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Education

  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN; Master of Science, expected 2017

Program of Study: Library and Information Science

Current GPA: 3.9

  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN; Bachelor of Arts, 2014

        Major:  English – Writing and Literacy                           GPA: 3.555

  • University of Derby, Exchange student of Theatre; fall semester 2012

Employment

The Indianapolis Public Library, Outreach Services Section, Indianapolis, IN

Public Services Associate – September 2016 to Present

  • Plan and implement monthly storytimes at ~20 daycare and childcare ministries throughout Indianapolis.
  • Restock and record statistics for The Public Collection on Monument Circle.
  • Assist with various collection management duties.

IUPUI Office of Community Engagement: Family, School, and Neighborhood Engagement, Indianapolis, IN

Graduate Assistant August 2015 to August 2017

  • Research community needs for the Near West, Near East, Northeast Corridor, Martindale Brightwood, and West Indianapolis neighborhoods based off of their Quality of Life Plans and data.
  • Help to locate grants and funding options that can assist the office in our mission.
  • Coordinate monthly training meetings, facilitate their service hours, and serve as the main point of contact for Family, School, and Neighborhood Scholars.

The Indianapolis Public Library, Haughville Branch, Indianapolis, IN

Library Assistant – August 2014 to September 2016

  • Check-out and renew materials to patrons.
  • Maintain Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Hootsuite, and other social media accounts for Haughville Branch Library.
  • Create the monthly events calendar.
  • Double check library card registrations for accuracy.
  • Update the Near West Collaborative online calendar with Haughville Branch Library events.
  • Assist patrons with questions regarding library policies and services, analyzing, and making decisions regarding patron problems, using good and appropriate judgment.
  • Process all outgoing and incoming materials in a timely manner.
  • Process and shelve holds.
  • Process circulation reports (hold expired, hold-cancelled, pull-list).
  • Assist patrons with library card applications.
  • Prepare cash drawer, including preparation of the bank deposit.
  • Accept payments for overdue, lost, and damaged materials.

IUPUI University Library, Indianapolis, IN

Assistant – October 2013 to November 2015

  • Digitally archive The Irish People newspaper and Indianapolis 500 programs and photos by scanning, cropping, and editing via Photoshop.
  • Completed one inventory of The Irish People and have arranged it in Microsoft Excel several times for multiple clients with different needs.

Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN

Summer Replacement Student – June 2013 to August 2013

  • Completed collaborative project to edit and organize data in Microsoft Excel.
  • Filmed a manufacturing process on Apple iPads using iMovie.
  • Entered data into an online database as part of several projects.
  • Co-planned, developed, and led the annual Summer Teambuilding Event.
  • Completed forms to be submitted to the Good Manufacturing Practices library.

The Indianapolis Public Library – Haughville Branch, Indianapolis, IN

Summer Reading Clerk – May 2012 to August 2012

  • Set up and monitored summer reading program, and maintained correct inventory of prizes.
  • Assisted library patrons with computer use and reference questions.
  • Taught library patrons to use computers for basic social and professional communication.
  • Assisted librarians with use of technology, and by planning, developing, and constructing informational displays.

Barnes and Noble College Book Store, Indianapolis, IN

Cashier, General Merchandise – July 2010 to May 2013

  • Provided customer service for renting and purchasing textbooks, clothing, gifts, and school supplies.
  • Maintained accurate cash drawer and receipt counts.
  • Assisted customers in locating merchandise throughout the store.
  • Prepared merchandise for display and maintained appearance of sales areas.

Other Experience 

Bepko Learning Center at IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN

Academic Success Coach – January 2014 to May 2014

  • Conducted one-on-one meetings with students, and assisted students with solving academic-related issues.
  • Presented study skills and college success workshops.
  • Provided campus resource referrals and general information.
  • Completed weekly tasks to ensure upkeep of the collaborative learning spaces.

IUPUI Center for Service and Learning, Indianapolis, IN

Sam H. Jones Democracy Plaza Scholar – August 2013 to May 2014

  • Coordinated all print marketing and social media (Facebook and Twitter) for the organization.
  • Coordinated and facilitated Pass the Mic events.
  • Asked important and thought-provoking questions on chalkboard spaces around campus.

IUPUI Center for Service and Learning, Indianapolis, IN

Sam H. Jones Community Partner Scholar, – September 2011 to May 2013

  • Attended monthly training sessions based on the Civic-Minded Graduate Model.
  • Assisted library patrons with computer use and reference questions.
  • Taught library patrons to use computers for basic social and professional communication.
  • Assisted librarians with use of technology, and by planning, developing, and constructing informational displays.

Honors 

  • IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI Student Ambassador – August 2013 – Present
  • Scott E. Evenbeck Mentor Scholarship – January 2014 – May 2014
  • IUPUI Sam H. Jones Democracy Plaza Scholar – August 2013 – May 2014
  • IUPUI Sam H. Jones Community Partner Scholar – 2011-2013

Campus Involvement

  • Secretary and Founding Sister, Delta Zeta Sorority – Pi Omicron Chapter – February 2014 – May 2014
    • Chair of the Bylaws Committee; worked with a small team to create the Chapter’s Bylaws and Standing Rules.
    • Created a clear attendance and absence system.
    • Took detailed, organized, and clear minutes for all colony and executive board meetings.
    • Coordinated and distributed all meeting agendas and PowerPoints.
    • Kept and updated the roster and contact information.
  • IUPUI Sam H. Jones Democracy Plaza Scholar – August 2013 – May 2014
    • Coordinated all print marketing and social media (Facebook and Twitter) for the organization.
    • Coordinated and facilitated Pass the Mic events.
    • Asked important and thought-provoking questions on chalkboard spaces around campus.
  • Director of Member Meetings, To Write Love on Her Arms IUPUI UChapter – Fall 2012 – May 2014
    • Helped plan all member meetings, mainly as a resource to the meeting facilitator.
    • Screened meeting outlines and PowerPoints for possible “triggers.”
    • Coordinated the IUPUI Fall and Spring Involvement Expos for our organization.
    • Helped plan events throughout the year, such as our Spring Fundraiser, Mental Health Awareness Day, and the IUPUI Out of the Darkness Walk.

Volunteer Work

Delta Zeta Alumnae of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

Vice President of Membership – spring 2015 to Present

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, Indianapolis, IN

Big Sister/Big Couple – December 2014 to Present

Greenwood Merry Mixers Square Dance Club, Greenwood, IN

Director of Communications – November 2015 to Present

  • Design and maintain the Greenwood Merry Mixers website, Facebook, and other accounts.
  • Design monthly dance flyers.

Co-Chair of the Decorating Committee – December 2014 to December 2015

  • Design, purchase, and set up decorations for all club dances.

IUPUI Alternative Breaks

Alternative Breaks at IUPUI are student-led, social issue-focused, and service-based trips that take place during the fall, spring, and summer academic breaks. These trips are an “alternative” to standard college break trips: they are alcohol- and drug-free and focus on creating positive, sustainable change in communities and cultures around the United States. Trip participants learn through service, education, and reflection about how they can be agents of change when they return to the Indianapolis community.”

Spring 2014, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Worked with Communities Healing Adolescent Depression and Suicide (CHADS) Coalition to learn about mental health and ways to prevent suicide

Fall 2013, Knob Noster, Missouri

  • Worked with a team to remove invasive species from Knob Noster State Park
  • Helped to clear a fire path for safe, controlled burns in Knob Noster State Park
  • Learned about the vital need for public parks, green space, and environmentalism

Summer 2013, Cincinnati, Ohio

Spring 2013, Dallas, Texas

  • Worked with a team of volunteers to clean and re-tile kitchen floors
  • Provided support and childcare for tenants of a safe house
  • Learned about domestic violence and immigration

IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI Student Ambassador

August 2013 – June 2015

  • Represented the school at various events by hosting, helping to set up and take down an event, and greeting attendees of events
  • Helped train new ambassadors, fall 2014
  • Volunteered for Keep Indianapolis Beautiful with other ambassadors, November 2014 

IUPUI Days of Service

  • Martin Luther King Jr., January 2014 and 2015
  • Cesar Chavez, March 2013 and 2015
  • United Way Day of Caring, September 2013

Arsenal Game Room and Cafe, Indianapolis, IN

Data Entry Volunteer – summer 2011 to spring 2012

  • Transferred years’ worth of paper receipts and other financial data into an organized Excel spreadsheet.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Very organized, customer-oriented, flexible, open-minded, motivated, quick learner
  • Successfully completed courses on copy editing, interpersonal communications, and public speaking
  • Computer: Horizon, Regulus, Basecamp, Photoshop (basics), Microsoft Office Suite, iMovie
  • Crisis intervention and Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Trained

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