Experienced in collection development, reference services, program planning and implementation, teaching classes, outreach projects and possess supervisory experience. Knowledgeable in human resource services, public budgeting and procurement, administrative regulation and volunteer management.
Seeking professional growth through increased supervisory responsibilities within a progressive and dynamic library which will enable me to connect with patrons and staff in a meaningful manner while utilizing my strong communication and analytical skills.
May 2006 - Present
Public Services Librarian
Downey City Library - collection consists of more than 138,000 cataloged items • Serve as building supervisor, responsible for all immediate personnel and patron issues. • Organize library programs, such as author visits, and perform all related tasks including creating promotional posters, flyers and bookmarks. • Created and executed the library’s first Adult Summer Reading Program (ASRP). Solicited donations, created promotional materials, conducted raffle drawings, and evaluated program at close. The ASRP has now become an annual event at the library. • Participate in community outreach projects and sit on project committees, such as the SCLC Reference Committee and various internal planning committees. • Provide reference and readers’ advisory service on the adult and children’s’ reference desk in person, on the phone, and through web generated e-mailed questions. Also create author lists and book lists for adult fiction readers. • Conduct tours and bibliographic instruction for individuals as well as small groups. • Make book selections, publicize, and facilitate monthly book club program. • Coordinate, prepare, and teach adult classes for groups of 20 to 40. Classes vary from How to Buy a Computer, or How to Search the Internet, to software specific classes, such as PowerPoint and Excel. • Responsible for collection development and maintenance of: nonfiction DVDs, continuations, and nonfiction Dewey areas 100, 200, 500, 600, and 900. Previously responsible for the Spanish and Korean language materials, the collection at the local Senior Center (approximately 600+ titles), as well as the Dewey 300s and 700s. Budgets range from $3,000 to $13,000. • Create and use SirsiDynix generated reports for weeding, budget tracking, and ordering materials. • Continue efforts to raise circulation statistics through the use of displays, contests, classes, and specialized services, such as the ongoing “Book the Librarian” service.
2005 - 2006
Library Assistant III
Performed all acquisitions duties for the YRL in addition to the Powell College Library and the Arts Library. Duties included check-in, bindery responsibilities, and assistance with a large scale project of re-linking 60,000 migrated purchase orders from the Orion2 system with their corresponding bibliographic records in the new Voyager system.
2003 - 2005
Executive Assistant to the Research Vice President
Marshall & Swift/Boeckh provides the insurance industry and various government agencies with accurate building cost data for insuring, constructing, and costing purposes. Responsibilities included project management, third party software purchase, vendor negotiations, and extensive online research.
2002 - 2003
California Design College was a privately owned fashion design college and has since been purchased by the Art Institutes. Acted as a library tech. and managed the circulation and maintenance of a small collection (approximately 1500 serials and 1000 monographs) as well as a special reserves collection (consisting of approximately 200 texts). Relocated the library collection and organized it within new parameters as a special project. Supervised one library assistant as well as acted as technical writer for the college.
1999 - 2001
Sales Support Analyst
National Cable Communications represents all individual cable companies and cable networks to advertising agencies for the purpose of selling spot cable. Responsible for the accurate and timely order entry of all 15 sales assistants, conducted regular staff meetings, and regulated the general work flow of the department.