I am studying Early Childhood Education at the University of Regina In 2010 I took time off from working to travel and relocate to Regina. Both of these experiences helped me develop my understanding of myself, the world and other cultures. I’m an avid reader and user of the library system and bring my passion for books and reading to my position. I am an excellent team player, love working with the public and have devoted myself to lifelong learning.
University of Alberta — Bachelor of Arts, 2002 English Major Film Studies Minor
University of Regina-Bachelor of Education, ongoing, projected graduation in 2013, specialization in Early Childhood Education
Library Assistant, Lois Hole Library/Lessard Library — March 2006-December 2009
I preformed the routine circulation tasks and I am extremely comfortable in both the SIRSI and IBistro environments. I enjoyed spending time helping our customers with account inquiries, technology questions, readers advisory and reference questions at all of the customer service and reference desks. In 2009, I led numerous children’s programs including Baby Laptime, Sing Sign Laugh and Learn, Family Storytime and Teen Gaming events. I served as the branch SRC lead which was a fun new challenge for me and a chance for me to take an official leadership role on our branch team. I served on several branch teams including the Children’s Services Team, the Customer Service Team, and the On the Spot Programming Team. I was also responsible for all of the branches puppet/flannel board collections and die cut collections.
Circulation Assistant, Jasper Place Library — November 2004-March 2006
I performed the routine circulation tasks of check in and out as well as dealing with the items in transit. I assisted with customer questions both through the phone as well as in person. I assisted patrons with item searches, reader’s advisory, reference questions and computer problems. In my off desk time I was responsible for the Lost and Found, assisted with Bindery and routine shelf maintenance and weeding.
I have been certified in the following:
- Teaching Treaties in the Classroom
- Growing Up Wild
- Flying Wild
- Response Abilities Pathways
I have been awarded the Silver Academic Scholarship in 2010 and earned a place on the Dean’s List in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
I have participated in the following Learning and Development courses through Edmonton Public Library:
- Sing, Sign, Laugh and Learn Training,
- Incorporating Signing into Storytime,
- Early Literacy with Allison Taylor-McBride,
- Dealing with difficult people workshop,
- Baby Laptime/Fun for Ones,
- ESL Storytime,
- Senior Awareness Training,
- Cultural Awareness training
I have attended the following conferences
- The Pacific Northwest Library Association conference, 2007
- The Alberta League Encouraging Storytelling conference, 2007
- Kaleidoscope conference, 2008
Available upon request including previous employers and cooperating teachers evaluations.