Experience

  • User Services Librarian, Saint Xavier University, Chicago, Illinois. August 2018-present.
    • In-person and virtual reference services
    • Information literacy and bibliographic instruction
      • In-person
      • Integrated course component instruction
      • One-shot instruction sessions
    • Create passive and integrated instructional materials
      • Libguides
      • Tutorials (screenshot and video)
      • Videos
    • Collection development
      • Arts, humanities, and social sciences
      • Education and juvenile collection
        • Juvenile collection includes picture books, easy readers, middle grade novels, young adult novels, and youth nonfiction
        • Juvenile collection primarily education and speech and language pathology.
    • Curate and coordinate displays
      • Work with students, staff, and faculty on display topics and materials included
      • Reach out to departments and student groups for ideas.
    • Outreach and engagement
      • Office hours outside the library
      • Work with student groups
    • Promote library services and collections on social media and in person.
    • Other duties as assigned
  • Library Services librarian, Homewood Public Library, Homewood, Illinois, August 2016-August 2018
    • Combined youth/adult services desk
      • Collection development
        • 500s (sciences and math)
        • Curated Adult Services displays.
        • Maintained statistics on Adult Services displays.
        • Displays, bibliographies, readers’ advisory
      • Reference and readers’ advisory services
      • Tech assistance
      • Created bibliographies for special programs
      • Other duties as assigned
      • See examples of projects onĀ Selected Projects.
    • Teen services
      • Created and maintain bibliographies
      • Assisted teens with readers’ advisory, reference needs
      • Supervised teens and teen space
  • Part-time reference services librarian, North Central College, January 2016-August 2016.
    • Provided in-person and virtual reference assistance to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members.
    • Ensured building security.
    • Supervised and manage special programs.
  • Part-time circulation clerk, Homewood Public Library, June 2016-May 2017
  • Assist with family member’s private studio, c. 2000-present
    • Find and collate music
      • Follow state-wide solo grading for competitions.
      • Find music of appropriate difficulty for students.
      • Locate hard-to-find or out-of-print music.
    • Graphic design/layout forĀ promotional and other materials
    • Assist with financial documentation.
    • Assist with administrative tasks.
    • Other duties as needed.
  • GA, Research and Information Services, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 2014-August 2015
    • Managed training sessions for virtual and in-person library reference staff
      • Scheduled instructors
      • Managed Blackboard course space
      • Assisted with management of wikis
    • Assisted with instruction sessions and workshops.
    • Provided virtual and in-person reference assistance
    • Assorted projects as assigned.
    • Managed training sessions for library GAs.
  • TA, Spanish Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. January 2012-August 2014. Sole classroom instructor for sections of the following courses:
    • “Intensive Elementary Spanish”
      • Intensive combination of Spanish 101 & 102
    • “Spanish in the Community”
      • Service-learning course
    • “Readings in Hispanic Texts”
    • “Spanish Grammar”
    • “Spanish Composition”
    • “Intermediate Spanish”
  • Editing/proofreading, Deptartment of Spanish & Portuguese, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Homewood Public Library
    • Circulation clerk
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