SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Native fluency in written and spoken English

  • Fluency in written and spoken French

  • Strong computer and technology skills, including Microsoft Office and Google Suite, tablets, scanners and copiers, and presentation equipment

  • Proven ability to develop and implement programming for children, teens, and adults

  • Successful development of relationships with community organizations to coordinate library-related outreach events and Read Aloud experiences

  • Strong reader’s advisory and reference skills

  • Confidence addressing large groups through library presentations in local schools and businesses

  • Strong leadership skills developed through frequent supervision of library activities and education of adults, teens, and children in library programs

  • Professional proficiency in Spanish and conversational ability in Italian

 

PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY EXPERIENCE

 

Denver Public Library, Ross-Broadway Branch Denver, CO

Librarian Jan. 2016 - Present

  • Serve as the primary Librarian on staff

  • Answer reference questions, create library cards, circulate materials

  • Develop, implement, and analyze programming for library users of all ages with an annual budget of approximately $9,000

  • Assist with collection maintenance, weeding, and organization of branch materials

  • Strong customer service and circulation skills in English, Spanish, and French

  • Comfortable with implementation of library policy and safety procedures

  • Early Literacy

    • Lead three weekly Storytimes utilizing English/Spanish/French/Sign Language for babies through pre-school

    • Deliver ECRR2 (Every Child Ready to Read) parent presentations to parents and caregivers to emphasize the importance of building literacy in children between the ages of 0 and 3

  • Special Populations

    • Confidence working with at-risk youth, people experiencing homelessness, immigrants and refugees, and people with special needs

  • Collaboratives and Leadership

    • Participate in the system-wide Winter of Reading Development Team

    • Manager on Duty in the absence of the Senior Librarian

    • Summer of Reading and Winter of Reading team lead for 2016

      • Develop and implement programming for children (Summer of Reading) and adults (Winter of Reading) while encouraging continued learning through experiences and reading

    • Black Belt Trained by the City of Denver’s PEAK Team

 

Denver Public Library, Byers Branch Denver, CO

Library Programs Associate   Nov. 2012 - Jan. 2016

  • Developed, implemented, and analyzed programming for library users of all ages, with an annual budget of approximately $11,000

  • Maintained branch Facebook page, created monthly branch calendars, promoted programs in branch and community

  • Early Literacy

    • Conducted a bilingual (English/Spanish) in-classroom storytime once a week in several classrooms around the Denver Metropolitan Area

    • Conducted a multilingual (English/Spanish/French/Sign Language) all-ages branch storytime once a week

 

  • Youth/Teen/Tween

    • Created, scheduled, and implemented programming for children, teens, and adults throughout the year

    • Initiated weekly tween/teen hangout at the Byers Branch

    • Began Zine exchange among several branches in the Denver Public Library system

  • Collaboratives and Leadership

    • Assumed leadership responsibilities in the absence of the Senior Librarian

    • Participated in the system-wide Crafts Committee for the 2014-2016 programming years

    • Participated in the strategic, system-wide Out of School Learning Initiative Team

    • Green Belt trained, completing A3 training in November 2015

  • Summer of Reading: Branch coordinator 2013-2015

    • Adhered to a budget of approximately $2000 in scheduling programming for the summer

    • Educated staff on the policies and procedures associated with Summer of Reading

    • Coordinated a supplementary reading program for adults during the summer months

 

Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL) Denver, CO

Chair, Communications Committee Nov. 2013 - Dec. 2017

  • Write and publish a blog and a Facebook post once per week to educate those in the Early Literacy Community regarding the Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) skills and practices and how to incorporate parent tips into storytime

  • Coordinate Storyblocks recordings at the PBS studios in Denver

  • Coordinate and present storytime training videos

  • Manage CLEL email account and respond to messages as required

  • Website management and upkeep

  • Colorado Storytime database creation and upkeep

CLEL Bell Awards Committee Member 2014

  • Read, analyze, and recommend picture books published in 2014 for their relevancy to the ECRR skills and practices

CLEL Steering Committee Member 2015-2018

  • Collaborate with librarians, non-profit organizations, and other entities around Colorado to spread the message of Early Literacy

  • Help develop and build excitement for the CLEL annual conference

 

Professional Presentations

Colorado Department of Education Webinar 2018

CAL Conference 2017

  • “Little University and Family Literacy”

CAL Conference 2016

  • “Are You Ready For Your Close-Up? Filming Storytimes for Television and the Web”

  • Storytime Underground Guerrilla Storytime

CLEL Conference 2014, 2015, 2016

  • “Rock the Bells”

  • “It Takes a Village”

  • “Little University and Family Literacy: Early Learning Programs Beyond Storytimes”

  • “Are You Ready For Your Close-Up? Filming Storytimes for Television and the Web”

American Library Association 2015

  • Presented in the Networking Uncommons about school-aged programming

Denver Public Library’s Best and Brightest 2014

  • Presented on picture books for Early Literacy to library personnel from across Colorado

 

EDUCATION

 

  • Master of Library and Information Science; received December 2015; San Jose State University (Online Program); San Jose, California

  • Bachelor of Arts in French with a minor in Theatre studies; received March 2009, Magna Cum Laude; University of Denver; Denver, Colorado