Kaley has served as a communications and marketing professional for 12 years and is currently the leader of an internationally award-winning in-house creative team at the Texas Tech University Libraries Office of Communications & Marketing. Together, she and her team produce strategic, integrated communications plans and host public relations events to promote the services of the University Libraries and their work has received the honored distinction of being a recipient of the most prestigious library communications award – the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award.
A two-time graduate from Texas Tech University, Kaley holds an MBA from the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration with a concentration in management and leadership skills and a Magna Cum Laude Bachelor of Arts with a public relations major and a double minor in marketing and English.
She has presented communications and marketing topics at numerous conferences, has an article featured in American Libraries magazine as well as other library journals, and has a published book chapter in “Marketing Your Library: Tips and Tools that Work.”
Kaley has served the AWC Lubbock Chapter as president-elect and chair of both the e-newsletter and “Sweet Tweeters” Committee – the latter she created on her own to bring the chapter in to the Twittersphere and provide live coverage of chapter events for members who aren’t able to attend. Her chapter has bestowed upon her a handful of honors including Outstanding New Member and the Beth Pratt Communicator of the Year. She has also received the prestigious Chapter Star Award from the National AWC.
Along with her current membership on the National Professional Development and Technology Committee, Kaley also serves AWC as a member of the National Marketing & Communications Committee.
With all the satisfaction she receives in her career and organization involvement, her most profound pride and greatest joy is found in her marriage to Justin and their partnership in the hardest and most rewarding job they’ve ever had – the privilege of raising their two sons Paxton and Rennick…and the cat-dog, Poppy, her boys adopted.