I'm a training and library professional with over a decade of experience in multiple types of libraries, as well as in library consulting, project and program management and event coordination. My training and curriculum development experience spans multiple formats to include webinars, online courses (synchronous and asynchronous), learning management systems (Moodle administration) and in-person training. I am an expert PowerPoint user and can transform this type of training into Rapid e-learning using Articulate and Adobe Captivate, then integrate those interactive modules into a learning management system to maximize interactivity for the end user. With in-person training, I believe fully in investing the audience with activities and ways to engage in the content being presented. I'm well versed in outcomes-based evaluation techniques and use this methodology throughout our types of training to drive improvements and future training. I've flawlessly coordinated hundreds of events from conception through evaluation in Library Development from larger scale summits, events at conferences, workshops and hands-on training. I've also worked to create, edit and then market several key publications for library staff audiences in Texas including the CREW Method and the Public Library Advisory Board Handbook.
As for management experience, I've supervised up to 5 librarian/consultants and one administrative assistant in Continuing Education and Consulting at the Texas State Library. Prior to that, I managed student workers and one part-time clerk at St. John Fisher College. My management experience includes the hiring process, orientation, mentoring, coaching and annual reviews.
Workshops and presentations conducted:
Library Merchandising Techniques Attack Your Collection: Weeding with the CREW Method (in-person and online)
Early Literacy Kits on a Dime
Basic Reference Training (Small Library Management Training Program) Basic TexShare Database Training Collection Development (Small Library Management Training Program)
Technology (Small Library Management Training Program)
Basic Library Website Usability (presentation) Getting to Good Graphics for Libraries (presentation)
Dozen Ways to 2.0 Step and the sequel program, Beyond 2.0 Steppin' (oversaw development)
Created, conceptualized and marketed the Tech Tools With Tine webinar series for library staff to learn basics of popular tech tools that their patrons might be using in the library. This is our most successful webinar series ever with an average of 150 people per webinar.
Space planning & merchandising Marketing & publications
New library creation Website usability
Public library standards General library management
Weeding Collection development
Policies & Procedures
- Currently overseeing a project to develop and then implement public access computing benchmarks throughout Texas public libraries in conjunction with various national and statewide stakeholders. Project scope is from conception to stakeholder input to beta-testing (currently involved in this phase with two larger public libraries that are testing the beta-benchmarks) and then will continue on with various phases of communications, marketing and implementation within the state. Developed a project plan for the state that leads into the implementation phase in 2013 in conjunction with my staff member, the Library Technology Consultant.
- In 2010, served as part of the management team that conceptualized and then wrote a $7.96 million Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) Public Computer Center stimulus grant from NTIA that involves the State Library and 38 partner public libraries around Texas. Co-wrote the project plan to serve and manage the individual projects ongoing at the 38 partner libraries and also worked on a plan for our own internal goals for the BTOP funds. Working closely with the BTOP Grant Manager, developed the project plan for TEAL (Technology, Expertise, Access and Learning for all) to delivery basic computer skills training using 3 mobile labs to reach hundreds of underserved sites around the state (including public libraries, community centers, etc.). This project is ongoing through 2013.
- Since 2008, oversaw the development of an annual summer reading club for public libraries around the state in coordination with my staff, the Youth Services Consultant. This included committee work with library customers to conceptualize themes for both children and teens, working with nationally known artists to create the artwork (posters, bookmarks, certificates, clip art) and work with librarians on a 100+ page programming manual to provide quality literacy programming to children and teens around the state. Worked internally with office staff to make sure milestones in the production, publishing, printing and ordering process for the marketing materials and programming manual were on target for a January deadline every year. The Texas Reading Club and Texas Teens Read programs are nationally recognized for their excellence and have been produced for over 50 years. This program serves millions of children every summer and involves over 1,000 libraries statewide.