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Work experience

May 2015Current

Librarian to Media Manager

Holland America Line
  • As Librarian- managed library area of over 5,000 items and supported/educated guests on ship internet system.
  • As Media Manager- created all content that tells the guest about what is happening on-board including print, digital signage and IPTV system and logistical planning/scheduling of ship events.
Aug 2012April 2015

Librarian

Peoria Public Library

Focused on programing for the local community including: adult technology help sessions such as how to use your personal device & online job hunting tools, student activities such as Minecraft & filing the FASFA, local and school outreach events such as library card sign-up at local high school & trunk and treat at public housing.

Sep 2010Aug 2012

Para-professional

Aurora Public Library

Provided reference support and instruction to library users. Designed library handouts. Improved library catalog records to improve service.

Mar 2012Apr 2012

Internship

Yorkville CUSD #115
  • Taught  information literacy, academic research skills, and internet safety
  • Worked with individuals and groups to fulfill research and recreational needs
  • Purchased, cataloged, and weeded materials
  • Created content for newsletter, video book talk trailers, and displays
Aug 2005Aug 2010

Art Teacher

Faith Lutheran Jr/Sr High School

Created an online art gallery for the high school. Restructured and developed new Art curriculum. Served on the middle school Principal section committee and an active member of professional learning communities.

Mar 2005Aug 2005

Consultant for Youth Services

Messenger Public Library
  • Youth program leader including summer reading and story times
  • Graphic design work and advertising
  • Provided reference and reader advisory services in children’s department
  • Assisted with computers and technology
Oct 2003Nov 2004

Library Associate

Osceola County Library System: Poinciana Branch
  • Provided customer services when covering circulation or children’s dept.
  • Planned, prepped, and executed multiple programs in-house and at outreach
  • Designed crafts and artwork to promote summer reading and library
  • Handled scheduling, ordering, flyers, and banners when needed
Sep 1998May 2001

Student Worker

Concordia University Library
  • Responsible for all periodicals from check-in to maintaining collection, which included setting up computer system for check-in
  • Took care of all inventory, and ordering of supplies
  • Handled professor and class reserves
  • Performed standard library duties

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Sandy Youmans: Dept. Head Faith Lutheran

“Her talents included technology, creating an online art show, developing art curriculum, and additions of projects/lessons to the existing curriculum. Meghan always demonstrated high standards in her work. She was professional with coworkers and was willing to put in the hours and time to advance the Art program. She was highly respected by students, parents, and coworkers. Meghan would be an asset to your school because of her dedication, experience, and commitment to education. I am proud to recommend her.”

Sue Kovacs: Aurora Adult Services Librarian II

“Meghan’s communication and people skills are excellent. She has to help people of all ages in her job and she works well with them all. Meghan has been given many projects to work on. She always performs them with speed and accuracy. I am always confident that she will find the best and most efficient way to do them. She is always looking for more work. She is creative and artistic. She has provided ideas and artwork for various events and activities throughout the library. She is my go to person whenever I need to have something done. I would highly recommend Meghan for any position she seeks in the future. She is an extremely bright and intelligent person. I know that she will be an asset wherever she may go.”

Stephen Eichhammer: Library Media Specialist Yorkville High School

“I have been fortunate to work closely with Ms. Meadows. Her passion and dedication to the field is evident. Ms. Meadows has demonstrated extensive knowledge of the research process as well as interventions available to at risk students. She is highly familiar with the concepts covered throughout the K12 library curriculum and assists classroom teachers by providing ideas for recreational reading interventions as well as appropriate supplemental materials to enrich department curriculum. Throughout her instruction, Ms. Meadows takes into account each student’s needs and makes academic and behavioral accommodations while working to ensure students achieve their goals. She has the unique ability to engage reluctant students in the research process. Her demeanor and sense of humor provide encouragement to students while still holding them accountable for their learning… She is highly fluent in current library automation and excels in the digital environment. I highly recommend Meghan Meadows for a position as a K12 library media specialist. She would be a welcome addition to any building’s faculty.”

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