This is an abridged version of my full CV.  Please email me at my personal address with any questions: alynreads at gmail dot com. I am sometimes available for hire as a freelance editor and project consultant as well.


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Library and Information Science, Simmons University, 2017 Cohort
  • Master of Library and Information Science, Louisiana State University, 2014
  • Master of Liberal Arts, Tulane University, 2011
  • Bachelor of Arts, Spring Hill College, 2008
  • Summer course, Modern British Drama, King’s College London, 2006


  • Research Librarian for the Sciences, Tufts University, 2020-Present
  • Affiliate Faculty, Emerson College, 2020-Present
  • Research Associate, Harvard Data Science Review, Harvard University, 2018-2020
  • Fellow, LIS Education and Data Science for the National Digital Platform (LEADS-4-NDP), 2019-2020
  • Teaching Assistant, School of Library and Information Science, Simmons University, Spring 2019
  • Data Fellow, Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA) Program, Elsevier, 2018
  • Doctoral Research Assistant, Simmons College, Institute for Museum and Library Services “Measuring Library Broadband Networks for the National Digital Platform” (LG-71-18-0110-18), 2018
  • Consultant, Library for Food Sovereignty, A Growing Culture, 2018
  • Graduate Assistant, Residence Life, Simmons College, 2017-2018
  • Teaching Assistant, School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Spring 2018
  • Content Manager, Countway Library of Medicine, 2017-2018
  • Science Curriculum Librarian, Manville School, 2017-2018
  • Research Assistant, School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Fall 2017
  • Blog Editor, Education Technologies, Wolfram Research, 2016-2017
  • Research Assistant, WGBH Media Library, Summer 2017
  • e-Learning Systems Intern, Credo Education, Summer 2017
  • Assistant Librarian, Sciences, New College of Florida & the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, 2015-2017
  • Librarian, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, 2014-2015
  • Digital Project Intern, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, 2013
  • Library Technician, Tulane University, 2011-2013
  • Research Help Desk Student Assistant, Tulane University, 2010-2011
  • Literary Manager, Bienville Books, 2007-2009
  • Library Support Specialist, Spring Hill College, 2006-2008


  • Introduction to Electronic Publishing, Emerson College, 2020-Present
  • Teaching Assistant, Simmons University School of Library and Information Science, 2018-2019
  • Aeolus Research Journal, New College of Florida, 2015-2017
    • Project-based, active learning, scholarly communication semester-long tutorial where students design and manage a peer-reviewed, open access, undergraduate research journal
  • Interdisciplinary Research Methods, New College of Florida, 2016
    • Semester-long tutorial to develop academic skills in preparation for undergraduate thesis research
  • Sex, Death, and Comic Books: STEM-ulating Writing, New College of Florida, 2017
    • Scholarly communication semester-long tutorial for all majors with an emphasis on popular, professional, and popular styles of writing in the sciences




  • Publications Certificate, Council of Science Editors, In process
  • Online Faculty Fellows, Simmons University, 2018
  • Motorcycle Endorsement License, Motorcycle Safety Foundation, 2017
  • Advanced Scuba Diver and Enriched Air Nitrox (EANx) Diver, National Association of Underwater Instructors, 2016 
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