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Tutor profile: Sarah W.

Sarah W.
Public Library Supervisor for 10 years
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About Sarah

About Sarah
I started working in libraries during college work-study. It was at that point I thought, "Hey! This can be my career? I can look forward to going to work every day!?!" Since then, I have held a variety of library positions- from shelver to supervisor (in both Youth and Adult Services)- and continue to look forward to going to work most every day. I enjoy building relationships in the community, and seeing how organizations can come together to provide the best possible service to ALL who enter our doors. As a manager, I love finding what my...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
A large part of public librarianship is working directly with individuals, guiding them through new technology, or troubleshooting technology issues. My experience ranges from walking an individual through setting up a digital reading app to providing tutorials to staff on our remote computer software and databases to developing a series of classes on basic computer skills for older adults. Much of my Masters in Library & Information Science education involved information organization and retrieval, and I absolutely love the research aspect...
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Library and Information Science
Master's Degree
2008 - 2010
Carthage College
Bachelor's Degree
2005 - 2008

Work Experience

Work Experience
New Berlin Public Library, Head of Adult Services
2017 - Present
• Train and supervise 4 Adult & YA librarians and co-supervise organization intern • Work with library administration and supervisors to interview and hire staff • Adult Programming: advertising/promotion, execution and evaluation • Reference assistance to patrons • Collection Development: Materials purchasing, evaluation, weeding • Materials Cataloging: all material types, both copy and original cataloging • Troubleshooting basic computer issues • Coordinate one-on-one tech help/instruction between patrons and AS library staff, as well as a...
Zion-Benton Public Library, Youth Services Coordinator
2011 - 2017
• Manage 6 Youth Services library staff • Youth programming (including advertising/promotion, execution and evaluation) • Reference assistance to patrons • Storytimes, including crafts, primarily collaborating with the Families Learning Together program to promote early literacy and family reading • School Visits, both on- and off-site • Collection Development • Collaboration with area organizations: 4-H, Boys & Girls Club, Park District, Farmer’s Market, Community Action Partnership, A Safe Place • Library Representative for Coalition for a...
Zion-Benton Public Library, Youth Services Librarian
2010 - 2012
*Tween and Youth Programming (including Advertising/Promotion, Execution and Evaluation) *Reference Desk Assistance *Storytimes *School Visits *Computer Troubleshooting *Ordering Juvenile Non-Fiction *Recipient of YALSA 2011 Teen Tech Week Mini Grant *Recipient of YALSA 2011 Teen Read Week Mini Grant *Acting Department Head 08/11-02/12

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