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Work History

2015Present

Library Associate Substitute

Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library
  • Assist customers in the selection and location of library materials.
  • Answers reference questions using a variety of print and electronic resources.
  • Provide readers advisory services to readers by suggesting fiction and nonfiction titles.
  • Help with promotion and marketing of library materials, services, and programs.
  • Provide individual instruction or assistance in the use of library equipment.
20132016

Substitute Paraprofessional/Teacher

Rachel Wixey and Associates/The Renhill Group
  • Recognized for outstanding service by achieving a positive impact for school age children.
  • Conducted programming for elementary students using Common Core National Standards.
  • Observed, monitored, and participated in before and after school activities.
  • Supervised computer laboratories and assists students with technological issues.
  • Assisted students with finding information sources through web engine and database searches.
20112014

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Cuyahoga County Public Library
  • Awarded the 2014–2015 Cuyahoga County Public Library Brecksville Friends Scholarship.
  • Shelved 500-600 items per day and received excellent evaluations for shelving progress.
  • Under moderate supervision, organized and shelved returned library materials.
  • Searched, retrieved, and prepared materials per instructed requests.
  • Prepared meeting rooms ensuring they were properly arranged for programs and story times.

Volunteer Experience

20132016

Books A Go-Go Volunteer

Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District
  • Recognized for outstanding service by achieving a positive impact for school age children.
  • Conducted read-out-louds and storytimes for elementary students.
  • Helped families choose and borrow books, enjoy a read-aloud, play games, and share craft activities.
  • Worked with community organizations to support early childhood literacy and school readiness.

Education

20152017

Masters of Library & Information Science

Kent State University

Youth Services and Special Collections Specialization

20052008

Bachelor of Arts

Case Western Reserve University

Art History/Art Studio 

Conferences, Workshops, & Seminars Attended:

2016                    Ohio Media Mentorship Training Session

2016                    Publishing Tips & Tricks for Librarians

2016                    Marantz Picturebook Research Symposium  

2016 - 2015        Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Children 

2015                    Graduate Professional and Academic Development Workshops 

Institutional and Professional Activities

2016 - Present    Member of The NEO-RLS New-to-Libraries Network

2016 - Present    Member of The North American Serials Group

2016 - Present    Member of The American Library Association

2014 - Present    Member of The Golden Key International Honor Society