Work Experience

Public Library in Northern New Jersey
Reference and Periodicals Librarian, full-time
August 2014-Present

  • Provides one-on-one reference aid and reader’s advisory, as well as technical assistance with e-reading devices and personal computers.
  • Develops, manages, promotes, and purchases for the mystery, large print, foreign languages literature, and language learning collections.
  • Acts as the main contact for development and maintenance for the periodicals print and digital collections.
  • Researches library marketing trends to promote reference and reader’s advisory services.
  • Creates subject bibliographies on a range of reference topics and publicity content marketing the collections.

Sussex County Community College, Newton, NJ
Reference and Instruction Librarian, part-time
March 2014–August 2014

  • Provided reference and circulation services to students and faculty.
  • Planned, developed, and instructed class sessions on a variety of academic research and resource topics.
  • Developed and edited resource pathfinders and guides.

Montclair Public Library, Montclair, NJ
Reference Librarian, part-time
October 2013–August 2014

  • Navigated users’ inquiries and locates appropriate resources.
  • Provided reader’s advisory.
  • Troubleshot computer and technology questions.
  • Conducted reference research and tracks resource usage.
  • Contributed to library and collection development projects ad hoc.

Rutgers University Libraries, New Brunswick, NJ
STS Graduate Instructor, part-time
September 2013– December 2014

  • Instructed undergraduate transfer students on how to use the Libraries’ online catalog and electronic resources.
  • Responded to students and faculties’ questions.
  • Assisted instructed the STEM and writing courses on similar lessons with a subject-focus.

Morristown & Morris Twp. Joint Free Public Library, Morristown, NJ
Media Library Clerk, part-time
September 2012–August 2014

  • Aided patrons with using the Library’s technologies and electronic resources.
  • Provided patron advisory for media and print materials.
  • Maintained and distributeed the AV and periodical collections in a friendly and efficient manner.

Rutgers University Learning Center, New Brunswick, NJ
Graduate Writing Instructor, part-time
September 2012–Septemer 2013

  • Aided students with their writing beyond basic composition and expository levels.
  • Instructed students on utilizing electronic citation tools and citation formats.
  • Specialized in political science, public policy, and literature-related writing.

Governor’s Office of Policy & Planning – Commonwealth of Penn., Harrisburg, PA
Policy Intern, full-time
September 2011–December 2011

  • Researched policy and legislative developments.
  • Compiled policy briefs on a variety of salient topics to the Commonwealth.
  • Summarized reports and legislation for policy decisions.
  • Completed a policy research seminar and individual research project Checking-in or Checking-out: An Assessment of Libraries in State Government;
  • Produced an Frequently Asked Questions web document for the State Library of Pennsylvania website.
  • Represented Lock Haven University in The Harrisburg Internship Semester – a selective internship program sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

Annie Halenbake Ross Library – AmeriCorps State and National, Lock Haven, PA
Library Assistant and AmeriCorps Service Member, part-time
September 2010-September 2011

  • Interacted with patrons at the circulation desk for reader’s advisory and leading.
  • Monitored use of the local history and genealogical resource collection.
  • Promoted public service in the community through public events.
  • Developed and facilitated youth and family programming for the 2011 Summer Reading Program.

Lock Haven University of Penn. Writing Center, Lock Haven, PA
Writing Tutor, part-time
September 2009–December 2012

  • Supported students through the writing process for multiple majors and assignments.
  • Acted as a contact for the MLA and APA citation styles.
  • Represented the English Department and the Writing Center in instructional workshops.
  • Engaged in education writing projects for the LHU community.

Rockaway Township Public Library, Rockaway, NJ
Library Assistant, part-time
August 2006–August 2010

  • Progressed from High School Page to Library Assistant with increased responsibility.
  • Performed circulation tasks and shelved efficiently.
  • Delivered professional and courteous patron service.
  • Assisted with the Library’s special projects.
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