in English and Spanish (spoken intermediate level)
Software: Polaris Integrated Library System, LS2 Staff, LS2 PAC, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop 7
Other computer skills: WordPress, Mailchimp, HTML (beginner level), and CSS (beginner level). Video-editing through iMovie and InShot. Facilitate live video through Facebook Live and StreamYard. Create and edit LibGuides.
Ardmore Public Library, Ardmore, OK
Community Engagement Librarian February 22, 2021—Present
•Developing, planning and implementing library programming and develop new ways to provide library services outside of the library.
•Collaborate with other city departments and community organizations to promote library services.
•Provide and instruct computer classes.
•Promote programming and activities through press releases, promotional materials, radio, newspaper, social media, and brochures and flyers.
•Apply and administer grants that the library receives with a focus on funding for literacy and programming.
•Co-manager of the library computer lab.
•Assist with research and reference questions asked by the public.
•Provide technical assistance to staff and the general public.
McAllen Public Library, McAllen, TX
Reference Assistant June 11, 2018— January 28, 2021
•Edit and proofread monthly newsletter and provide reference department updates for each issue.
•Coordinate meeting times and places of Knitting Club and Coloring for Adults Programs.
•Assist in setting up monthly Book and A/V displays to cover different topics and observances.
•Arrange study room reservations online, in-person, and through the phone.
•Provide answers and any referral sources for reference questions asked by the public.
•Assist and instruct patrons in the use of library databases and other reference tools.
•Assist patrons with library catalog and Libby app in-person and through the phone.
•Create digital instructional materials.
Welcome Desk Assistant November 21, 2017—June 11, 2018
•Frequently update information at desks by ensuring all are stocked with the latest library publications.
•Provide yard bag assistance to the community.
•Check out scooters to the public.
•Make public address system announcements in English and Spanish.
•Assist and instruct patrons in the use of library services.
•Answer services questions in-person and through the phone.
Bookshelver May 8, 2015—November 21, 2017
•Organizing books and other library materials on shelves and reading shelves to maintain an accurate filing system and shelf locations.
•Provide clerk assistance to library patrons with circulation functions, issuing library cards, and receiving payments for fines and fees.
•Update and verify patron service accounts, whether by phone or through in-person interaction.
Assist patrons with computer equipment and software application use.
Planned Parenthood of Hidalgo County (now Access Esperanza Clinics, Inc.), McAllen, TX
Outreach Coordinator May 18, 2012—June 21, 2013
•Community education on birth control methods and availability, testing and prevention of sexually transmitted infections, and other preventative healthcare.
•Coordinated and implemented lobbying, rallies and media events.
Graduate Library and Information Studies Association, President May 2019 —July 2021
Festival of International Books and Arts, “The Future of Comic Studies in the RGV,” Presenter February 25, 2020
Graduate Library and Information Studies Association, Vice-President May 2018 —May 2019
VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood, President January 2012 — June 2013