Library Experience

  • September 2018-present
    • George F. DeVine Music Library Departmental Supervisor 
    • The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
      • Alma, OneSearch, WordPress, LibApps, LibCal, RiseVision, Hypersign, Library of Congress Classification
      • Additionally responsible for Evening Supervisor duties during interim of vacancy (September 2018-November 2018)
      • 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
      • Manages interlibrary lending branch operation
      • Mediates library patron issues, first point of appeal for fines
      • Gathers statistics, prepare monthly reports
      • Oversee stack maintenance, inventories
      • Represent music library on University Libraries operational and assessment working groups and committees
      • Train and supervise student library assistants (SLAs)
      • Manage annual SLA budget
      • Create training materials for SLAs
      • Schedule SLAs each semester
      • In-depth reference assistance for users locating music materials, print and electronic
        • LibChat monitor
    • October 2017-present
      • George F. DeVine Music Library, Evening Supervisor
      • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
        • 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, supervise circulation, materials, student workers, patron mediation
        • Check-in and process new acquisitions, periodicals, reserve materials
        • Reference assistance for music collections, one-on-one information literacy instruction
        • Update and maintain music library website (WordPress), Music Library Equipment instructional guides for electronic and physical library resources (LibGuides), update music library hours on web (LibCal),
        • Update digital sign in music library (RiseVision, Hypersign)
        • Update UT Song-indexing, analysis indexing, supervise/train students working on projects
        • Loaner laptop updates and maintenance, other technical issues in music library
        • Catalog School of Music recital CDs using Alma template
        • Copy catalog gift items, equipment
        • Transfers/withdrawals of collection materials
        • Manage 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
      • July 2015-July 2017
        • Hodges Library Special Collections, Graduate Research Assistant
        • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
          • Archivist Toolkit; MODS metadata
          • Reprocess David Van Vactor music scores, recordings
            • Supervise students working on collection
            • Research copyright issues for audio recordings
            • Metadata for audio, music scores
            • Material preparation for digitazation
            • 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
            • Science fiction periodicals
            • Benton Otto Wheeley papers
          • Digitization of materials
          • Visual displays of collections
      • July 2016-July 2017
        • University of Tennessee, School of Information Science Student Assistant
          • Mobile Information Skills and Solutions in Library Education (MISSILE) Institute of Museum and Library Science Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian One-Year Planning Grant for $40,121
            • Research, edit and collaborate with UTK faculty; APA, ACM, IEEE citation styles
      • June 2017
        • Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee Volunteer
          • Using FADGI guidelines, established metadata guidelines for digitizing Maryville College newspaper, Focus
          • Led newspaper digitization project for Kin Takahashi Week
      • September 2016-June 2017
      • Lamar Library, Adjunct Research and Instruction Librarian
      • Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee
      • Sierra Innovative, EBSCO Discovery Services, LibApps
        • Reference desk instruction; assist undergraduate students with thesis research and citation
        • Create LibGuides – Maryville College Open Access Resources
        • Local electronic resource link management outside the ACA consortium
        • Printer/scanner and library computer lab assistance
      • Summer 2016
      • University of Tennessee Electronic Resources and Licensing Practicum
      • Knoxville, Tennessee
        • Worked with UT personnel to understand and evaluate 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
      • August 2014-July 2016
      • George F. Devine Music Library, Student Library Assistant
      • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
        • Staffed circulation desk, ready interlibrary loans, library express requests (Aleph, Alma, Primo OneSearch)
        • Assisted patrons, reference interviews
        • Data entry, preparing order records, song indexing
        • Shelving, shelf reading
        • Printer and computer lab assistance
      • June 2014-July 2015
      • Hodges Library Technical Services, Student Library Assistant-Cataloging    
      • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
        • Processed books including labeling, barcoding (Aleph, Alma)
        • Withdrew/transferred books
        • Worked with Cataloging staff on special projects
      • Fall 2009  
      • Lamar Memorial Library Practicum                                                                
      • Maryville College, Maryville Tennessee
        • Assisted with preparation to move music library from old building to new arts center
      • July 2000- June 2004
      • Library Assistant at Maryville Intermediate School (grades 5-6)
      • Maryville City Schools, Maryville, Tennessee                        
        • Implemented library services in new school, combining materials from 4 schools. (approx. 12,000 materials) Sagebrush Winnebago Spectrum library automation program
        • Dewey Decimal classification
        • 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 (using Spectrum In-Hand Palm computing unit)
        • 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
      • August 1999- May 2000
      • VolunteerMaryville Middle School Maryville, TN
        • Assisted in library – shelved books, scanned for inventory, other tasks as needed
      • August 1999-May 2000
      • VolunteerFairview Elem School, Maryville TN                                          
        • 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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