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Education:

Graduate Certification in Web Services, 2011

Webster University, Webster Grove, Missouri

Master of Library and Information Science, 2003

Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois

Bachelor of Arts, Double Major: Political Science & History, 2001

Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois

Experience:

EAST SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE CENTER—
EAST ST. LOUIS, IL

Library Director—August 2010-Present

Library Director

  • Lead a library that serves three community colleges, a charter high school, a university, a head start program, an upward bound program, the residents of East Saint Louis, and numerous other community programs.
  • Manage a 22,000 item collection and a staff of 2 full-time employees and 1 part-time assistant; develop/enforce all personnel/procedure policies.
  • Responsible for library fiscals: An $18,000 budget, the procurement of materials and equipment, the tracking of expenditures, and negotiating and entering into library contracts with vendors and suppliers.
  • Perform reference, collection development, information literacy, circulation, ILL, cataloging, programming,outreach and advocacy duties.

MCKENDREE UNIVERSITY, HOLMAN LIBRARY—LEBANON, IL

Adjunct Professor—January 2009-May 2010

Information Literacy Course

  • Develop curriculum for biology and sports medicine information literacy courses.
  • Work in conjunction with the instructors of major required writing/research intensive courses to ensure the knowledge and skills that students need to be successful in those courses.
  • Instruct students in the use of research tools: electronic databases, OPAC’s, Library of Congress Classification and subject headings, special collections, reference materials, Open Access resources, web-based resources, and more.

Technology in the Classroom Course

  • Develop curriculum for classes on the use of technology in teaching and learning (education majors).
  • Teach content management systems: CAT1, Blackboard, and LiveText.
  • Explore the uses of technology in teaching using: Kidspiration/Inspiration, screencasting, website development, blogs, and Microsoft office applications.

R.R. BOWKER PUBLISHING—NEW PROVDINCE, NJ

Training and Information Specialist—March 2006-December 2008

Classroom Learning

  • Managed the training of 4,000 academic, public, corporate, government, and specialty libraries and institutions across the United States and Canada.
  • Enhanced end users’ understanding of Bowker’s academic software through the use of group lectures, one-on-one training, and user-friendly training material.
  • Responsible for a 93% user retention rate as a result of curriculum and training.
  • Taught over 740 on-site classes to over 8,000 faculty, staff, students, patrons and librarians.

Distance Learning

  • Mastered and used teaching courseware:  Webex, MeetingPlace, and GoToMeeting software.
  • Responsible for U.S. and international training, trained a diverse population from Europe, Africa, South America, Australia, and other countries.
  • Taught over 360 distance learning classes to over 1000 faculty, staff, students, patrons and librarians.

NILES PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT—NILES, IL

Adult/Young Adult Reference Librarian—February 2002-March 2006

Reference Librarian

  • Served the library needs of a diverse population of 60,000 patrons.
  • Worked on the reference service desk answering questions via phone, email, and in person.
  • In charge of collection development for the 000’s (generalities), 100’s (philosophy & psychology), 200’s (religion), and 300’s (social sciences).
  • Worked with a 250,000 volume collection and a $130,000 materials budget.

Information Literacy Instructor

  • Developed, implemented, and taught 20 different information literacy and instructional technology courses.
  • Taught hands-on classes and lectures to a class size ranging from 10 to 30 students.
  • Designed ready reference guides, aids, tutorials, and other computer-based instructional resources.
  • Trained individuals with special needs in the use of Assistive Technologies: Dragon Naturally Speaking, Home Page Reader, ZoomText, and Read and Write Gold.

NATIONAL ARCHIVES & RECORDS ADMINISTRATION—WASHINGTON D.C.

Presidential Materials Staff —June 2001-September 2001

Internship

  • Identified and researched presidential documents.
  • Aided in the preservation and cataloging of presidential gifts.
  • Assisted in working with donors in the acquisition of presidential collections.

WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY MALPASS LIBRARY—MACOMB, IL

Reference Department —June 2001-Sept. 2001

Internship

  • Worked with reference librarians in answering patron questions.
  • Assisted in teaching technology seminars and the development of webpages.
  • Developed ready reference user guides for databases.

Technical Qualifications:

Web Design

  • Proficient in HTML, XHTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, Expression Web, Soundbooth, Audacity, Photoshop, MySQL, Apache web server XAMPP, and Dublin Core, IPTC, and EXIF metadata.
  • Proficient in Content Management Systems: Joomla, WordPress, and Blackboard.

Instructional Tools

  • Proficient in asynchronous systems: Adobe Captivate, Adobe Presenter, and Camtasia Studio.
  • Proficient in Content Management Systems: Blackboard, LiveText, and CAT1.
  • Proficient in webinar systems: Webex, GoToMeeting, and MeetingPlace.


Societies:

  • American Library Association, 2001-present.
  • GateNet II User Forum (library automation), 2010-present.
  • Distirict 522 (library group), 2010-present
  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout, 1989–1999.
  • Toastmasters International, CTM/ATM, Club President (2010) Club Vice President of Education(2008), Sergeant-at-Arms (2005), 2004–present.
  • Historic Saint Louis Street Association, Vice President, Board Member, 2008–present.
 

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