Saturday, May 26, 2007


Oregon State University Library and Archives, Corvallis, Oregon
October, 2007- Present
On-Call Reference and Instructional Librarian/Archivist
** recommending research strategies for complex research questions
** creating instructional materials including handouts, exercises, research and subjectguides, and bibliographies based on course curriculum
** conducting bibliographic searches in local, regional, national
and international catalogs to identify and locate primary source materials
** assisting and training users in the use of OSU databases and catalogs needed for the particular research question
** providing general instruction in basic academic research skills and concepts to students enrolled in 100- and 200- level courses including demonstrating research tools and skills in a classroom setting as well as grading assignments and interacting with students using a course management system
** instructing and guiding students, faculty, and other researchers in identifying and using archival materials appropriate to their needs
** locating archival materials and answering questions about historical collections
** answering email and phone inquires for archival and records management information
** assisting and training users in the use of finding aids and resources needed for their particular research question
** assisting users in locating maps, microforms, and government documents

** providing reference assistance through L-Net
** encoding finding aids in EAD using XMetal

Linn-Benton Community College Library Albany, Oregon
November 2006-June, 2007
Reference Assistant
** Providing reference and research assistance to students
** Providing software/technology related assistance
** Creating instructional materials including handouts, exercises, research guides, and student bibliographies based on course curriculum
** Performing circulation duties, as needed
** Researching best weeding practices to develop library policy
** Assisting librarians in collection development and marketing of the library's resources
** Providing tours and basic instruction to classes on the use of the library's resources
** Researching and preparing resource information sheets for instructors
** Attending and contributing to weekly staff and library renovation meetings

Oregon State University Library Archives Corvallis, Oregon
February 2007-June 2007
Student Archivist
** Data input and creating EAD finding aids
** Scanning photographs and other historical materials
** Pulling materials (letters, photographs) for researchers
** Updating finding aids for the Northwest Digital Archives using XMetal software
** Reviewing EAD finding aids on the Northwest Digital Archives site

Oregon State Library Salem, Oregon
Government Research and Electronic Services
June 2006-October 2006
** Categorize documents donated to Oregon State Library by Oregon Legislative Library
** Researching current content of Oregon periodical web page and make updates as needed
** Researching and cataloging photographs and create finding aids for photographs, postcards, manuscripts, maps, and letters dating from 1850-1930 using PastPerfect for eventual viewing by the public through their website
** Adding legislative research titles to Oregon State Library catalog using Millenium
** Attending and contributing to team and all-staff meetings