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Enthusiastic, tech-savvy individual seeks part-time information science position.

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Work Experience

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Library and Information Science

Mercer County Library - Hopewell Branch, Pennington, NJ
Librarian I (part-time), December 2015 - present

  • Assist patrons with a variety of library research tasks.
  • Create programs such as music gatherings, tools for homeschooling, programs geared towards men, and technology classes.

Ethnographic Thesaurus Project
A joint project of the American Folklore Society and the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Database Manager/Project Administrator, June 2004 - October 2007

  • Worked on the hierarchical organization of subject categories to construct a faceted classification.
  • Created a web-based thesaurus using Multites thesaurus construction software.
  • Created and maintained the thesaurus website.
  • Managed team communications and public relations.
  • Maintained the project management schedule.

Madbury Public Library, Madbury, NH
Library Director, July 2003 - August 2006

  • Performed all daily operations of the library including reference, circulation, programming, administrative, and adult and children's services.
  • Created the vision, policies, and procedures for newly founded library.
  • Worked closely with the Board of Trustees to create a library that met the needs and desires of the community.

Amesbury Public Library, Amesbury, MA
Library Assistant, 2002 - 2003

  • Worked at the front circulation desk providing customer service to patrons.
  • Create marketing materials and brochures.

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Entrepreneurial

Little Willow, Red Bank, NJ
Co-owner, June 2007 - 2009

  • Owned and operated a small natural parenting store selling organic and natural items for babies and moms.

The Pleasant Beach Hotel and Restaurant, Fair Haven, NY
General Manager, 1996 - 1999

  • Responsible for the daily operations of a 75 seat restaurant and bar, including supervising 25 employees, working with vendors, customer service, overseeing the kitchen, and bookkeeping.

Cooper's General Store and Café, Fair Haven, NY
Owner and Manager, 1996

  • Created and ran a retail gift shop/cafe starting from an empty 100-year-old storefront.
  • Responsible for all aspects of store operations including accounting, budget, bookkeeping, customer service, inventory, marketing, merchandising and personnel.

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Technology - Product Management and Marketing

mySimon.com, Santa Clara, CA
Category Manager, 2000 - 2001

  • Involved in a redesign of the Apparel category, including designing new navigation, hierarchy, and look & feel of the category, as well as the selection of new merchants.
  • Worked on projects and problem-solving with multiple departments to facilitate an efficient workflow process.
  • Maintained XML files for assigned categories within a web content management system.

Veritas Software Corporation, Mountain View, CA
Marketing Specialist, 1999 - 2000

  • Worked on the core planning team for Vision2000, Veritas' Worldwide User's Conference, attended by over 2000 attendees.
  • Planned the conference Web site, collected and scheduled over 60 presentations, and created electronic marketing communications.
  • Previous position in Channel Marketing focused on Web related marketing, database maintenance and processing Web-based orders for resellers.

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Educational Background

MS, Library and Information Science
Simmons College, Boston, MA
Graduate School of Library and Information Science

MS, Linguistics (Sociolinguistics)
Georgetown University, Washington, DC

BA, Linguistics and American Sign Language (double major)
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

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Additional Information

  • Strong communication, organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Over 20 years experience with Internet use, research, and online communities
  • Knowledge of XHTML, CSS, Web development tools, and Information Architecture
  • Master's Thesis - Persuasive Language Usage in Unsolicited Email Subject Headings
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