PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE

Social Media Analyst, Cognizant, Tampa, FL

Apr 2018 - Present

Responsible for analyzing social media content for leading platforms.

Aug 2015 - Jul 2016

Responsible for planning programs for teen patrons and managing the social media presence of the East Orange Public Library.

Nov 2014 - Jan 2015

Responsible for planning programs and services for youth patrons ages 0 - 18,

Aug 2010 - Apr 2014

Responsible for providing case analysis and securing evidence in order to assist administrative law judges at Social Security Administration hearings.

Jan 2010 - Aug 2010

Supervised graduate and undergraduate employees while managing administrative and technical duties of the Art & Architecture library.

Nov 2008 - Jan 2010

Provided customer service to midshipmen, faculty, and the general public at the circulation desk of a military academic library.

Sep 1997 - Oct 1998

Responsible for reclassifying books, periodicals, and other library media.

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EDUCATION

Pratt Institute (New York, NY)

MS Library and Information Science

Concentration: Law; Youth Services

2015

New York University (New York, NY)

Diploma Paralegal Studies

School of Continuing and Professional Studies

2010

Montclair State University (Montclair, NJ)

BA Political Science

2008

Tuskegee University (Tuskegee, AL)

Political Science

Concentration: International Politics, Statistics

Study Abroad Program: Shanghai, China - First Step World

2006

PROFESSIONAL
MEMBERSHIPS
CURRENT

American Library Association (ALA), Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC), Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT)

PAST

Florida Library Association (FLA), New Jersey Library Association (NJLA), New York Black Caucus of the American Library Association (NYBCALA), Conference Accessibility Task Force (CATF)

2019/2020             Coretta Scott King Book Awards Juror
2017 -                     Michael L. Printz Award Committee Member
2017 -                     Florida Author's and Publisher's Award Book Committee Member
2017  - Present     Creator and Organizer of Hype Lit Book Club
2016 - Present      Book Riot Contributor
2016 -                     Conference Accessibility Task Force Member
2015 - 2016             YALSA Instagram of the Week Blogger
2010 - 2011            Library Journal Book Reviewer
2010 -                     Brooklyn Public Library Intern
2008 - 2016            Organizer Uptown Girls Harlem Book Club
2008 - 2011             Book Reviewer Rawsistaz
2008 - 2009            Court Appointed Special Advocate
2002 - 2004            Tuskegee University Ambassador
1994 - 1997               Volunteer at Mr. Olive Public Library

SERVICE

technical skills

Library Catalogs: Voyager, Millenium, WorldCat Local, LexisNexis, Westlaw, Artstor
Other Library/Archives Software: Polaris, Sierra, Sirsi Dynix, Archivist’s Toolkit, LibAnswers, RefWorks, EndNote, LibGuides, Blackboard, LibraryThing
Web Design: HTML, WordPress,  some PHP, Google Analytics
Multimedia Software: Photoshop, Illustrator, iMovie, 
Productivity Software: MS Office (including Access), Google Docs, Acrobat Pro, Sharepoint, SurveyMonkey, Doodle, 
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube,  Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr, Wikipedia, LinkedIn, Goodreads, Meetup

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