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Tutor profile: Erin H.

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Erin H.
Public librarian with extensive programming experience
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About Erin

About Erin
I am a public librarian and branch manager in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I am passionate about working with young adults, especially in the subject areas of literacy, social justice, and creative writing.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
As a public librarian who works at a Reference Desk every day, I have extensive experience assisting patrons with information, computing, and research requests. I have also designed and led several creative writing clubs for young people, and run countless book discussion groups for tweens and teens, in which we dig deep into books, their content, and their meaning in our lives.
Education
Drexel University
Library and Information Science
Master's Degree
2002 - 2004
Hope College
English
Bachelor's Degree
1998 - 2002

Work Experience

Work Experience
Free Library of Philadelphia, Library Supervisor
2007 - Present
 Manage day-to-day operations of a neighborhood library branch, including scheduling, building maintenance, and training, mentoring, and supervision of librarians, library assistants, seasonal workers, and municipal guards.  Work with municipal guards to maintain a safe and welcoming environment and resolve or refer patron complaints and grievances.  Collaborate with Friends, community, and social service groups in the neighborhood to promote and develop library services and programs.  Provide reference and reader's advisory services to...
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, Young Adult Librarian
2004 - 2007
 Provided reference services to patrons of all ages, with a special focus on young adults.  Provided reader’s advisory services to patrons of all ages, especially young adults.  Planned, advertised, implemented, and evaluated young adult programs according to the needs and interests of young adults, including nontraditional library users.  Selected new young adult materials by reading professional reviews and responding to patron requests, and maintained currency of young adult collection through systematic weeding.  Promoted young adult...

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