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EDUCATION

ALA-Accredited Master's of Library Science, Texas Woman's University
Denton, Texas December 1998 GPA: 3.9
Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Southwestern University
Georgetown, Texas May 1996 GPA: 3.65

SKILLS & ABILITIES

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Reference Librarian
Newton-Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas August 1999 - present
  • Provided reference assistance in academic library setting.
  • Designed and implemented bibliographic instruction courses on the use of the internet and various electronic databases.
  • Participated in collection development in areas of Physics, Chemistry, Agriculture, and Environmental Science.
  • Designed web tutorials on the use of electronic databases and indexes.

Information Technology Demonstrator
Centre for Healthcare Informatics, University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland January - June 1999

  • Planned and taught approximately 50 lab practicals for medical students on the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and web authoring tools.
  • Instructed students on the use of on-line medical tutorials and reference materials.
  • Wrote and electronically published course material and tests using TopClass.
  • Wrote, designed, and maintained various web sites on the UCD intranet, including the Centre for Healthcare Informatics web site and the Department of Human Anatomy web site.
  • Provided daily troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance assistance in a Novell-based intranet of 100 Macintosh computers.
  • Installed twelve new Macintosh G3 computers on the network.

Assistant Librarian [Grade II]
Law and Official Documents, University College Dublin Libraries
Dublin, Ireland March - June 1999

  • Provided law students with print and electronic reference assistance.
  • Assisted students with the use of CELEX and Eurostat online databases.
  • Handled circulation of the closed-stacks collection of official documents.
  • Acquired good knowledge of European law and government reference sources.

Science & Technology Library Intern
Science & Technology Library, University of North Texas
Denton, Texas September - December 1998

  • Assisted library patrons at the reference desk.
  • Ordered and received interlibrary loan documents via electronic delivery services.
  • Assisted in the design, creation, and maintenance of library webpages.
  • Selected and purchased $4,000 worth of new science reference books.
  • Researched the acquisition of electronic encyclopaedias for the library.
  • Designed and taught user education courses on scientific database searching strategies.

Graduate Assistant to the Dean, Dr. Keith Swigger
School of Library and Information Studies, Texas Woman's University
Denton, Texas May - December 1998

  • Assisted with draft of 1996 School of Library and Information Studies Annual Report and presentation to Advisory Committee.
  • Designed departmental displays and brochures for program publicity.

Acquisitions Assistant
Blagg-Huey Library, Texas Woman's University
Denton, Texas August 1997 - May 1998

  • Verified bibliographic information for requested book and audiovisual materials.
  • Maintained and organized purchase order records and statistical data.

Teacher of Science
Memorial Middle School
Alice, Texas August 1996 - May 1997

  • Taught Life Science and Earth Science to 6th and 7th grade students.

HONORS & ACTIVITIES

  • LISA Student Chapter (GLISA) - Texas Woman's University, 1997 - 98
  • Member - Special Libraries Association, American Library Association
  • Award - Outstanding Achievement as a United Interscholastic League coach, 1997

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Volunteer
SAAFEHOUSE of Huntsville
Huntsville, Texas September 1999- present

  • Worked with victims of domestic violence at the SAAFEHOUSE women's shelter.
  • Provided counseling services on the SAAFEHOUSE hotline.

Botanic Library Volunteer
The National Botanic Gardens
Dublin, Ireland January - June 1999

  • Conducted a project to catalogue and classify photographic material.
  • Assisted the librarian in a project to clean, reorganize, and take inventory of the library's rare books collection.

INTERESTS

  • Hill walking, classical guitar, bird watching, computing, and languages.