Work History

Work History
May 2008 - Present

Librarian

Rio Rancho Public Library

Perform regular adult reference duties at central information desk in large municipal library. Outreach programming. Collection development. Adult programming and art exhibits. Computer and information literacy instruction and curriculum development. Use of emerging technologies and emerging technologies instruction. Responsible for Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery operation. Provide monthly and annual statistics. Creation and maintenance of displays. Assist in overseeing adult, family, and express public computers, and provide instruction in their use. Assist in overseeing networked scheduling and print recovery systems. Database evaluation. Contribute articles on library services for publication in local news outlet. Grant proposal writing and research. Perform a variety of other functions as needed. Sierra (ILS), Encore Library Platform, Envisonware experience. 

Mar 2007 - May 2008

Administrative Support Specialist

Intel Corporation - AV & Instructional Materials Library

Managed large library of audio-visual and instructional materials for students and professors of Intel’s corporate training program (Intel University) at the Rio Rancho campus. Insured timely delivery of all materials and textbooks to scheduled classrooms. Maintained all audio and visual presentation equipment. Performed additional functions including student enrollment and registration management.

Oct 2007 - May 2008

ABC Phonetic Reading Specialist

ABC Phonetic Reading School

Instructed children and adults in reading comprehension and writing using the phonetic method combined with personal techniques acquired through years of training in language pedagogy and instruction. Responsible for all administrative paperwork and timely entry of progress reports, attendance, and other information using online systems.

Aug 2006 - Mar 2007

Financial Assistant Manager

Cottonwood Financial - Albuquerque, NM

Under the direction of the manager and district manager, assumed complete responsibility for all operations of a fast-paced, high-pressure, consumer loan operation emphasizing customer service, sales, marketing, and collections. Handled all customer information; loan applications; income-to-debt analysis; employment and bank account verification; cash advances; accounts payable and receiving, in-house accounting procedures; monthly and quarterly statistics; office maintenance, management, and security.

Oct 2001 - Aug 2004

Librarian

St. Thomas Aquinas International Seminary

Responsible for all operations of a major seminary library with over holdings in Greek, Latin, French, Italian, German, and some English. Worked independently with occasional advisement from a rector. Supervised a staff of six seminarians. Responsible for collection development, information literacy instruction, and liaison work with academic community. Oversight of transition from card to electronic catalog. Performed all technical services operations (including cataloging, purchasing, serials, and preservation). Provided Interlibrary Loan, document delivery, and access services. Performed regular reference work for seminary and associated monastic communities. Performed research for seminary professors and provided bibliographies.

May 2001 - Oct 2001

Librarian

Priorato San Pio Decimo - Albano, Italy

Was assigned to priory to reform its library. Worked directly under the supervision of important French prelate, Dom Michel Simoulin, Rector of Albano. Duties included the reclassification of the entire collection and the

re-structuring and development of its primitive catalogue. Library consisted of works in Latin and Italian. Managed a special collection pertaining to St. Francis and the history of the Franciscan order. Solely responsible for all access and technical services. Created scholarly repository and historical archives pertaining to the priory.

Sep 2000 - Oct 2001

Librarian

Maison Lacordaire - Burgundy, France

Responsible for all operations of a monastic library of the Séminaire Internationale Saint-Curé d'Ars (housed in a thirteenth-century Maison Lacordaire restored by Hugh-Félicité de Lacordaire in the nineteenth century). Was responsible for organizing substantial collection of materials from the sixteenth to the early twentieth centuries. Applied French cataloging methods to initial reconstruction of library’s primitive collection and created its first electronic catalog. Responsible for all aspects of the library from classification to access services. Some preservation of illuminated manuscripts, incunabula, and rare editions.

1998 - 2000

Executive Director

Grand Court Lifestyles - Albuquerque, NM

Managed large, upscale retirement community, including a assisted living area, dining facility, swimming pool, and social activities center, with a staff of 40 employees. Approximately 2 million dollar monthly intake with large annual budget including capital expenditures. Improved handicap access, integrated

in-house and outside security teams for better surveillance, corrected deficiencies in fire code management. Updated $30,000 in-house telephone system, replaced non-complying contractors and vendors. Improved compliance with state health codes, created new bookkeeping and other procedures to streamline business processes. Handled all legal issues in consultation with legal team. Successfully represented company in court. Reduced employee turnover 50% through staff improvement, competitive salaries, and increased annual bonuses. Reduced vacancies 30% in competitive local market. Reduced food unit cost from 20% per meal through careful management of inventory. Improved exterior and grounds for more efficient "first appearance" marketing. Transformed in-house newsletter into a marketing tool to supplement corporate advertising campaign.

1995 - 1997

Graduate Teaching Assistant

UNM Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures

Instructed undergraduate courses in French language and literature. Prepared instructional materials and schedules. Maintained student records. Performed a variety of research duties for professors within the department, including preparation of submissions to the France XX bibliography. Attended workshops and seminars in French language intruction techniques.

1994 - 1995

Professor of Modern Languages 

French Ministry of Education - Paris

In a traditional French lycée, instructed all levels in English language acquisition, including skills in comprehension, diction, reading, literature, phonology, stylistics, and formal writing. Prepared upper-level and advanced students for the English section of the famous baccalauréat according to norms established by the Académie Française and enforced by the Ministère de l'Edcuation Nationale.

1987 - 1993

OCLC Specialist - Interlibrary Loans & Cataloger

University of New Mexico General Libraries

Implementing the goals and procedures of the University of New Mexico General Library administration, served the general student body, professors, staff, and general public in providing  document delivery and interlibrary loan services. Was responsible for all aspects of the interlibrary loan service, including hiring and supervision of student staff. Later moved to cataloging and performed both original and copy cataloging using MARC format. Performed liaison work between cataloging and other areas of the library, including circulation, reference, and collection development.

1980 - 1984

Student Library Assistant

St. John's College Library

Assisted head librarian in cataloging, collection management, technical services operations, circulation, and preservation. Received professional mentorship from library's director and served apprenticeship in a variety of academic library operations.

Certifications

Certifications

State of New Mexico Professional Librarian's Certificate

New Mexico State Library
May 2011

Education

Education
Jan 2009 - Dec 2010

MLS (Master of Library Science)

Texas Woman's University School of Library & Information Studies

36 Graduate Credit Hours

COURSES COMPLETED

Information Professions

Information Storage and Retrieval 

Cataloging and Classification

Technical Services

College and University Libraries

Collection Development

Web Development for Information Professions

Reference

Library Management

Marketing and Advocacy

Information Ethics

Information Sources and Services in the Humanities

Grade Point Average per Course = 4.00

Grade Point Average Cumulative = 4.00

Oct 2001 - Jan 2005

Canon Law, Dogmatic & Moral Theology

St. Thomas Aquinas International Seminary

COURSES COMPLETED

Fourth Year

Scriptura Sacra (Epistolae Catholicae, Apocalypsis)

Theologica Dogmatica (De Deo Uno et Trino, De Sacramentis, De Novissimis)

Theologica Moralis (De Virtutibus - Justitia, Prudentia, Fortitudo, Temperentia)

Codex Juris Canonici (De Magistero, De Beneficiis, De Bonis Temporalibus)

Cantus Liturgicus

Third Year

Sacra Scriptura (Epistola Sancti Pauli Apostoli)

Philosophiae Secunda Pars (Metaphysica, Ontologia, Psychologia, Criteriologica, Epistemologica)

Storia Ecclesiae (Medius Aevus)

Cantus Liturgicus

Second Year

Sacra Scriptura (Evangelium Sancti Joanni)

Philosophiae Prima Pars (Logica, Storia Philosophiae, Cosmologia, Ethica, Philosophia Naturalis)

Theologia Fundamentalis (De Revelatione)

Storia Ecclesiae (ad 800 AD)

Lingua Latina (Patrologia Latina)

Cantus Liturgicus

May 2001 - Oct 2001

Ascetic Mystical Theology - Practicum

Priorato San Pio Decimo - Albano, Italy

Continuation of Ascetic-Mystical Theology in preparation for clerical tonsure. Assumed responsibility for operations of priory library consisting of 20,000 volumes (primarily in Latin and Italian) including a large section of Franciscan works.

Aug 1999 - May 2001

Ascetic Mystical Theology

Séminaire Internationale Saint-Curé-d'Ars - Burgundy, France

COURSES COMPLETED

First Year

Theologia Ascetica-Mystica et Spiritualis (De Vita Interiore, De Inhabitatione Spiritus Sancti)

Introductio Specialis in Sacram Scripturam

Acta Apostolicae Sedis

Lingua Latina et Graeca

Historia Ecclesiastica Francorum

Praecognita in Theologiam Revelatam

Cantus Liturgicus

Jan 1994 - Mar 1997

Doctoral Program

University of New Mexico

59 Post-Masters Credit Hours

Under the direction of Claude-Marie Senninger, the doctoral program consisted of in-depth studies in Medieval French Literature, 18th-century French Literature, Poetry of the 19th Century, Francophone Poetry of La Suisse-Romande, Diction, Studies in the European Union, Literary Criticism, as well as graduate work in Balzac and Gautier. Upon the reitirement of Madame Senninger, the program was radically changed. Problem courses were devoted to Marxist literary theory, Feminist Psychology, Gender Studies, Postcolonialism, and Postmodernism. 

1993 - 1994

European Studies Scholarship

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Research at the Bibliothèque Nationale (Site Richelieu) for completion of the first bibliography on the life and works of French poet Jean-Pierre Rosnay (1921-2009), hero of the Résistance and Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur.

Jan 1989 - Jan 1994

Summer University French Program

Institut Francophone d'Eté du Nouveau Mexique

A rich and varied six-week intensive program in the study of the French language as it exists both within and outside of the hexagon of France, including courses in the poetry and culture of la Suisse-Romande, Québec, French Louisiana, and the Caribbean. Problems of the European Union, French folk-music, translation, pedagogy, as well as traditional courses in literary history taught by the most distinguished professors in their particular fields, including Roger Guichemère for sixteenth & seventeenth century poetry, Henri Coulet for the eighteenth-century novel, Henri Masson for the nineteenth-century novel, and Michel Décaudin for twentieth-century poetry and literature.

Jun 1990 - Dec 1993

MA - French Studies, Minor in Italian Language

University of New Mexico

50 Graduate Credit Hours

Under the direction of its illustrious foundress, Madame Claude-Marie Senninger (Université de Paris, La Sorbonne), the Masters program in French Studies offered a traditional formation in French literary history, history of the French language, traditional philology, literary criticism, research methodology, stylistics, diction, phonology, bibliography, grammar, and rhetoric. Additional subjects required pertained to French political, economic, sociological, and cultural institutions. Informal study was undertaken in the history of French art, architecture, and music.

Aug 1986 - May 1987

Juris Doctor Program

Dickinson School of Law, Penn State University

COURSES COMPLETED

Legal Research

Legal Writing

Contracts

Torts

Constitutional law

ACTIVITIES

Member of Dickinson School of Law Student Bar Association and copy editor of law review.

Aug 1980 - May 1984

BA - Humaniores Literae

St. John's College

67 Credit Hours

Philosophic, literary, and scientific formation through the traditional Trivium and Quadrivium. Emphasis on the synthesis of occidental thought. The college’s cursus, referred to as the “Great Books Program,” was inspired by methods en vigueur in nineteenth-century Oxford. Historical texts analyzed, often, in their original languages and disussed around a common table within a format known as the seminar. Homer and Euclid read in the original Greek. Tutorials in Latin. Scientific works, including Ptolemy's Almagest, Apolonius' Conic Sections, and Descartes Géométrie, doubled as texts for the learning of mathematics, algebra, and calculus.

The Great Books Program of St. John's College was developed by Stringfellow Barr and Mortimer J. Adler. Directly encouraged by Adler, undertook the reading of Aristotle in his original Greek. Later maintained friendship with the American philosopher until his death in 2001.