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Tutor profile: David O.

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David O.
Reference and Instruction Librarian with 8 1/2 years of experience
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About David

About David
I have a BA and MA in English with a Minor in Education as well as earning a Master of Library Science. Over eight and a half years of working as a college reference librarian, I have developed excellent customer service, communication, and social skills and a calm, friendly, positive demeanor with a sense of humor in fast paced academic service point environments; tact; an enthusiasm and interest in working with people across many different academic fields of study, interests, and cultural backgrounds. I Volunteered as the committee Chair...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I taught college writing classes incorporating much information literacy units from 2003 to 2008 at a diverse range of colleges including a year teaching at a smaller state college in New Mexico. I have taught over a dozen information literacy lessons throughout my eight and a half years as a college librarian.
Education
University at Buffalo
Library and Information Science
Master's Degree
2009 - 2010
St. Bonaventure University
English
Master's Degree
2001 - 2003
St. Bonaventure University
Education - Integrated Language Arts/English Education
Bachelor's Degree
1997 - 2001

Work Experience

Work Experience
Niagara County Community College, Sanborn (Main) and Culinary Institute campuses, Reference Librarian
2017 - 2020
(COVID19 related layoff) Answer reference and research questions in-person and virtually. Select titles for acquisition utilizing reviews in media literature. Teach information literacy lessons across a wide range of disciplines. Manage library services as the sole librarian at the Culinary Institute campus.
Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle, Buffalo, NY, Reference/Cataloging/Instruction Librarian
2011 - 2020
(COVID19 related layoff) Answer reference and research questions in-person and virtually Catalog all physical library items Teach information literacy lessons across a wide range of disciplines
SUNY Erie (Erie Community College), College Librarian
2014 - 2018
Answer reference and research questions in-person and virtually. Select titles for acquisition utilizing reviews in media literature. Teach information literacy lessons across a wide range of disciplines.

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