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Service-Learning Intern

PCYC Alternative High School
  • Weeded, organized and created cataloging records for the school library
  • Coordinated volunteers to complete the library project
  • Taught and tutored high school students in English, writing and civics
Nov 2010Present

Library Associate Substitute

Anoka County Library

• Provide in-person, email, and telephone reference services to the community • Present weekly storytimes for children ranging in age from babies to early elementary • Provide reference services to children and teens • Provide Reader's Advisory services • Hire, train, and manage adult and teen volunteers • Create passive reader's advisory displays for children and adults • Manage Summer Reading Program at the branch level • Some collection development duties: including weeding, and managing donations • Compile monthly computer use and children's programming statistics

Jun 2010Sep 2010

Business, Science, Government Documents Intern

Minneapolis Central Library, Hennepin County Libraries
  •  Identified and addressed problems of access and usability in the Business, Science, Government Documents collection
  • Recovered hidden historical government documents and prepared them for addition to the catalog
  • Updated Minnesota Corporation Collection by researching new corporations in Minnesota and requesting material
  • Formally estimated number of volumes in Government Document stacks
  • Created shelf labels for Government Documents stacks to increase accessibility of the collection
2010May 2010

Practicum Student

Parkland Community College Library
  • Provided in-person, email, telephone and chat reference services to the campus community
  • Guided patrons in using electronic resources, databases, and Internet searching
  • Contributed to campus-wide Academic Services database for administration and budgeting analysis
  • Developed LibGuide system to provide library instruction for students at home
Sep 2009Jan 2010

Service-Learning Program Volunteer

Salem Community Computer Lab
  •  Provided in-person, email, telephone and chat reference services to the campus community
  • Guided patrons in using electronic resources, databases, and Internet searching
  • Contributed to campus-wide Academic Services database for administration and budgeting analysis
  • Developed LibGuide system to provide library instruction for students at home
Sep 2009Dec 2009

Technology Help Desk Volunteer

Urbana Free Library
  • Assisted patrons using public access computers with Internet, email, Microsoft Office, web design, video editing and database use
  • Advised patrons on Internet safety
Oct 2004May 2008

Circulation Student Employee

Bio-Medical Library, University of Minnesota
  • Provided in-person and telephone circulation services to the university and medical community
  • Guided patrons in using the university catalog and online databases
  • Trained new circulation desk employees
  • Provided excellent customer service
Sep 2007May 2008

Peer Adviser

University of Minnesota Department of English
  • Advised students on class selection, career planning, and volunteer and internship opportunities
  • Compiled and edited a weekly newsletter for the English department
  • Planned, implemented and publicized a biannual career panel



Technology Skills
Platforms: Mac OSX, MS Windows, Linux Tools: MS Office Suite, Open Office, Audacity, Dreamweaver, FileMaker Pro, Google Application Suite, Dialog, Voyager, Aleph, OCLC Resource Sharing, Social Networking, RSS Languages and Standards: (X)HTML, CSS, XML, MARC, MARC21, Dublin Core, Library of Congress, Dewey Decimal and SuDoc

MLIS Course Work

Professional Associations

Minnesota Library Association

American Library Association•    New Member Round Table•    GSLIS Student Chapter

MLIS Courses

Fall 2009:•    LIS501 Information Organization and Access

Grade: A

Emphasizes information organization and access in settings and systems of different kinds. Traces the information transfer process from the generation of knowledge through its storage and use in both print and non-print formats. Consideration will be given to the creation of information systems: the principles and practice of selection and preservation, methods of organizing information for retrieval and display, the operation of organizations that provide information services, and the information service needs of various user communities•    LIS504 Reference and Information Services

Grade: A+

Explores reference and information services in a variety of settings, introduces widely used print and online sources, and develops question negotiation skills and search strategies.•    LIS506 Youth Services Librarianship

Grade: A

Theory and techniques in planning, implementing and evaluating library programs/services for youth (age 0-18) in public and school libraries/media centers; the knowledge base, skills, and competencies needed by the library media professional in the development of all aspects of young people's reading/viewing/listening and information literacy skills.•    LIS451 Introduction to Network Information Systems

Grade: A

Hands-on introduction to technology systems for use in information environments. The course steps students through choosing, installing, and managing computer hardware and operating systems, as well as networking hardware and software. Students will have an opportunity to design and create a working network environment as part of the course work.Spring 2010:•    LIS502 Libraries, Information and Society

Grade: A

Explores major issues in the library and information science professions as they involve their communities of users and sponsors. Analyzes specific situations that reflect the professional agenda of these fields, including intellectual freedom, community service, professional ethics, social responsibilities, intellectual property, literacy, historical and international models, the socio-cultural role of libraries and information agencies and professionalism in general, focusing in particular on the interrelationships among these issues. Required M.S. degree core course.•    LIS505 Administration & Management of Libraries and Information Centers

Grade: A-

Designed to explore the principles that govern how organizations and institutions work, this course provides a foundation for and introduction to the theories, practices and procedures involved in the management and administration of libraries and information centers.•    LIS507 Cataloging and Classification I

Grade: A

Theory and application of basic principles and concepts of descriptive and subject cataloging; emphasis on interpreting catalog entries and making a catalog responsive to the needs of users; provides beginning-level experience with choice of entries, construction of headings, description of monographs (and, to a lesser extent, of serial publications and nonprint media), filing codes, Dewey and Library of Congress classification systems, and Library of Congress subject headings.•    LIS524 Information Sources and Services in the Arts and Humanities

Grade: A

Overview of the information needs and practices of researchers, practitioners, and the general public. Detailed consideration of disciplinary literatures and print and electronic reference materials. Advanced training in addressing reference questions and research problems in the arts and humanities.

Summer 2010:

•  LIS590KK Adult Popular Literature

Grade: A

Introduction to popular writing for adults and the place this material occupies in the library. Main topics covered include Adult Publishing and Reading, Types of Popular Literature, and Popular Literature in Libraries.

•  LIS590AC Applied Business Research: Competitive Intelligence and Knowledge Management

Grade: A

The role of business researchers has changed dramatically, and researchers must be capable of not only identifying and locating relevant information but also synthesizing and communicating their research in various forms of deliverables to clients. The course introduces the basics and practices of Competitive Intelligence (CI) and Knowledge Management (KM), which are widely accepted business practices and techniques. Students will learn various ways to translate their research skills and knowledge in information searching into providing solutions to complex business needs. Students will be introduced to the development and current state of CI and KM in diverse organizational settings. The course provides opportunities where students are challenged to design and present research deliverables for clients using the latest techniques of CI and KM.

My Portfolio: MLIS Course Work

Film Studies LibGuide

A LibGuide to assist students with research projects in an undergraduate Film Studies course titled "Hitchcock's Libidinal Fear." Created for Information Sources and Services in the Arts and Humanities course.

Teen Advisory Groups--Best Practices

A website compiling best practices for starting and running a Teen Advisory Group in a public library. A group project for the class Youth Services Librarianship.

New Children's Librarian Survival Guide

A HTML only website with useful resources for new children's librarians. A project for the class Youth Services Librarianship.