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Ruth H.
Six years of public library experience providing reference assistance
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About Ruth
I worked in public libraries for six years and loved helping students find quality resources. I spent the last two years teaching and traveling in Japan. If you need any advice about visiting rural Japan, I have endless recommendations!
Teaching Experience
As a librarian, I created and led ACT prep and information literacy classes. I also spent two years teaching English in Japan. Outside of the classroom, I helped my students prepare for university entrance exams and practice English conversation prior to study abroad trips.
Education
University of Kentucky
Library Science
Master's Degree
2010 - 2012
University of Louisville
English
Bachelor's Degree
2004 - 2009
Work Experience
Takachiho High School, Assistant Language Teacher
2016 - 2018
Assisted full-time English teachers with general classroom duties, class preparation, and grading. Planned weekly lessons for English conversation classes. Assisted students with preparation for English speech competitions, university entrance exams, and study abroad. Trained teachers to better utilize technology in the classroom using iPads, PowerPoint, Keynote, and research databases.
The Floyd County Library, Librarian
2015 - 2016
Created a dedicated teen library space with zero budget by moving the collection and furniture to a more appropriate area of the library and weeding to better utilize the existing collection. Promoted the new teen space through monthly book talks at local middle schools. Acted as volunteer coordinator for the Youth Services Department. Collection development for teen ebooks, digital audiobooks, and teen nonfiction. Processed and shipped materials for interlibrary loan. Sat on a committee to rewrite and update the library’s employee policy.
Louisville Free Public Library, Library Assistant
2010 - 2015
Lead storytimes and bookmobile outreaches, including monthly service to an ESL High School, which required selecting appropriate materials for over 400 students. Overhauled the library system’s ACT prep classes, improved promotion, and trained library staff to teach updated program—attracting over one-thousand students annually. Maintained Excel spreadsheet for tracking ACT prep programming statistics and creating reports for administration. Managed and recruited volunteers for our busy after-school tutoring program for ESL students. Managed...
Louisville Free Public Library, Library Clerk
2010 - 2010
Welcomed patrons to the library with a smile and became known for going above-and-beyond. Planned craft activities for elementary age students. Ensured the library always looked tidy and welcoming. Handled daily administrative tasks and processed new library materials. Created ready-reference brochures for common patron questions and reader’s advisory.
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