May 2011, MLIS, Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
December 2005, A.B. History, Classics minor, (Artium Baccalaureatus, a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on Latin or Ancient Greek) College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
Community College Liaison Librarian – Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center Spring Lake Branch, November 2016-present
-Provide reference and readers advisory to public library patrons including students from the Spring Lake campus of Fayetteville Technical Community College. Provide one-on-one assistance with technology, job skills and research help. Provide library orientation to classes at FTCC Spring Lake Campus
-Provide enrichment and educational programs and computer classes at the library for students and the public.
-Provide support to patrons using Overdrive and serve on Electronic Resources and Databases Team committee. Provide instruction to patrons using all electronic service including databases and downloadable media.
-Select nonfiction and reference materials for the FTCC collection housed at the Spring Lake Library using Baker and Taylor TitleSource 360. Use CollectionHQ to choose items for de-selection in adult fiction and nonfiction.
-Report monthly reference statistics and detailed monthly reports to public library and FTCC administration.
-Assist the branch manager in the daily operations of the branch. Serve as person in charge in the absence of the branch manager.
-Supervise 1 full time library associate and 1 Library Page.
Teen Services Librarian II– East Baton Rouge Parish Library-Greenwell Springs Rd Regional Branch, August 2015-October 2016
-Provide reference and reader’s advisory service to patrons ages 12-17 at a regional branch library.
-Plan and implement programs for teens including crafts, games, book clubs, etc.
-Conduct book talks and research talks to local middle and high schools and the local juvenile detention center.
-In the absence of the branch manager, act as building supervisor as needed.
-Assist the branch manager in the daily operation of a regional branch library.
-Supervise 1 Full time employee and 2 ¼ time employees.
Genealogy Librarian I– East Baton Rouge Parish Library, November 2014-September 2015
-Provide reference assistance to patrons researching their genealogy using books, microfilms, maps and electronic resources. Also, assist patrons in local history research.
-Teach technology classes relating to genealogy research methods and resources.
-Conduct outreach to local organizations about genealogy research and library resources.
-plan and implement genealogy programs with guest speakers of local interest
-Maintain monthly Special Collection department schedule.
-Supervise 2 full time employees and 1 ¼ time employee
Reference Librarian I, East Baton Rouge Parish Library, Main Library,
September 2013- November 2014
-Provide reference services in person, via phone, me-mail, text and chat in a very busy reference department.
-Provide in-depth reference assistance to patrons using the library digital resources including databases, ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and music.
-Provide staff training using digital services and research databases in the Digital Library.
-Teach patron technology classes on a variety of topics such as Pinterest, Tumblr and using Microsoft Word.
-Troubleshoot issues with databases, downloadable media and device compatibility with our resources.
-Create and edit Infoguides on the library’s website using LibGuides on topics ranging from small business resources to legal issues to using Overdrive.
-Share the responsibility of writing and maintaining the daily reference desk schedule for three of the seven workdays.
-Supervise 5 ¼ time employees.
Teen Services Librarian, East Baton Rouge Parish Library, River Center Branch Library,
October 2012- September 2013
-Develop programs for patrons ages 12 to 17, deliver book talks at local school and the juvenile detention center, assist patrons both at the circulation desk and on the 2nd floor which houses the library’s adult fiction, children’s and teen collections.
-Supervise 3 employees, one full-time and two part-time.
-Assist the branch manager in the daily operations of a community branch library.
Intern, College of Charleston, Addlestone Library, Reference Department, Spring Semester 2011, 3 hours institutional credit, unpaid, 135 contact hours.
– assisted in the Interlibrary Loan office, which included processing book requests for PASCAL, an intrastate loan system for SC academic libraries, and learning the functions of interlibrary loan.
– Observed bibliographic instruction classes from the reference librarians in the department
– Developed a pathfinder for French Language Films for use in the library Media Collection.
– Worked the reference desk with the supervision of a reference librarian and handled in person, phone and IM queries. Used library research guides and other library resources to assist students with reference questions
Reference Library Assistant Main Library, Reference Department, Charleston County Public Library., October 2006 – September 2012
– Provided general reference services in person, by phone, email, IM and SMS. Average about 20 hours per week at a public service point (reference and telephone reference center).
– Planned and implemented several book lectures centered on nonfiction publications, many of which were local authors.
– Delivered a presentation entitled Facebook for Small Business to a networking group focused on small business owners and those in nonprofits
– Initiated social media outreach using Facebook and Twitter for the library system. Currently maintain social media accounts with updates on library news, events and enrichment with the aid of department supervisors.
– Helped maintain an index of the local newspaper by indexing articles in the weekly Zones sections of the Post & Courier.
-Maintain a monthly book display for the Arts section of the circulating non-fiction collection.
– help with the daily activities in the Interlibrary Loan department,, as needed
Student Cataloging Assistant, College of Charleston, Robert S. Small Library, January 2002-April 2003
-processed incoming books to the circulating collection
Student Worker, Fort Dorchester High School, Media Center, North Charleston, SC
Academic Years 1998-2000, first year volunteer, second year paid
-worked the circulation desk, re-shelved books, helped students find materials, processed new materials acquired through grant funding.
Sales Associate, Gap,/Gap Kids, Mt Pleasant, SC November 2005-July 2007
-ran cash register, worked fitting rooms and sales floor in adult, kids and baby section in high-volume store.
Sales Associate, Brookstone, 121 Market St., Charleston, SC, June 2004-August 2005
-Ran cash register and sales floor which included demonstrations of large tickets items such as massage chairs and TempurPedic mattresses.
Camp Counselor, Carolina Low Country Girls Scouts, May-July (summer season)1997-1999
-Worked with girls of different age groups (6-16). Duties included planning lessons for the groups of campers at a Girl Scout resident camp.
SKILLS & TRAINING
-Very proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Publisher & Access)
-Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, image and video editing.
-Very proficient in blog software platforms: Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr
-Extensive knowledge of social media sites: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, and many smartphone applications(most familiar w/ iPhone apps).
-Advanced troubleshooting skills in library ebook and audiobook format using Overdrive, including the many devices: eReaders, tablets and mobile phones.
-Completion of several database training classes offered through SC and NC state libraries on how to guide patrons through the use of state-funded research databases.
-Excellent PC troubleshooting skills for most minor problems.
-proficient in using LibGuides to provide information to patrons and trained new staff on using the Libguides interface
-Languages- basic reading and speaking skills in Spanish, German and Latin.
Jan 2015- Lean In Discussion: Women in Business Panel– A group on local women in business to discuss the issues brought to light in the best-selling book by Sheryl Sandberg.
April 2015- Make a Memory- author talk Andra Watkins Not Without My Father-
July 2015- Land Records Research – Brandi Newman LA Land Records Office
Sept 2015- Footsteps in Time: A Story of an Acadian Family
December 2015 – Ugly Christmas Sweater Decorating Contest for 20somethings
Jan 2016- Intro to Scratch- Creative Computing for Teens
April 2016- Make your Own T-shirt Tote
June 2017- Students and Debt: A Road Map to Success
May 2009 – Delivered a presentation Facebook for Small Business, to a local nonprofit and small business networking group at the Charleston County Public Library.
August 2010 – Contributed an article to the University of South Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science student newsletter SLIStenUp on my first time experience attending the ALA conference in Washington, D.C.
October 2010– Presented a poster session at the South Carolina Library Association Annual Conference on Literary Events sponsored by Charleston County Public Library.
August 2013, represented the library at a conference for a major company relocating workers to the Baton Rouge area. Spoke to potential residents about the services at the public library.
April 2014- Delivered a presentation to a group of writers interested in self-publishing at the Main Library of East Baton Rouge Parish Library
June 2014, represented the library at fair for small business in the Baton Rouge area, speaking to many entrepreneurs about library services and partnership opportunities.
June 2015– Gave a presentation on genealogy resources to employees at ExxonMobil in Baton Rouge.
Summer 2017– Spoke to several classes of community college students about library resources at Fayetteville Technical Community College
October 2009, 2010 – Attended the South Carolina Library Association (SCLA) Annual Conference
June 2010 – Attended ALA Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
June 2011 – Attended ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA
March 2013, April 2016, attended the Children’s Book Festival in Hattiesburg, MS
March 2014– Attended the annual Louisiana Library Association Conference, Lafayette, LA.
May 2015– attended the National Genealogical Society conference in St. Charles, MO.
January 2014 – present – volunteer with Louisiana Women in Technology, a nonprofit committed to encouraging young women to explore careers in STEM-related fields. Help to organize a workshop for middle school girls in which we offered a Scratch tutorial and team building activities.
June 2011- September 2012 – represented my department on the Communication Committee for the CCPL in order to facilitate better communication among staff. Also, served as a moderator for the online staff forum.
June 2011– Volunteered with a local nonprofit, Palmetto Technology Hub, at their inaugural Nonprofit Bootcamp technology conference.
August 2010, February 2011 – Assisted two branches in the implementation of a self-checkout system. This included tagging with RFID tags and linking to the current ILS.
January – March 2009– Worked the Periodicals desk in the evenings due to a staffing shortage. Duties included helping patrons with microfilm machines, pulling microfilm, finding obituaries for patrons, and distributing daily papers.
Summer 2008 – Assisted at a Children’s Outreach table at the North Charleston Arts Festival