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CV, Librarian Seeking Work in UK, Ireland, or Australia

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 38289

List top 5 skills: document delivery, information scientist, librarian, reference, research support
Short Bio:

An enthusiastic librarian with a richly diverse background, comfortable working in virtually any setting. Long history of taking on complex projects involving intensive reorganisation, overhauling of practises, and coordination of personnel. Able to change course mid-stream without disruption of productivity, even in exceptionally fast-paced environments. Possesses excellent communication skills and is accomplished in inter- and intra-departmental collaboration and diplomacy.

Current location: 

United States - View on map

Nationality: 

American

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

IT and Technology, education and training, multilingual

Spoken languages: 

english, spanish

Locations I am interested in working:

Anywhere



Professional Profile

An enthusiastic librarian with a richly diverse background, comfortable working in virtually any setting. Long history of taking on complex projects involving intensive reorganisation, overhauling of practises, and coordination of personnel. Able to change course mid-stream without disruption of productivity, even in exceptionally fast-paced environments. Possesses excellent communication skills and is accomplished in inter- and intra-departmental collaboration and diplomacy.

 

Career Objective

After spending the last two years in temporary part-time positions in order to spend more time raising a family, seeking to return to permanent, full-time librarianship with increased responsibilities and exciting new projects.

 

Education and Qualifications

 

2008: Master of Arts, Library and Information Science

University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO USA

 

2001: Bachelor of Arts, Foreign Language (Emphasis on Spanish)

Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL USA

 

1999: Studies in Spanish language and Mexican culture

Universidad de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, GTO Mexico

 

Career Summary

 

Temporary Reference Librarian, Six-Mile Regional Library District, Granite City, IL USA

2014-Date

• Provide reference services to the diverse population of Granite City.

• Provide direct information literacy and electronic instruction.

• Provide support to adult and youth services and circulation, when required.

• Support administration in a variety of research and marketing projects.

 

Librarian (Temporary), Sanford-Brown College, Collinsville, IL USA

2013-2014

• Managed the day-to-day operations of the library, including collection maintenance, personnel, purchasing, reference, and circulation.

• Provided one-on-one reference services, information literacy, and instruction to students, faculty and staff.

• Created two LibGuides- online portals designed to supplement the library’s resources on dedicated topics in biology and human health.

• Compiled usage data and reported regularly to the Dean of Library Services and the Director of Education.

 

Learning Resource Centre Director, Kaskaskia College, Centralia, IL USA

2012-2013

• Responsible for the management of daily operations and staff members, including collection management; reference services; acquisitions; budgeting; marketing; personnel; and reporting regularly to the Dean of Arts and Sciences and the Vice-President of Instruction.

• Provided reference services to students and employees, both on campus and at remote education centres.

• Provided one-on-one information literacy and instruction to students, faculty, and staff.

• Regularly visited classrooms to inform students of the various ministrations offered by the library and to demonstrate the library’s databases and other online services.

• Coordinated and oversaw four professional growth and development days for more than 200 full-time employees and one half-day session for adjunct faculty.

 

Director, Columbia Public Library, Columbia, IL USA

2009-2012

• Responsible for the management of daily operations and staff members, including reference services; acquisitions; budgeting; marketing; employee evaluation; scheduling; human resources; property management; adult programming; volunteer coordination; grant-writing; fund-raising; and liaising regularly with the Board of Trustees, City Council, Friends of the Columbia Library, and the state of Illinois.

• Streamlined many of the day-to-day functions of the library, including cataloguing duties and circulation practices, cutting the completion time of some of these activities in half and nearly doubling the production of cataloguing staff.

• Coordinated and supervised staff members and volunteers in the remodelling and complete rearrangement of the library’s collection, with most of the process taking place in a one-week window.

• Developed and revised fourteen library policies and oversaw their implementation, ensuring that the library operated within the guidelines of Illinois Library Law, Freedom of Information Act, Open Meetings Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Illinois State Library.

• Collaborated with the City of Columbia in a grant-funded project to catalogue and preserve rare local history artefacts housed at the library and at the city’s history museum.

• Served and advised the Heritage and Preservation Commission of the City of Columbia on document preservation and cataloguing.

 

Temporary Public Services Librarian, McKendree University, Lebanon, IL USA

2009

• Temporarily assumed the duties of the public services librarian during her extended leave from the library.

• Provided instruction to students and instructors for online services such as EZ Search, First Search, Ebsco, and World Cat.

• Maintained interlibrary loan services, utilising OCLC WorldCat and internal systems.

• Managed the circulation desk and circulation processes during evening hours.

• Maintained periodicals and subscription records.

 

Library Assistant, Covidien-Mallinckrodt, St. Louis, MO USA

2006-2009

• Digitised and maintained physical storage and electronic data for more than 3,000 internal reports and made the reports electronically accessible to the appropriate personnel via the library’s website.

• Maintained physical storage and electronic data for more than 8,000 internal notebooks and co-ordinated the microfilming of these books.

• Performed all interlibrary loan functions for patrons, using OCLC WorldCat.

• Performed basic copy cataloguing for incoming monographs and serials, using OCLC Connexion.

• Maintained subscriptions and records for more than 100 current electronic and paper journal subscriptions, using EOS.

• Retrieved and delivered trade journal articles and general data for chemists, engineers, quality control experts and administrative staff in six Covidien locations.

• Assisted in literature searches in the fields of pharmacology, biology, and chemistry.

• Designed and maintained the Library’s website and the website of its parent department using SharePoint software and XHTML.

• Received three Catalyst awards (2007) for going above and beyond typical duties.

 

Library Administrator, Morón Air Base Library, Morón U.S. Air Force Base, Spain

2002-2003

• Supervised employees and the day-to-day operations of the library, providing services to American and Spanish troops, civilian employees, and their families

• Radically changed library’s organisation and re-established standard library practises.

• Restored inventory maintenance for the library’s collection.

• Established a functional filing and records system.

 

Additional Information

 

  • Driving Licence: Full/Clean
  • Health: Excellent, non-smoker
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Relocation: Prepared to relocate for the right opportunity
  • Professional Organizations: American Library Association