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Tutor profile: Christina D.

Christina D.
Professional & Global Academic Librarian with over a decade of experience
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About Christina

About Christina
With over a decade in serving as a librarian, I have become who I need as an enquirer— someone who sees the direct connection between equal access to resources, intellectual freedom, community-centered collection development and meeting the unexpressed needs of users; I am a researcher, problem solver, and lifelong learner with a spirit of creativity and innovation; a negotiator and collaborator always seeking to manage change with evidence-based practice and flexibility; a digital literacy advocate and preservationist; an adaptive thinker and...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
My teaching experience is quite diverse from working in an elementary school setting as a curriculum resource librarian to my work as a University Librarian, ​developing and delivering information literacy and research lessons.
Our Lady of Holy Cross College
Master's Degree
2011 - 2013
University of Pittsburgh
Library and Information Science
Master's Degree
2008 - 2009
University of Nottingham
International Relations
Associate's Degree
2006 - 2007
Rosemont College
Sociology/International Studies
Bachelor's Degree
2004 - 2007

Work Experience

Work Experience
Buckingham Browne and Nichols School, Director of Libraries (Middle School)
2019 - Present
Concordia International School Shanghai, Elementary & Curriculum Librarian
2015 - 2019
• Contribute to curriculum development through attendance of faculty and departmental discussions and collaborative teaching. • Responsible for collection development (review, recommend, and purchase of print and electronic resources, including databases). • Train students and faculty in research skills and specific database use. • Develop and maintain LibGuides, resource lists, pathfinders, and wikis to support the curriculum. • Manage and mentor library assistants by delegating tasks, fostering growth, and supporting job-specific...
University of Aberdeen (Sir Duncan Rice Library & Taylor Law Library), Evening & Weekend Instructional Librarian
2014 - 2015
• Assisted with research inquiries and provided reference assistance using digital, print, and interlibrary loan collections. • Maintained and updated Heavy Demand materials available to students and faculty. • Assisted in the curation of resources​ for course syllabi.
Zero Chaos--Google, Ads Quality Rater
2013 - 2014
Cataloged, indexed, and rated landing pages daily; collaborated on ratings and reviews to make adequate adjustments/appraisals of query results, landing pages, and landing sites.​ • Generated relevant results to search queries and completed several projects with teams comprised of 5-8 members.
Plaquemines Parish School Board, Library Media Specialist
2010 - 2013
• Designed and implemented a library media program and curriculum for students in primary and secondary schools, in addition to outreach and peer mediation program. • Built a new library collection and completed research in service-learning design, cataloging, grant writing, and technology integration. • Wrote and obtained several grants, ​including a $10K award to improve the library collection and support student service-learning.
Jefferson Parish Public Library, Reference Librarian & Outreach University Liaison Librarian to University of New Orleans
2009 - 2010
West Palm Beach Public Library (Mandel Public Library), Children's Librarian & University Outreach Librarian to Florida Atlantic University
2008 - 2009
Free Library of Philadelphia, Library Assistant--Outreach Specialist
2004 - 2008

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