I recently completed my Master's in Library Science Degree and graduated Summa Cum Laude from North Carolina Central University. In addition to my current role as an Outreach Coordinator at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, I have created, led and hosted several successful events, programs, and initiatives. Additionally, I have worked on many large scale projects and events ranging from digital media to diversity and inclusion.
I previously founded and operated a nonprofit organization that focused on providing teen domestic violence prevention education through literacy, advocacy, and intervention. This nonprofit operated for two years. During this time, I managed volunteers, secured and maintained partnerships, managed budgets, raised funds and donations in the community and built relationships with teens. I also served on the Mecklenburg County Teen Dating Violence Awareness Committee during this time as well.
2016 - Present
In my current role, I have led and hosted many initiatives. I created and lead the Reading in Color Book Club Program, and internal team. I also am the co-creator and lead of the Black Lives Matter Program. My primary focus is providing equitable access to the community through literacy and workforce development programs.
I identify gaps and create programs and opportunities to fill them while increasing the library's visibility and footprint in the community. I provide coaching and growth opportunities for team members through monthly meetings, and shadowing.
Senior Library Assistant
2015 - 2016
As a Sr. Library Assistant, I provided reference services to children and their families for preschool-juvenile materials. Additionally I provided weekly storytimes for all ages, and outreach programs to surrounding daycares.
2014 - 2015
As a part-time library aide, my responsibility was to perform circulation duties and tasks such as shelving, pulling holds, weeding, and maintaining the stacks. I also provided customer service at the circulation desk, and in the computer lab. Weekly, I hosted one-on-one tech tutor sessions that assisted patrons with computer usage from beginner on up. I also assisted with resume building and job search.
Honors, Awards & License
2022 Licensed Manicurist/Nail Tech
2021 Presidents List Honors (RCCU)
2021Summa Cum Laude (NCCU)
2020 Mayor's Mentoring Alliance Award- Best Collaboration in Mentoring
2020 Deans List NCCU
Digital Media Coordinator
Partnership & Relationship Building
Microsoft Office Proficient
Flyers & Logos
North Carolina Central University
2020 - 2021
Master's in Library in Science, 4.0
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Minor in Urban Youth and Communities
Presenter at North Carolina Campuses Against Hunger Conference
Room in the Inn - Co-Captain
Teacher Assistant (2012)
Jamil Niner Food Pantry - Co-Creator
Stop Hunger Now Volunteer
Poverty Similator Volunteer