Tutor profile: Rachel L.
10+ years experience in higher education, 4+ years experience as an academic librarian
I am a dog-loving introvert who, along the way, discovered a love of teaching, helping people find their paths to success, and working with others to solve complex problems. My professional journey began at 16 as a sales associate for a fast-paced, commission-based shoe store in Kansas City, MO. This experience provided me an avenue to enrich my personality as I interacted with a diverse group of coworkers and customers. Being in such a position at this age helped me develop early on the confidence to work with a team, communicate, make...
Missouri Western State University | St. Joseph, MO June 2018 – Present INFORMATION SERVICES LIBRARIAN Teach information literacy in face-to-face and virtual settings, serve the information and research needs of the campus community in an ever-changing environment, and lead the university’s Special Collections and Archives. Conduct research on a variety of subjects in order to design instructional aids, such as online guides, bibliographies, and video content. • Provide reference services and support to a highly diverse campus community via...
Emporia State University
2016 - 2017
University of Missouri
1998 - 2003
Missouri Western State University, Information Services Librarian
2018 - 2021
Teach information literacy in face-to-face and virtual settings, serve the information and research needs of the campus community in an ever-changing environment, and lead the university’s Special Collections and Archives. Conduct research on a variety of subjects in order to design instructional aids, such as online guides, bibliographies, and video content.
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City, Adjunct Reference Librarian
2017 - 2018
Assisted students with the research process, provided computer support, and supported circulation tasks. • Conducted bibliographic instruction in a classroom setting, students about library databases and research techniques. • Created information literacy instructional videos, which included scriptwriting, video editing, and captioning for accessibility.
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City, Human Resources Technician
2015 - 2018
Assisted users with navigating and troubleshooting PeopleAdmin ATS, facilitated the hiring process, provided administrative support to HR Directory, and conducted in-person HR training classes for college system with more than 1,000 employees.
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City, Bookstore Technician
2011 - 2015
Managed key product operations, including ordering, invoicing, and shipping course materials and supplies for store with $1 million + revenue for diverse campus community of 5000 +, supervised and trained part-time, student, and seasonal staff.
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