Experience


Professional Experience


Librarian

Public Library, August 2013-present

  • Provides reader's advisory, information and reference services to patrons of various age groups and backgrounds
  • Plans and facilitates programs for children and teens; Examples of this include:
    • General story time programming for babies and toddlers, as blogged about here
    • The Little Artist program: blogged about here and a formal outline
    • The Inspired by Artists series: blogged about here
  • Regularly evaluates library collections via de-selection procedures

Virtual Reference Intern

Scholars Portal, OCUL, September 2012-April 2014

  • Intern for the Ask a Librarian reference service, serving the academic community of eleven Ontario universities
  • Provided reference and information services to users via chat management software; clarified and evaluated user needs and multi-tasked with time-sensitive deadlines in a synchronous environment
  • Provided bibliographic instruction relevant to user needs and using their library's distinct resources on time-sensitive deadlines

Student Librarian

Government Library, September 2012-April 2013

  • Evaluated user needs and provided reference and information services via a variety of methods; includes document delivery and retrieval, compiling bibliographies, and providing bibliographic instruction in using library resources
  • Managed and processed interlibrary loans and circulation services
  • Performed original and copy-cataloguing and classification of library materials
  • Assisted with collection management through selection and de-selection procedures
  • Implemented and organized donated reprint collection in library, with the goal of improving access and use by both users and staff

Volunteer, Records Department

Non-Profit Organization, March-August 2011

  • Volunteered on digitization project with goal of migrating files to electronic database and improving staff retrieval of information
  • Digitized, catalogued, and provided metadata for documents in updated client files
  • Assisted with other administrative tasks such as filing and reception

Technology Skills


I have strived to build and hone my technology skills and overall experience. While things such as cataloguing have been honed through coursework in the MLIS program and my co-op placement, I have used my spare time to increase my HTML and CSS coding skills in an effort to better understand the process of building and maintaining websites and pages.

Computer Software Apple iOS, Windows, Microsoft Office, LivePerson, Google Drive, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Digital Editions, OverDrive
Library Software Horizon ILS, VDX
Cataloguing MARC, AACR2, LCSH, LCC, DDC
Web Development HTML, CSS, and online content management platforms such as Blogger and Wordpress
Social Media Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Flickr.