library manager resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -
Professional Summary

Motivated by dedication to all the Catholic Church offers and dedicated to doing my best to support her, whether it is managing web communications or filling in when there is no one to salt the walk, I have given my life to Her and see this as an opportunity to do more to be of use to Her.

I can offer you the hours you ask, the flexibility you mention, and a lot of experience doing secretarial duties. I am aware of the need to keep abreast of new and changing media demands and am willing to tackle them as they come.

  • Confidentiality Understanding
  • Organization of all manner of meetings, work flow concerns, office management
  • Supply ordering
  • Microsoft Office
  • Keyboarding skills
  • Inter-office communications
  • Business correspondence
  • Multi-Line Phone Systems
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Report writing
  • All types of data tracking
  • Meeting support
  • Guideline compliance
  • Verbal and written communication, including creation of bulletins, flyers, newsletters, programs, booklets
  • Facebook, Messenger, Internet use, adaptation to a wide variety of computer programs
Work History
10/2018 to Current
Library Manager University Of Houston Houston, TX,
  • Offered frequent computer classes to students, and patrons. Sessions varied according to patron needs. Generally they were on internet-based or Microsoft Word usage
  • Provided content and daily use of Facebook and Messenger as well as producing flyers, newsletters, letters, and all secretarial duties myself
  • Increased library's collection by 10% in course of 1 year
  • Researched, planned and set up at least 3 informative library exhibits per month
  • Incorporated library items that met existing requirements while also driving curiosity, engaging students and supporting lifelong learning
  • Responded to numerous reference calls daily, helping patrons with specific information needs
  • Worked with teachers to provide kids with lifelong learning skills
  • Maintained equipment in good working order for community use
  • Handled constant calls daily to address patron inquiries and concerns
  • Devoted special emphasis to punctuality and maintained outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately and staying longer as necessary to complete time-sensitive duties
  • Resolved adolescent use of library as staging place for gang plans, which involved bringing brass knuckles, knives, and bullets into the library
  • Resolved misreported statistics left by previous manager and righted previous and current reports to state
  • Increased public's use of library as a welcome center for the community. Patron devised and implemented programming increased by 60%
  • Lifelong Catholic, devoted and canonically consecrated to Our Lord; reporting directly to Bishop Thomas
11/1998 to Current
Manager of Private Retreat House Domus Angelorum City, STATE,
  • Incorporated and obtained not-for-profit status without use of attorneys.
  • Set up Board of Directors, and all requirements to meet state regulations.
  • Offer retreats, prayer services, meet with individuals, organize outside speakers programs. (On a small scale.) Created web page for use to inform people of programs, sign up for them, pay for them, and learn the location on-line.
  • Maintain correspondence.
  • Design flyers, statements, programs and other publicity or programmatic literature. Studied graphic arts, but did not desire a degree in it.
  • Maintain loyalty to Church regulations in all programs and documentation.
  • Succeeded in managing finances to the point of having no debt. (Though that was accomplished by the Lord .)
06/1989 to 09/1992
Head of Counseling Psych Department; Counselor Community Hospitals Of Williams County City, STATE,
  • Designed, obtained accreditation, marketed, and provided services for all mental health issues in all platforms: group, family, individual, community, crisis, etc. Created all necessary forms, wrote all letters, designed and provided marketing for the programs
  • Supervised addictions counselors and mental health counselors. Dealt with all aspects of mental health and met all regulations with forms and programs offered.
  • Provided educational seminars and lectures at local community mental health centers and in public arenas regarding mental health. Planned them from inspiration to completion and did all secretarial work myself, with the exception of typing counseling dictation.
  • Taught as adjunct facility at The Defiance College in my counseling career.
  • More information about this "first career" in my life is available if it is of interest.
Expected in to to
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology And Social Work
The Defiance College - Defiance, OH,
Expected in to to
Master of Arts: Counseling Social Work, Research
Ohio State University - Columbus, OH,
Expected in to to
Master of Arts: Theology
Franciscan University of Steubenville - Steubenville, OH,
  • Graduated magna cum laude
  • Coursework included emphasis on defending the faith.
  • The degree is not catechetically oriented, it is just straight theology.
Additional Information

It took much prayer and fasting to determine that I need to change jobs when I realized my library job must be whittled down to non-insurance-coverage hours. I have always preferred to work for the Church, saw your ad, and hope to discover if I am a fit with your parish.

References are available. Michael Westrick knows me well, if you want to hear from one of your active parishioners up front.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • The Defiance College
  • Ohio State University
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville

Job Titles Held:

  • Library Manager
  • Manager of Private Retreat House
  • Head of Counseling Psych Department; Counselor


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Arts

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