Volunteer Service

Member Manager, YALSA’s The Hub | August 2015—Present

  • Coordinate editorial calendar and edit content from contributing bloggers
  • Redesigned blog to give it a fresh, modern look; re-organized content to aid in discovery and navigation
  • Work with the YALS and JRLYA editors and YALSAblog manager as appropriate to coordinate dissemination of information to members and the library community
  • Develop a calendar for content, based on YALSA events and activities as well as those going on in the larger community related to library materials for teens
  • Transition the blog from a focus on young adult literature to coverage of emerging and new practices for evaluating, selecting and curating materials, including YA literature but also focusing on media and digital resources

Young Adult Library Services Association | 2011 – present 

  • member of the Division and Membership Promotion Committee, July 2015-present
  • blogger for YALSA’s The Hub teen collections blog, 2012-present

Emporia State University Student Chapter of the American Library Association | 2014-2016

  • Served as Webmaster and updated chapter’s website and social media accounts
  • Coordinated volunteer opportunites for students
  • Organized fundraising events, library tours, and networking opportunities with fellow officers

Volunteer Advocate, Willow Domestic Violence Center, Lawrence, KS  |  2008-2016

  • Serve as an advocate at the temporary residential shelter
  • Assist clients with housing, transportation, job searches, and connecting with other service organizations and resources
  • Lead storytime and children’s education and recreational programs
  • Answer crisis hotline
  • Lead new volunteer training
  • Serve as on-call advocate
  • Assist with community presentations to children on domestic violence, dating violence, healthy relationships, and other topics

Volunteer Presenter, Junior Achievement, Lawrence, KS  |  2006-2011

  • Lead instruction of money management and citizenship education program in an elementary school classroom

Mentor, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Douglas County | 2005-2007

  • Served as a mentor and role model for a teenage girl