Currently, I am a Special Collections Instruction Librarian at the University of Iowa Special Collections & University Archives. At Iowa, I coordinate the instruction program which, in the 2015-2016 academic year, had 12 librarians supporting 255 sessions. I also continue to pursue my own research on literary collection acquisition and special collections pedagogy. What I am most excited about is my book history game titled Codex Conquest.
In 2013-2015, I was a Council of Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Alabama. There I focused on outreach on behalf of the Division of Special Collections by managing instruction, exhibitions, as well as the social media and the general web presence for the W.S. Hoole Library under the supervision of Mary Bess Paluzzi. If you'd like a summary of my achievements at UA, this short powerpoint provides a quick overview of my time as a postdoctoral fellow.
From 2008-2013, I worked in the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) at Emory, where I aided the development of six exhibitions, served as a curatorial representative for Kevin Young, and worked within Arrangement and Description.
In 2013, I received my PhD in English from Emory. My dissertation, Archival Bodies: Twentieth-Century British, Irish, and American Literary Collections, outlined how the international trade in literary collections shapes the way in which authors can be studied within the discipline of English.