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I’m Zoe

I’m an instructional designer in the Pacific Northwest. I’m also a librarian, a writer, a conference organizer, and a perpetual volunteer. My specialties include elearning course design for adult learners, educational technology, accessibility in online learning, and information literacy. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from Oberlin College and a Master’s degree in Library Science from Emporia State University.

Summary of Recent Activities


  • Instructional Designer / Learning Community Manager at WebJunction (June 2022 to Present)
  • Instructional Designer at Pierce College (January 2018 to June 2022)
  • Assistant Professor, Pedagogy & Assessment Librarian at University of Colorado Denver (July 2016 to August 2017)
  • Reference & Instruction Librarian at Pierce College (September 2012 to August 2016)

Writing Workshops

  • Tin House Summer Workshop, CNF Faculty: Nicole Chung (July 11-17, 2021)
  • “Open Wounds: Writing About Trauma” with Drew Pham, Cleaver Magazine (June – July 2021)
  • “Family Memoir: Making the Skeletons Dance” with Anne Zimmerman, Stanford Continuing Studies (April – June 2021)
  • “The Art of Personal Essay and Memoir” with Lee Montgomery, The Attic (January to March 2021)
  • “The Long Game: Foundations of Creative Practice” with Amber Flame, Hugo House (June – August 2020)

Volunteer Work

  • Conference Organizer for Library Instruction West (2018 to Present)
  • Chat Reference Volunteer for Answerland (2020 to Present)
  • Web Manager for ACRL-Washington (2017 to 2020)
  • Rainbow List, ALA-GLBT RT (2018 to 2019)
  • Stonewall Book Award for Children’s Literature, ALA-GLBT RT (2017 to 2018)