Athens State College, Athens AL,
BA English, Art minor
University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
pursuing MA English (graduate coursework completed 2000)
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
MLIS, Library and Information Science
Certified Aircraft Electrical and Environmental Systems Technician, 1979
Certified Environmental/Electrical Systems Master Technician, 1982
Technical Publications Library Management Training, 1986
Advanced Technical Publications Library Management Training, 1987
Introduction to Leadership and Management, Holloman Air Force Base, 1980
Mid Level Leadership and Management Training, Andrews Air Force Base, 1989
Supervisory Level Leadership and Management Training, Kadena Air Base, 1993
Total Quality Training Management, Kadena Air Base, 1993.
Library Webmaster using Joomla Content Management System
Advanced PC Installation/Maintenance Troubleshooting, 2002
Designing Usable Websites, 2001
Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Advanced WebSite Design, 2002
English Graduate Organization, University South Alabama
Sigma Tau Delta, Athens State University
Orange Beach Lions Club
Eastern Shore Art Center
Foley Performing Arts Association (webmaster)
American Library Association (ALA)
Library Information Technology Association (LITA)
Providing Wireless Internet Access to Your Library Patrons: Alabama Library Association Annual Convention, Birmingham, AL, 2005.
Blogging the Blues Away and the RSS Swing: Alabama Library Association Annual Convention, Florence, AL 2006.
Panel Member of Techno Forum: Organizational Uses of Blogs and RSS Feeds in the Library, Alabama Library Association Annual Convention, Florence, AL, 2006.
Blogging to Improve Services: Alabama Library Association Public Library Division mid-winter convention, Birmingham, AL 2006.
Passionate for Internet Gadgets: Alabama Library Association Annual Convention, Mobile, AL 2007.
Laptop User's Group Computer Skills for Lifelong Learning: created, planned and implemented a computer and internet skills learning program for adults.
Book Group: created, planned and implemented a monthly book group for the discussion and exploration of a variety of cultural topics.
Creative Writing Seminar: created, planned and implemented a five week creative writing seminar for the purpose of teaching basic creative fiction skills to adults.
Orange Beach Public Library Sept 99 - Present
Information Technology Librarian (Reference):
Update and maintenance of library computers including OS, antivirus and adware updates. Creation and maintenance of library content management system (website). Creation and maintenance of library webliographies and bibliographies. Supervision of the computer lab. Create, plan and implement adult programming activities. Manage patron access to the library's electronic resources. Assists staff in the use of electronic resources. Manage collection development of library reference materials and budget. Manage collection development of library audio books and budget. Provide advice to the director regarding technology planning and purchases. Circulation and shelving duties as needed.
AIRINC May 99 - Sept 99
Technical Publications Librarian:
Catalog, control, and procure technical publications for the reference and use of aircraft component repair technicians. Insure currency and completeness of all technical publications. Assist technicians in research of technical data.
University of S. AL Sept 98-June99
Writing Lab Consultant:
Instruct, advise, and assist students in writing, punctuation, and grammar skills needed to improve their writing. Assign writing exercises to help students improve composition development skills. Assistant editor of The Writer's Block, writing lab newsletter.
Fairhope Public Library Jan 97-Aug 98
Circulation Desk Library Clerk
Perform services for patrons as follows: charge out/in books and other materials; issue library cards; demonstrate searches in the on-line card file catalog; instruct in search methods in on-line databases, i.e., ERIC, SearchBank, and Athena via the internet. Instruct patrons in internet searches. Assist patrons in research methods, shelve books, assist in opening/closing procedures, and monitor patron activities in the library. Shelve books in proper order.
Fairhope Elementary School Substitute Teacher Oct 97-Jan 97
Perform elementary school teacher's duties as required on an as-needed basis.
Decatur SW Branch Library, Decatur, AL Dec 96-May97
Open and close library as required. Perform services for patrons as follows: charge out/in books and other materials, reserve books in computer system, issue library cards, shelve books, search the On Line Public Access Catalog (OPAC) and monitor patron activities in the library. Establish and maintain a vertical file. Use the Library Management Network (LMN) to research library contents.
Athens College Library, Athens, AL Sep 96-Mar 97
Circulation desk worker:
Perform services for patrons as follows: charge out/in books and other materials; issue library cards; demonstrate searches in OPAC; demonstrate search methods in on-line databases. Assist patrons in research methods, shelve books, assist in opening/closing procedures, and monitor patron activities in the library.
Writing Lab Tutor: Winter Quarter 97
Instruct, advise, and assist students in writing, punctuation, and grammar skills needed to improve their writing. Assistant editor, Sigma Tau Delta newsletter. Edit brochures for pending literary events.
Kadena Air Base, Japan (1994-1995)
Assistant Shop Supervisor/Training Manager:
Supervise workers in performance of aircraft maintenance tasks. Compose, edit, and type annual performance reports. Insure quality maintenance documentation. Schedule all personnel for re-occurring training. Train personnel in the use of current PC software and e-mail protocol.
Kadena Air Base, Japan (1992-1994)
Technical Publications Librarian/Aircrew Debriefing Supervisor/Safety Supervisor/Funds Manager:
Train and supervise personnel in the following tasks:
* Maintenance and use of ATOMS (Automated Technical Orders Management System)
* Control, filing, and ordering of technical manual library items
* The interview of aircrew members after flight
* The documentation of maintenance discrepancies in a database
Maintain, inspect, file, and order technical manuals for six maintenance shops. Train personnel in the use of Microsoft Windows. Provide oral and written reports to the Maintenance Chief regarding availability of maintenance funds. Summarize safety reports for dissemination to maintenance shops. Provide maintenance safety training for approximately 75 people.
Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland (1986-1992)
Technical Publications Librarian/Database Documentation Supervisor:
Maintain, inspect, file, and order technical manual library items for two maintenance shops. Assure quality documentation of aircraft maintenance history in mainframe database.