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Tutor profile: Johna V.

Johna V.
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About Johna

About Johna
I currently work at the University of Illinois in preservation's digitization services. I have worked in a library for ~25 years of my life, starting in the media center in the library at the community college I was attending.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
My teaching experience comes from assisting college students with their library research needs and teaching student workers how libraries actually work.
Drexel University
Library and Information Science
Master's Degree
2012 - 2014
Eastern Illinois University
Master's Degree
2006 - 2011
Eastern Illinois University
General Practice
Bachelor's Degree
2002 - 2004
Lake Land College
Civil Justice - Law Enforcement
Associate's Degree
1992 - 1994

Work Experience

Work Experience
University of Illinois, Library Specialist
2018 - Present
Preservation Services' Digitization Services (DS) Reference interviews, correspondence with internal and external patrons, digitization, routing of materials, packaging files, submitting to the digital library. Troubleshooting technical issues with cameras and software used for digitization. Collection Management Services (CMS) Retrieve and file items in offsite storage facility. Prepare shipments and work with returns for the Google scanning project. Work in the catalog (MARC records) to transfer materials.
Rural King, Customer Service Representative and Paralegal
2016 - 2018
Answered customers questions and assisted with ordering items. Created forms, organized headquarters records, support all departments.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Interim Head of Archives and Manuscripts
2016 - 2017
Corresponded and worked with departments on campus to provide archival and digital services.
Stephen F. Austin State University, University Archivist and Records Manager
2014 - 2016
Described and organized archival materials. Worked closely with the Alumni Association. Digitized, created and upkeep of metadata in ArchivesSpace and Archon databases. Assisted researchers.
Eastern Illinois University, Library Specialist/Senior Library Specialist
2006 - 2014
2006-2008 Library Technology Services. Assisted patrons, took inventory, worked with faculty to get movies/films to their classes, troubleshoot computer and printer issues. 2008-2014 Reference Services/University Archives. Preformed reference interviews, created exhibits, and gave tours of the library. Assisted students and student workers with library programs and workflows, reference interviews, and initiated Archon/ArchivesSpace,


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