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Tutor profile: Teresa J.

Teresa J.
Reference Librarian and Writer
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About Teresa

About Teresa
I am a Professional Librarian with 8 years of experience in Academic and Public Libraries. My specialties are Research, Writing, and English. I graduated from Kent State with a Masters in Library and Information School in 2012 with a concentration in Reference services. I also graduated from Franciscan University with a Bachelor of Arts in History (American History), with a minor in Philosophy. After working in various libraries around the United States, I am currently working as a domestic engineer. This year my reading challenge is to read...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have worked unofficially with several college students one-on-one for their various research needs from 2012-2015 in Connecticut, North Dakota, and South Dakota. From 2016-2018 I taught mostly adults basic computer skills in the public library on a daily basis. Then, as Library Media Specialist in a public school Virginia, I taught daily library classes to Elementary students.
Kent State University at Kent
Library and Information Science
Master's Degree
2011 - 2012

Work Experience

Work Experience
The Jorgensen Family, Domestic Engineer
2019 - Present
• Housekeeper: maintain orderly and clean home. • Chef: develop recipes, plan menus, order food inventory and ensure sanitary kitchen conditions. • Event Planner: plan and arrange all social functions for household. • Accountant: balance budgets. • Teacher: teach and foster an environment of learning currently using the hands-on Montessori approach.
Portsmouth Public Schools, Library Media Specialist
2018 - 2019
• Ran the operations of the Hodges Manor Elementary School Library • Assist students and teachers with location and use of library materials. • Teach daily library classes for all students: how to use library and research. • Plan and run successful Scholastic Book Fair, raising money for school library and coordinating volunteers. • Processed fines and payments. • Control status of books in circulation, reshelf and mend items as needed.
Roanoke County Public Library, Library Assistant
2017 - 2018
Checked in, checked out and renewed library materials using Sirsi Workflows. Offered one-on-one computer classes to patrons. Located requested books on the shelves and in the library database. Resolved patrons' complaints tactfully and professionally. Located print and online materials for patrons. Placed requests for materials at other libraries when not available at our library. Processed fines and payments.
Roanoke County Public Library, Young Adult Divisional Librarian
2016 - 2017
Oversaw the Teen Services Department for all six branches of Roanoke County. Trained and directed 8 library staff in the Teen Department. Created a safe, fun, engaging atmosphere for teens in Teen Centers. Worked with local schools as a resource for them. Checked in, checked out and renewed library materials using Sirsi. Drove the expansion of library collections and programs in response to teen needs and special requests. Located print and online materials for teens. Resolved patrons' complaints tactfully and...
City of Westminster, Colorado, Substitute Library Clerk
2016 - 2016
Checked in, checked out and renewed library materials using Horizon. Located requested books on the shelves and in the library database. Processed fines and payments.
Fellowship of Catholic University Students, ShopFOCUS Coordinator
2015 - 2016
Reordered inventory when it dropped below predetermined levels. Examined merchandise to verify that it was correctly priced and displayed. Completed profit and loss performance reports. Implemented a new ordering process and identified poor work habits to improve process effectiveness. Generated repeat business through exceptional customer service. Managed and ran sales during large events. Trained and supervised volunteers in store during events. Recommended merchandise to customers based on their needs and...
Fellowship of Catholic University Students, Campus Missionary
2012 - 2015
Supervise, manage, teach, and inspire several college students under my leadership. Collaborate with teammates to inspire and equip college students. Create and maintain relationships with donors over a three year period, fundraising an average of $30,000 per year. Lead college students on various mission trips. Assist with retreats and talks Plan travel, food and logistics details for 150 students attending national conferences.

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