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Tutor profile: Lyn D.

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Lyn D.
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About Lyn

About Lyn
My name is Lyn Drewien and I have been a professional librarian since 2016 when I acquired a Master of Information & Library Science degree from San Jose State University (SJSU). I have worked in a public library for the past decade in a variety of departments including Public Services, Reference, and Acquisitions & Cataloging. During my tenure at the library, I was instrumental in several major projects that included a complete remodel and updating of the library space that included a dedicated Reference and Technology Area to better assist...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I taught at a small community college in Kenya Africa for a semester teaching students of all ages organic farming techniques both in the field and in a classroom setting. In the library, I primarily taught tech classes that ranged from beginning computer courses to more advanced classes such as resume writing, Excel, PowerPoint & various database instructional courses. I also lead the above types of courses at a part-time job where victims of domestic violence reside. Our primary goal is to teach victims life skills to work toward an...
Education
San Jose State University
Library and Information Science
Master's Degree
2013 - 2016
Metropolitan State University
History and Information
Bachelor's Degree
1985 - 1988

Work Experience

Work Experience
Blaine County, Grants & Procurement Specialist
2019 - Present
Responsible for all levels of grant administration including grant writing, research, selection, submission, tracking, problem-solving, and closeout for all County departments Serve as grant liaison with community organizations for pass-through grant opportunities Work with County departments to create a strategic framework to identify grant opportunities to fill funding gaps or department needs Coordinate and oversee all levels of procurement requests for County departments
The Advocates for Victims of Domestic Abuse, Shelter Manager
2017 - Present
Solely responsible for maintaining women and children’s Shelter operations 24 hours per day during weekend shifts and holidays Serve as a case manager for victims of domestic abuse Problem-solve with clients to secure housing, employment, schooling, and work to build support system for establishing a safe life Develop and teach courses to teens and adults on topics ranging from smart money management to resume writing
Hailey Public Library, Librarian
2010 - 2018
Developed, interpreted, explained, and enforced policies as needed Resolved customer questions, issues, and concerns in a friendly, diplomatic manner Aided patrons with in-house, online, database, & reference searches Assisted users with public computers, tablets, phones, & other electronic devices Created library displays Created and led programming for adults, teens, and pre-teen aged children Led technology classes and tutored patrons in one-on-one sessions Served as the main proctor librarian for patrons requiring testing...

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