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Tutor profile: Dana F.

Dana F.
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About Dana

About Dana
Librarian with almost a decade of reference, research, and editing experience.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I taught several computer literacy classes at a public library, ranging from basic to advanced topics. In my current role, I teach several classes a year on subjects such as readers' advisory, reference, data analysis, and graphic design.
University of Pittsburgh
Library and Information Science
Master's Degree
2011 - 2012
University of Pittsburgh
Bachelor's Degree
2007 - 2011

Work Experience

Work Experience
Westmoreland County Federated Library System, District Consultant
2015 - Present
● Works with 23 public libraries in Westmoreland County to develop new and improve existing library services. ● Developed a data-driven training program for library staff that identified training needs and measured results through outcomes-based assessment. ● Received a $15,000 grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries to develop portable makerspace kits, allowing libraries to offer maker programs for the first time. The project increased teen attendance at library programs by 11% in 2017. ● Develops and manages the district...
Altoona Area Public Library, Information and Community Education Librarian
2014 - 2015
● Taught several digital and information literacy classes a month, varying from basic to advanced topics. ● Assisted with the management and maintenance of the Altoona Area Public Library's Creation Lab (makerspace). ● Reached out to local schools and organizations to market the Creation Lab, resulting in increased usage and visibility. ● Worked with the Altoona Area School District to launch myPad, a program that provided iPad minis loaded with literacy apps to students in need. Students who participated in the myPad project demonstrated...
Portage Public Library, Library Director
2012 - 2014
● Oversaw operations of a small public library. ● Managed a staff of four paid employees and several volunteers. ● Planned, marketed, presented and evaluated programs for patrons of all ages. ● Managed library budget. ● Developed and maintained fiction, nonfiction, children’s and young adult collections based on community needs. ● Engaged in outreach to promote the library within the community. ● Planned and executed fundraising drives. ● Wrote grant proposals.

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