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Tutor profile: Andrea Z.

Andrea Z.
Community College Librarian with More Than a Decade of Experience
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About Andrea

About Andrea
I'm an adjunct reference and instruction librarian at several area community colleges with both in-person and remote reference experience. I've taught students how to search online databases to find ebooks, scholarly journal articles, movies, primary sources, and more. Also, I've worked as writing tutor at the community college level and have helped both native and non-native English speakers with grammar, writing, reading comprehension, and study skills. I look forward to helping you with your research, fine-tuning your writing assignment, or...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I've taught workshops to college students on finding sources and how to use library databases, including ProQuest, LexisNexis, Gale, and EbscoHost, how to cite sources in MLA and APA; how to chose a research topic and what strategies to use when conducting research; how to find government sources; evaluating online sources (including how to spot fake news); and one-shot workshops for various college classes. I've tutored community college students taking ESL, composition, literature, and writing classes and have helped students improve their...
San Jose State University
Library and Information Science
Master's Degree
2002 - 2007
California State University - Northridge
Bachelor's Degree
1989 - 1992

Work Experience

Work Experience
Los Angeles Pierce College, Adjunct Librarian
2017 - Present
Answer reference questions; instruct students on how to use library databases and find books in the online catalog; lead one-shot library workshops.
Glendale Community College, Adjunct Instruction/Reference Librarian
2008 - 2019
Answer reference questions; provide chat reference services using LibChat; help students find sources for research papers, including books, electronic articles, and multimedia sources; instruct students on how to search the online catalog and library databases, how to cite sources in MLA, APA, and Chicago Style; teach library workshops; design and edit LibGuides; collection development; track library statistics.
College of the Canyons, Adjunct Librarian
2007 - 2019
Answer reference questions; provide virtual reference services using QuestionPoint; track library statistics.

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