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Educational Background

  • University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, HI Master’s Program in Library and Information Sciences (MLISc) with an emphasis in Academic Librarianship Culminating ProjectePortfolio Academic Librarianship AdvisorDr. Andrew Wertheimer

  • Master’s in English with an emphasis in Composition and Rhetoric, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, HI (Aug 2017-Dec 2019) Thesis: “The Use of Meditative Rituals in the First-Year Writing Classroom”, HI (Aug 2017-Dec 2019)

  • Bachelor of Arts, Brigham Young University-Hawaii (BUYH) Campus, Lāʻie, HI (Jan 2004-Apr 2006)

    • Major - English

  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (Aug 2002-Dec 2003)

Educational Background

Professional Work Experience

Starting January


Assistant Professor / Information Literacy & Faculty Outreach Librarian, Brigham Young University-Hawaii, Lāʻie, HI. Joseph F. Smith Library, Instructional Services Department

  • Has primary responsibility for information literacy outreach and programming, including scheduling, planning, coordination, and delivery of instruction in university curriculum.

  • Develop and deliver workshops for faculty on integrating information literacy into courses and using library resources effectively.

  • Collaborates with Assessment Librarian on information literacy instruction assessment and implements actions for continuous program improvement.

  • Participate in the library’s marketing program and outreach efforts, including our social media presence.

  • Keep abreast with issues and trends in academic librarianship, including EDI, open access, OER, and the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy.

  • Keep current with new teaching, learning, and technology movements and examine their applicability to instruction.

  • Assist in supervising library student employees.

  • Offers research consultations as needed.

  • Works together with other librarians on library-related matters.

  • Teach approximately 9 semester credit hours per year over three semesters, commensurate with candidate background and experience.

  • Scholarship, creative endeavor, ongoing professional development, and university service are expected. 

2009 - 2021

Adjunct Faculty, Brigham Young University-Hawaii, Lāʻie,  HI English Program, Faculty of Arts & Letters

  • Developed syllabi and course structure

  • Taught critical thinking, active reading, and composition with an emphasis on structure, editing, and mindfulness in the writing process

  • Lead active class discussion, debate, and creative, multimodal projects

  • Mentored other Special Instructors in the English Department in 2012

2019 - 2021

Librarian, Laie Elementary School, Lāʻie, HI. PPE 2019-2020, left for MLISc, returned to Sub in 2021

  • Taught curriculum-based lessons for 4 grade levels each week

  • Cataloged all new books and managed an integrated library system program

  • Assisted 32 teachers and numerous staff with library technology and equipment

  • Created and ran a Library Club for 45 fifth and sixth-grade students

2017 - 2021

Fellow, BYUH Center for Learning and Teaching, Lāʻie, HI

  • Completed Spring 2017 Colloquium

  • Completed Winter 2021 Educational Research Fellowship Phase 1

  • Enrolled in Fall 2021 Educational Research Fellowship Phase 2

  • Mentored 10 adjunct faculty from various departments

  • Taught faculty instruction, course design, and pedagogical workshops:

2016 - 2021

Freelance Copyeditor, Lāʻie, HI 

  • Worked with clients to create house style and individualized plans

  • Completed global, substantive, and specific edits (including proofreading).

2014 - 2018

Story Club, Lāʻie, HI 

  • Created, carried out, and taught an after school program for children ages 4-14 emphasizing literacy through playful application. 

2014 - 2017

Literacy Tutoring, Lāʻie, HI 

  • Developed a program for struggling readers and writers focused primarily on dyslexia and other literacy disabilities

2006 - 2009

Program Manager and SupervisorNorth Shore Mental Health, O'ahu HI

  • Hired and Managed Personal Assistants for Department of Health Program

  • Created documents and reports for state records and agency

  • Completed monthly medical billings through state program system

  • Supervised staff with their clients once a month each in the community

  • Met with families of clients to assess need and create individual care plans

  • Audited all program files twice-a-year

2004 - 2006

Editor-in-Chief and Staff Writer, Ke‘Alaka‘i, BYUH, Lāʻie, HI

  • Managed writers, copy editors, and graphic designers daily to put out a weekly paper

  • Edited colleague work

  • Carried out various writing assignments and generated content for publication

  • Ran weekly staff meetings and gave out writing assignments

2004 - 2005

Reading Writing Center Tutor, BYUH, Lāʻie, HI

  • Assisted ESL and Native speaking students in concepts of writing for various courses

  • Worked with E101 and E201 Lab students

  • Lead subject-specific writing workshops

  • Focused on paper structure with struggling writers

  • Completed MLA in-class tutorials

  • ​CRLA Certified

2002 - 2003

Reading Center Tutor, Brigham Young University-Idaho, Rexburg, ID

  • Administered Woodcock Reading Diagnostic test

  • Created curriculum for struggling readers at the college level

  • Assisted ESL learners in language studies

  • Administered center speed reading program

  • CRLA Certified

Professional Work Experience


January 2021 - May 2021

 BYUH Joseph F. Smith Library, Lāʻie, HI Supervisor: Zoia Falevai

  • Surveying faculty on scaffolding and information literacy

  • Creating digital module instruction on synthesizing sources

  • Copyediting existing library digital instructional materials

  • Job shadowing all librarians and library staff to understand each role

Research Editorial Assistantship

January 2020 -July 2021

Research Editorial Assistantship for the UHM LIS Program, with The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI).​

  • Shaw Award Fellow with the LIS Program at UH-Manoa

  • Copyediting academic, peer-reviewed scholarly articles each week

Research Editorial Assistantship



Scholarship & Awards

ALA Student Chapter of the Year Award (2020-2021)
UH Mānoa Ralph Shaw Memorial Fund Scholarship (Spring and Fall 2020)
UH Mānoa Merit Scholarship (Fall 2019)
UH Mānoa James W. and Eleanor B. Frierson Scholarship Fund Recipient (Fall 2018)
BYU–Hawaii Ke‘Alaka‘i Editor-in-Chief Full Tuition Scholarship (2005-2006)
BYU-Idaho Student Leadership Scholarship (2002-2003)

Academic Conference Presentations

*December 2021

2021 Hawaii Library Association Annual Conference

June 2021

ALA Annual 2021 Conference

June 2021

ALA Annual 2021 Conference Student Networking Session

April 2021

National Libraries Week ALA Student Networking Session

January 2021

American Library Association Midwinter 2021 Conference

December 2020

Hawaii Library Association 2020 Conference

December 2020

Hawaii Library Association 2020 Conference

March 2020

Conference on College Composition & Communication

March 2019

Conference on College Composition & Communication

Scholarship & Awards
Academic Conference Presentations

Service, Leadership & Professional Memberships

July, 2021

OpenEd 2021 Conference Proposal Reviewer and Moderator at 5 sessions

June, 2021 - Present

ALA Intellectual Freedom Roundtable

August 2020 - Present

Women in Academia at BYU–Hawaii

  • VP of Adjunct Faculty and PR

  • Primary researcher on a mixed-methods study looking at lived experiences of full-time female faculty as a case study to improve collaborative working relationships on campus.

February 2020 - Present

American Library Association   

  • President of ALA Student Chapter at UH-Mānoa (8/20-7/21)

  • Received the ALA 2020-2021 Student Chapter of the Year Award

    • Each year the Student Chapter of the Year Award Committee selects those student chapters who exemplify ALA values of excellence, service, and compliance while performing at a consistently high level and making a difference in the lives of their students

  • Co-Creator and Facilitator of ALA’s Librarian Lounge student networking events

February 2020 - Present

Special Libraries Association and SLA Student Chapter at UH-Mānoa

  • Webmaster of SLAsc at UH-Mānoa  (5/20-7/21)

February 2020 - Present

Hawaii Library Association

  • ​Member and student liaison for ALAsc at UH-Mānoa (Fall 2020)

  • HLA Awards Committee (7/21-present)

August 2017 - Present

National Council of Teachers of English

January 2020 - Present

Hawaii Association of School Librarians

2005 - Present

Sigma Tau Delta - International English Honor Society

May 2004

BYU-Idaho Study Abroad British Literary Tour

Service, Leadership & Professional Memberships
Guest Speaking Events

Guest Speaking Events

  • “Begin Professionalization” UH-Mānoa English Graduate Mentors Program Roundtable (March 2021)

  • “Inspired by RBG” BYU Management Society BYUH Chapter Women in Leadership Event (January 2021)

  • “Breathing Techniques for the New Year” Laie Elementary Family Night (January 2020)

  • “Meditation for Testing” Laie Elementary SBA Parent Workshop (April 2018)

  • “Using Mindfulness in Tutoring Sessions” BYUH Reading Writing Center Tutor Training (August 2016)

  • “Engaging Readers and Writers” Laie Elementary Parent Workshop (November 2014 )

  • “English Curriculum and Tutor Partnership” BYUH Reading Writing Center Tutor Training (August 2012)

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