Farley Middle School Librarian

(Hutto ISD, Hutto, TX)

August 2023-present

Was the inaugural full-time certified school librarian at Farley Middle School. Drove inclusivity and

diversity in our library collection by securing a grant and meticulously curating materials representing diverse perspectives and experiences. Elevated the library's appeal by expanding and modernizing the graphic novels section, catering to the evolving tastes of our student body.

Fostered a culture of reading among faculty and staff through engaging monthly reading challenges, promoting literacy and camaraderie. Maintained transparent communication within the library community through the initiation of a monthly newsletter, ensuring everyone remained informed about upcoming activities and resources. 

Reignited interest in the library makerspace by introducing monthly featured activities, sparking creativity and hands-on learning among students. Demonstrated unwavering commitment to cultivating an inclusive, dynamic, and vibrant learning environment within Farley Middle School

Pflugerville Middle School Librarian

(Pflugerville ISD, Pflugerville, TX)

June 2021-2023

Updated library to meet Future-Ready standards, increasing library traffic and usage by 25% compared to previous years, hosted first in-person Book Fair in 3 years, managed Chromebooks, and survived a flooded Library. Improved library design after flood to increase student visibility and create more space for student usage. 

Gorzycki Middle School Librarian

 (Austin ISD, Austin, TX)

August 2018- August 2020

Updated library to be more welcoming and user friendly by moving furniture and adding a mini computer lab for student and staff use. Taught digital citizenship and library skills classes to ELA classes daily to improve student use of library resources. Weeded collection to bring up to date. Increased student activity in library by opening the library throughout the school day. Increased library communication with staff and community with monthly newsletters.

Nominated for Austin ISD Librarian of the Year 2019 and 2020.

Vandegrift High School Librarian

(Leander ISD, Austin, TX)

July 2017-June 2018

Updated and maintained a curriculum based library collection as well as a digital and graphic novel collection to instill a love of reading and literacy in students and staff. Gave daily booktalks in English courses to help students find a book that would entice them for SSR. Collaborated with freshmen and sophomore teachers on class and research projects. Taught classes how to use digital resources provided by district and campus budget allocations. Collaborated with other district high school librarians to form a PLC.


Deemed “Proficient” by the LISD LEADS Appraisal System

Dr. Abraham P Cano Freshman Academy

Ninth Grade Library Media Specialist

(Harlingen, CISD, Harlingen, TX)

June 2016-June 2017

  Updated and maintained a curriculum based library collection consisting of 40% e-books and 60% print books, as well as audiobooks to not only meet the needs of students, but also that of a digital campus. Increased the flow of student library use by implementing library Makerspaces and library activities. Taught weekly information literacy lessons by collaborating with classroom teachers to increase digital citizenship and teach research and library skills. Updated and maintained the entire school and library website for better community access (http://www.hcisd.org/drcanoacademy). Assisted in the hiring and interviewing process of a second library clerk when a position was needed. Completed all campus technology and library inventory alone during Summer 2016 to improve and update the existing inventory.

 Oversaw all library activity in an HCISD Showcase Library.