Master of Library and Information Studies, September 2006 – May 2009 [ see diploma ]
iSchool, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada


Collection Management
Instructional Role of the Librarian
Information Technology
Resource Description and Access
Information Sources and Services
Information Society and Organizations
Information Retrieval
Digital Libraries
Open Access
Research Methods
Classification Theory*
Public Libraries
Children”™s Literature
Services for Families and Early Literacy in the Preschool Years

*This course is no longer offered.

Two-Week Practicum: New York Public Library (December 2007)

Co-op: Co-operative Education is an optional student work program offered through many Canadian universities. These highly competitive, full-time positions take place in professional organizations across Canada and around the world. I completed two work terms, totaling a full year, with McPherson Library at the University of Victoria [ see co-op details in Experience ].


  • Received the Beverly Maureen Becker Memorial Prize for outstanding work in courses related to reference and information services
  • Received an Honorable Mention in the 2008 SLAIS Co-op Student of the Year competition

Bachelor of Arts in English, September 1999 – May 2003
College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Coursework: Focused on creative writing, cultural studies and post-colonial literature
Honors: Participated in Honors Program, graduating magna cum laude