Work History

Work History
Aug 2007 - Present

Assistant Librarian

Lincolnwood Public Library

Part time adult reference work in a public library.  Tasks include working at the adult reference desk, answering a variety of reference questions, reader's advisory, opening and closing the library, assisting patrons with computer issues, and bringing new technology into the library.           

  • Member of Web Committee in charge of redesigning Library's Web site.
  • Led in house training session on MP3 Players, Audio Books, eBooks, and My Media Mall.
  • Updated content on Library's web page as needed.
Nov 2007 - Apr 2008


The Ryerson & Burnham Libraries: The Art Institute Of Chicago

Practicum/Internship, for graduate school credit hours, performed with the Systems Librarian and in the Archives Department.  Tasks included helping upgrade and maintain library computers, metadata entry on a digital library project, and creating indexes of archival materials.

  • Entered and uploaded content and metadata in a ContentDM Digital Library project.
  • Integrated a network storage device for CD-ROMs and developed browsing interface.
  • Created an index for digitized Art Institute meeting minutes for the Archives Department.
Sep 1999 - Sep 2004

Account Manager

onShore, Inc.

IT Sales for an Internet networking company of about 25 employees.  Tasks included new client generation, cold calls, existing client management, network consulting, quote and proposal writing, customer service, project management, and vendor coordination.

  • Coordinated all stages of projects from the sales process, to the installation and wrap up.
  • Brought company new clients and built Apple oriented consulting.
  • Translated complex technical terms so customers could make informed decisions.
Sep 1992 - Aug 1999

Manager and Assistant Manager of Distribution

University of Chicago: Campus Computer Stores

Started as inventory clerk and worked up to Manager of Distribution of computer store warehouse and distribution facility for a major university.  Tasks included inventory reconciliation, PO generation, vendor management, database upkeep and organization, part number generation, and all product deliveries.

  • Managed a small staff of six employees.
  • Negotiated prices on campus wide computer software licenses.
  • Procured 15 million dollars annually in hardware and software.
Aug 1988 - Jan 1990

Assistant Manager

Dr. Wax Records

Assistant Manager and Buyer for a small independent record store.  Tasks included evaluating and purchasing used records and CDs, buying new product, opening and closing store, balancing registers, basic bookkeeping, customer service, store security, and marketing.

  • Selected new and used products under a strict budget.
  • Learned and understood the neighborhood's customer base and their interests.
  • Transitioned store from vinyl to CD sales.


Jul 2006 - Aug 2008


University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science

Course List:  Libraries Information and Society

                    Information Organization and Access

                    Cataloging and Classification

                    Introduction to Network Systems

                    Electronic Records Management

                    Reference and Information Services

                    Digital Libraries Research and Practice

                    Systems Analysis and Management

                    Music Librarianship and Bibliography

                    Web Design and Construction for Organizations

Sep 1982 - Jun 1986


Knox College

While at Knox I studied History, English, and Computer Science.

I was also very active in campus organizations.

Program Director - WHPK-FM, Knox College, Galesburg, IL    1985-1986

Music Director - WHPK-FM, Knox College, Galesburg, IL          1983-1986

Film Board Director - Knox College, Galesburg, IL                    1983-1985

Software Experience

OS X, Windows, Linux, MS Office, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, iLife, iTunes, Garageband, MS Access, Filemaker

Web 2.0 - Facebook, Twitter, Flickr,


Subject interests in music, film, nonfiction, graphic novels, history, technology, and sports.


Professional librarian with two years experience in reference services and fifteen years experience in information technology. 

  • Over ten years of management experience. Managed a staff of six employees for eight years.
  • Adult reference librarian, familiar with social media applications, online and print resources, and collection development.
  • Subject interests in music, film, nonfiction, graphic novels, history, technology, and sports.
  • Experience in project management, staff supervision, systems analysis and administration, and knowledge of the Mac, Windows, and Linux platforms.
  • Enthusiastic, creative individual, able to problem solve, communicate with all levels of an organization, and always thinking of ways to improve work flow.


A full time librarian position with an emphasis on technology.  Particularly interested in the fields of Reference, Library Systems, Archives, Digital Libraries, and Cataloging.

Library Application Experience

MARC, Sirsi/Workflows, OCLC, AACR2, Dublin Core, LCSH, Authority Control, iBistro, Greenstone, ContentDM