Vita

EDUCATION

B.S. Minot State College, Minot, ND, 1968, Cum Laude
Majors: English, History, Elementary Education

M.L.S. Emporia State University, Emporia, KS, 1983

M.A. California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1997
Humanities, with an emphasis in History
Thesis: “Evangelical Voices: Attitudes toward the Vietnam War”

EXPERIENCE

Public school teacher. Washington, D.C., 1969-1970

Substitute public school teacher. Upper Marlboro, MD, and Olathe, KS, 1974-1977

Writing Specialist. Kresge Academic Support Center, MidAmerica Nazarene College, Olathe, KS, 1978-1987.

- Coordinated Center services, including hiring, training, supervising tutors
- Developed and conducted Supplemental Course Instruction

- Developed and conducted in whole or in part the following on-campus workshops:

  • Test Preparation and Test Taking
  • Preparing for and Taking the GRE Writing the Research Paper
  • Preparing for and Taking the National Teacher’s Exam
  • Preparing for and Taking the Kansas State Nursing Exam

- Developed and conducted current events discussions with education majors, called the Awareness Program

- Developed and conducted study skills program for students on probation

- Coordinated and administered English Placement testing for incoming students with low ACT scores

- Developed and conducted in-class presentations on outlining, researching, note-taking, journal critique writing, business writing

- Taught remedial writing skills course

- Tutored students in writing, study skills, research skills

Evening Librarian. Avila College Library, Kansas City, MO, 1983-84.

- Supervised student assistants

- Provided reference service

- Catalogued library materials

Assessment Counselor. Management of Human Resources (accelerated adult degree-completion program), MidAmerica Nazarene College, 1987-1989.

-Evaluated transcripts

-Advised prospective students

-Developed and taught a writing workshop for incoming adults

-Taught Module 2, Adult and Professional Development

-Evaluated and awarded experience-based credit

-Evaluated and graded student portfolios

Circulation/Reference Librarian I. Southern California College, Costa Mesa, CA, 1989-1992.

- Hired, trained and supervised all student library assistants

- Provided reference service

- Supervised all areas of circulation, including shelving, overdues, reserves

- Conducted graduate students’ library orientation

- Instructed students in use of computer-aided research

- Provided research instruction for classes and individuals

- Developed informational guides for patrons

- Assisted patrons in the computer lab when monitors are not on duty

- Assisted in collection development

Acting Head Librarian, Circulation/Reference. 1992-1994.

Head Librarian, Circulation/Reference. 1994-1996.

- Supervised all aspects of library operations, including staffing, scheduling, budgeting, collection development

- Instrumental in developing on-line catalog and CD-ROM system

- Developed yearly budget in partnership with librarians and library committee

- Maintained communication with faculty

Reference/Electronic Resources Assistant Librarian. 1997-1998

Reference/Electronic Resources Associate Librarian, 1998- (Tenured 1998)

  • Develop and maintain the library web site
  • Provide reference for users
  • Develop and provide class and individual research instruction

Instructor: Degree Completion Program Module 2. Fall 1994, Spring 1996, Fall 1996, Winter/Spring 1998, Winter/Spring 1999, Winter/Spring 2001

Instructor: English Composition 102 Spring 2000

On-call Reference Librarian. Newport Beach Public Library, Newport Beach, CA, 1990-1994.

PUBLICATION

Joint Author, “The Learning Center: Providing Something for Everyone,” Journal of Developmental and Remedial Education, Spring 1980.

AFFILIATIONS

Professional:

American Library Association
Association of College and Research Libraries

Personal:

Irvine Presbyterian Church

HONORS

Danforth Associate, 1980-86

Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society

Pi Kappi Pi, 1998-

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Speaker and soloist, Christian Women’s Club, Minot, ND, 1970-72
Pianist, soloist, Sunday School teacher, Olathe Covenant Church, Olathe, KS, 1977-89 Olathe Covenant Church Council member, 1986-87
Leadership Team, Adult Discussion Sunday School Class, NMCC, 1990-1996
Choir Member, NMCC and Irvine Presbyterian
Costa Mesa Library Services Committee, Summer 1997

CAMPUS ACTIVITIES

Sophomore class advisor, 1990

Academic Computing Committee, 1991-95

Diversity Committee, 1991-92

Faculty Affairs Committee, 1993-95

VPAA Search Committee, 1994

Librarian Search Committee, 1994, Chairperson

Academic Affairs Committee, 1994-1996

WASC Coordinating Committee, 1995-96

Strategic Academic Planning Committee 1995-96

General Education Review Committee, 1997-2000

Administrative Council, 1997-1999

English Professor Search Committee, Spring 2000

CISO Search Committee, Spring 2000

Librarian Search Committee, Spring 2000

Undergraduate Academic Affairs, 2000-

Political Science/History Professor Search Committee, Fall 2001

English Professor Search Committee, Spring 2002

Theology Professor Search Committee, Spring 2002

Sociology Professor Search Committee, Spring 2005