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Tutor profile: Kira M.

Kira M.
Reference Librarian for 5 years
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About Kira

About Kira
I have been in the library field for 8 years now and have been actively working as a reference librarian for 5 years. I live in the PNW and am an active hiker and adventurer.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
In the past I have taught college level information literacy courses and managed and assisted with college level tutoring.
University of South Carolina
Library and Information Science
Master's Degree
2014 - 2016
University of South Carolina
Art History
Bachelor's Degree
2009 - 2013

Work Experience

Work Experience
Oregon State University, Library Technician III
2021 - 2022
Relevant experience of handling and cataloging library information resources Thorough knowledge of cataloging standards, AACR2 rules, RDA rules, MARC records format, Library of Congress Call Number Classification, and Dewey Decimal Classification Commendable knowledge of automated library system and metadata standards Familiarity with print and electronic reference resources and serials cataloging Ability to communicate staff, patrons and public in a professional manner Ability to develop and maintain original and accurate cataloging...
Lexington County Public Library, Reference Librarian
2017 - 2021
Manage reference department personnel to include 3 Library Assistants and 2 Librarians Creation and development of all adult programs at the main library Manage the scheduling of the reference department Collection development of the main libraries non-fiction, reference and local history materials Assist in the distribution of the yearly budget for non-fiction, reference, and our local history circulating collection Teach public information literacy, technology, archival information, genealogy, and craft classes Act as Manager on Duty Stay...
South University, Reference Librarian
2016 - 2017
Assist in the management of the library’s social media accounts Responsible for cataloging and processing all new materials Assist professors and students with research Teach information literacy classes Assist students with writing papers and other class work Assist students and professors with troubleshooting basic computer issues Develop events for student engagement Collaborate with departments on student events Create displays for student engagement Assist students with APA, MLA, and Turabian citation Assist students through various...
University of South Carolina, Temporary Special Collections Cataloger
2016 - 2016
Created original MARC records in RDA format for rare and special materials primarily consisting of plates from the W. Graham Arader Collection Used OCLC Connexion Used Millennium Used various controlled vocabularies in the creation of original records Did extensive research to identify the items being cataloged
University of South Carolina, Archival Assistant
2014 - 2016
Assisted in the processing of around 280 sq. ft. of records and archives Created finding aids for the John Roy Harper II Collection and the Springsmaid/Elliott White Springs Collections at the South Caroliniana Library Sorted, processed, and preserved various types of records including paper, photos and miscellaneous ephemera Researched persons and companies included in collections Added finding aids to ArchivesSpace

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