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Professional Experience Highlights
Harvard Public Library - Harvard, MA
2005 – Present
Head Children's Librarian
Highly organized, detail oriented, customer service focused library professional.
Excellent interpersonal skills with patrons of all ages.
Developed strong social media presence via regular posts to Children’s Room Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr pages.
Member of library’s Long Range Planning Committees in 2012 and 2018.
Conceived, planned, and implemented all children’s programming.
Total number of children’s programs, FY’19: 342
Total attendance at children’s programs, FY’19: 7,489
Concord Public Schools - Concord, MA
Special Education Tutor, Alcott Elementary School
Reading/writing tutor for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.
Taught decoding/encoding, literary comprehension, and written expression to students on IEPs.
Adapted classroom lessons to suit abilities and needs of students; created and provided supplemental materials; planned lessons; wrote progress reports; met with classroom teachers; administered MCAs tests.
Middlesex Community College – Bedford, MA
Reading Specialist position in the Middlesex Reading Lab teaching small groups of college students reading and study skills as an adjunct to introductory reading classes.
Toy Shop of Concord – Concord, MA
Extremely productive manager in store with high volume of sales. Provided excellent customer service while adhering to strict budget. Ordered merchandise, regulated inventory control.
Full authority to make decisions at every level of store operation. Supervised all employees. Interviewed and hired new personnel.
Made yearly buying trips to New York International Toy Fair.
Education & Training Highlights
2018 - Present
School of Library and Information Science, Simmons University, Boston, MA
Completed courses include: Information Sources and Services, Information Organization, Principles of Management, Technology for Information Professionals, Library Collections and Materials for Children, Organizational/Information Ethics, Independent Study on the Ethics of Curbside Services in COVID, Independent Study on Children's Programming in COVID, and Readers' Advisory.
M.A. Children’s Literature
Center for the Study of Children’s Literature, Simmons University, Boston, MA
Courses included: picturebook, folklore and fairy tales, contemporary realistic fiction, fantasy and science fiction, and literary theory.
Independent study on the evolution and practice of reader response literary theory and its relationship to the teaching and study of children’s literature.
Haverford College, Haverford, PA
Senior thesis on The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne.