A librarian who loves to research and promotes the research of passions and interests. Enjoys reading historical fiction and science fiction, going to concerts, seeing new museum exhibits.
At my academic librarian positions, I taught library instruction sessions that were an introduction to research or subject-specific research. As a public librarian, I taught craft and art class, as well as cooking classes. Note: I have taught in English, Spanish, and in a bilingual setting.
Loyola University Chicago, Reference and Instruction Librarian
2018 - Present
Arrupe College and School of Continuing Professional Studies (SCPS) Librarian Liaison: conduct library instruction/programming, collection development, & outreach.
Identify Arrupe College/SCPS classes and curricula that would benefit from research instruction and/or learning objects, and contact the instructors involved.
Create and maintain effective library research guideS, tutorials, videos, and other learning objects.
Staffs the reference service desk & provides customized reference & reader’s advisory to the Loyola University Chicago...
Loyola University Chicago, Reserves Associate/Liaison to Arrupe College
2014 - 2018
Responsible for the management/maintenance of print/electronic course reserves for the: School of Education, Quinlan School of Business, School of Social Work, Institute of Pastoral Studies, School of Continuing & Professional Studies & Arrupe College.
Processes instructors’ reserve materials & miscellaneous Library reserve materials for use by patrons using the ALMA ILS. Links electronic reserve materials within copyright policy.
Consults with subject liaisons/specialists to make recommendations/determinations about course reserves...
City Colleges of Chicago Richard J. Daley Library, Adjunct Librarian
2014 - 2014
Provided reference and reader’s advisory to the Daley College students and local community members. Taught instruction sessions covering research and library skills.
Created/updated subject guides, promotional materials, and displays.
Worked with EBSCOhost, JSTOR, WorldCat, and other databases and database frontends.
Harper College, Adjunct Librarian
2013 - 2014
Collaborated with the Adult Educational Development Faculty to meet the literacy needs of students.
Taught instruction sessions covering research and library skills in Spanish and English.
Supervised, trained, and coordinated with Harper College Mentors to create a curriculum for educational library programming. Created promotional materials for the library and university programs/events.
Provided reference and reader’s advisory to Harper College Students and D21 Students.
Worked with EBSCOhost, Web of Science, WorldCat, and other...
Northlake Public Library, Part-Time Adult & Teen Reference Librarian
2013 - 2014
Provided reference and reader’s advisory services to a diverse patron base of adults and teenagers. Developed and run adult programming in English and Spanish.
Submitted patron requests for interlibrary loans through OCLC Worldshare.
Supervised volunteers in specific library duties, including shelving and special projects.
Taught the Spanish computer/iPad classes.
Participated in community outreach events and created promotional materials for bilingual adult programs.
Responsible for collection maintenance and development for the following...