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Employment


Education


Presentations & Instruction

  • Ongoing library instruction workshops on Ancestry.com, Zotero, HathiTrust, and Wikipedia (2018-present)
  • Genealogy workshops for public libraries (2019-present)
  • “Cowbell Yell: Exploring MSU History and Traditions Through MSU Libraries’ Historical Archives,” First Year Experience fall semester class co-taught with Melody Pittman Dale (2018-2020)
  • Against All Odds: The First Black Legislators in Mississippi,” presentation for the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s “History is Lunch” program (2020)
  • “Planning a Virtual Conference for Archival Organizations,” webinar with Rachel Ingold and Mary Rubin for Society of American Archivists’ Regional Archival Associations Consortium (2020)
  • “Genealogy as a Gateway to Teaching Primary Source Literacy,” presentation for Society of Mississippi Archivists virtual conference (2020)
  • “Using Technology to Document African American Cemeteries,” workshop at Black Communities: A Conference for Collaboration at Durham, NC (2019)
  • Against All Odds: Researching and Presenting the Stories of Mississippi’s First Black Legislators,” virtual presentation for Humanities Commons’ first Twitter conference (2019)
  • Mississippi State University Libraries Annual E.O. Templeton, Jr. History & Genealogy Fair,” Poster Presentation with Jennifer McGillan and Corinne Kennedy at Southern Archivists Conference and Mississippi Library Association Annual Conference (2018)
  • “From Analog to Digital: Making Your Collections Available Online,” Panel Presentation with Jennifer Brannock, Elizabeth La Beaud, and Mona Vance-Ali at Mississippi Library Association Annual Conference (2018)
  • “Finding Isom Stewart,” Presentation for Black Communities: A Conference for Collaboration at Durham, NC (2018)
  • “Breaking Through Brick Walls,” Presentation at the E. O. Templeton Genealogy Fair, Mississippi State University Libraries (2017)
  • “Online Research 101,” Presentation at the E. O. Templeton Genealogy Fair, Mississippi State University Libraries (2016)
  • Lesson on beginning genealogy research for HI4343, “Immigration in the U.S.,” Mississippi State University (2015)
  • “Virtual Cemeteries,” Presentation at the E. O. Templeton Genealogy Fair, Mississippi State University Libraries (2014)
  • “Find-A-Grave,” Presentation at the Regional Genealogy Fair, Mississippi State University Libraries (2010)

Papers & Publication


Professional Development

  • Digitorium: University of Alabama Digital Humanities Conference (virtual, 2020)
  • Society of Mississippi Archivists annual conference (virtual, 2020)
  • Mississippi Historical Society annual conference (Cleveland, MS, 2020)
  • Black Communities: A Conference for Collaboration (Durham, NC, 2019)
  • Society of Mississippi Archivists annual conference (Starkville, MS, 2019)
  • Mississippi Library Association annual conference (Meridian, MS, 2018)
  • Southern Archivists Conference (Montgomery, AL, 2018)
  • American Library Association annual conference (New Orleans, LA, 2018)
  • Black Communities: A Conference for Collaboration (Durham, NC, 2018)
  • Society of Mississippi Archivists biennial conference (Columbus, MS, 2017)
  • Library of Congress Digital Preservation Education and Outreach “Train the Trainer” program (Jackson, MS, 2016)
  • Society of Mississippi Archivists biennial conference (Long Beach, MS, 2015)
  • Society of American Archivists annual conference (New Orleans, LA, 2013)
  • Society of American Archivists training: “Arrangement and Description of Manuscript Collections” (Hattiesburg, MS, May 2008)

Honors & Awards

  • First student to graduate with honors in two majors, William Carey University (2001)
  • E. Byrd Award for Most Outstanding Religion Major, William Carey University (2001)
  • J.V. McCrory Creative Writing Award, William Carey University (1998, 2000, 2001)
  • Spirit of MSMS, Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (1997)
  • National Merit Finalist (1997)

Professional Memberships


Research Interests & Activities

  • Genealogy and family history
  • Documentation of local cemeteries
  • Libraries and social media / Web 2.0
  • Civil rights and women’s history

 

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