Program Specialist, KidsTek
February 2018-Present

  • Engage students in technology literacy programs through project based learning
  • Manage a group of part-time instructors across eight schools in three districts: Denver Public Schools, Jeffco Public Schools, and Adams 12 Five Star Schools
  • Assist in the training and development of curriculum and outcome measures
  • Develop and maintain relationships with school and community partners to incorporate smooth facilitation of after school/ in-school computer enrichment programming
  • Conduct administrative and public relations duties including approving instructor hour logs, writing weekly blog stories and representing KidsTek at fundraising events

Library Specialist Substitute, Boulder Public Library
July 2017-Present

  • Provide customers with a high level of customer service fulfilling circulation and information needs, access to the Internet, library catalog and online databases at all five library locations

Librarian II (STEAM Librarian), San Jose Public Library – Instruction and Programming Services
May 2016-June 2017

  • Led outreach and programming on board the Maker[Space]Ship, a custom-built mobile makerspace, and for system-wide STEAM initiatives
  • Served as the STEAM library liaison for the City of San Jose, community organizations and local schools
  • Created and facilitated hands-on STEAM programming for all ages
  • Trained and scheduled library staff and volunteers to lead STEAM programs
  • Selected and purchased start-up Maker[Space]Ship supplies and equipment
  • Managed annual operating and program budget for Maker[Space]Ship

Librarian I, San Jose Public Library – Berryessa Branch
June 2015-May 2016

  • Provided direct assistance and instruction to children, teens, adults and library staff in accessing and using print and electronic information materials
  • Selected and managed system-wide adult non-fiction DVD collections
  • Built a new adult non-fiction DVD collection for a branch grand opening
  • Managed branch collection using CollectionHQ specifically for the young adult fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels and adult media collections
  • Planned, promoted and presented programs for children, teens and adults
  • Worked with community partners and volunteers to promote understanding, use and support of library service activities
  • Assumed responsibility for branch staff and operations in absence of lead staff

Program Coordinator, Lincolnwood Public Library District
June 2014-March 2015

  • Planned and coordinated library public programs and promotional events
  • Managed budgeting, scheduling and evaluating outside programs and presentations by speakers, authors and performers
  • Established community relationships to broaden the range of programs offered
  • Chaired the 2015 Summer Reading Committee by leading cross-departmental meetings, managing the budget and planning programs for all ages
  • Created and implemented policies and strategic goals for new circulating devices including Kindles, iPads and laptops
  • Led the setup, management and staff training for the new online calendar and program registration system

Patron Services Graduate Assistant, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
August 2008-May 2014

  • Managed Front of House during the Patron Services Director interim by creating monthly schedules, authorizing payroll and leading 50 part-time student employees
  • Trained employees and volunteers in safety and emergency procedures, interviewed and hired new student employees and led training for recently promoted House Managers
  • Coordinated Front of House activities with staff and ushers while assisting patrons attending a range of events from a small cabaret to sold out symphonies

Student Services Experience:

Career Consultant, UIUC Graduate School of Library and Information Science
February 2014-May 2014

  • Coordinated recruitment and career events for current graduate students
  • Led informational tours for prospective students as a GSLIS student mentor
  • Conducted resume and cover letter reviews during weekly open office hours
  • Managed, created and scheduled posts for the Career Services’ Twitter account

Secondary Education Minor Coordinator, UIUC College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
December 2012-July 2013

  • Provided academic and administrative advising to current and prospective students, both in a one-on-one format and through group informational sessions
  • Maintained students records and information using the advising portal system
  • Served as a liaison with department, college and university colleagues on all issues related to the Secondary Education Minor program
  • Participated in advising and outreach activities within and outside the College
  • Created an LAS Faculty Resource Moodle to manage and store internal documents for easy access to academic and advising information

Academic Advisor, UIUC School of Chemical Sciences
May 2012-October 2012

  • Advised Chemistry and Chemical Engineering students on curricular requirements, course selection and academic opportunities
  • Provided virtual advising services to out-of-state and international students
  • Led departmental information presentations and tours for new freshman and transfer students

Volunteer Experience:

Practicum Student, Champaign Public Library – Douglass Branch
January 2014-May 2014

  • Developed a technology workshop training manual to prepare volunteers in assisting patrons with various computer skill levels during technology help drop-in hours
  • Managed library materials using Polaris, provided technology assistance in the computer center and performed reference services and readers’ advisory to patrons of all ages

Teen OpenLab Volunteer, The Urbana Free Library
September 2013-May 2014

  • Promoted emerging technologies, like the UP! 3D printer and Silhouette Cameo electronic cutter, as interactive learning experiences for teens

Community Informatics Studio Team Member, Kenwood Elementary School
August 2013-December 2013

  • Co-facilitated a day-long “Demystifying Technology” workshop for 33 students and family members to promote parent-school relationships and active student learning

Youth Librarian Volunteer, The Center for Children’s Books
June 2013-May 2014

  • Organized the non-circulating collection of 16,000 youth/young adult books for the annual book sale, galley giveaways and in-house utilization

Project Manager, Learning in Community: Campus Middle School for Girls
August 2013-December 2013

  • Led an 8-week undergraduate course in designing a curriculum manual and recruitment strategy for future coaches of CMS’s FIRST LEGO League Robotics Club