Professional Experience

My current job:

Silver Falls Library District
Youth Services Librarian
Silverton, Oregon
September 2014 – present
Running weekly programs, including storytime, Builders Club, Family Game Day, and Crafty Kids; providing monthly outreach to Head Start classes and Silverton High School; maintaining children’s and teen collections; adding new circulating collections, including toys and teen music; supervising youth services staff members; coordinating teen volunteers; managing the Ready-to-Read grant; planning and implementing the annual Summer Reading Program; and fostering relationships with kids, teens, and caregivers!

 

Additional library experience:

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
Youth Services Librarian
St. Johnsbury, Vermont
February 2013 – September 2014
Led weekly storytimes; provided monthly teen programs, including Teen Advisory Board, book clubs, and writers groups; reorganized the picture book collection into user-friendly categories; sought feedback from coworkers to turn the Reference Room into the Teen Room; managed the grants for Acorn Club, the early literacy program; supervised AmeriCorps members; planned and implemented the annual Summer Reading Program; maintained children’s and teen collections; added new circulating collections, including teen music, DVDs, and video games; collaborated with local organizations to provide art programs and outreach services; and found inspiration from the neighboring gallery, which includes Albert Bierstadt’s The Domes of the Yosemite.

Bent Northrop Memorial Library
Special Projects Volunteer
Fairfield, Vermont
May 2011 – January 2013
Cataloged new items to fill the shelves in the new building; staffed the circulation desk; handled inter-library loan requests; created guides to help patrons use their mobile devices; and basked in the glory of the beautiful new building!

Whitehall Public Library
Children’s Library Intern
Whitehall, Pennsylvania
May 2012 – August 2012
Co-led weekly family and bilingual storytimes; acted as a judge for a Battle of the Books competition; and staffed the Children’s Library desk.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Zines Collection Volunteer
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
November 2011 – August 2012
Cataloged and processed more than 100 new zines; created a blog and published posts to share current information and resources; led a zine-making workshop; planned the Zine Library Day community event where patrons helped make the “world’s largest zine”; and helped plan and run the 2012 Zine Librarians Unconference.

Franklin Grand Isle Bookmobile
Advanced After-School Instructor
Swanton, Vermont
August 2010 – August 2011
Provided at least 25 storytimes per week through outreach visits to local daycares, childcare sites, and preschools; led 30 weeks of daily after-school programs for K-8th grade students; led 6 weeks of all-day summer programs for K-8th grade students; implemented fundraisers; supervised adult and teen volunteers; and recruited an additional five Bookmobile stops.

 

My non-library (but just as important) experience…

Oregon Coast Community Action
Childhood Literacy Specialist
Coos Bay, Oregon
August 2009 – July 2010
Coordinated more than 50 child, teen, and adult volunteers; supervised 15 teens involved in service learning projects; developed a fundraiser to raise funds for youth programs; and managed a Coos County Cultural Coalition grant for a teen zines workshop.

Willamalane Parks and Recreation District
Park Aide
Springfield, Oregon
June 2008 – August 2009
My first experience working outdoors, and I loved being outside!

University of Oregon Department of English
Writing Tutor
Eugene, Oregon
September 2008 – June 2009
Helped undergraduate English course students brainstorm, edit, and revise their papers.

Unbound
Co-founder and Senior Fiction Editor
Eugene, Oregon
February 2008 – June 2009
A fun venture into editing and publishing that also included implementing fundraisers and writing by-laws!

University of Oregon Department of Art
Office Assistant
Eugene, Oregon
September 2007 – June 2008
My first experience working in an office, and I loved organizing files!

Springfield Public Schools
After-School Teacher’s Assistant
Springfield, Oregon
January 2007 – June 2007
Enjoyed helping kids with their homework!

 

Finally, my first job!

Parkrose High School
Lifeguard and Swim Instructor
Portland, Oregon
March 2003 – December 2006
My first experience working with kids, and I haven’t looked back with any regrets! If given the chance, I would love to be able to serve my NE Portland community again.

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