Monday, February 11, 2008

Academic Librarian Resume

Sophia S. Nelson
240 Third Street,
Oakland, CA 94607


To be a successful librarian in an academic setting, with special interest in the arts and humanities.

Career Profile:

More than 6 years as a librarian, with 15 years' experience as an active participant in school-related events and support organizations. Highly organized and independent; able to effectively coordinate tasks to accomplish projects with timeliness and creativity. Fluent in Spanish and Italian. Conversational in French.


Assistant Librarian, 1997-present
Summit High School, Belmont, CA

Parents' Association Representative, 1994-1997
Summit High School, Belmont, CA

Chairperson & President, 1989-1994
Bay Area Music Alliance, Belmont, CA

Hospitality & Event Volunteer, 1988-1994
Peninsula Primary School, Los Altos, CA

Previous experience: Library Assistant, Rembrandt College Library, Union City, CA; and Cartographer for prominent Landscape Architects, Venice, Italy.

  • M.L.S., University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN, 1992
  • B.A., Dean's List, Art History, University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN, 1989

Computer Studies: MS Word, Excel, FoxPro, Heald Business College, San Francisco, CA

Professional Affiliations:
  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Special Libraries Association (SLA)
  • California Library Association (CLA)
  • California School Library Association
  • Bay Area Independent School Librarians

Additional Training:
  • CSLA Northern Regional Weed and Feed workshop, San Francisco, CA, 2003
  • Collection Development
  • Building a School Library Collection Plan
  • Weed and Feed

CSLA Statewide Conference, Oakland, CA, 2002

Big Six Skills workshops

Websites for School Educators workshop

Cordon Bleu Cooking School, Paris, France


Library Skills (Summit High School):

Responded to numerous reference questions on a daily basis, referring students to appropriate resources and offering training in research techniques.

Performed regular cataloguing of new acquisitions, maintaining accurate data and building a strong knowledge base of the library's materials.

Consolidated serial collection: Created spreadsheet to track subscriptions, selected additional magazines to enhance collection, and ensured timely and accurate payment for over 50 subscriptions.

Streamlined tracking for book sponsorships, resulting in significant improvements in processing.

Created displays for seasonal and special occasions, such as Poetry Month, Black History Month, and Back-to-School themes. Consulted with colleagues to design and implement meaningful and appealing displays.

Researched and compiled materials for language teacher's project on Japanese history, art, and culture.

Supervised volunteers in specific library duties, including shelving, processing, and special projects.

Committee Work / Special Projects:

As member of Professional Development Committee at Summit High School, reviewed internal grant applications and offered relevant educational, travel, and technology funds to applicants.

Oversaw and coordinated youth-oriented events at Bay Area Music Alliance's annual Music Festival for K-12, including performance evaluations and competition.

Supervised the planning and implementation of special events for the Peninsula Primary School, including an Auction Dinner for 250 people.

Senior Librarian Resume

Garry Foster
64 Castaway Drive
Somerset, NJ 08809


To obtain senior librarian position in an academic, college level setting.

Career Profile:

Experienced librarian specialist with extensive organization and management skills. Diverse exposure within my chosen field, including management of technical resource library, purchasing and organization of volumes for high school level libraries and web site development and management. Technically proficient with various Microsoft programs including Office Suite, FrontPage, and MS Publisher. Equally adept with Apple hardware and software application.


Anderson University Library, Bound Brook, NJ January 2000 to Present
Reference Librarian

Provided reference, circulation, collection and media support as business librarian. Helped construct library web site: Served as primary library liaison to Graduate School of Business. Managed library technical support services and various workshops for new student orientation.

Library of New Wakefield, New Wakefield, DE May 1998 to January 2000
Reference Librarian

Supervised library student workers. Provided reference / catalogue support. Technical support specialist for on line library resources. Maintained database of over 100,000 titles, including standard volumes, audio books, periodicals and articles. Assisted in purchasing decisions for new volumes. Responsible for opening and closing of library.

Livingston University, Piscataway, NJ April 1998 to May 2000
Academic Librarian

Head of Circulation in busy college library. Extensive use of campus-wide LAN, (Local Area Network). Supervised computer laboratory and trained co-workers in search techniques. Created campus library newsletter with weekly circulation of 1,500+. Assisted with retrospective conversion of 40,000-volume collection.


Master of Library Science, 1998
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Bachelor of Arts, English, 1995
Lafayette University, Pittsburgh, PA

Professional Affiliations:
  • American Society for Information Science (ASIS)
  • American Library Association
  • National Writers Union

Librarian Resume

Cameron Edwards
678 Main Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Home: (356) 290-7893
Cell: (340) 589-4513


A challenging and rewarding position as a librarian.


B.A., Library Sciences, 1990
University of Rhode Island, Providence, RI


Providence Public Library, Providence, RI 1996 to Present
Reference Librarian

Supervised a staff of ten assistants. Handled grant writing responsibilities and spearheaded library expansion projects. Conducted acquisitions of reference material. Answered telephone, email, and in-person queries.

Coyle Free Library, Benson, RI 1990 to 1995
Assistant Reference Librarian

Provided direct reference assistance for library patrons. Spearheaded grant-writing campaign which resulted in expansion of the library's map collection and reference section. Directed Children's Book Club program.