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Tutor profile: Katie T.

Katie T.
Academic Librarian
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About Katie

About Katie
I am currently an academic librarian with 10 years of combined experience in K-12, public and academic libraries. My bachelor's degree is in Natural Resources Mangement and previous to libraries, I spent time working for the Park Service, the Forest Servies, and the Department of Defense - Natural Resources Division. I spent 25 years hopscotching the globe with my military husband and 3 boys and enjoy spending time in the outdoors.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
As a librarian, I take every opportunity to teach my patrons information literacy skills. Currently, as an academic librarian, I create and teach stand-alone workshops, as well as, guest teaches information literacy skills in classes when requested by professors and instructors.
Emporia State University
Library and Information Science
Master's Degree
2008 - 2010
California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Natural Resource Management
Bachelor's Degree
1989 - 1994

Work Experience

Work Experience
Van Pelt and Opie Library, Michigan Technological University, Collections and Scholarly Communications Librarian
2017 - Present
• Leads the building, assessment, and strategic planning of library collections in all formats that support the diverse and ever-changing needs of a largely STEM research university. • Serves as primary contact for vendors/publishers providing collection content. • Works in collaboration with other library departments in the assessment and renewal process for all eResources • Collaborates with library administration on the library materials budget. • Provides research services and in-depth research consultations via in-person, email, chat, and...
Goshen Public Library & Historical Society, Head of Technical Services & Assistant Adult Services Supervisor
2011 - 2016
● Demonstrated a high level of familiarity with current and emerging technologies and social media. ● Responsible for the library's Website and spearheaded its redesign project-using Wordpress.org. ● Developed and managed the Adult collection budget and worked with vendors for purchasing of books and digital material. ● Generated statistical reports to measure and evaluate library usage. ● Performed supervisory duties for employees in the Technical Services department; assigning and reviewing the work of all technical services staff; and...
Corvallis Public School District, Substitute Librarian
2009 - 2010
Assisted students with research for school assignments; performed readers advisory; processed interlibrary loans, assisted students with computers; performed circulation tasks; assisted in large scale weeding and collection reorganization; copy cataloging; book repair; book processing; and supervision of students during study hall.

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