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Tutor profile: Sarah O.

Sarah O.
Experienced Academic Librarian (Loves Research!)


About Sarah

About Sarah
I'm a librarian who loves research, history, cats, music, movies, crafting, and spending time with friends and family. I'm passionate about information literacy and teaching people how to find the information they need and how to incorporate it into their assignments.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
As a graduate teaching assistant in History, I've taught all levels of college students (first year and beyond) on how to read and write about primary sources. As a librarian, I also teach college students how to find sources, interpret them, and determine if they are germane to their assignment. I also teach faculty, staff, and community members how to use library resources. The people I help come from diverse populations and I pride myself on being able to to quickly adapt to their individual needs.
San Jose State University
Library and Information Science
Master's Degree
2016 - 2017
University of New Mexico
History (European)
Master's Degree
2013 - 2016
University of New Mexico
History (European)
Bachelor's Degree
2008 - 2013
Erie Community College
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Associate's Degree
2003 - 2006

Work Experience

Work Experience
Joseph R. Skeen Library, New Mexico Tech, Public Services & Instruction Librarian
2018 - Present
•In-class and online (synchronous and asynchronous) library and research instruction for undergraduate and graduate students. Class instruction requested by faculty members as single or multi-part sessions, across multiple departments. • Online instructional tutorial creation and design. • One-on-one research consultations for both faculty and students. Assess, review, and revise pre-existing policies and procedures • Write, manage, and implement new policies and procedures • Successfully manage 3-4 full-time staff members and 6-12 student...
School of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University, Peer Mentor
2017 - 2017
INFO-203 Online Learning: Tools and Strategies for Success • Gave feedback to students on their submitted work. • Facilitated the development of social networking skills among new iSchool students. Met information needs and allayed new student anxiety. • Conducted instruction in an online web conference setting and within LMS (Canvas).
Department of Religious Studies, University of New Mexico, Teaching Assistant
2015 - 2016
Living World Religions: • Enforced quiet classroom policy, assisted with grading papers and helped maintain Learn website.
Department of History, University of New Mexico, Teaching Assistant
2013 - 2016
The Medieval World; The Early Middle Ages (300-1050); Western Civilization to 1648; Western Civilization post 1648: • Led weekly discussion groups (primarily focused on reading, analyzing, and writing about primary sources), graded assignments and exams, read drafts of student papers. • Helped maintain course(s) within LMS (Blackboard).
Paychex, Senior Payroll Specialist
2006 - 2009
• Effectively maintained and managed 250+ clients’ payroll needs, including payroll processing, preparation of tax forms and amendments, and assistance with payroll laws • Communicated with these clients via email, telephone, and fax • Corresponded with federal, state, and local tax agencies on behalf of clients • Ensured client retention by providing quality customer service to clients • Researched and resolved client and system issues • Collaborated with branches throughout the country in implementing a new payroll processing system


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