Dedicated professional with 14 years experience in managing library resources encompassing automation, cataloging, inventory, and student resources. Committed to collaborating with teachers and administration to support curriculum objectives and build a foundation for students to become active, independent lifelong learners.
School Library Programs
Research & Analysis
Big 6 Information Literacy Model
National Board Certified Library Media Specialist PreK - 12 Merged two elementary school libraries Mentor to new teachers and parent pursuing MLS Established NOOK check out program Member of School Improvement Team Teacher of the Year 2004-2005
Library Media Specialist December 2010 to CurrentThe Hewitt School － New York City, NYManage all aspects of the library for the Middle School/Upper School encompassing Grades 4 - 12. Maintain a well organized circulation database, ensuring ease of access for students and staff. Manage library budget, including collection development, selection and weeding of library materials. Collaborate with MS/US faculty to support school curriculum and to integrate information literacy skills into research projects.Assist children with reference requests and research projects. Teach children's literature and give book talks in library classes.Prepare materials for and teach a program of library and research skills to students. * Video review of books on Bowllan's Blog for School Library Journal * Established a NOOK check out program. * Collaborated with colleagues to integrate information skills and technology into curriculum. * Created a warm and inviting atmosphere where students and faculty enjoy reading and working.
Library Media Specialist September 2009 to July 2010Yonkers Public Schools － Yonkers, NYProvided available resources to students (PreK-6) and staff members. Developed collection within the school. Assisted in identifying and locating information for a diverse community. Taught library information and literature enrichment on a daily basis to grades PreK-6. Created and implemented lesson plans to support curriculum. * Effectively increased student interest and participation in the library program, through use of books and multimedia resources. * Reviewed and selected materials within allocated budget. * Planned library goals/objectives.
Teacher/Librarian September 2000 to July 2009Hampton City Schools － Hampton, VAManaged all facets of library program. Experience in both elementary and middle school covering grades K - 8. Taught library instruction and literature enrichment on a daily basis to grades K-8. Collaborated with teachers to incorporate classroom instruction with library lessons. Instituted fixed/flex schedule in elementary school. Building mentor to new teachers. Provided reference services for teachers, students and parents. Instructed teachers on incorporating technology into classroom instruction. * Served on textbook adoption committee * Member of the School Improvement Team * Teacher of the Year 2004 - 2005 * Merged two elementary libraries * Assisted organizing 50th Anniversary Celebration for elementary school
Early Reading DevelopmentUniversity of Virginia － Peninsula Location, VA, USA
Bachelor of Science : Elementary Education N-6College of White Plains － White Plains, NY, USA
Master of Science : Library ScienceLong Island University － Brookville, NY, USA
Library Media Specialist CoursesOld Dominion University － Norfolk, VA , USA
Certificate in GenealogyBoston University － Boston , MA, USA
Substitute Teacher September 1999 to June 2000Various school districts － Hampton Roads , VA
Station Manager October 1998 to August 1999VIA MAT International － Jamaica, NY
Operations Manager July 1990 to October 1998Federal Express － Virginia Beach, VA
Administrative Assistant March 1989 to July 1990Gulf Air Airlines － New York City, NY
Manager/Troubleshooter July 1979 to March 1989Brink's Inc － Jamaica, NY
Library Media Specialist New York State PreK - 12 National Board Certified Library Media Specialist PreK - 12 Public Librarian New York State BU Certificate in Genealogy
American Library Association Hudson Valley Library Association National Genealogical Society New York Genealogical & Biographical Society New England Genealogical Society Board of Directors, Preston Center of Compassion