TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE DISTRICT- Fort Worth, Texas
Public Services Librarian- Jenkins Garrett Library, South Campus
Provide reference and circulation services both at the service desk and online via .
Assist with technology troubleshooting on TCCD technology within and outside of the library.
Liaison with the Writing Center, providing cross training and shared information.
Present orientations and research workshops to both students and colleagues, as well as develop and maintain .
Collection development team: selecting physical and electronic titles through a collaborative review process.
Develops library displays/exhibits and accessible signage.
FORT WORTH INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT- Fort Worth, Texas
Texas Certified School Librarian- Green B. Trimble Technical High School (2014-2021)
Maintained a balanced library collection and adding over 3,000 eBooks to the catalog.
Communicated regularly with vendors to provide the most up-to-date physical and digital products for the library.
Regularly provided database and research training in the library and out in the classrooms.
Supervised and trained student assistants each semester in library customer service practices.
Facilitated school-based Battle of the Books competitions, preparing teams for district competition (2017-2019).
Maintained Accelerated Reader for 130 staff and 1800 students, holding celebrations for students who reached reading goals.
Technology Liaison and Student Device Facilitator- troubleshooting common issues with student and classroom technology, and as well as technology training (2014-2021). Obtained school certification for Common Sense School (2020-2021).
Committees: Texas Library Association- Texas Media Awards (Chair 2015-2017, Vice-Chair 2013-2014)
Texas Certified School Librarian- Paul Laurence Dunbar High School (2008-2014)
Improved Librarian/Teacher collaboration through library classes using databases and approved websites.
Increased circulation rates and walk-in visitors to the library by creating an inviting atmosphere.
Initiated a library book club, reading fiction and graphic novels, funded with grants (2009-10= Dollar General Literacy Grant to supply students with books; 2010-14=First Book Literacy Grants).
Supervised and trained student assistants in library customer service practices.
Extracurricular Duties: Maintained school website (2009-2014); Book Club Advisor (2008-14); Key Club International Advisor (2009-13); UIL Spelling & Vocabulary Coach (2009-11); A/V Club Advisor (2010-13)
Committees: Texas Library Association- Texas Media Awards Committee (2011)/Vice-Chair (April 2014), Campus: Campus Coordinating Committee (2009-11); District Employee Relations Council (2010-14), Site-Based Decision-Making Team (2011-12), UEA Building Contact (2013-14)