Work Experience

Head of Information Commons

E. H. Butler Library, Buffalo State College, State University of New York (SUNY), January 2015 – Present

  • Supervise seven library faculty.
  • Supervise one library support staff.
  • Coordinate all projects within the Information Commons.

Emerging Technology Librarian & Information Service Integration Specialist

E. H. Butler Library, Buffalo State College, State University of New York (SUNY), August 2005 – Present

  • Develop emerging technology initiatives for the library and act as a liaison for emerging technology initiatives on campus.
  • Inform Buffalo State faculty, staff, & students on current technology related issues:
    • Through professional development workshops, and hands on training seminars.
    • Discuss and educate students on technology issues that affect their academic and professional life.
  • Provide faculty with personal assistance with technology tools for their courses
  • Advise faculty, staff, and students on technology related projects.
  • Provide Reference Services to the Buffalo State Community:
    • Through face to face communication at the reference desk.
    • Meeting with students or faculty for research appointments.
  • Responsible for the Research Help 24/7 online reference services, including e–mail, instant messaging, and SMS communications..
  • Teach LIB300 “Advanced Library Research” course.
  • Provide library and technology assistance for learning communities as the library liaison.
  • Communicate with the Creative Studies, Computing and Technology Services, School of Education, and University College as the library liaison.
  • Perform information literacy instruction for the College community at large.

Adjunct Faculty

Department of Library and Information Studies, Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo, SUNY, June 2003 – August 2004, September 2011 – December 2014.

  • Taught a required technology course, LIS 506 – Introduction to Information Technology.
    • Introduced new library students to how information technology (IT) has developed in the library field, discussed the current trends in IT in libraries, and explored future possibilities for the IT in the field of librarianship.
  • Taught an elective course, LIS 568 – Digital Libraries.
    • The course covered professional issues related to digital libraries, technical aspects, tools for creation and use of digital products, and library and public policy.

Lab & Instructional Facilities Coordinator

Department of Library and Information Studies, School of Informatics, University at Buffalo, SUNY, September 2002 – July 2005

  • Supervised all laboratory and technology classroom facility resources for the School of Informatics.
  • Developed and conducted workshops, seminars, and online tutorials for faculty, staff, and students in the use of technological tools. Some of these included HTML, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and digital video.
  • Supported users by developing digital and print training materials and providing one on one instruction when appropriate.
  • Managed access to the facilities according to school policy in order to balance the needs of the students as well as faculty in conjunction with the Informatics Lab Complex Use Committee.
  • Trained and supervised all graduate assistants, interns, and work study students assigned to these facilities, and participated in the hiring process.
  • Acted as a liaison between the School of Informatics and University technology support on issues relating to the facilities, including the installation, operation, coordination, testing, and troubleshooting of media and technology equipment of the lab and technology classrooms.
  • Served as a technical consultant for faculty committees to establish policies and procedures for use of the lab facilities, and plan for future development.
  • Provided technical support and oversight for the former departmental website in cooperation with the content manager, and make recommendations for future management for this resource.
  • Researched current updates in software and information technology and distributed as appropriate.