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Tutor profile: Abbie W.

Abbie W.
Reference Librarian


About Abbie

About Abbie
I am a working law librarian hoping to put graduate-level education to use.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have never been employed as an instructor, but I have taught many library patrons skills from how to perform a basic Google search to legal database research. I am a very patient teacher, and I am used to breaking down tough subjects into smaller, more manageable lessons.
University of Texas at Austin
Library and Information Science
Master's Degree
2017 - 2019
University of Texas at Austin
Art History
Bachelor's Degree
2014 - 2017

Work Experience

Work Experience
Travis County Law Library, Reference Librarian
2019 - Present
Guided patrons through their research and answered questions regarding general legal information. Prepared supplementary instructional materials for pro se patrons and talked them through the steps of legal processes such as divorce and custody, both remotely and in person. Converted technical, legal information into plain English explanations for patrons in writing and in real time. Answered reference questions in person, over the phone, through live chat, and via email. Created fillable Adobe PDF forms for patron use and converted fields to...
State Law Library, Library Assistant
2017 - 2019
Processed incoming materials and prepared books and periodicals for shelving. Created item records for new materials and processed new and renewing patron registration forms in Koha. Catalogued new electronic resources and physical materials. Created and updated legal LibGuides for patron use on the library website. Provided circulation services and helped patrons find relevant legal resources at the reference desk. Answered legal reference queries for patrons via email through the library’s Ask A Librarian service.
Stitt Library at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Circulation Attendant
2017 - 2018
Provided circulation services to patrons using Voyager circulation system. Answered patron inquiries about the collection and helped them locate resources, both in-person and over the phone. Quickly learned subject-specific information. Assisted patrons in the use of the OPAC terminals and helped to troubleshoot their internet access issues. Assessed and repaired damaged books.


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