Laura Kimberly earned her MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in December 2013. She is a member of the American Library Association and the Oregon Library Association. She currently works as the Library Director of the Newport Public Library. Prior to her current position, Kimberly was employed in Jackson County Library Services as the Assistant Director of Public Services (2017-2019), Medford Branch Manager (2013-2017), and Library Media Specialist (2007-2012) for the Washoe County School District in Reno, Nevada. In her spare...
I worked as a tutor for Tutoring Solutions, LLC. from January 2011 to April 2012 when my family relocated. I worked with Kindergarten-3rd graders after school at various elementary school locations. I also worked as a Library Media Specialist for the Washoe County School District from August 2007 to April 2012. I also worked as a library branch manager, assistant library director and library director.
City of Newport, Newport Public Library Director
2019 - Present
Plan, develop, organize, and direct the functions, activities, and operations of the library. Lead staff to provide excellent information, learning, literacy, and recreational services to the residents of Newport and the surrounding area. Perform managerial duties related to personnel, budget, collection development, building maintenance, and library operations and services in conformity with the policies established by the City of Newport, the Board of Trustees, and the Oregon State Library. Establish a base of support for the library.
Library Systems and Services/Jackson County Library Services, Assistant Director of Public Services
2017 - 2019
Oversees the administrative operations of the Jackson County Library System. Responsible for administration and management of many system wide service areas of the Library including indirect supervision for 15 branches, direct supervisor for Outreach Services, Youth Services, substitutes and floaters, and Project Manager for Medford Comic Con. Administration includes: developing short- and long-range planning, assisting the Director with budget preparation, presenting justification for budget requests and supplemental budget requests for...
Library Systems and Services/Jackson County Library Services, Medford Branch Library Manager
2013 - 2017
Professional, supervisory and administrative work directing the day-to-day operation of the Medford Branch Library in Medford, Oregon. Duties include staff scheduling, attention to physical branch facility, selecting, training, and evaluating branch staff. Developing and implementing programs, services, and special events to promote use of the library branch and related work as required. Supervision is exercised over a staff of professional, paraprofessional and clerical employees, engaged in various phases of library operations.
Tutoring Solutions, LLC., Tutor
2011 - 2012
· Specialized, personal, one-on-one tutoring sessions.
· Helping unlock a student’s full potential.
· Working on mastery of math and language arts standards.
· Exciting a student’s learning process and instilling confidence in their abilities.
Washoe County School District, Library Media Specialist
2007 - 2012
Manages all facets of library collection; check out, repair, and prepare books for circulation. Develop and maintain a well-organized catalog system, ensuring easy access for students, staff, and parents. Administrate a library budget, with oversight for technology integration, purchasing, textbook review, and supplier relations. Collaborate with other professionals to resolve ongoing issues. Created and implemented lesson plans, ensuring that skills were taught in a logical sequence for students K-6. Planned the library’s goals/objectives.