Special Skills

Social Media

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram
  • Tumblr
  • Blogging

Microsoft Office

  • Word
  • PowerPoint
  • Excel
  • Publisher

Apple

  • Pages
  • Numbers
  • Keynote
  • Mac OSX (10.3-10.11)
  • MacOS Sierra
  • iOS (v. 6-10)

Graphic Design

  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop & Photoshop Elements
  • Adobe Post
  • Canva

Web Design

  • WordPress
  • Dreamweaver
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • RapidWeaver
  • Accessibility

Other Computer Skills

  • Evergreen ILS
  • Basic computer & server maintenance and troubleshooting
  • CE Labs digital signage software
  • Internet searching & research

Library Skills

  • Technology & digital literacy for adults
  • Customer service
  • Reference, research, & basic readers' advisory
  • Classification
  • Organization
  • Collection management
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Writing & editing

Professional Experience

Senior Library Assistant - Technology & Technical Services

October 2013 to present

Bethel Public Library, Bethel, CT

Maintain and update library's public website & social media accounts, with a 50% increase in Facebook fans from providing friendly, relevant, timely content. Supervise two employees and several volunteers in Technical Services, such as: processing newly added books and AV materials, deaccessioning outdated materials and those damaged beyond repair, and mending other damaged materials. Regularly provide information services to library users. Liaise with consortium members and governing organization. Perform light cataloging. Maintain collections and records thereof. Create and facilitate computer classes and other programs, promotions, and displays for adults.

Library Clerk

August 2011 to October 2013

Bethel Public Library, Bethel, CT

Provided confidential customer service in person and over the telephone. Handled monetary transactions for overdue, lost, and damaged items. Opened and closed Circulation Department. Provided information services in Teen Services Department. Filed and kept library materials up to date. Maintained order and efficiency in a fast-paced work environment. Provided technical assistance to library users as needed.

Editorial Volunteer and Independent Contractor

May 2011 to October 2012

Center for Sex Education at Planned Parenthood of Central & Greater Northern New Jersey, Morristown, NJ

Edited content for effectiveness, fact-checked, proofread, and formatted materials. Worked collaboratively and independently on latest edition of Teaching Safer Sex, a book of lesson plans to help people of all ages assess and reduce risky behavior. Prepared over 300 sexuality education files for use in membership-based website.

Intern and Volunteer

January 2011 to May 2011

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), New York, NY

Critically evaluated abstinence-only-until-marriage curriculum materials for educational design, developmental and cultural appropriateness, and overall effectiveness. Researched and analyzed sexuality education lesson plans for Sex Ed Library, an online resource for educators to access comprehensive sexuality education materials.

Editorial Assistant

May 2011

William J. Taverner, Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Human Sexuality (12th ed.)

Researched current trends and facts relevant to controversial issues in sexuality. Contributed to newly added material, helped update existing material, and proofread.

Education

M.S., Library and Information Sciences

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Anticipated February 2018

M.Ed., Human Sexuality Education

Widener University, Chester, PA, May 2011

GPA: 3.916 on 4.0 scale

B.A., double major: Anthropology and Sociology

University of Connecticut (UConn), Storrs, CT

May 2008

Double Minor: English and Religion

Study Abroad, Writing and Art History, UConn at Palazzo Rucellai, Florence, Italy, Summer 2006

Professional Organizations & Honors

American Library Association, since August 2016

New York Library Association, since August 2016

Lambda Alpha, Anthropology Honors Society, since 2008

Graduated Cum Laude, University of Connecticut, 2008

UConn Dean's List, four semesters, 2003-2008

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