Librarianship is the perfect career for somebody who wants to know a little bit about everything. Below, a CV of sorts.
MLIS, University of California, Los Angeles, 2001 BA, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1999 (Sociology with a Minor in Women's Studies)
Professional Experience July 2012 - Present Head Librarian, LA Campus Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA Responsible for leading and managing reference, circulation, and technical services. As a member of the senior staff team, responsible for assisting the Director with budgeting, planning, and assessment.
July 2006 – July 2012 Special Collections Librarian Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA Acquired, processed, and maintained special collections for the library, in both physical and digital formats. Responsibilities included conducting special inventories, cataloging, preservation, and working with donors, as well as the implementation of the digital collections database. May 2001 – July 2006 Head Librarian Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA Directed and coordinated Technical Services activities and staff. Managed the library’s collection to ensure relevancy, currency, and usefulness in both print and non-print formats. Recommended, implemented, and maintained library technology. March 2001 – May 2001 Intern, Oviatt Library California State University, Northridge
Provided reference service and instructed patrons in the use of online databases and other library resources. Observed administration meetings and Bibliographic Instruction sessions. February 2000 – February 2001 Intern, U.S. Library Program Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA
Visited public libraries throughout Southern California to ensure proper function of computer systems. Provided training to librarians and library staff. October 1999 – May 2001 Library Assistant II, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library University of California, Los Angeles Cataloged a special collection of books on fine printing and California history. Provided reader services as required. March 1996 – July 1999 General Assistant II, Cataloging Department University of California, Santa Barbara
Cataloged serial analytics, microfiche, and UCSB Dissertations. Reviewed and updated bibliographic records in the library catalog.
Special Libraries Association, member since 2001 Chapter Cabinet Chair, 2020 Social Media Manager, Leadership & Management Division, 2015-2018 Social Media Manager, Southern California Chapter, 2014-2020 President, Southern California Chapter, 2011 Sternheim Scholarship Committee Member, Southern California Chapter, 2005 Secretary, Southern California Chapter, 2003/2004 Newsletter Co-Editor, Southern California Chapter, 2002/2003 Art Libraries Society of North America, member 2008 - 2009; 2012 American Libraries Association, member 2001-2006 Costume Council, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2001-2006
“Frances Neel Cheney (1896-1996)," with John V. Richardson Jr. In Second Supplement to the Dictionary of American Library Biography. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2003.
January 2020 Special Libraries Association Leadership Symposium, McLean, VA
June 2019 Special Libraries Association, Cleveland, OH
January 2019 Special Libraries Association Leadership Symposium, New Orleans, LA
June 2018 Special Libraries Association, Baltimore, MD
June 2017 Special Libraries Association, Phoenix, AZ
June 2016 Special Libraries Association, Philadelphia, PA
March 2016 Art Libraries Society of North America, Seattle, WA
June 2015 Special Libraries Association, Boston, MA Worked with the 2016 conference planning committee.
January 2015 Special Libraries Association Leadership Summit, Baltimore, MD Worked with the 2016 conference planning committee.
June 2014 Special Libraries Association, Vancouver, BC
November 2013 TLC.U., Las Vegas, NV
October 2013 Internet Librarian, Monterey, CA
June 2013 Special Libraries Association, San Diego, CA Presentation: participated in a group report on the progress of the SLA Loyalty Pilot Project.
April 2013 Art Libraries Society of North America, Pasadena, CA January 2012 SLA Leadership Summit, Atlanta, GA Presentation: participated in a group report on the progress of the SLA Loyalty Pilot Project.
October 2011 Internet Librarian, Monterey, CA
June 2011 Special Libraries Association, Philadelphia, PA