Experience

Professional Experience

Raymond Education Campus | Washington, DC
Librarian (August 2014-Present)

  • Organize and update library that has been out of use by evaluating collection, adding materials to catalog, weeding outdated materials, and creating a collection development plan for the acquisition of new materials
  • Teach students information literacy, library skills, and literature appreciation
  • Collaborate with teachers on projects and lessons
  • Provide reference and reader’s advisory services to students and teachers
  • Utilize databases to support research endeavors

 Solvay Elementary School | Solvay, NY
Librarian (September 2013-June 2014)

  • Taught weekly information literacy and library skills classes
  • Evaluated library materials; maintained existing collection of print and digital resources; acquired new materials based on needs of school community
  • Initiated, planned, and implemented a variety of research projects with students
  • Performed reference interviews and services for students and teachers
  • Collaborated with teachers to align library lessons to curriculum and standards
  • Integrated technology into student learning by utilizing web 2.0 tools

Solvay High School | Syracuse, NY
Practicum Intern (Spring 2014)

  • Designed and implemented a poetry + technology workshop in which students learned to use digital presentation tools
  • Completed extensive evaluation of nonfiction and A/V materials
  • Developed and taught a lesson to high school English students on evaluating web resources and identifying authoritative information resources

Albany Academy for Girls | Albany, NY
Practicum Intern (Spring 2014)

  • Conducted research, analyzed information resources, and developed a plan for cataloging eReaders
  • Assisted students in utilizing print and online resources for research project
  • Evaluated database collection; recommended additional authoritative electronic resources for collection

Syracuse University School Media Program | Syracuse, NY
Graduate Assistant  (August 2012-May 2014)

  • Interviewed child inventors and analyzed data from interviews for research project on child innovators and motivation
  • Utilized authoritative information resources to find and synthesize research on student motivation
  • Collected and synthesized data on school media programs throughout the state

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools | Nashville, TN      
4th Grade Teacher, Whitsitt Elementary (August 2010-May 2012)

  • Continuously worked to ensure student progress through rigorous standards-based lessons, differentiated instruction, and appropriate assessments
  • Served as 4th grade team leader for the 2011-2012 school year
  • Served as member of Literacy and Library committees

Samara State University | Samara, Russia
English Teaching Assistant (September 2006-June 2007)

  • Taught conversational English to university students
  • Taught beginning and intermediate English to professors and graduate students at the university; designed syllabi and lessons based on textbooks and outside sources; helped students to develop skills in speaking, listening, and reading

Skills

Document Design: Microsoft Office Suite
Web Publishing: Weebly, WordPress, Wikispaces
Integrated Library Systems: Follett Destiny
Classification Systems: Dewey, Library of Congress
Presentation Tools: Screencastomatic, Animoto, HaikuDeck, Prezi, Glogster, Biteslide, Little Bird Tales, etc.
Social Media
: Twitter, Tumblr, blogging platforms, Goodreads, Pinterest, etc.

 

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