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Dec 2008Present

Graduate Assistant

University of South Florida

Academic Services

  • Teaches bibliographic instruction courses to a variety of classes, including incoming Freshmen, English language learners, and Senior-level seminars
  • Creates promotional graphics and displays for student outreach
  • Promotes the library and its services during university orientation activities to prospective and incoming students
  • Supports distance students through virtual reference services, including Chat
  • Familiar with a variety of databases across a number of disciplines.  USF has 86 degree programs from Bachelor’s to Ph D level.  USF Library has over 700+ databases.
  • In a large university environment, guides student research and provides 16 hours of service on the Reference Desk per week
  • Coordinated with other Graduate Assistants and librarians to ensure desk coverage

Special & Digital Collections

  • Catalogs archival collections, manuscripts, monographs and papers from finding aids
  • Works with ALEPH and OCLC systems to create and update library holdings
  • Familiar with LCSH, various LC schedules, MARC21, AACR2, ISBD punctuation
  • Provides reference services at the Special Collections desk
  • Retrieves items from various collections at patron's request and supports research inquiries
  • Works closely with Special Collections Cataloger and Special Collections Archivist on various projects
  • Constructs phase boxes and other protective cases for delicate items

Technical Services (Volunteer)

  • Trains and Supervises fieldwork students in copy-cataloging cartographic material
  • Creates and updates library holdings
  • Maintains online subject guides for Geography and Geology
  • Physically processes items to be shelf-ready
  • Creates original records for cartographic items
  • Creates cataloging tutorials for incoming fieldwork students
Mar 2008Sep 2008

Operations Technician II

Fluor Incorporated
  • Oversaw all aspects of general office coordination
  • Maintained office calendar and coordinated work flow and meetings
  • Monitored and assisted with maintenance of projects databases
  • Interacted with clients, vendors and visitors
  • Answered telephones and transferred to appropriate staff member
  • Prepared responses to correspondence containing routine inquiries
  • Performed general clerical duties including bookkeeping, copying, faxing, mailing and filing
  • Filed and retrieved organizational documents, records and reports
  • Coordinated and maintained records for staff, office space, telephones, parking, etc
  • Created and modified documents such as invoices, reports, memos, letters and financial statements using word processing, spreadsheet, database and other software
  • Set up and coordinated meetings and conferences
  • Made travel arrangements for staff, board and volunteers
  • Trained new support staff members.
Aug 2001Apr 2003

Circulation Student Assistant

Elizabeth Huth Coates Library
  • Assisted will all services of Circulation Department
  • Checked items in & out
  • Maintained user statistics
  • Managed reserve items
  • Distributed ILL items to faculty members
  • Provided phone support and customer service
  • Collected, sorted and shelved items
  • Provided shelf-reading services on a regular basis to ensure accuracy of item placement
  • Assisted patrons with circulation requests
  • Staffed Information and Security desk
  • Assisted in opening and closing library procedures
  • Provided extra support during busy academic periods, including extended shifts for finals and midterm weeks


Professional Portfolio


  • 1+ year of Reference experience in a large university setting
  • Experience in various departments in an academic library: Reference, Special Collections, Circulation, Technical Services and Preservation
  • Original and copy-cataloging experience for various items, including non-monographic materials
  • Experience in bibliographic instruction to class groups
  • Experience searching a variety of databases across a number of disciplines, including business, health sciences, STEM subject matter and social sciences
  • Provides over 16 hours of reference service on the reference desk per week

Professional Activities

ALA, SLA, ASIST student chapters, Archivist

  • Organizes and maintains archives
  • Serves as head of the Election Committee

Volunteers for Adult Literacy in Florida, Student Intern

  • Re-designed website
  • Acts as webmaster

Graduate Council, University of South Florida, Student Representative

  • Reads grant applications
  • Liaisons with administration and faculty members regarding graduate school policies

SLIS Student Organizations, Organizer

  • Organizes lecture series on librarianship for graduate students
  • Creates, edits and posts podcasts created from each session

USF Tampa Library, Graduate Assistant

  • Currently involved in collection analysis under the supervision of reference librarians
  • Updating orientation poster board for University outreach activities

Society of Florida Archivists, Planning Committee

  • Fund-raising, event-planning and sponsorship procurement


Copy-Cataloging: Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the map

ALA Midwinter Meeting

January 2010

No Country Left Behind: Literacy Needs around the world

FLA Annual Meeting

April 2010

Volunteers for Adult Literacy in Florida

FLA Annual Meeting

April 2010