Providing specialized training and online learning services to libraries of all types.
I have been working in the library and information science field for more than 30 years. Early in my career, I worked at the Union (SC) Carnegie Library, the Charleston County (SC) Public Library, and I have also taught courses at the USC School of Library and Information Science.
I retired in 2021 from the South Carolina State Library where I worked for over 27 years and held positions as reference librarian, webmaster, continuing education coordinator, interim director, and communications director.
I received a Bachelor of Arts in Geography, Master of Library and Information Science, and Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of South Carolina. In 2001, I completed the University of the Azores Summer Study Course in Azorean Portuguese Culture and Language and in 2002 I completed the Certified Public Manager credential.
In 2008, I was President of the SC Library Association. Around that same time, I developed a national library survey on library use of social media for public relations and I was able to present this survey’s results at the 2009 German Library Association Conference and at the State and University Library of Hamburg.
I currently serve on the boards of the Library Marketing and Communications Conference and Friends of South Carolina Libraries. In the past I have served as secretary of the SC Academy of Authors, as well as chair of the USC School of Library and Information Annual Literacy Leaders (ALL) Awards committee.
I am a proud recipient of the 2015 F. William Summers Outstanding Alumni Award from the USC School of Library and Information Science. Upon retirement, I was honored to receive Lifetime Membership in the SC Library Association.
Library Training and Online Learning Offerings
- Communication Skills, Personality Types, and Networking
- Library Signage/Library Image
- How to be a Successful Library Trustee/Board Member
- How to be a Successful Library Friend/Friends Group
- Photography Basics for PR and Marketing
- Thinking Forward-Revitalizing Your Keeping Up Habits
- Meeting Facilitation and Meeting Facilitation Skills Training
Please visit my Training and Online Learning Services page for a more comprehensive list of training offerings. Feel free to contact me to discuss your library’s training needs at email@example.com.
You may also view some of my previous presentations at slideshare.
July 28, 2021 – Library Consulting (CORE IG Week) – panel presentation and discussion on library consulting for ALA CORE Library Consulting Interest Group
October 1, 2021 – Library Signage: The Good, The Bad, & the Ugly (Concurrent Session) for NELA Conference Virtual Day #3 – Leadership/Management
November 5, 2021 – Marketing & PR Skills for Friends (Webinar) for Friends of SC Libraries Annual Conference
You have been an immense help to us! Your professional insight was of great help in the process. Thank you! -Jimmie Epling, Director of the Darlington County Library System
This was an awesome presentation! The content was very informative and the way it was presented was effective! Thank you for this great session! So helpful! -Wild Wisconsin Conference Attendee
Thanks very much for your Library Image session at SCLA last week. It sent me back to my library committed to do the image “walk” and reconsider our branding. Your session was certainly one of the most useful conference sessions I’ve ever attended. -Sandy Leach, Associate Director, Lineberger Memorial Library (Retired)
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