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Tutor profile: Destiny J.

Destiny J.
Librarian with experience in teaching, research, and data analysis

Bio

About Destiny

About Destiny
I am graduating with my Master of Library and Information Science degree in May 2022. I am a veteran with experience as a Cryptologist Technician and as a Substance Abuse Counselor. I have experience answering reference questions via phone, chat, in person, and email.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
The majority of my teaching experience is from my time in the Navy as a Substance Abuse Counselor. I created lessons and taught the content to military members in substance abuse therapy. I also have an extensive background with public speaking and building briefs/lessons through my education and other work experiences.
Education
University of South Carolina
Library and Information Science
Master's Degree
2021 - 2022

Work Experience

Work Experience
Aiken County Public Library, Circulation Clerk
2021 - 2022
● Conducts reference interviews and assists with research questions for patrons in person, over the phone, and virtually ● Check out and check in library materials and performs other circulation related activities using the ILS (Integrated Library Systems) ● Operates a range of equipment and programs including scanner, photocopier, fax machine, computer, database software, network databases, and others
Lexington County Public Library, Library Assistant
2021 - 2021
● Conducted multiple outreach events with the local community resulting in increased library card sign-ups and circulation. Outreach efforts and program management led to a 940% increase in summer reading participation ● Completed collection development, reader’s advisory, and programming for middle school and high school students. Efforts established a graphic novel book club and an inquiry program for teens ● Hand chosen for my adventurous mindset and strong public speaking skills to interview award winning author Jerry Craft for the county...
United States Navy, Substance Abuse Counselor
2014 - 2017
● Achieved and maintained Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification ● Completed and maintained accurate records or reports regarding the patients' histories and progress, services provided, or other required information ● Counseled patients, individually or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes ● Collaborated with diverse teams in case conferences and staff meetings ● Created lesson plans on addiction, recovery, communication skills, childhood trauma, etc. Educated and instructed patients...
United States Navy, Cryptologic Technician
2011 - 2014
● Extensive knowledge in information operations and analysis and production. Conducted highly technical research and queried multiple databases, fusing information in support of technical reports and briefs for operational commanders both ashore and afloat ● Managed and provided quality control on highly technical reports ● Substantial watch floor operations experience, provided indications and warnings to US surface ships, summarized tactical and strategic area of interest overview for high level customers and collaborated across...

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