Branch Librarian / Thomas Main Library, Branch Manager
Westchester Public Library
Management- Manage 5 professional full time employees; including two MLS employees. Manage 40 part time clerks. Managed 2 part time professional staff in Graphics/PR Department (Sept 2015 - January 2017).
2nd in Command- Fill in for director when needed. Attend all board meetings,keep up to date with staff and library system needs.
Programming- family, teen, and adult services; i.e., Summer and Winter Reading programs; developed and planned. Teen Library Council, Teen Nerf Gun Battles, Teen Book Battles, book clubs, Family Summer Bandstand Concert and Movie Series, Local Author Series, Library Comic Con, bring presenters in for programming. Passive programming, i.e. puzzles, guessing games, interactive displays for public. Oversee programs in other departments.
Acquisitions/Collection Development- Print and digital book acquisitions, database acquisition. Co-responsible for upkeep of Adult and Teen Collections.
Volunteer Coordinator- Place volunteers with library departments, based on their skill sets and library/museum's needs. Currently have 100+ active volunteers working in the WPL system. Facilitate yearly volunteer luncheon to show volunteers appreciation for their services. Friends of the Library Liaison. Help coordinate book sale, work book sale, and meet Friend's needs to keep bi-annual sale successful.
Nonprofit Network Committee- work with director, 20+nonprofit organizations to create nonprofit night for nonprofits to meet and mingle. Evolved into volunteer fair to meet nonprofit organizations needs.
Outreach- set up library booth and had presence at various local community events. Crafts for community, as well as handed out library literature to promote library services.
Newsletter Editor- Proof and edit monthly library newsletter for print and digital publication.
Social Media- One of the managers of the library's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/WestchesterPublicLibrary/. Edit and add posts of library programs and events.
NIMP (Northern Indiana Mock Printz)- Cochair of 2016 Mock Printz Committee. Developed and created committee with librarian from South Bend, IN. Read, selected and discussed Printz Potential books, met and voted on 2016 Printz award books. Provided Learning Education Unit opportunities for professionals.