Service to the Profession

I’ve been fortunate to participate in the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) in the following roles:

*Secretary & Treasurer, New Members Round Table (NMRT), October 2017 – Present

-Taking minutes at roundtable meetings and making modifications to minutes past as requested by other officers

-Hosting social events to encourage membership in NCLA at various locations

*University/College at Large Representative, Distance Learning Section (DLS), October 2017 – Present

-Working with other section members to promote distance learning conversations and resources throughout the state of North Carolina

*Member, Conference Planning Committee, October 2016 – October 2017

-Poster subcommittee member responsible for soliciting and confirming poster session proposals with a committee of other librarians

Extra-Professional Service: Carolina Basset Hound Rescue

My personal interests have long included animal rescue and rehabilitation. The Carolina Basset Hound Rescue (CBHR) was introduced to me via a friend, and I instantly fell in with others concerned with the welfare of unwanted and homeless basset hounds in North and South Carolina.

Since June of 2017 I’ve served as the Transport Coordinator of the rescue, arranging (and sometimes facilitating!) rides for bassets headed to their new foster or forever homes.

Extra-Professional Service: Soy un Lider

Each year, Guilford College hosts Soy Un Lider, a conference for underrepresented high school students and their families. This conference is designed to motivate these students to apply for college. Sessions on career development, financial aid, college admissions, and much more create an experience that many students would not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in.

My role in this year’s conference was to chaperone a group of students – I also assisted with an open house session where various college admissions representatives answered questions about their respective institutions.