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Employment

 

Education

 

Presentations & Instruction

  • “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

  • 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

  • Mississippi Historical Society
  • Society of Mississippi Archivists
    • Board member (2017-present)

 

Research Interests & Activities

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

 

Languages Studied

  • Koine Greek (21 credit hours, 1997-2001)
  • Ancient Hebrew (21 credit hours, 1998-2001)
  • Ugaritic (3 credit hours, 2001)
  • Hieroglyphics (3 credit hours, 2001)
  • Latin (1995-1997)
  • Spanish (1993-1995)

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