Library Experience

College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, St. Joseph and Collegeville, Minnesota

CSB+SJU Fine Arts Librarian – Clemens Library, BAC Music Library, Alcuin Library, July 2019 – present
  • WorldShare Management Services, WorldCat Discovery, EZ Proxy, SpringShare LibApps, LibGuides, LibCal, LibChat, Starfish, GOBI, Minitex Green Glass, Library of Congress Classification (LCC)
    • Liaison services to faculty, students, staff in Fine Arts Division (music theatre, art, interdisciplinary programs with fine arts components, as well as military science
    • Responsible for Benedicta Arts Center (BAC) Music Library (15,350 materials), in addition to main music collection at Clemens and Alcuin Libraries (15,500 materials)
    • Collection development for music, art, theatre
      • Evaluated 2500+ CD donation for acquisition for curriculum alignment (ongoing – 200+ CDs added to date)
        • Trained student assistants on metadata project to assist cataloging CDs
      • Incorporated donation of 880 scores into BAC Music Library
      • Participation in Minitex Green Glass retention program
      • Reorganized shelving in BAC Music Library (30,000 materials)
      • Developed Faculty LibGuide for Diversifying Music Scores and Materials
    • Information Literacy & Instructional Programs for Clemens Library, Alcuin Library
      • Class sections on information literacy, visual literacy, citation styles, library resources – average 30 classes/semester, usually multiple visits/class
      • Deliver information literacy and instructional programs for first-year seminars, fine arts, history
      • Collaborate with Instructional Technology to deliver innovative classes that meet learning outcomes for information literacy, such as podcasting, 3D printing, video production
      • Collaborate with music and theatre faculty to instruct students how to create program notes and bios for opera workshop class
      • Developed and currently teach 3-session series for art studio classes on copyright, fair use, finding, using, & citing images ethically, transformation, best practices in art-making
      • Teach information literacy sessions for Book Arts classes using Artists’ Books Special Collection
      • Create modules in Canvas for information literacy instruction in fine arts
      • Developed Information Literacy Canvas modules for new Integrations Curriculum-Learning Foundations
        • With NEH CARES Grant funding (Summer 2020), assisted in development of six Canvas modules for first-year information literacy instruction (available on Canvas Commons)
        • Participated in NEH CARES grant developing modules for Humanities class
          • HISP 358 (Transmigration of Latin America) Hispanic Studies Canvas modules on music, authority/bias, visual literacy (available on Canvas Commons)
      • Collaborated with art faculty to map information literacy instruction into art classes
        • Art History: search strategies
        • Studio Art: ethical use of images, copyright, fair use, transformation, best practices
        • Intro to Design: collections @ CSB/SJU, open access and subscription resources for all art majors/minors
      • Research consultations with students/faculty (online & in-person)
      • Create/maintain LibGuides for Music, Theatre, Art, Film Studies, Finding and Using Images Ethically, Artists’ Books @ CSB+SJU
      • Collaborate with Instructional Technology to deliver innovative classes that meet learning outcomes for information literacy, such as podcasting, 3D printing
      • Create tutorial videos for CSB/SJU Libraries YouTube Channel
      • Create video for classes moved online due to COVID-19
    • Assist with Sacred Music Special Collections and Artists’ Books Special Collections
    • Assist faculty and classes with Digital Humanities projects, such as StoryMapJS and Omeka
    • Serve on committees: Institutional Repository committee, Humanities Librarian search committee, Business Librarian search committee
    • Serve on task forces as needed; Integrations Curriculum, Instructional Technology/Library Assignments, Info Lit I & II, LibGuides, Metadata Study Group

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

UTK George F. DeVine Music Library Departmental Supervisor, September 2018-May 2019
  • Alma, OneSearch, WordPress, LibApps, LibCal, RiseVision, Hypersign, Library of Congress Classification
    • Additionally responsible for Evening Supervisor duties during interim of vacancy (September 2018-December 2018)
    • Responsible for music library daily operations
    • Collection development management
    • Course reserve management
    • Liaison with Hodges Public Services and other branch libraries
    • Liaison for university faculty and students to generate collection development requests for branch
    • Managed interlibrary lending branch operation
    • Mediated library patron issues, first point of appeal for fines
    • Gathered statistics, prepare monthly reports
    • Oversight of stack maintenance, inventories
    • Represented music library on University Libraries operational and assessment working groups and committees
    • Trained and supervised student library assistants (SLAs)
    • Managed annual SLA budget
    • Created training materials for SLAs
    • Scheduled SLAs each semester
    • In-depth reference assistance for users locating music materials, print and electronic
    • LibChat monitor
UTK George F. DeVine Music Library, Evening Supervisor, October 2017-September 2018
  • Alma, OneSearch, WordPress, LibApps, LibCal, RiseVision, Hypersign, Library of Congress Classification
    • Additionally responsible for Departmental Supervisor duties during interim of vacancy (July 2018-September 2018)
    • Evenings and Sundays, supervised circulation, materials, student workers, patron mediation
    • Checked-in and processed new acquisitions, periodicals, reserve materials
    • Reference assistance for music collections, one-on-one information literacy instruction
    • Updated and maintained music library website (WordPress), Music Library Equipment instructional guides for electronic and physical library resources (LibGuides), update music library hours on web (LibCal),
    • Updated digital sign in music library (RiseVision, Hypersign)
    • Updated UT Song-indexing, analysis indexing, supervise/train students working on projects
    • Loaner laptop updates and maintenance, other technical issues in music library
    • Cataloged School of Music recital CDs using Alma template
    • Copy cataloged gift items, equipment
    • Transferred/withdrew collection materials
    • Managed branch binding shipments of periodicals
    • Secondary support processing course reserves
    • Special projects
      • Preservation of music collection, to include binding scores and binding repairs, tip-ins, pockets for parts, hinge tightenings
UTK Hodges Library Special Collections, Graduate Research Assistant, July 2015-August 2017
  • Alma, OneSearch, Archivist Toolkit; MODS metadata
    • Evaluated and reprocessed David Van Vactor music scores, recordings, correspondence
      • Supervise students working on collection
      • Researched copyright issues for audio recordings
      • Metadata for audio, music scores
      • Material preparation for digitization
      • Conversion of Van Vactor music catalog to finding aid for migration to Islandora
    • Metadata cleaning for Albert Gordon “Dutch” Roth Smoky Mountains digital photo collection
    • Preservation and Conservation Lab
      • Construct phase/clamshell boxes and folders, material repairs, binding music scores and pamphlets
    • Process and create finder’s aids for collections
    • Digitization of materials
    • Visual displays of collections
      • Tennessee Waltz – Tennessee Waltz Exhibit
UTK School of Information Science, Student Assistant, July 2016-July 2017
    • Research, edit and collaborate with UTK faculty; APA, ACM, IEEE citation styles
UTK Electronic Resources and Licensing Practicum (150 hrs), Summer 2016
  • Alma, OneSearch, Alma eResources module
    • Worked with UT personnel to develop understanding and familiarity with: licensing terms and contracts of electronic resources
    • Evaluated UT Electronic Resources and License procedures; EZ proxy, collection development, access and control issues
    • Created standard licensing checklist for UTK Electronic Resources UTK-StandardLicensingChecklist
    • Uploaded contracts and addendums to Ex Libris Alma eresources module
UTK George F. Devine Music Library, Student Library Assistant, August 2014-July 2016
  • Aleph, Alma, Primo OneSearch, WorldCat
    • Staffed circulation desk, ready interlibrary loans, library express requests
    • Assisted patrons, reference interviews
    • Data entry, preparing order records, song indexing
    • Shelving, shelf reading
    • Printer and computer lab assistance
UTK Hodges Library Technical Services, Student Library Assistant-Cataloging, June 2017-July 2015
  • Aleph, Alma, Primo OneSearch
    • Processed book acquisitions including labeling, barcoding
    • Withdrew/transferred books, boxed for Better World Books shipments
    • Worked with Cataloging staff on special projects

Maryville College, Lamar Memorial Library, Maryville, Tennessee

MC Archives Volunteer, June 2017
    • Using FADGI guidelines, established metadata guidelines for digitizing Maryville College newspaper, Focus
    • Led newspaper digitization project for Kin Takahashi Week
MC Lamar Memorial Library, Adjunct Research and Instruction Librarian, September 2016-June 2017
  • Sierra Innovative, EBSCO Discovery Services, SpringShare LibApps, LibChat
    • Reference desk instruction; assist undergraduate students with thesis research and citation
    • Created LibGuides – New books;  Maryville College Open Access Resources
    • Local electronic resource link management outside the ACA consortium
    • Printer/scanner and library computer lab assistance
MC Lamar Memorial Library Practicum (150 hrs), Fall 2009 
    • Assisted with preparation to move music library from old building to new arts center
    • Conducted assessment of Fine Arts Department needs for the new music library space in new arts center
      • Interviewed faculty to determine user needs
      • Evaluated space plan of music library
      • Collection measurements

Maryville City Schools, Maryville, Tennessee

Maryville Intermediate School (grades 5-6), Library Assistant, July 2000-June 2004                     
  • Sagebrush Winnebago Spectrum library automation program, Spectrum In-Hand Palm computing unit, Dewey Decimal classification
    • Implemented library services in new school, combining materials from 4 schools. (approx. 12,000 materials)
    • Responsible for data entry of all new acquisitions, physically prepared new acquisitions for shelf, bar-coded materials and patrons, imported, maintained and consolidated MARC records
    • Prepared and performed inventory of collection
    • Maintained database of 750 students, running all reports (overdue, fines, inventory, bibliography, etc.)
    • Checked materials in and out to patrons, assisted students with on-line research, reader’s advisory services
    • Processed and shelved materials
    • Maintained Accelerated Reader (AR) database and records, wrote tests for AR books
    • Scheduled library classes
Maryville Middle School, Volunteer, August 1999-May 2000
    • Assisted in library – shelved books, scanned for inventory, other tasks as needed

Blount County Schools, Maryville, Tennessee

Fairview Elem School, Volunteer, August 1999-May 2000   
    • Assisted with implementation of Accelerated Reader program
    • Worked with librarian to load and update AR Program on classroom computers and server
    • Organized AR books in library, aided librarian choosing titles to order tests on. Some installation of peripherals

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