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Tutor profile: Laura S.

Laura S.
Librarian with a passion for helping students
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About Laura

About Laura
As a librarian, my greatest satisfaction comes from connecting students to the library resources they need. I enjoy the range of questions that arise in an academic community and love learning about what students and faculty are studying. I previously worked for the libraries at NYU Abu Dhabi and MIT. Playing the violin with a local orchestra and chasing my two young sons around the playground fill out my days!

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
Most recently I taught library instruction sessions customized for classes at NYU Abu Dhabi. Earlier in my career, I also taught high school and middle school English and Literature.
Simmons College
Library and Information Science
Master's Degree
2005 - 2008
University of Chicago
Master's Degree
2003 - 2004
Wheaton College
Bachelor's Degree
1997 - 2001

Work Experience

Work Experience
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation, Research and Prospect Management Analyst
2013 - 2014
• Offered research services to development officers and synthesized findings into reports • Provided high-level customer service to assigned departments in person, via phone, and over email • Planned and ran meetings to review lists of prospective donors; entered follow-up updates • Assisted development officers in aligning their work according to new campaign priorities • Collaborated with team on research projects and fact-checking • Contributed to the Foundation exceeding the fundraising goals during fiscal year; worked on initial phase of...
New York University Abu Dhabi Library, Collection Development and Public Services Librarian
2010 - 2012
Reference Activities: • Provided reference services to students, faculty, and staff in person, over the phone, and via IM • Instructed users in navigating library services and resources: databases, e-books, books, films, journals, equipment, Inter-library loan services, etc. Instruction and Department Liaison Activities: • Worked in classrooms, teaching library skills during customized sessions • Prepared and designed online library research guides • Served as the principal liaison to faculty in the English, Music, and Theater...
MIT Libraries, Collections Assistant
2004 - 2009
• Delivered prompt and courteous reference assistance at the library's Service Desk • Worked collaboratively as a member of the Humanities Library Processing Team to provide collections support for monographs, serials, and journals • Promoted library use by coordinating the Humanities Library Bookmobile, the library's monthly outreach effort • Honored with 2007 MIT Libraries Infinite Mile Award for coordinating the Humanities Library Bookmobile
Harvard Law School Library, Staff Assistant for Administration
2002 - 2003
• Supported Library Director and Administration Department • Communicated with library staff, Law School community, and general public • Represented department on Newsletter and Orientation Committees
Nashua Christian Academy, English Teacher
2001 - 2002
• Taught six English classes to over 100 middle school and high school students • Developed and implemented original teaching materials for literature and grammar classes • Offered feedback on students by communicating with parents frequently

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