Library Experience

  • September 2016-present
  • 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
  • July 2015-present
  • 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
      • 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-present
  • 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 LibrarianOne-Year Planning Grant for $40,121
    • Research, edit and collaborate with UTK faculty; APA, ACM, IEEE citation styles
  • 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 Standard Licensing Checklist
    • 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                        
    • Set up library in new school, combining materials from 4 schools. (approx. 12,000 materials) Sagebrush Winnebago Spectrum library automation program
    • Responsible for data entry of all new acquisitions, physically prepared new acquisitions for shelf, bar-coded materials and patrons, 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
    • Processed and shelved materials
    • Assisted students with on-line research, reader’s advisory services
    • 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