Youth Services Associate, Bossard Memorial Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public services clerk, Garnet a. wilson public library of pike county

November 2017 - Present

-Plan and lead Teen Book Club

-Create content for and manage library's Instagram account aimed at teens in community

-Plan and implement after-school programming at local middle and high schools

-Assist in ordering and weeding YA and Juvenile books for the library's collection

-Curate YA collection/space, including displays and Book Recommendation Jar

-Present booktalks at high schools

-Assist in planning with Summer Reading Program efforts

-Plan and present Teen Summer Club programming

-Plan and present "Anime Afternoon" programs 

-Assist with Storytimes

-Help read stories, sing songs, and present crafts at school visits

-Create flyers and promotional materials for department

-Assist with the planning and promotion of Youth Services events and programs

-Applied for and won a twenty-five book set of YA books for our community's youth from YALSA in 2018

 

September 2016 - September 2017

Reference & Circulation:
-Assisted patrons with reference and circulation questions
-Troubleshooted computer and technology issues in library for patrons
-Operated a copier, printer, and fax machine
-Shelved library materials
-Placed holds and helped send Interlibrary loans
-Used SirsiDynix Workflows software in the Circulation and Reference departments
-Answered and transferred phone calls
-Collected fines for overdue materials
-Created and maintained patron records
-Gathered items for the pull list
-Offered reader's advisory services (including a service for personalized recommendations from me)
-Assisted with the Adult Book Club
-Created enticing visual displays to promote new books
-Assisted librarians in ordering new books
-Weeded materials
-Stayed up-to-date with new releases in many genres to better serve patrons
-Created and distributed seasonal newsletters for the main library
-Assisted with and promote library events
-Provided exceptional "customer" service to patrons.

Youth Services:

-Coordinated and led the Teen Book & Craft Club, as well as the Teen Movie & Game Night

-Managed the Young Adult room, which included a display of my recommendations

-Researched and ordered new Young Adult books

-Planned, promoted, and led two SRP events for tweens & teens: "Build Your Own Terrarium," and "DIY Lava Lamp"

-Applied for and won a grant for free solar eclipse glasses for my library

-Applied for and won a twenty-six book set of YA books for our community's youth from YALSA in 2017


Awards

OLSSI - Ohio Library Support Staff Institute Scholarship winner - 2017

San Jose State University, Director's Scholarship for Excellence - 2017


Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Previous positions

 

 

 

 

San Jose State University, MLIS. 2017 - Present

Specialization: Youth Services

Ohio University, M.A., Political Science. 2014 - 2016

Ohio University, B.A., Political Science & Women's & Gender Studies. 2012 - 2014

Undergraduate Clubs & Activities:

S.A.G.E. (Students Advocating for Gender Equality), President's Club, OUC-SAP (Survivor Advocacy Program)

 

OU-C Glass Enclosures, Ohio University, Chillicothe. 2013-2015. 

"Haiti: Dissecting Colonialism and Development," “The Girl Who Changed Pakistan”: The Orientalist Representation of Malala/ Questioning Westernized Portrayals of Muslim Women," "Mass Incarceration and the United States Constitution: The Case of the Thirteenth Amendment."

 

American Political Science Organization, American Library Association, Young Adult Library Services Association, Ohio Library Council

 

Graduate Assistant, Ohio University (2014-2016)

French Tutor, Ohio University (Summer 2013)

Customer Service Representative, Speedway (OH, 2/2011-11/2011)

Sales Associate, Bath & Body Works (Multiple locations, Seasonal, 2008/2009/2010)

Sales Associate, The Gap (WA, Seasonal, 2008-2009)