- B.F.A., University of North Carolina
- Masters in Library and Information Science, San Jose State University
Alison is the first Online Services Librarian ever to serve at Mesa since this is a new position designed to coordinate services provided to students, faculty, and staff who access the LRC resources over the Internet. In addition to her excellent skills as a librarian, Alison is also a talented web designer and an expert in instructional technology.
Alison earned a B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fine Arts) degree in Theatrical Lighting and Design from the University of North Carolina in Winston-Salem. She went on to earn an M.L.I.S. (Masters in Library and Information Science) through the distance education program at San Jose State University. Presently, she is enrolled at Pepperdine University in a program leading to the Ed.D. degree in Education Technology.
From 2002 through 2006, Alison served as the Library Media Teacher at Mar Vista Middle School, Sweetwater Union High School District. She was responsible for curriculum and online media instruction for staff members and students as well as creating library media programs for in house users and the community.
Previously, she was Library Media Specialist at the Greg Rogers Elementary School in Chula Vista (1999-2002) and Library/Technology Specialist and GATE teacher at the Burton C. Tiffany Elementary School, also in Chula Vista (1998-1999). She has given many presentations to various educational, professional and student groups and is a member of the executive board of the California School Library Association.