lead librarian resume example with 17+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Well rounded librarian with experience in department management across multiple libraries, children's librarianship, adult and teen services, and world languages. History of working with community partners to create off site programming for the underserved. Well versed in staff management, team building, policy creation and implementation.

  • Strategic Planning
  • Expense Tracking
  • Staff Management
  • Policy Implementation
  • Schedule Preparation
  • Workforce Management
  • Employee Training and Development
  • Budget Control
  • Team Leadership
  • Complex Problem-Solving
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Staff Development
  • Cross-Functional Team Management
  • Performance Evaluations
  • Performance Management
09/2015 to Current Lead Librarian Alutiiq Llc | Tinker Afb, OK,

*Led and supervised the Circulation Division including 4 benefited positions and 64 hourly staff ages 16-80+ across two locations.

*Managed the Circulation Division including division budgeting, evaluating staffing needs and creating a unified workforce from two traditionally separate workplace cultures. Worked with Community Outreach Coordinator at the third location to ensure uniform customer service experience.

*Actively participated in departmental committees such as Policies & Procedures, Central Service Desk Committee and the monthly meeting of the heads of the library divisions.

*Acted as Person in Charge to handle facility maintenance issues, patron concerns and violations of the Rules of Conduct.

*Worked with Human Resources in making decisions regarding recruitment, discipline, accommodations and involuntary separation.

*Worked with library IT to automate tasks to increase division efficiencies and to facilitate clearer communication with patrons by drafting new notifications and ensuring all notifications are in both English and Spanish.

*Performed an operation audit to ensure that division procedures followed industry best practices, were efficient, documented and uniformly implemented at all three locations.

*Worked on city-wide task forces and committees such as the Homeless Response Task Force.

*Created, implemented and evaluated programming for life-long learning such as "Sewing for a Cause," an inter-generational sewing class that created quilts for the Trauma Intervention Program, and the outreach to Catholic Charities-La Posada de Guadalupe Men's Shelter.

01/2012 to 08/2015 Librarian City Of Brownsville | Brownsville, TX,

*Supervisor for 14 employees, including interviewing and hiring decisions.

*Collection management for all ages and world languages, including Chinese, Farsi, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish which included weeding, evaluation of print items and databases, and purchasing. Last three years focusing on the teen collection.

*In charge of programming for all ages such as Summer Reading, ESL classes, performers, and volunteer coordination.

*Budget management for $85,000/ year materials budget.

*Reader's advisory, patron assistance with electric resources, and reference at a facility with approximately 480,000 visitors per year.

*Patron and staff technical support for library computers, 3-D printers, and SIRSI.

*Original cataloging of government documents.

*Processed over 240 interlibrary loan items a year.

*Facility management including security, emergency procedures, community room use, collection location, and collaborating on improvement projects. *Outreach to outside groups at festivals and schools.

*Staff education for Vignette, 3-D printing programs, and Collection HQ.

*In charge of safety training at the branch level.

02/2008 to 12/2011 Librarian City Of Brownsville | Brownsville, TX,

• Organized and hosted branch book club.

• Responsible for collection development and de-selection.

• Liaised with Friends of the Library.

• Sent in branch monthly reports.

• Supervised 14 employees.

• Functioned as the in charge person when the manager was out.

• Coordinated desk schedules and arranged extra help.

• Trained new extra help library assistants and created training manual.

• Interviewed and selected staff.

• Coordinated fire and safety drills as well as in-services on customer service and book repair.

• In charge of scheduling, time cards, and vacation approval.

• Created basic computer classes for Seniors and an open office hour each week for those needing help with technology.

• Planned and implemented Summer Reading Program when the Children’s Librarian was out.

03/2006 to 02/2008 Children's Librarian Forsyth County, North Carolina | Winston Salem, NC,

• Planned and implemented Summer Reading Program, storytimes for a variety of ages and languages, Spanish language adult computer classes, and semi-monthly children’s programs.

• Functioned as the in charge person when the manager was not available.

• Conducted school visits, outreach to local agencies such as WIC and CHOC, and shared a seat on the Stanton Collaborative.

• Conducted reader’s advisory for all ages in Spanish and English.

• Responsible for collection development and de-selection in the children’s collection.

• Liaised with local Boys & Girls Club, and implemented the ELF Grant at the branch.

• Maintained good relations with both our Friends of the Library group and that of Irvine University Park, which sponsored our Summer Reading Program.

Education and Training
Expected in 05/2021 to to Masters | Public Administration San Diego State University, San Diego, GPA:
Expected in 10/2005 to to Master of Library And Information Science | Library Science Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, GPA:
Expected in 01/2000 to to Bachelor of Arts | History California State University - San Marcos, San Marcos, CA GPA:

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School Attended

  • San Diego State University
  • Rutgers University
  • California State University - San Marcos

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  • Lead Librarian
  • Librarian
  • Librarian
  • Children's Librarian


  • Masters
  • Master of Library And Information Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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