Professional Experience

Dwight School New York, NY
Middle and Upper School Librarian (August 2018-Present)

  • Teach regularly scheduled research foundations class to 6th grade students focusing on the research process, including finding and accessing information, evaluating resources, ethically using information, and other information literacy skills
  • Collaborate with teachers to plan and execute research and information literacy lessons based on curriculum in grades 6 through 12
  • Promote a love of reading in a variety of ways, including book talks, displays, and author visits
  • Develop and maintain a diverse, engaging collection of print and digital resources
  • Work with fellow librarians to ensure continuity in services and policies across divisions
  • Promote library services and resources to the community, particularly faculty and staff, to ensure that all members of the school community are able to find, access, and utilize information effectively
  • Manage and supervise the library space
  • Serve as a Middle School Advisor

Staten Island Academy | Staten Island, NY
Head Librarian (August 2015-June 2018)

  • Taught regularly scheduled library classes to students in grades PreK-3 through 8 focusing on how to use the library, digital and information literacy, research skills, and literature appreciation
  • Developed and maintained a robust and diverse collection of print and digital resources
  • Collaborated with teachers in all divisions to integrate library and research skills into curriculum-based projects and lessons
  • Promoted a love of reading and learning through reference services, reader’s advisory, and extracurricular programming
  • Provided information and instruction on library and technology resources for faculty
  • Managed and supervised library space
  • Served as a Middle School Advisor

Raymond Education Campus | Washington, DC
Librarian (August 2014-June 2015)

  • Organized and updated library that had been out of use by evaluating collection, adding materials to catalog, weeding outdated materials, and creating a collection development plan for the acquisition of new materials
  • Taught students information literacy, library skills, and literature appreciation
  • Collaborated with teachers on projects and lessons
  • Provided reference and reader’s advisory services to students and teachers
  • Utilized 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

Technological Proficiencies

Microsoft Office Suite, G Suite, Google Classroom, Follett Destiny Integrated Library System, LibGuides, Blackboard Learning Management System, Assorted Web Publishing Platforms (Weebly, WordPress, Wikispaces), Assorted Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Tumblr, Instagram, etc.), Assorted Digital Design and Presentation Tools (Canva, Adobe Spark, Piktochart, Animoto, HaikuDeck, Prezi, Voki, Little Bird Tales, Buncee, etc.)

Additional Skills

Language: Russian (intermediate proficiency)
Classification Systems: Dewey Decimal System, Library of Congress Classification

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