06/2008 - MLIS University of Washington, Seattle, Library and Information Science.

03/2002 - BA University of California, Davis, Comparative Literature (American and Latin American Literature).

Work Experience:

03/2011 - Present - Canby Public Library, City of Canby, Canby, OR
Reference / Access Services Librarian - (03/2012 – Present) Librarian at small urban library located in Portland metro area. Select, maintain, and evaluate Adult Nonfiction Book and Visual collections. Responsible for approximately $14,000 Adult Nonfiction Book and Visual collection budget.  Catalog all new materials.  Evaluate and manage book donations.  Lead reference services. Supervise service desk staff, acting as a Person In Charge one day a week. Troubleshoot all computer and technology issues and act as primary contact between library network staff and city IT staff. Plan and present programming including bilingual conversation group and beginning computer and ebook classes in Spanish and English.  At least 30% of work week at public service desk providing readers advisory, reference services, computer assistance, and account management in both English and Spanish. Partner with Canby service organizations and school district to provide services and conduct library outreach. Represent CPL at network wide Reference, Automation, and Technology Services committees. Provide professional support to library director and all other library staff. 
Bilingual Spanish/English Librarian - (03/2011 – 02/2012) – One year grant funded position to lead the library's efforts to serve Spanish-speakers, concentrating on collection development and evaluation, acquisitions and collection budget allocation, outreach, marketing, programming (adult, family, and children), computer instruction, cataloging, community partnerships, and training other staff members in best practices. Evaluated and reorganized all Spanish-language collections, Homework Center collection, and Reference collection. Draft Programming Annual Plan, Collection Development Policy, and Marketing Plan for Spanish-speaking/Latino service population. Responsible for approximately $15,000 Spanish-language collection budget and selection as well as some English-language adult nonfiction.  Increased circulation of Spanish-language collections by 30% over last year, increased attendance by Spanish-speakers at library events, increased library visibility in Canby Latino community.  Link to LSTA Grant Final Report and Peer Evaluation.

07/2009 – 03/2010 - Butte-Silver Bow Public Library, City and County of Butte-Silver Bow, Butte, MT
Digital Collections and Technical Services Librarian – Select, Digitize, Catalog (included some original cataloging), and Provide access to local historical documents, books, and photographs as part of the Montana Memory Project and BSB Flickr image collection. Created system to organize and backup files. Created procedures for digitization and creating access to digital objects. Address issues of copyright and permission for use. Maintain library website and library presence on a number of social networking sites.

01/2009 – 06/2009 - Belgrade Community Library, Belgrade, MT
Volunteer - Catalog new materials by adding items to the Montana Shared Catalog. Help setup, market, run, and take down Friends of the Library book sale fundraiser. Assist staff and other volunteers as needed.

05/2004 – 03/2009 - Bozeman Public Library, City of Bozeman, Bozeman, MT
Library Assistant (Substitute) - (10/2006 – 03/2009) Technology Intern w/ Univ. of Wash. Information School - (02/2007 – 06/2007) Library Aide II - (11/2005 – 06/2007) Library Aide I – (05/2004 – 11/2005) – Constant public interaction. Answer reference questions, Help find information, Provide computer assistance. Work at reference, information, computer, and circulation desks. Process serials, assist with scheduling. Process Inter-Library Loan requests. Train circulation volunteers. Migrate to new ILS (2004). Move to new library facility (2006).

07/2007 – 11/2008 - Bozeman Public Library Foundation, Bozeman, MT
Outreach to Latinos Coordinator - Conduct outreach to Spanish-speakers and Latinos in community. Partner with other organizations, market library services, plan bilingual story time, and assist in collection development. Final report on Outreach efforts.

07/2007 – 06/2008 - Montana State Library/Bozeman Library Foundation, Bozeman, MT
Outreach Coordinator and State TrainerPlan and present seven full-day workshops for Montana librarians as part of WebJunction’s Spanish Language Outreach program. Acted as resource for librarians starting outreach efforts of their own.

06/2007 – 09/2011 - Reading in Montana, Bozeman and Butte, MT and Portland, OR
Sole Proprietor – Owner of successful small online used bookstore. Handle all aspects of running home business. Use of Word and Excel for bookkeeping. Business known for excellent customer service, quality books, and timely delivery. Maintain active blog and Facebook fan page.

04/2005 – 09/2005 - Big Sky Community Library, Ophir School District #72, Big Sky, MT
Assistant Librarian – Assist patrons during community library hours. Train volunteers. 2005 Summer Reading Program. Developed and performed weekly interactive story and craft time for preschool age children. Provided bibliographic and computer assistance. Catalog materials.

09/2003 – 03/2004 - Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Bozeman, MT
Bookseller – Shipping and receiving clerk, customer service, and cafĂ©.

12/1999 – 03/2003 - D-M Information Systems, Inc., Davis, CA
Project Manager/Litigation Support Analyst – Use project management skills to lead teams and create litigation support databases. Train, evaluate, and mentor project staff.

12/2008 - “‘Official English’ Legislation and Its Effects on Limited English Proficient People,” American Library Association’s Documents to the People, Student Papers Edition v. 36 no. 4 (Winter 2008): 15-19, 35. Link to article.


10/2011 "Book Review: Science & Nature: The New Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick," Portland Book Review online (October 2, 2011). Link to review.

10/2011 "Book Review: Current Events & Politics: The New Normal: An Agenda for Responsible Living by David Wann," Portland Book Review online (October 2, 2011). Link to review.

10/2011 "Book Review: Reference, Self-help: High-Octane Women: How Superachievers Can Avoid Burnout by Sherrie Bourg Carter," Portland Book Review online (October 2, 2011). Link to review.

09/2011 "Book Review: Biographies and Memoirs: The Girl's Guide to Homelessness: A Memoir by Brianna Karp," Portland Book Review v. 1 no. 3 (September - November 2011): 4Link to review.

07/2011 "Book Review: Professional Media Review: Keep It Simple: A Guide to Assistive Technologies.  by Ravonne A. Green and Vera Blair," Library Journal v. 136 no. 12 (July 2011). Link to review.

07/2011 "Book Review: Professional Media Review: Assistive Technologies in the Library.  by Barbara T. Mates with William R. Reed IV," Library Journal v. 136 no. 12 (July 2011). Link to review.

04/2011 "Book Review: Professional Media Review: Describing Electronic, Digital, and Other Media Using AACR2 and RDA. by Mary Beth Weber and Fay Angela Austin," Library Journal v. 136 no. 6 (April 1, 2011). Link to review.

03/2011 - "Book Review: ¡Hola amigos! A Plan for Latino Outreach by Susana G. Baumann," Library Journal v. 136 no. 5 (March 15, 2011). Link to review.

12/2010 - "Book Review: Political Science: The Crisis Caravan: What's Wrong with Humanitarian Aid? by Linda Polman," Library Journal v. 135 no. 20 (December 2010): 127. Link to review.

07/2010 - "Book Review: Social Sciences: The Last Sugar King of Havana: The Rise and Fall of Julio Lobo, Cuba's Last Tycoon by John Paul Rathbone," Library Journal v. 135 no. 12 (July 2010): 24.  Link to review.

10/2008 - “Book Review: Serving New Immigrant Communities in the Library by Sondra Cuban,” The Library Quarterly v. 78 no. 4 (October 2008): 488- 90. Link to review.
03/2010 -  Your Library Can Be Everywhere: Social Networking in Libraries – Introduce social networking for libraries and librarians. Cover social media policy, Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter. Present with two colleagues at the Broad Valley Library Federation Winter Meeting in Fairmont, MT. Presentation Blog: The Social Library.

02/2010 - Considering the Digital Branch: Extending Your Library’s Reach into the Community – Present a one hour talk about what a digital branch library is and why Montana libraries should consider reaching out to their communities online. Share Butte-Silver Bow Public Library’s progress on creating a digital branch. Offline Technology Conference, Montana Library Association in Billings, MT. Presentation Slides on SlideShare.

10/2007 - 04/2008 - Connecting to Spanish Speakers @ Your Library: Empowering Staff to Reach Out to Spanish Speakers and Increase Their Access to a World of Information – Present seven full-day workshops to Montana Library community with another state trainer. Workshops focus on diversity training, outreach to Spanish speakers, holding Spanish language computer classes, and marketing. Work is in conjunction with the Gates Foundation, WebJunction, OCLC, Montana State Library and the Bozeman Public Library Foundation.

05/2007 - Bozeman Public Library Staff Wiki Premiere – Presentation and training for Library Staff Wiki at quarterly staff meeting. Continued support and training provided.
Professional Memberships and Committees:
2011 - Present - LINCC (Libraries in Clackamas County) Reference Committee
2011 - Present - REFORMA (National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking)
2010 - Present - Oregon Library Association
2005 – Present - American Library Association
2007 – 2011 - Public Library Association
2005 – 2010 - Montana Library Association
2007 – 2009 - Gallatin Valley CORO (Coalition of Resource Organizations)
2007 – 2008 - Bozeman Public Library Outreach to Latinos Committee
2004 – 2009 - Headwaters Library Association (Park, Gallatin, Madison Counties)