Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Personable Adjunct Professor with 12 years in higher education. Accomplished lecturer who effectively articulates information and responds honestly to questions from students.

  • Innovative teaching methods
  • Effective use of multi-media teaching tools
  • Exceptional written and verbal communicator
  • Online course instructor
  • Natural leader
  • Library instruction
  • Approachable
  • Automated library systems
  • Reference materials expertise
  • Organized
  • Efficient and accurate
  • Created syllabus, lectures, exercises, and quizzes targeting graduate students to create an engaging educational experience.
  • Created collaborative classroom experience through task specialization and materials.
  • Introduced new learning methods to ensure total comprehension for all students.
  • Delivered training modules to inter-departmental teams to ensure smooth adoption of new program.
  • Completed training on-time and under-budget.
2014 to Current Associate Library Director for Public Services and Adjunct Professor Anthem, Inc. | Denver, CO,
  • Develops, implements, and monitors Public Services programs, services, policies and procedures as well as supervision of personnel in the library area;
  • Manages Public Services and Reference Services including recruiting, supervision, and evaluating the Circulation/Reserve Librarian, Public Service Librarian and Reference Librarians;
  • Manages faculty reference and research services such as interlibrary loans;
  • Expands and coordinates student outreach and instructional programs;
  • Cooperates with the Circulation/Reserve Librarian in managing and training library assistants;
  • Teaches Advanced Legal Research, Federal Legal Research, and California Legal Research;
  • Participates in delivering reference service by assisting users in legal research to utilize print, microform and digital information resources and in teaching legal research classes, including Advanced Legal Research as well as online training and other classes and workshops given throughout the year;
  • Coordinates the preparation of instructional materials and exercises as well as other written public relations materials to help facilitate the use of the library and oversees library orientation programs;
  • Ensures the availability of current law library research guides and the library public services section of the school's website;
  • Participates in collection development and review professional literature;
  • Coordinates or participates in vendor relations to ensure proper ID distribution, timely patron training, and the highest level or vendor services for our community.
08/2012 to 2014 Reference Librarian and Adjunct Professor Adp | Miami, FL,
  • Provided reference, research and document delivery services to faculty in support of their teaching and scholarship;
  • Provided current awareness services relating to faculty research and teaching interests;
  • Covered the reference desk up to 10 hrs/week;
  • Reviewed citations for inclusion in the faculty bibliography;
  • Provided reference services and instruction to non-faculty patrons;
  • Taught Advanced Legal Research course;
  • Taught electronic and print legal research classes to students, faculty and alumni;
  • Coordinated and participated in library social media presence, including blog, Facebook and Twitter;
  • Managed and participated in maintenance and troubleshooting of subscription databases, to include online LLM databases;
  • Coordinated or participated in vendor relations with LexisNexis, Westlaw and CALI to ensure proper ID distribution, timely patron training, and the highest level of vendor services for our community;
  • Participated in collection development;
  • Supervised circulation desk student workers when Circulation/Reserve Librarians are absent.
07/2011 to 08/2012 Legal Specialist Sleep Number Corporation | Santa Clara, CA,
  • Processed immigration petition for alien workers;
  • Evaluated and monitored contract performance to determine necessity for amendments or extensions, and compliance to contractual obligations;
  • Advised and counseled the owners and managers on labor relations, employee contracts, tax issues, suits against the corporation, and employee injury.
2004 to 06/2011 Collection Development Law Librarian Western Michigan University Cooley Law School | City, STATE,
  • Provided in-depth reference and research assistance in person, by phone, and electronically to library users with an emphasis on service to the faculty, students and staff of the Law School;
  • Advised JD and LL.M. students on research plan;
  • Assigned 12 professors and Tax LL.M. Department in the Faculty Liaison Program to provide in-depth and timely research assistance to support their scholarship and teaching;
  • Participated and represented the library in 1L orientation, adjunct faculty orientation, and open house events;
  • Handled and processed interlibrary loan requests using OCLC;
  • Assisted faculty in checking student's work for plagiarism;
  • Coordinated and oversaw the Collection Development Team consisting of 4 librarians and the Director of the library;
  • Developed and managed the law library's collection in all four locations, including title selection, retention, donation, binding and withdrawal decision;
  • Handled confidential student records;
  • Experienced in using Millenium Acquisitions, Circulation, and Serials modules;
  • Taught computer assisted legal research using Westlaw, Lexis, CCH IntelliConnect, RIA, and BNA;
  • Supervised and trained student workers;
  • Trained research assistants.
08/2002 to 2004 Tax Research Specialist Western Michigan University Cooley Law School | City, STATE,
  • Taught and trained LL.M. students to research tax law using print and electronic resources;
  • Library liaison for Tax LL.M. Department;
  • Advised LL.M. students on tax research plan;
  • Assisted faculty members of the Tax LL.M. Department in their research and teaching;
  • Taught Tax Research and Procedure;
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining the tax collection of the 4 libraries.
2000 to 2000 Legal Extern Michigan Supreme Court | City, STATE,
  • Reviewed the Commissioners' Report on applications for leave to appeal
  • Summarized significant Michigan Supreme Court cases to be uses in the Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center
  • Researched Michigan Supreme Court cases that were granted certiorari by the United States Supreme Court
Expected in 2007 Masters of Library and Information Science | Library and Information Science Wayne State University, Detroit, MI GPA:
  • AALL Scholarship, Type I
  • Carolyn R. Williams Endowed Scholarship
Expected in 2002 Masters of Law | Taxation New York University School of Law, New York, NY GPA:
Expected in 2001 Juris Doctor | Law Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, Lansing, MI GPA:
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Alumni Distinguished Student Award
  • Leadership Student Award
Expected in 1996 Bachelors of Science | Commerce De La Salle University, Manila, GPA:
Professional Affiliations

San Diego Association of Law Libraries (SANDALL)

American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)


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