Staff Development

I have been a librarian for over 20 years. I worked in a public library for the first few years of my career, but since then I have been in what I consider “macro” roles, working in and for organizations that support learning opportunities for people who work in libraries.

Staff Competencies

Competencies can help staff identify needed skills, knowledge, and abilities. Ultimately, this can improve the ability to meet the needs of a community.

Project Evaluation

  • Completed an evaluation of the Infopeople Eureka! Leadership Program with Social Data Insights 2013 and with Stephanie Gerding in 2014 and 2015.
  • Completed an evaluation of the SEFLIN Community of Learning Program with Jim Minges  2010


  • Being an Effective Facilitator — webinar delivered 2014 for ASCLA
  • Being an Effective Facilitator — webinar delivered June 2013 for NEFLIN
  • Being an Effective Facilitator — 90-minute online session delivered 2012 for METRO and for ASCLA

Project Management

  • Project Management – a graduate level course delivered for Emporia State University Fall 2014
  • Becoming a Better Project Manager— webinar delivered June 2013 for NEFLIN
  • An Introduction to Project Management for Managers — a one-hour session delivered for the Topeka and Shawnee County Library (KS) Aug. 2012

Relevant Work Experience:

Continuing Education Consultant for the Northeast Kansas Library System 2009 – 2012

Staff Development Coordinator for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s US Library Program Technology Trainers 2001-2003