It's not about stats. It is about community.


Television Appearances

Screen grab of Ashley on the news

I have had the profound honor of having been interviewed by several news outlets, including Jackson, MS channel 16. 

Library Promotional Videos

Screen grab of a video Ashley created

Here you will find videos I've created to promote library events and programs, like Flowood Reads. The videos primarily feature Flowood Public Library.  

Library Events and Programming

Picture of Ashley at a library event

My teams and I created a number of library programs and events that were fun, engagning, and educational. 


Picture of the MS library assn

I've been so fortunate to have worked with many associations and committees to promote library advocacy, outreach, marketing, and leadership. 

Open References

Ashley with a colleague

I have worked with some amazing people over the years. 


Ashley at an award event

A few selected honors that I'm especially proud to have been nominated to receive. 

Selected Presentations - Maryland State Library

General Outreach for MD LBPH

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This is a basic presentation that I use when I discuss the library's role in the community. It contains minimal content. 

What if You're a Leader with Anxiety?

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In 2019, I presented "What if You're a Leader With Anxiety?" Maryland State Library Association's annual conference. The presentation featured a break down of leadership and anxiety myths, actions individuals could take to care for their mental health, and a discussion portion. 

Accessible Marketing

Accessible Marketing Basics; upclose photo of a finger reading across braille.

Over the last few years with MD LBPH, I have developed a "quick & dirty" guide to creating accessible marketing materials for the visually impaired. This is the second version of the program with live demonstrations. 

Mission Creep and Burnout

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In 2019, I was asked to present on the topic of Library Mission Creep and Librarian Burnout. After exhaustive research, I presented at the Maryland State Library Resource Center's Spring Conference. 

Selected Presentations - Central MS Regional Library System

Library Management and its Effect on Community

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In 2016, I was asked to present at the Mississippi Library Association's annual meeting; my focus was on leadership and how it can positively affect the community of a library. 

Programs & Community/Program Failures

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In 2016, I presented at the Mississippi Library Association's annual meeting; my topic was how librarians can bounce back from program failure. 

Library Communities: More than you think

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I presented at the 2016 Mississippi Library Association's annual conference; this portion of the program was expanding the idea of "library community" by engaging other societies and organizations. 

Beating Bullying

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In 2014/2015, I was given a small IMLS grant to host an anti-bullying program. The program was a failure, but I learned quite a few lessons about leadership, community engagement, and marketing. 

Selected Presentations - St. Tammany Parish Library System

Introduction to Genealogy

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This program was a basic introduction to genealogy.