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Tutor profile: Gillian F.

Gillian F.
MLIS graduate with library experience
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About Gillian

About Gillian
I graduated this May with my Master's in Library and Information Sciences from Simmons University. I have taken classes in reference services, services to diverse users, collection management, instruction, and more. I work at a public library and an academic library, and I love to assist patrons with all sorts of questions! In my free time, I love to read, hang with my cats, rollerblade, and cook yummy gluten free vegan food.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have taken a course in user instruction, which had me design and lead a class. I also spent nearly a year tutoring college aged students with developmental disabilities in various life skills, such as budgeting and healthy eating. I have also worked on one on with patrons in a public library setting, assisting with all sorts of questions, from how to set up an email account to how to find proper sources for a class assignment.
Simmons College
Library and Information Science
Master's Degree
2018 - 2020
SUNY at Albany
Bachelor's Degree
2014 - 2016

Work Experience

Work Experience
College of Saint Rose- Neil Hellman Library, Circulation Supervisor
2019 - Present
Open and close the circulation desk; process materials; answer basic reference questions; process reserve materials; shelve materials; train and supervise work study students
Albany Public Library, Volunteer Coordinator
2018 - Present
I coordinate, recruit, and manage the volunteers for all seven of our branches. This includes attending recruitment fairs, doing community outreach, writing volunteer documents, keeping stats on volunteers, and planning and leading volunteer trainings. I also work in outreach, and I host pop up libraries at various community sites, table at community events, and help to bring the library to those who cannot get to a branch.
Americorps VISTA, VISTA Member
2017 - 2018
I worked at the Albany Public Library helping to grow their volunteer program. I also attended monthly professional development classes, and planned and led various talks.

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