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Education:

 

Athens State College, Athens AL,

BA English, Art minor

Graduated 1997

University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL

pursuing MA English (graduate coursework completed 2000)

University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

MLIS,  Library and Information Science

Graduated 2006

USAF

Certified Aircraft Electrical and Environmental Systems Technician, 1979

Certified Environmental/Electrical Systems Master Technician, 1982

 

Graduate of:

Technical Publications Library Management Training, 1986

Advanced Technical Publications Library Management Training, 1987

Introduction to Leadership and Management, Holloman Air Force Base, 1980

Mid Level Leadership and Management Training, Andrews Air Force Base, 1989

Supervisory Level Leadership and Management Training, Kadena Air Base, 1993

Total Quality Training Management, Kadena Air Base, 1993.

 

Professional Qualifications:

Library Webmaster using Joomla Content Management System

Advanced PC Installation/Maintenance Troubleshooting, 2002

Designing Usable Websites, 2001

Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Advanced WebSite Design, 2002

 

Memberships:

English Graduate Organization, University South Alabama

Sigma Tau Delta, Athens State University

Orange Beach Lions Club

Eastern Shore Art Center

Foley Performing Arts Association (webmaster)

American Library Association (ALA)

Library Information Technology Association (LITA)

 

Presentations:

Providing Wireless Internet Access to Your Library Patrons:  Alabama Library Association Annual Convention, Birmingham, AL, 2005.

Blogging the Blues Away and the RSS Swing:  Alabama Library Association Annual Convention, Florence, AL 2006.

Panel Member of Techno Forum:  Organizational Uses of Blogs and RSS Feeds in the Library, Alabama Library Association Annual Convention,  Florence, AL, 2006.

Blogging to Improve Services:  Alabama Library Association Public Library Division mid-winter convention, Birmingham, AL 2006.

Passionate for Internet Gadgets:  Alabama Library Association Annual Convention, Mobile, AL 2007.

 

Projects:

Laptop User's Group Computer Skills for Lifelong Learning:  created, planned and implemented a computer and internet skills learning program for adults.

Book Group:  created, planned and implemented a monthly book group for the discussion and exploration of a variety of cultural topics.

Creative Writing Seminar:  created, planned and implemented a five week creative writing seminar for the purpose of teaching basic creative fiction skills to adults.

 

Work Experience:

 

Orange Beach Public Library Sept 99 - Present

Information Technology Librarian (Reference):

 

Update and maintenance of library computers including OS, antivirus and adware updates.  Creation and maintenance of library content management system (website).  Creation and maintenance of library webliographies and bibliographies.  Supervision of the computer lab.  Create, plan and implement adult programming activities.  Manage patron access to the library's electronic resources.  Assists staff in the use of electronic resources.  Manage collection development of library reference materials and budget.  Manage collection development of library audio books and budget.  Provide advice to the director regarding technology planning and purchases.  Circulation and shelving duties as needed.

 

 

AIRINC May 99 - Sept 99

Technical Publications Librarian:

 

Catalog, control, and procure technical publications for the reference and use of aircraft component repair technicians. Insure currency and completeness of all technical publications. Assist technicians in research of technical data.

 

University of S. AL Sept 98-June99

Writing Lab Consultant:

 

Instruct, advise, and assist students in writing, punctuation, and grammar skills needed to improve their writing. Assign writing exercises to help students improve composition development skills. Assistant editor of The Writer's Block, writing lab newsletter.

 

Fairhope Public Library Jan 97-Aug 98

Circulation Desk Library Clerk

 

Perform services for patrons as follows: charge out/in books and other materials; issue library cards; demonstrate searches in the on-line card file catalog; instruct in search methods in on-line databases, i.e., ERIC, SearchBank, and Athena via the internet. Instruct patrons in internet searches. Assist patrons in research methods, shelve books, assist in opening/closing procedures, and monitor patron activities in the library. Shelve books in proper order.

 

Fairhope Elementary School Substitute Teacher Oct 97-Jan 97

 

Perform elementary school teacher's duties as required on an as-needed basis.

 

Decatur SW Branch Library, Decatur, AL Dec 96-May97

 

Library Aid:

Open and close library as required. Perform services for patrons as follows: charge out/in books and other materials, reserve books in computer system, issue library cards, shelve books, search the On Line Public Access Catalog (OPAC) and monitor patron activities in the library. Establish and maintain a vertical file. Use the Library Management Network (LMN) to research library contents.

 

 

Athens College Library, Athens, AL Sep 96-Mar 97

Circulation desk worker:

 

Perform services for patrons as follows: charge out/in books and other materials; issue library cards; demonstrate searches in OPAC; demonstrate search methods in on-line databases. Assist patrons in research methods, shelve books, assist in opening/closing procedures, and monitor patron activities in the library.

 

Writing Lab Tutor: Winter Quarter 97

Instruct, advise, and assist students in writing, punctuation, and grammar skills needed to improve their writing. Assistant editor, Sigma Tau Delta newsletter. Edit brochures for pending literary events.

 

Kadena Air Base, Japan (1994-1995)

 

Assistant Shop Supervisor/Training Manager:

Supervise workers in performance of aircraft maintenance tasks. Compose, edit, and type annual performance reports. Insure quality maintenance documentation. Schedule all personnel for re-occurring training. Train personnel in the use of current PC software and e-mail protocol.

 

Kadena Air Base, Japan (1992-1994)

Technical Publications Librarian/Aircrew Debriefing Supervisor/Safety Supervisor/Funds Manager:

 

Train and supervise personnel in the following tasks:

* Maintenance and use of ATOMS (Automated Technical Orders Management System)

* Control, filing, and ordering of technical manual library items

* The interview of aircrew members after flight

* The documentation of maintenance discrepancies in a database

 

Maintain, inspect, file, and order technical manuals for six maintenance shops. Train personnel in the use of Microsoft Windows. Provide oral and written reports to the Maintenance Chief regarding availability of maintenance funds. Summarize safety reports for dissemination to maintenance shops. Provide maintenance safety training for approximately 75 people.

 

Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland (1986-1992)

Technical Publications Librarian/Database Documentation Supervisor:

 

Maintain, inspect, file, and order technical manual library items for two maintenance shops. Assure quality documentation of aircraft maintenance history in mainframe database.

 

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