Administration/ Branch Librarian, Thomas Main Library
Westchester Public Library
Management- Directly manage 5 professional full time employees; including two MLS employees. Assist with managing 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 with team, i.e. Summer Reading 2017: https://wpl.lib.in.us/policies/2017%20WPL_Adult_YA%20Summer_Reading.pdf
Friday night Family Summer Bandstand Concert and Movie Series: https://wpl.lib.in.us/policies/WPL%20Summer%20Concert%20Series%202017.pdf
Develop and implement teen programs with Reference Librarian: Teen Library Council, Teen Nerf Gun Battles, Teen Book Battles, book clubs.
Bring presenters and speakers in for programming; Local Author Series, assist and support Library Comic Con.
Passive programming, i.e. puzzles, guessing games, interactive displays for public.
Oversee programs in other departments, help departments get resources they need to develop and implement programs.
Acquisitions/Collection Development- Co-responsible for upkeep and purchasing materials for $250,000+ book budget for teen and adult collection. Overdrive digital book acquisitions for teen collection. Database Acquisitions- Assisted in the addition of Ancestry Library Edition and NoveList databases for our community.
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. This is an annual event.
Outreach- Set up library booth and have presence at various local community events. Crafts for community, as well as hand 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.
ADA Compliance- In charge of making sure library is ADA compliant. Relay ADA compliance needs to director; i.e. helped create a sitting OPAC station for patrons.