Beth Cackowski

Work History

Work History
Jun 2013 - Present

Head Librarian

Elkins Park Library

Branch manager for the largest branch of the Cheltenham Township Library System. Supervise 4 full-time and 9 part-time staff. Manage building maintenance, technology, budget, schedules, library collection, library programs and volunteers. Work closely with very active Friends of the Library group. 

Oct 2011 - Jun 2013

Teen Services Librarian

East Brunswick Public Library

  • Managed all aspects of Teen Services department in a large public library including collection development, reference and research assistance, programming and volunteer coordination. 
  • Created "Geek League" service for teen volunteers to assist adults learn technology skills. 
  • Wrote and acquired grant for ten new computers in Teen Space as well as other fundraising efforts.
  • Created and facilitated school-age and middle grade Children's programs. 
  • Staffed the Children's and Adult Reference desks.
  • Headed library task force on Makerspace development. 
Jul 2006 - Oct 2011

QandANJ.org Project Manager

LibraryLinkNJ

  • Managed the inner workings of New Jersey’s 24 hour statewide virtual reference service
  • Supported, trained, scheduled and evaluated 200+ virtual librarians and 14 paid freelancers
  • Maintained and updated www.QandANJ.org for customers and Online Manual for the project’s member libraries
  • Generated statistics and write grant reports for the New Jersey State Library
  • Created reference aids and subject-specific lists of online resources for staffing librarians
  • Facilitated and planned quarterly project meetings; spoke at state and national conferences
  • Provided virtual reference services to students and adults on QandANJ.org
Nov 2005 - Jun 2006

Reference/Instruction Librarian

Georgia Highlands College

  • Taught library technology instruction classes for 500+ Georgia Highlands College students taking classes on satellite campus at Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU)
  • Provided reference service for Georgia Highlands College and SPSU students
  • Co-wrote collection development policy for SPSU Library 
  • Facilitated circulation services via GALILEO Interconnected Libraries (GIL) system and Endeavor’s Voyager 
Aug 2002 - Nov 2005

Educational Services Librarian

SOLINET (now LYRASIS)

  • Taught instructional sessions, either face-to-face or via distance education software, to library staff in 10 Southeastern states and the Caribbean
  • Created beginner, intermediate and advanced classes for instruction in Cataloging, Resource Sharing, Reference and Library Collections
  • Expert in the use and instruction of several OCLC products including Connexion, WorldCat Resource Sharing, QuestionPoint, FirstSearch and WorldCat Collection Analysis
  • Provided technical support for users of OCLC products and our DE software, Centra EMeeting
Aug 2001 - Aug 2002

Library Assistant

Coca-Cola Company

  • Engaged in acquisitions and patron assistance for corporate Knowledge Center
  • Maintained patron-accessible book collection and acquired interlibrary loan items when needed
  • Managed Information Center’s serials collection and acquired documents via document delivery
  • Performed indexing and abstracting of electronic and print market research reports
  • Copy cataloged collection into InMagic DB/Textworks, adding LC call numbers and subject headings

Education

Education
Aug 2000 - Dec 2001

MLIS

Clark Atlanta University