Work Experience

Briar Cliff University, Educational Technology

Director, Educational Technology
From:    July 2011        To:     present

After one year as the Reference Librarian, I stepped into this new position and helped usher in a 400+ iPad deployment to faculty and freshmen. My new role ties in closely with Briar Cliff’s strategic plan to become “the innovative place for living, learning and working.” My contribution is training students, staff, and faculty to use new tools, find creative solutions, and be more productive.

Briar Cliff University, Bishop Mueller Library

Reference and Instruction Librarian
From:    July 2010        To:     July 2011

Provided reference, instruction, and technology training to students, staff, and faculty
Organized a campus technology discussion group for exploring new tools, programs, and gadgets
Implemented an iPad loaning program at the Library
Created a six-week iPad Pilot Program for faculty and staff; responsible for planning, selection, training, and evaluating
Managed the social networking sites for the Library, including several blogs, WorldCat lists, social bookmarks, Flickr, Twitter, and Facebook
Updated library website, created pages, and experimented with a variety of web design tools

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs

Graduate Assistant / Training Coordinator
From:    May 2007        To:     June 2010

Managed several projects from marketing materials to organizing conference sessions with librarians from 10 different countries.
Led tutorials for international librarians on technology, web 2.0 tools, and library resources
Created a survey to assess computer skills of participating librarians
Created a wiki for program materials and communication with program participants
Incorporated web 2.0 collaboration tools into office workflow
Developed, edited and formatted conference presentations and posters
Updated website to a new content management system

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Modern Languages Library

Graduate Assistant Hourly
From:    August 2006        To:    July 2008

Updated library’s website and created new web pages
Created promotional materials for library events and programs
Assisted library visitors with bibliographic databases and library resources
Placed orders for new materials

Oregon State University, Valley Library

Orbis-Cascade Alliance, Branch and Extended Campus Coordinator
From:        July 2003                To:    June 2006

Maintained and updated training documents and instruction manuals using MS Office
Trained new student staff each semester; assigned and supervised work
Introduced the use of digital photography in training and documenting
Traveled to Clark College in Vancouver, WA to train staff on Orbis-Cascade circulation procedures
Coordinated OSU’s lending and borrowing in the Orbis-Cascade Alliance during a period of  72% borrowing growth and 67% lending growth
Coordinated library services for branch libraries and distance education patrons
Streamlined daily procedures and performed daily troubleshooting and problem solving for lending & borrowing procedures and patron complaints
Created and maintained Excel spreadsheets for monthly statistics and annual reconciliation

Eastern Oregon University, Pierce Library

Student Supervisor & Interlibrary Loan Technician
From:        September 1999            To:    June 2003

Worked on a team project to develop a new materials-sharing program for the surrounding 70 rural libraries; traveled to partner libraries and trained staff to use the new online application
Coordinated and carried out the borrowing and lending of requested materials using Innovative Interfaces, OCLC Passport, and ILLme Microenhancer
Trained and supervised student staff in the interlibrary loan office
Led a team of six student workers in reorganizing the periodicals collection
Trained new student workers on circulation and interlibrary loan procedures using Innovative Interfaces
Supervised student workers on evening and night shifts