Librarian • Musician • Educator

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University of Southern Maine - Portland, Maine

    Bachelor of Arts; English Literature - May 1991

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

    Masters of Library and Information Science - December 2010


    Indian Trails Library District - Wheeling, Illinois
    Head of Adult Services - August 2012 to present
    Directs a staff of 13 professionals and para-professionals in providing member focused library services to teens and adults. Manages all aspects of physical and virtual collections, public and virtual services, instructional and entertainment programming, library wide staff training and building planning. As part of the management team, the Head of Adult Services contributes to strategic planning and implementation, policy making, budgeting, and assessment efforts.

    Glen Ellyn Public Library - Glen Ellyn, Illinois
    Instructional and Technology Librarian - October 2010 to Present
    Provide professional reference service. Ordering, weeding and development of collections(dewey 000, 700’s, overdrive digital collection including advantage and audio cd collection). Create all new instructional programming, curriculum and materials. Recruit and supervise staff and volunteer teachers. Teach and or present three programs a week. Organize one on one training sessions. Facilitate Technology training and assistance for staff. Shoot and edit video content including book talks, tours and instructional videos. Create content for technology blog on library web site.

    onShore Networks - Chicago, Illinois
    ISP Field Team Manager - April 2006 to December 2009
    Directed a team of six people in the design, installation and maintenance of Internet, TV and phone systems in 60 multi tenant dwellings servicing 9000 users and 80 T1 business clients. Management responsibilities included performance reviews, on the job training, hiring and scheduling.

    onShore Networks - Chicago, Illinois
    Network Integration Technician - Nov 2004 to April 2006
    Handled all technology related solutions for 20 clients including desktop, server, networking, back up solutions. General maintenance of hardware and software.

    onShore Networks - Chicago, Illinois
    Purchasing Manager - July 1998 to April 2004
    Managed all aspects of purchasing internally and for 100 customers including quote and Purchase Order creation, ordering and tracking, shipping and receiving, on-line ordering and administration. Responsible for maintaining vendor relationship and agreements and account management for 80 different vendors.

    Professional Musician - New York, New York; Chicago, Illinois
    Songwriter, Performer - July 1994 to 2009
    Functions as band leader, tour manager, recording engineer, performer and songwriter for the band oRSo.

Personal Skills

  • Works well independently and with others; communicates clearly and professionally.
  • Effective team leader; strong motivator.
  • Effective teacher and mentor: Creative class and program developer.
  • Detail oriented, deadline driven, goal oriented.
  • Manages time efficiently through organization; effectively manages many tasks.
  • Creative problem solver with inventive strategies for team building.
  • Great skills in the management of electronic and paper data.
  • Always on time and prepared for work.

Technical Skills

  • Proficient in all aspects of computer technology (hardware repair, maintenance, installation, networking).
  • Proficient in OS Apple OSX, Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7, Android, Linux/Ubuntu.
  • Proficient in Apple OS apps, Google apps, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe CS Products, Open Office, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, Filemaker, HTML, XML
  • Proficient in Aquabrowser, Sirsi Dynix Enterprise/Work Flows