PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Instructional Librarian, Whatcom Community College (June 2010 – Present)

  • Develop quality collections to support academic program areas including History, Philosophy, Business & Law, Political Science, Math and Economics.
  • Support information literacy by teaching workshops that integrate the use of info lit and related skills through course-related sessions and discipline-based classes.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to create instructional content for the library website.
  • Improve learning outcomes by providing in person and virtual library reference services to students, faculty and staff, resolve problems and interpret library policies.
  • Design and plan outreach programs and posters to promote library services.
  • ENGL 100 Grading Panel (Dec 2010, Dec 2011)
  • Designated College Copyright Officer (2014 – )
  • Ask-WA Co-coordinator (2015 – )

Open Course Library ~ Librarian (Jan 2012 – Mar 2013)

  • Develop, promote and curate Open Educational Resources for popular statewide college classes.
  • Organize and index OER in a functional manner.
  • Assist faculty in finding and developing content.
  • Promote OER on campus and statewide.

Web Services Coordinator, Whatcom County Library System (April 2009 – January 2010)

  • Assumed overall responsibility for the content, appearance, and functionality of the wcls.org page.
  • Worked with selectors, communications, reference, IT and youth staff to maintain currency and relevance of the WCLS Website.
  • Monitored and guided staff who are web publishers to maintain the cohesion of the website.
  • Responded to patrons who contacted WCLS via the website.
  • Dialogued with patrons to ensure that the website is an effective communication tool.

Askaway Virtual Reference Librarian, UBC Libraries (September 2009 – December 2009)

  • Provided information and reference services to post-secondary students from across the province of BC in a live, chat-based online environment using Questionpoint software.

Reading Room Assistant, UBC Botanical Gardens, BC (September 2008 – March 2009)

  • Developed guidelines for senior garden staff to follow in determining which books and journals should be deaccessed.
  • Created assessment guidelines for acquisition of new materials and preservation of older materials.
  • Cataloged incoming collection of materials.

Intern, Justice Canada Federal Office, Vancouver, BC (January 2009 – April 2009)

  • Cataloguing and database management and materials transition preparation.

Circulation Assistant, Bellingham Technical College Library, WA (Sept 2007 – Sept 2008) (Sept 2010 – 2014).

  • Instructed patrons on search techniques and tools.
  • Interpreted and responded to reference questions to serve patrons needs.
  • Processed serials using Voyager software.

Public Services Assistant, Ferndale Public Library, Ferndale, WA
(January 2004 – June 2010)

  • Provided readers’ advisory and reference services and assistance to library patrons.
  • Explained library policies and procedures to patrons, and resolved related questions and concerns.
  • Assisted patrons with the computer catalog, internet use, reference sources, etc.
  • Projects included:
    • Trained staff in new intranet management software.
    • Created training documents and instructional processes.
    • Served on several committees.
    • Created and maintained Branch intranet page.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • CLAMS – Webmaster (May 2014 – current)
    • Oversaw website migration and upgrade to WordPress on new server
    • Reformated directory by integrating Google APIs
    • Served on executive committee
  • WLA ‘Reference Interest Group’  Webmaster (2010 – 2015)
    • Staffed Meet ‘n Greet at the 2010 WLA/PNLA Conference
    • Maintain information on website www.rig.wla.org
  • Library Volunteer – Carl Cozier Elementary School (2006-2011)
  • Yes Libraries!  PAC to support Levy-lift for WCLS
  • Webmaster – Special Library Association – UBC Student Chapter (2008-2009)
  • Vice Chair – American Society of Information Science & Technology – Student Chapter (2008-2009)
  • Teachers Assistant – Catch the Son Preschool (2003-2007)
  • Secretary – Clearbrook Village Condominium Association (2004-2006)

PRE-PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Merchandising Assistant, JC Penney’s, Bellingham, WA 1999 – 2004
Trained new staff, prepared department for sales (signs and displays).

Bartender, The Highland Pub, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
Bartending, waitressing. 1996-1998

Various retail and food service positions.

 

Additional Website Management Experience

I am currently managing my partners Great Midwestern Baseball League (fantasy baseball) at www.stratgmbl.org .  I designed and formatted the website – including tutorials on how to add specific content (such as embedding excel spreadsheets).