Education

Master of Library and Information Science
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 2006
Major Coursework:  Professional and Social Aspects of Information Services, Collection Management, Library Automation and Information Ethics

Master of Arts, History
The University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, 2004
Major Coursework:  American History, Women’s History, Recent U.S. History:  1960 to the Present and Research Methods in History

Bachelor of Arts, History
Misericordia University, Dallas, PA, 2001
Major Coursework:  American History, History of England, Cultural Minorities and Research Methods in History

Associate of Science, Education
Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke, PA, 1999
Major Coursework:  Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Business Law and Early Childhood Education

Professional Experience

Adjunct History Instructor
Misericordia University, Dallas, PA
August 2008 – Present

  • Facilitate adult learning, non-traditional teaching and course training.
  • Provide classroom training.
  • Evaluate and critique papers and class presentations.
  • Create course syllabi for American History to 1865 and American History from 1865 to the present with a focus on cultural, economic and political diversity.
  • Use social networking to enhance in-class discussions.

Archivist/Reference Librarian
Misericordia University, Dallas, PA
March 2008 – July 2009

  • Maintained the archival collections of Misericordia University, the Back Mountain Historical Association and The Center for Nursing History.
  • Responsible for updating collections in the Online Public Access Catalog.
  • Increased the visibility of and access to materials in the University Archives through the use of various social media.
  • Provided in-person and remote reference assistance to students, faculty, staff and community members.
  • Served as liaison to the History Department.
  • Managed student workers.

Automated Services Coordinator
Luzerne County Library System, Wilkes-Barre, PA
June 2006 – March 2008

  • Managed the computer systems for ten main libraries and five branch libraries.
  • Responsible for performing upgrades of Circulation, Cataloging, Acquisitions and Management modules for the Innovative Interfaces Integrated Library System.
  • Maintained electronic resources such as POWER Library, Live Homework Help and Learning Express.
  • Acted as liaison between library staff and computer hardware/software vendors.
  • Participated in technology outreach projects and trained peers in the use of new technology.

Archivist’s Assistant/Public Services Reference Librarian
The University of Scranton, Scranton, PA
May 2004 – June 2006

  • Responsible for archiving documents generated by faculty and staff for the Archives and Special Collections Office.
  • Processed, created MARC records for and set up an exhibit of The International Correspondence Schools of Scranton, PA.
  • Provided online reference services via the American Jesuit Colleges and Universities Virtual Reference Service.
  • Assisted students in conducting research and locating relevant resources.

Supervisor, Post Mailroom
United States Army, Fort Polk, LA
October 1993 – July 1996

  • Trained and supervised twenty soldiers in the day-to-day operations of the Unit Mailroom which served over three hundred soldiers.
  • Conducted monthly training sessions for supervisors.
  • Established standard training operating procedures for the Unit Mailroom and ensured that the Mailroom passed all required postal inspections.
  • Set up mail delivery service for soldiers who were in the field.

Ammunition Specialist, HHC/USAG
United States Army, Fort Polk, LA
June 1993 – October 1993

  • Performed routine office duties.
  • Assisted in the receipt, storage, issue and maintenance of explosive material.
  • Performed ammunition supply stock control and accounting duties using both automated and manual procedures.
  • Assisted in the preparation of transportation of ammunition, ammunition components and explosives.

Office Manager, Dining Facility
United States Army, Camp Eagle, Korea
November 1992 – June 1993

  • Assisted in the management and training of military and civilian personnel.
  • Kept records of incoming and outgoing expenses for the Post Dining Facility which served over a hundred people.
  • Maintained routine correspondence for the Post Dining Facility.
  • Planned meals for soldiers in garrison and in the field.

Other Library and Academic Experience

  • Graduate Assistant, Archives and Special Collection’s Office, The University of Scranton, August 2001 – May 2004

Professional Competencies

  • Computer literate with Windows and handheld operating systems.  Proficient use of internet and office applications.
  • Skilled in research and teaching use of online reference resources, indexes and other research tools such as citation managers, etc.
  • Possess a broad understanding of Integrated Library Software systems, including cataloging, circulation, OPAC and serials function.  Systems used include products from Sirsi and Innovative Interfaces Inc.
  • Ability to create and maintain course content using Blackboard Course Management System.
  • Continually updating skill set with emerging technology applications including social networking sites and online communication technologies.

Professional Involvement

  • Society of American Archivists, Member, 2008 – 2009
  • Back Mountain Historical Association, Board Member, 2008 – 2009
  • American Library Association, Member, 2004 – 2009
  • Northeast Chapter, Pennsylvania Library Association, Archivist, 2004 – 2006

Presentations and Publications

Areas of Research Interest

  • The Social Web
  • Information Literacy
  • American History
  • Social/Cultural History

Library Service

  • Library Management Team, Misericordia University, Dallas, PA, 2008 – 2009
  • Library Marketing Committee, Misericordia University, Dallas, PA, 2008 – 2009

University Service

  • Records Retention Committee, Misericordia University, Dallas, PA, 2008 – 2009
  • Office of Equity and Diversity, Volunteer, The University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, 2005 – 2006
  • Search Committee for Vice President of Academic Affairs, Misericordia University, Dallas, PA, 2001

Community Service

  • Project Linus, 2010
  • Red Pump Project Blogger, 2010
  • Dallas Rotary, Member, 2008 – 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Sigma Chapter, Beta Phi Mu, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 2006
  • Eugene Garfield Minority Scholarship, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 2006
  • Diversity Award, The University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, 2005
  • Dean’s List, Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke, PA, Spring 1999
  • Second Place, Soldier of the Month, U.S. Army, Camp Eagle, Korea, 1992

3 Responses to “Curriculum Vitae”

  1. Tony Brown Says:

    I don’t know If I said it already but …Excellent site, keep up the good work. I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks, 🙂

    A definite great read..Tony Brown

  2. curiouschild Says:

    Thank you, Tony. I enjoy my work as a librarian, so it makes the topic easy.

  3. Simon Says:

    Do you know anything about the distance program (MLIS) through Drexel?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s