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Tutor profile: Katie S.

Katie S.
Library and Information Professional


About Katie

About Katie
Librarian with over 13 years of experience providing excellent customer service and connecting library patrons with resources to meet their needs. Trained extensively in research techniques, and able to quickly locate trustworthy and accurate information. Prior background studying education, with previous experience tutoring children, and also providing writing feedback to adults. Helping others find the information they need is the most rewarding aspect of my work!

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I hold a BS degree in Elementary Education, and completed multiple field experiences working in classrooms from Kindergarten through fifth grade. I have prior experience tutoring students one on one, and leading lessons for an entire class. On a temporary basis, I worked for Brainfuse as a Writing Lab Tutor, in which I reviewed papers submitted by teens and adults and provided feedback for improvement. This excellent opportunity gave me experience providing tutoring and instructional feedback in a virtual environment.
University of Texas at Austin
Master's Degree
2009 - 2010
University of Oklahoma
Elementary Education
Bachelor's Degree
2002 - 2006

Work Experience

Work Experience
Cedar Park Public Library, Library Generalist
2020 - 2021
Assist library patrons in person, over the phone, and via email with searching the library catalog, checking out materials, and placing holds on items. Answer reference questions, communicate library policies, and assist patrons with the use of computers. Utilize library software to edit catalog records and perform inventory projects. Research funding opportunities for the Library’s future location and public library service trends. Co-authored successful grant application which allowed Library staff to meet unique needs of the local...
Dell Children's Medical Center, Medical Librarian (2013-2015, 2016-2018); Medical Library Assistant (2009-2013)
2009 - 2018
*Maternity Leave and Full-Time Parent; Jan 2015-Aug 2016, Feb 2018-December 2019 Fulfilled clinical staff research requests by developing search strategies, identifying pertinent literature, and retrieving scholarly articles from online databases. Provided reference services to patients and their families in the Family Resource Center. Completed circulation duties, interlibrary loans, and catalogued materials in the Medical Library and Family Resource Center. Created pathfinders and health information displays for patrons. Led a...
UT Perry-Castañeda Library, Information and Research Help Desk iSchool Volunteer
2010 - 2011
*Semester-long internship Assisted reference librarians with catalog and database searches within Academic Search Complete, JSTOR, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and LexisNexis Academic. Honed reference interview skills and developed efficient search strategies through patron interactions.
Farmer's Branch Manske Library, Temporary Library Assistant
2008 - 2008
*Offered a permanent position, but relocated to earn my master's degree. Staffed the reference, media, youth services, and circulation desks providing reference and readers advisory services. Instructed patrons in the use of computers, internet, and print and electronic resources. Edited existing MARC records in the system catalog, and processed interlibrary loans and suggestions for purchase.
DHL Global Forwarding, Business Analyst Assistant
2007 - 2008
Organized client account data in Excel and assigned clients to AP associates. Wrote and revised training materials to ensure content was accurate, logically organized, and oriented towards novice accounts payable associates
Noble Public Library, Library Assistant
2001 - 2006
Connected patrons with appropriate library resources needed to complete projects and assignments. Demonstrated the use of computers, internet, and databases to patrons. Performed circulation duties, shelved materials, fulfilled interlibrary loan requests, and assisted with acquisition and discard procedures. Led youth programs promoting literacy, creative writing, and a safe space to play.
OU Western History Collections, Photo Archive Assistant
2004 - 2005
Researched photograph inquiries for patrons and produced print orders in Photoshop.


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