Hello! Great to meet you.
I’m currently working as Assistant Director of Programs and Partnerships at Metropolitan New York Library Council, a New York City-based institution that provides resources and services to over 200 libraries, archives, and museums. Our service area includes New York City and Westchester County.
In pandemic times, I’m spearheading METRO’s move to provide a place to gather online. We’re working remotely for the foreseeable future, and so I’m helping our team update our website to keep up with the times, and I’m working to produce a podcast.
I am project director for NYC Digital Safety, an NYC-funded program that informs libraries of evergreen topics in data privacy and digital security. I’ve also designed and facilitated a fair number of workshops on topics like data privacy & security, web mechanics, and (human) networking skills for library staff. One of my crowning achievements is seeing my work included in the New York Times.
My symposia series investigated topics like the impact of capitalism on libraries, the goals and methods behind disinformation, and how we as a community to make our way toward open access without reifying extant power structures.
I received a Master of Science in Information and Library Science from Pratt Institute in 2013, a Master of Music from Western Michigan School of Music in 2005, and a Bachelor of Music Performance from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003. I’m a 2016 Mozilla Web Literacy Leader, a 2012 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, and a 2012 SLA Rising Star. I am currently working toward a Certificate in Learning Design from New York University.
Updated April 2021