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Tutor profile: Kara C.

Kara C.
Library professional for 24 years


About Kara

About Kara
I have worked as a librarian in a variety of settings - public library, high school library, elementary library and currently work as the professional development office supervisor at the Indiana State Library.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I taught elementary school for 3 1/2 years before switching to library work. I worked in the public library while I went back to get my Master's Degree in Library and Information Science. Once I got my school library media endorsement and finished my Master's Degree, I started work in a high school library and did that for 11 years. My next job lasted for 7 years and was in an elementary school. I taught a variety of things which usually revolved around using online and digital resources. I now design and present professional development...
Indiana University - Bloomington
Library and Information Science
Master's Degree
1991 - 1994
Indiana University - Bloomington
Bachelor's Degree
1983 - 1987

Work Experience

Work Experience
Indiana State Library, Professional Development Office Supervisor
2018 - Present
I supervise 5 remote employees and design and present professional development for librarians through face to face training and online webinars.
Salem Community Schools, Elementary Librarian
2009 - 2017
I provided library service and instruction to approximately 950 students a week in grades K-12.
Clarksville High Schools, High School Library Media Specialist
1994 - 2005
I collaborated with teachers to provide library instruction related to lessons and projects that required research using library resources.
Salem Public Library, Youth Services Librarian
1991 - 1994
I initiated new programming for 6-18 months, 2-3 year old children, school-age children as well as creating a new young adult department with programming designed for teens. I also organized and conducted a variety of activities and programs for the summer reading program.


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