Adjunct Instructor resume example with 18+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Enthusiastic information professional trained in research and eager to contribute to team success. Excellent, empathetic communicator with the soft skills needed to represent the needs of the customer throughout the design process. Eager to apply the interpersonal and problem-solving skills honed through decades in the nonprofit sector to a new and exciting context in product development. Seeking a position where academic knowledge can be put into practice. I'm a fast learner and am highly motivated to grow and excel in product research. (I'm also a Steady user)!

  • Research and Analysis
  • Written Communication
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Weekly production management
  • Community Relations
  • Error spotting
  • Writing features
  • Storytelling
Work History
Adjunct Instructor, 08/2019 to Current
University Of MinnesotaMinneapolis, MN,
  • Engaged students with insightful and compelling classroom discussion of topics relevant to coursework to boost student learning and retention.
  • Used technological equipment to enhance process of students' learning.
  • Examined and graded assignments and assessments to report grades to appropriate personnel.
  • Consistently communicated with students to acknowledge and reward positive strides and discuss areas of improvement.
  • Integrated current events and cultural themes into course materials to contextualize subject matter and facilitate lifelong learning.
  • Attend meetings and workshops to refine and enhance instructional skills.
  • Used lectures, discussions and demonstrations to increase learning and classroom success.
  • Tutor students on an individual basis to improve their writing across the curriculum. These tutoring sessions are conducted using a variety of modalities and platforms including face to face, FaceTime, Teams, Discord, Zoom, text and e-mail, synchronous and asynchronous, to reach the needs of both traditional and nontraditional students.
Technical Services Librarian, 08/2007 to Current
American Library AssociationClaremont, CA,
  • Oversaw library cataloging transition to Library of Congress Resource Description and Access Standard.
  • Cataloged several large, named collections from concept to completion, including the Kevin Crawford Memorial Collection and the Richard Robert Jaeger IV Memorial Collection.
  • Cataloged the George Lucktenberg Memorial Collection and many other major music donations. Increased student access to music library by incorporating it into circulation and reference collections
  • Assisted staff of Funk Heritage Center in starting their own branch of library with uniform cataloging system.
  • Assisted in redesign of library website.
  • Conduct bibliographic instruction classes.
  • Maintain all physical and digital collections, including acquisition, cataloging, processing and preserving of library materials to support instructional mission of the university.
  • Provide reference services and located desired patron items.
  • Assist with acquisition of patron items through interlibrary loan and partnership with local public library system.
  • Show patrons where to find library resources and collected equipment, reference pieces and other items.
  • Advised student organizations
  • Assisted with library relocation and inventory project.
  • Assisted with design of patron satisfaction and assessment survey.
  • Created master serials file to collect and organize serial subscriptions. Processed and maintained all serials subscriptions.
  • Started library blog, twitter, Facebook page and newsletter.
  • Scheduled reference desk hours.
  • Co-wrote library acceptable use policy.
  • Wrote press releases for library, university and American Library Association,
  • Wrote descriptive labels for permanent library exhibits
News Editor, 03/2001 to 11/2003
Gannett Co. Inc.Columbia, MO,
  • Conceptualized, pitched, assigned and monitored stories from origination to publication.
  • Reported to editor-In-chief about news articles for print, daily staff happenings and creation of company newsletter.
  • Determined readiness of written pieces, made changes and approved final versions for publication.
  • Interviewed sources and developed relationships with informants to obtain vital information for stories.
  • Trained junior staff members on compelling breaking news stories, style guidelines and organization procedures.
  • Supported design team by helping develop layouts and collaborating with production professionals to create publications.
  • Sought out stories and either assigned or wrote stories according to strict timelines.
  • Attended city council, school board and planning commission meetings regularly to keep the public informed.
  • Moderated political debates on local television.
  • Reviewed articles for grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, accuracy and compliance with quality standards.
  • Communicated directly with reporters to assess stories and improve quality of work.
  • Member of Bartow Executive Women.

Library Assistant, 08/1999 to 03/2001
City Of Desoto, TexasDesoto, TX,
  • Leading children's story time and adults' book club, assisting with the summer reading program, teaching crafts and activities to patrons of all ages, and maintaining accurate participation numbers and assessment reports for these.
  • Worked with patrons of all ages to understand needs and provide excellent service.
  • Processed customer fines and educated individual patrons on ways to minimize future charges.
  • Maintained and updated patron records in library system database.
  • Maintained patron confidentiality.
  • Worked flexible hours; night, weekend, and holiday shifts.
  • Provided primary front line contact with patrons, assisting patrons in locating desired items, checking items in and out, and registering for library cards.
  • Created library newsletter.
  • Created seasonal and informative displays of library materials.
  • Wrote press releases, programs, and other pieces for the branch and the system as a whole.
Master of Fine Arts: Creative Writing, Expected in 07/2018
Reinhardt University - Waleska, GA,
  • Relevant Coursework Completed: extensive study in writing and communication
  • Awarded Faculty Choice Award
  • Awarded Inaugural Dr. Robert Driscoll Excellence in Writing Award
  • Selected as Graduation Speaker
  • 4.0 GPA
  • Professional development completed in Creative Writing (terminal degree)
Master of Science: Information Science, Expected in 08/2012
University of North Texas - Denton, TX,
  • Completed professional development with Graduate Academic Certificate in Advanced Management of Libraries and Information Agencies.
  • Relevant Coursework Completed: Research Methods, Strategic Planning and Budgeting.
  • 4.0 GPA
Bachelor of Arts: English, Expected in 05/1995
Oglethorpe University - Atlanta, GA
  • Member of Alpha Chi, Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Psi Omega and Sigma Tau Delta honor societies (president of Sigma Tau Delta)
  • Member of Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity
  • Cum laude
  • Awarded Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities
  • American Library Association
  • Georgia Library Association
  • Lions Club

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School Attended

  • Reinhardt University
  • University of North Texas
  • Oglethorpe University

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  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Technical Services Librarian
  • News Editor
  • Library Assistant


  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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