Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Copy of Blue Rays Resume

Melissa Jeffrey

5510 Heathercrest Dr.   |   Arlington, TX   |   76018   |   817.946.6833   |   melissa.jeffrey@arlingtontx.gov 


I strive to forward the ideals of equitable access to information and excellent customer service.

Career Related Skills
Teaching and Instruction

  • Genealogy for Patrons, NTRLS workshop, Spring 2008
  • Google Docs, TechNet, Summer 2008
  • Genealogy on the Internet, patron program, Summer 2008
  • Gaming in Libraries, Library Program Planners and Presenters,  Fall 2008
  • Database training for library staff, designed and implemented, in-house 2009
  • NTRLS 23 Things mentor (15 students with a web 2.0 focus) 2009
  • Resume Workshop, patron program Fall 2009
  • Future of Libraries, First Jefferson Unitarian Church 2010
  • Prior experience: teaching assistant for philosophy, taught poetry classes to elementary school children and computer instruction for college students

Library Programming
  • Planned and implemented successful adult and teen library programming including introducing the Twilight inspired band, Bella Cullen Project, to libraries and fans, which ultimately led to MTV filming at our Central location.
  • Collaborated in grant proposal formulation, resulting in accepted grants including NTLP's Expanding Accessibility funding assistance for a low-vision accessibility fair, which strengthened community bonds through partnerships.
  • Other successful programs include Star gazing (120 persons) and Organizing (15 persons)
  • Revamped adult summer reading club, increasing 2009 participation 25%
  • Prior experience: planning and implementing the Summer Reading Club as Head Librarian at Haslet Public Library as well as regular story times, graphic design in newspapers, MS Publisher expert 

Collection Development and Web Content
  • Applied for (with co-worker) and received grant for expanding large print and audiobooks for the visually impaired
  • Successfully weeded the collections of SE, SW, and the teen collection at Central
  • On the web team, helped brainstorm and plan a redesign of our website, including being appointed point person on adult blog, providing content and leadership
  • Working knowledge of xhtml, photoshop, css, beginner javascript, crystal reports manipulation 
  • Prior experience: freelance web designer 2000-2002; editorial assistant at Hoovers editing web content for possible inclusion to book form; editor in chief for Southwest File, an alternative newsweekly 1997-1998; freelance writer 1996-2000
2005 Texas Woman's University, MLS
Focus: Reference, Internet, Collection Development                                  
2000 Southwest Texas State University, BA
Focus: English, Philosophy, Film Studies

Work Experience

2007- Arlington Public Library, Librarian I, Adult Services
2006-07 Haslet Public Library, Head Librarian
2006-07Carrollton Public Library, Contract Librarian
2003-05Dallas Morning News, Weddings Consultant
2001-03Waco Tribune Herald, Obituaries Clerk
2000Hoovers Inc., Editorial Assistant

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