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Janice L Poston

  • 4720 S First St., Louisville KY 40214
  • 502-873-4381 (work); 502-367-2961 (home)

Head Reference/Instruction Librarian and Asst. Moodle Administrator

Job Objective

Head of Reference/Instruction or Assistant Director of an Academic Library

Work experience

Sep 2006Present

Assistant Blackboard/Moodle Administrator

Spalding University
Louisville, KY Assistant Blackboard/Moodle Administrator Along with duties as Head Reference and Instruction Librarian, I have also served to provide training in the use of Blackboard/Moodle as well as a point of contact for both students and staff. I also work with the Learning Strategist in the Collaboratory assisting faculty to teach in online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses using innovative strategies. I also troubleshoot various needs with Moodle.
Sep 2002Present

Head Reference and Instruction Librarian

Spalding University
Louisville, KY Head Reference and Instruction Librarian Lead the reference and instruction teams in collection development, liaison activities such as information literacy, maintain reference and subject web links pages, create handouts for instruction, answer reference questions, and provide one-on-one as well group instruction in the use of reference sources in both print and electronic formats.
1991Sep 2002

Cataloging/Technical Services Librarian

Spalding University
Louisville, KY Cataloging/Technical Services Librarian and Liaison/Reference Librarian As the library's only full-time cataloger for 10 years, I played a key role in various major projects, including comprehensive collection inventory, ongoing reclassifications and withdrawals, and setting up and managing the library's automation system. As the Technical Services Librarian, I supervised student workers and managed the processes that prepared new titles for the collection and the repair of damaged items. Simultaneously, I was and currently am the liaison librarian for education, nursing, and occupational therapy, performing collection analysis and development in these areas and general acquisitions services. Finally, then and currently increasingly, I provide reference and information literacy services for students and faculty, and conduct online searching and document-delivery services.
Dec 1987Sep 1991

Full-Time Substitute Teacher

Jefferson County Public Schools
Louisville, KY Full-time Substitute Teacher Taught on a nearly daily basis elementary through fifth grade; substituted also in the school library setting and in art and PE classes.

Part-Time Library Page

Louisville Free Public Library
Louisville, KY Part-time Library Page Shelved books, checked out and checked in materials, provided some reference assistance.



Ed.D in Educational Leadership

Spalding University

B.S. in Accounting

Spalding University

M.S. in Library Science

Spalding University

MA in School Media Librarianship

Spalding University

BS Elementary Education

University of Louisville



Kirkwood University and OLC (Sloan-C)

Teaching Online: Reflections on Practice March-April 2015

Introduction to Collaboration Tools, Feb.-March 2015                       Sloan-C (OLC), Virtual

Creating Rubrics, Feb. 2015                                                                Sloan-C (OLC), Virtual

Exploring Online Math Labs, Jan.-Feb. 2015                                      Sloan-C (OLC), Virtual

Creating Engaging Multimedia Introduction Activities, August 2014Sloan-C (OLC), Virtual



Dr. Jackie Young

(502) 873-4385

Library Dir. at Spalding University


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Dr. Robert Johnson

(502) 873-4166

 Learning Strategist at Spalding University


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Ms. Nancy Mollette

(502) 231-2313

 Librarian at KCTCS formerly JCC Downtown


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