Tutor profile: Amy A.
Librarian for 15 Years
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Hello! I'm a dedicated librarian who loves connecting people with information, resources, and enjoyment.
I have teaching experience at the postsecondary level. Prior to working in libraries, I taught writing classes at both Boston College and Pima Community College. In my current library gig, I do informal teaching with colleagues and customers on a daily basis.
University of Washington
2016 - 2016
University of Arizona
Library and Information Science
2004 - 2006
2001 - 2003
University of Puget Sound
1997 - 2001
Pierce County Library System, Branch Manager
2019 - Present
Leads and supports PCLS’s largest branch, Lakewood, while also providing support to the Steilacoom and Tillicum branches. Develops system priorities as part of the library system’s Leadership Team while also focusing on day-to-day objectives at the branch level. Liaises with supervisor, regional management team, and staff to ensure smooth operation of library services.
King County Library System, Information Services Manager
2013 - 2019
Supervised Public Service Assistants in 3 library branches: Des Moines, Kent, and Woodmont. Provided guidance on best practices for conducting reference interviews, sharing readers' advisory services, and handling behavioral issues. Hired, trained, and evaluated a team of paraprofessionals.
King County Library System, Children's Librarian
2009 - 2013
Presented story times to children and their families in the Bellevue community. Provided reference, readers' advisory, and outreach services to children. Modeled early literacy skills in Tell Me a Story, an online collection of songs, rhymes, and fingerplays.
King County Library System, Teen Services Librarian
2008 - 2009
Supervised “Game On!,” a teen gaming program, at the Woodmont Library. Provided reference, readers' advisory, and outreach services to teens in south King County.
San Antonio Public Library, Children's Librarian
2006 - 2008
Served children and their parents in finding information and promoting a positive experience between patrons and their library. Attended continuing education courses hosted by the Alamo Area Library System. As part of a San Antonio Public Library panel, presented best practices in children’s programming at the 2007 Texas Library Association conference.
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (National Park Service), Temporary Librarian/Archivist Technician
2006 - 2006
Cataloged and organized collection materials. Updated the library’s in-house database so that its records could be uploaded into the National Park Service Library’s catalog.
Tucson Citizen Newspaper, Online Database Coordinator
2005 - 2006
Managed content for the Online Department of the newspaper. Was key member of the development team for the Tucson Citizen’s interactive dining guide. Assisted the newspaper’s librarians with digital photography archives. Earned Tucson Citizen’s 2005 Online Employee of the Year Award.
Barnes & Noble, Bookseller
2003 - 2005
Specialized in the children’s department. Helped customers, answered phone calls, and fulfilled cashiering duties. Gained familiarity with the publishing industry and the basic principles of readers' advisory.
Pima Community College (East Campus), Adjunct Faculty (Writing)
2004 - 2004
Taught Writing 100 and Writing 101 to a diverse postsecondary student population.
Boston College, Graduate Student Teaching Fellow
2002 - 2003
Taught the First Year Writing Seminar with responsibility for syllabus design, classroom management, and student evaluation.
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