Tutor profile: Boston B.
Librarian with a passion for instruction and accessibility
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Librarian with a passion for instruction and accessibility. Special interest in digital asset management. Strong speaker and writer. Energetic, focused, and creative. Experience in digitization and teen services. Extensive experience in community outreach and relationship-building initiatives.
I have experience (1) teaching technology to individual clients in my personal business, (2) teaching Target Hunger recipients about the services available at the Houston Public Library, (3) teaching high school students, college students, and adults of all ages about the databases available through Houston Public Library and Fort Bend County Libraries, and (4) teaching Media Literacy at the Pinnacle Senior Center while working as an Adult Services Librarian.
University of North Texas
Library and Information Science
2017 - 2019
University of Houston
1999 - 2008
Fort Bend County Libraries, Adult Services Librarian
2020 - 2021
• Provided reference services in person and over the phone • Taught Media Literacy at The Pinnacle senior community center • Supervised Library Assistants in Collection Development/weeding assignments • Experience with digital resources, online databases • Created video program on Misinformation & Disinformation • Created video program on Deepfakes & Shallowfakes • Created video book talk on The Overstory by Richard Powers • Acted as Adult Services Social Media Specialist; Branch AV Specialist
Post-it Note® Appreciation Project, Project Manager
2014 - 2018
The Post-it Note Appreciation Project is a set of two banners made out of 1,338 unique 3x3-inch Post-it® Notes. The banners spell: ‘Thank You U.S. Veterans’ and ‘Thank You MEDVAMC Staff’. When printed at full-size, the combined banners are 3-feet high by 49-feet in length. www.postappreciation.com. • Designed a 3-ft by 49.5-ft banner using Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, InDesign • Digitized and indexed 1,522 Post-it® Notes using descriptive, technical metadata • Developed project-specific metadata standards • Engaged 1500+ people with a request...
define:TraNsition, Project Facilitator & Poet
2013 - 2014
define:TraNsition is a poetography [poʊə-ˈtɑɡrə-fi] project: a catalog of black and white portraiture photography, which includes 60 images of 20 trans* identified individuals displayed in book format along with the project poem. www.definetransition.com. • Wrote feature poem, project description, promotional materials (press releases, news articles, e-newsletters), and project updates for social media platforms consistent with project brand • Facilitated successful crowd-funding campaign • Collaborated with the photographer to design the...
The GENDER Book Project, Co-Creator & Project Writer
2010 - 2012
The GENDER Book is: “a fun, colorful book that illustrates the beautiful diversity of gender.” The GENDER Book is in 29+ countries and has been translated into German and Spanish. It has consistently received positive reviews and maintains international support. www.thegenderbook.com. • Spoke at panels, radio shows, public venues, outreach events, and in classrooms • Wrote content for The GENDER Book(let), grant applications, outreach materials • Collaborated in planning project logistics, page layouts and the storyline • Filmed community...
Houston Public Library System, Teen Library Service Specialist
2009 - 2010
• Developed and implemented After School Zone programming for youth • Managed Young Adult collection, i.e. weeding, selections and acquisitions • Directed guided tours of Carnegie Neighborhood Library • Taught a workshop series on Houston Public Library’s services at Target Hunger food bank • Prepared instructional materials for students, teachers, and staff on electronic databases • Instructed patrons on navigating the catalog, electronic databases, and digital library services • Performed outreach at schools, community centers, city-wide...
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