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Tutor profile: Karen K.

Karen K.
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About Karen

About Karen
Hardworking, personable, and dedicated Librarian with a proven record of over 16 years of success delivering student service and comprehensive reference services utilizing a wide variety of technologies. I have administered a variety of library programs, as well as training end-users in the use of complex resources, reference sources, computer searches, and document delivery. My progressive hands-on experience has enabled the development of expert organizational, operations management as well written, verbal and interpersonal communication...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have experience in teaching writing and research methods as well as teaching bibliographic instruction.
University of Southern California
2018 - 2021
Wayne State University
Library and Information Science
Master's Degree
2003 - 2005
University of Illinois at Chicago
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Bachelor's Degree
1989 - 1996

Work Experience

Work Experience
Pacific Rim Christian University, Library Director
2017 - 2020
• Provides vision and strategic direction for library services in alignment with the university’s mission and core values. • Employs management techniques effectively in directing, planning, organizing, staffing, coordinating, budgeting, and evaluating the library’s operation. • Provides library instruction and reference service in accord with current standards. • Consults with university faculty to determine library resources and service needs of academic programs and departments. • Teaches GE 1302 Writing and Research Methods class every...
National Registry of Environmental Professionals, Librarian
2009 - 2016
▪ Worked closely with patrons to provide detailed library instruction related to the various research options and collections available, as well as computer / Internet searches. ▪ Provided innovative leadership for Acquisitions Services, including oversight of all aspects of the book acquisition, cataloging and budgeting process to develop and maintain relevant collections within the library and associated resources. ▪ Researched and assessed products, offers, and services available. Analyzed the usage of each and identified offerings /
Baker College System Library, Librarian
2006 - 2009
▪ Managed the electronic resources budget and licensing agreements to guarantee continued access to the most up to date research material. ▪ Researched and assessed products, offers, and services available. Analyzed the usage of each and identified offerings / funding that could be better utilized in other areas of the registry. ▪ Established and maintained effective working relationships and open lines of communication with professional and other library agencies, vendors, publishers, consortia, as well as the general public. These...

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