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Brandeis University
Academic Outreach Librarian for the Humanities
November 2014-Present

  • Subject liaison to the programs/departments of Comparative Literature and Culture, English, European Cultural Studies, History of Ideas, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Philosophy, and Romance Studies (French/Francophone Studies, Hispanic Studies, Italian Studies)
    • Perform collection development and management
    • Conduct outreach (instruction, resource promotion, events) for above departments and programs
    • Work with professors to teach students information literacy
    • Provide assistance with individual senior research and senior thesis writers
  • Co-Convener of Marketing and Outreach workgroup
    • Formerly sole head of Social Media workgroup, which expanded into Marketing and Outreach
    • Created social media accounts for the Brandeis University Library
    • Organize, run, plan, and promote social media and outreach events
  • Work with library communications staff to create consistent messages across platforms and media
    • Create editorial guides for all social media channels
    • Create signage templates and style guides for consistent communication and messaging
  • Liaise with the Extreme Writing Faculty Learning Group
    • Promote library services
    • Work with faculty to emphasize research and information literacy in writing
    • Help with publicity for Faculty Learning Group
  • Create and teach peer-to-peer reference training for staff members in other sub-departments
  • Provide in-person and virtual reference
  • Create infographics (using Piktochart) and promotional material for events and programs in the library
  • Teach course-integrated library instruction sessions for University Writing Seminar classes and for upper-level classes in liaison departments
  • Teach workshops to support graduate student information literacy in the humanities and in support of Special Collections
  • Work with patrons one-on-one in consultation and appointment settings

University of Illinois Undergraduate Library
Graduate Assistant to Instructional Services Librarian
June 2013-August 2014

  • Taught up to 25 course-integrated library instruction sessions per semester using ACRL information literacy standards
    • Used pre- and post-class assessment including classroom response systems (clickers)
    • Created and integrated online educational tools such as LibGuides
  • Provided leadership and training for incoming graduate assistants through classroom teaching, preparation techniques, team teaching, and workshops
  • Created and edited instructional webpages, research guides, and general content pages
    • Used the University of Illinois Library’s content management software (OpenCMS)
  • Created educational and library instruction handouts for broad student use
  • Created promotional materials for library instruction and “Librarian Office Hours” workshops
  • Created and updated Undergraduate Library informational videos, infographics, and flowcharts as well as associated documentation

 Graduate Assistant, Reference Services
August 2012-August 2014

  • University of Illinois, Main Library, Assessment Project
    • Used LibQUAL+ Lite to evaluate library programs, services, and information literacy programs and services at the University of Illinois
    • IRB approved to perform behavioral and social science assessment
  • Provided in-person and virtual, ready-reference, and research help at multiple fast-paced central information points, including roving reference using iPads
  • Provided in-depth research assistance and ready-reference during Librarian Office Hours
  • Worked with the Social Media Team to promote library information and services on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest
  • Supervised student assistants at the circulation desk and manage circulation procedures
    • Trained student assistants through weekly “buddy training”
    • Collaborated with library security and campus facilities to maintain a safe environment and ensure patron satisfaction
  • Project managed the anonymous question and answer service “Question Board”

Center for Children’s Books
August 2012-May 2014
Volunteer

  • Created themed annotated bibliographies for student and class use
  • Assisted with special programs such as the Youth Literature Festival and the Center for Children’s Books Book Sale
  • Helped process acquisitions by shelving, shelf reading, and labeling

Jane Addams Books
September 2012-June 2014
Cashier & Desk Clerk

  • Organized and re-categorize books and sections through shelving and straightening books and shelves
  • Provided basic reader’s advisory such as curating window exhibits
  • Helped process acquisitions and weeding for store

Special Collections Research Center, College of William and Mary
January 2011-May 2012
Student Assistant

  • Provided data entry and categorization using Archon and Omeka
  • Handled archives, manuscripts, and rare books as well as paging materials
  • Assisted patrons at the reference desk

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