Summary

10 Yrs as a Librarian    6 Yrs as a Department Head     7 Yrs as an IT Professional

Libraries contain the gleanings of civilization.  The focus of my work as a librarian has been both to make those gleanings available and to help people understand and produce materials that will be worth gleaning.

I have managed libraries, written numerous award winning grants, authored a five year strategic plan for a system of 14 libraries, supervised 16 library aides for a school district, managed 10 budgets, upgraded 14 catalog servers, led reference and circulation departments for a college and integrated information literacy into curricula for K-College students.

In addition, I worked in IT for 6 years.  During my free time I became a Certified NetWare Administrator and founded five book groups.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2011 - Present

Head of Access & Technical Services

Dominican University of California
  • Manage Access & Technical Services Departments
  • Supervise a staff of five (professional and paraprofessional)
  •  Manage three interlibrary loan arrangements (MARINet, Camino and ILL through WorldCat)
  • Ensure library is staffed during all hours of operation (~100 hours per week)
  • Performed a lead role in transition to join the MARINET consortium
  • Lead author of award winning grant for a Mobile Mac Lab (won largest grant of any in pool)
  • Implemented the grant, we now loan patrons 26 MacBooks
  • Worked with Disability Services to provide speech recognition capabilities on all MacBooks
  • Served as liaison between the library and the natural science departments
  • Liaise between library and MARINET consortium
  • Designed and implemented a rapid response collection development program
  • Provide reference services 
  • Authored part of a history textbook to be published by UC Berkeley Press in 2014  
  • When necessary edit and create Web pages (if Electronic Services Librarian is unavailable) 
  • Assist with library's FaceBook page and Blog (if Electronic Services Librarian is unavailable)
Jan 2009 - Dec 2010

Extra Help Librarian

Redwood City Public Library/Santa Clara Public Library
  • Work at children's desk, adult reference desk, homework center and other assignments as needed
Jul 2009 - Jul 2010

Systems Librarian/Web Developer

Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
  • Consolidating 23 data sources, in three formats, with different data structures, into a single catalog/database
  • Integrating social networking/Web 2.0 features into the catalog, including patron ratings, patron comments and RSS Feeds
  • Developing Internal webpages, which describe Dolby product cycles
  • Working on records management
Oct 2006 - Dec 2008

District Librarian

Redwood City Public Library and School District

Position eliminated due to budgetary constraints.

  • Managed 14 libraries that serve 16 schools
  • Supervised 16 library aides
  • Libraries circulated 168,000 items per year to 8,000 students
  • Circulation under my stewardship highest on record
  • Managed 10 budgets (some with up to 16 sub-budgets)
  • Wrote long-term strategic plan
  • Authored award winning grants
  • Upgraded catalog in all 14 libraries to a web based catalog
  • Worked extensively with Innovative Interface's Millennium catalog
  • Staffed the public library's children's desk for 9 hours per week
  • Worked on numerous collaborative projects with the public library and other institutions
  • Developed collections for 14 libraries
  • Designed and implemented a comic server giving all workstations in a library access to images of 4500+ complete comic books
Jan 2006 - Oct 2006

Substitute Librarian

Jewish Community Library
  • Cataloged materials in English and Hebrew
  • Assisted patrons and ran book cart
Mar 2004 - Dec 2005

Librarian

The Marin School
  • Turned a room full of boxes of uncataloged books and piles of furniture into a library
  • Answered reference questions from the staff and students
  • Selected and setup an online catalog
  • With the help of volunteers whom I supervised, cataloged all the library books
  • Taught students and faculty information literacy in formal classes and informal coaching
  • Maintained all the computer equipment in the library
  • Implemented a program to get students free SF Public Library cards so we could use their databases
  • Taught the students to use those databases
  • Evaluated print and electronic resources to see if they would meet the patron's needs
2004

Online Searcher/Technical Reference Specialist (part time)

Bank Of America
  • Searched online databases such as Lexis/Nexis, Meta Group and Gartner to answer questions
2000 - 2003

Rabbinic Student

http://huc.edu/
  • During school served as rabbi for congregations in Natchez, MS and Grand Forks, ND
  • Tutored individuals, taught formal classes and counseled individuals
1994 - 2000

Freelance Computer Consultant

Self Employed

• Helped libraries and companies with computer/network upgrade projects

1992 - 1994

Head of Public Services

Livingstone College, Carnegie Library
  • Taught staff and patrons to use electronic and print information sources in formal and informal courses
  • Designed and implemented a new circulation system
  • Designed and taught bibliographic instruction courses for ten departments
  • Provided reference services for students, faculty and staff
  • Supervised two full-time employees and student workers
  • Ran the circulation and reference departments
  • Maintained and repaired computer equipment in the library
  • Wrote computer scripts that reduced cataloging costs on OCLC by 66%

Education

Education

Certifications

Certifications

Certified NetWare Administrator

Novell

Skills

Skills

PC, Mac and NetWork Troubleshooting

For six years this comprised a major part of my job.

Web Development, Computer Programming

Developed websites and written computer programs.

MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

Used on a daily basis and supported end users for years.

Interest

Children's, teen and adult literature, maps, recent history (especially economic), bicycling, biology, travel, dance and hiking.