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Curriculum Vitae


Melanie Armstrong

13260 W Eagle Point Rd, Polo, IL 61064

(815) 946-9103

melanie.s.armstrong@svcc.edu

 

Education

 

Certificate of Advanced Studies, Library and Information Science

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
December 2014

ISBE Type 10 Special Certificate

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
December 2006

Master of Science, Library and Information Science

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
May 2002

Russian Basic Course

Defense Language Institute, San Antonio, TX
April 1986

Master of Arts, Foreign Language

Illinois State University, Normal, IL
May 1984

Bachelor of Arts, Spanish and French

Illinois State University, Normal, IL
December 1982

 

Professional Experience

 

Director of the Learning Resource Center

Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon, IL
April 2012 –present

 

¨Coordinate efforts of the Learning Resource Center (LRC) team, establishing a vision for library services that will promote information literacy skills in a diverse community of learners.

¨Work collaboratively with faculty and academic administrators to develop programs and collections that support the college curriculum.

¨Provide leadership for the development, planning, and organization of materials.

¨Explore cooperative resource development opportunities.

¨Ensure the LRC maintains compliance with consortia contracts.

¨Provide full range of reference services and information counseling as needed.

¨Market the LRC to district patrons, students, faculty, and others.

¨Develop, plan, and monitor the LRC budget under the direction of the Vice President.

¨Oversee the hiring, evaluation, and scheduling of LRC staff.

 

Coordinator of LRC Reference Services

Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon, IL
July 2009 – March 2012

 

¨Coordinated and provided reference service to faculty, staff, students and the community.

¨Managed user registrations and circulation procedures, processed overdue notices, and assisted at circulation desk as needed.

¨Provided guidance in bibliographic formatting, APA and MLA.

¨Conducted library tours and orientation classes.

¨Managed the process and procedure for reserve collection, shelving, and periodicals.

¨Identified damaged or endangered materials and sent records to cataloguing to edit.

¨Provided reports on the use of library services.

¨Hired, supervised and trained student workers and others working at the circulation desk.

 

Library Media Specialist

Oregon Community Unit School District #220, Oregon, IL
August 2006 – June 2009

 

¨Implemented collection development, cataloging, processing and maintenance of library collection.

¨In collaboration with District Librarian, designed library skills curriculum for district students.

¨Provided bibliographic instruction and library skills instruction to students in grades 3-8.

¨Provided reference, interlibrary loan and readers’ advisory services to junior high school students and faculty.

¨Wrote grant proposals and administered grants when awarded.

¨Coordinated Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award program and other reading programs.

¨Ensured compliance with consortia contracts.

 

High School Librarian

Newman Central Catholic High School, Sterling, IL
August 2002 – June 2006

 

¨Implemented collection development, cataloging, processing and maintenance of library collection.

¨Provided bibliographic instruction, reference services, interlibrary loan services and readers’ advisory services to students and faculty.

¨Wrote grant proposals and administered grants when awarded.

¨Administered Accelerated Reader® program.

¨Coordinated Abraham Lincoln Readers’ Choice Award program.

¨Ensured compliance with consortia contracts.

 

Presentations

 

¨“Evaluating Information: Identifying the Mistakes, Misinformation, Bias, Exaggeration and Fraud that Can Make Resources Unsuitable for Research or Real Life.” Fall Leadership Conference, Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon, IL. November 6, 2009.

¨”Students, Research and the Library: A Necessary Connection.” Dual Credit Faculty Workshop, Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon, IL. March 27, 2012.

¨”Research and LRC Resources.” Student Support Services TriO Fall Orientation, Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon, IL. August 15, 2013.

 

Additional Skills

 

¨Application of U.S. Copyright Law to course instruction

¨Application of Information Literacy Standards to bibliographic instruction

¨Database searching and information retrieval

¨Web design and maintenance (HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, Cascade)

¨Camtasia Studio for creation of video tutorials

¨Microsoft and IOS operating systems

¨MS Office Suite

¨Innovative Interfaces, TLC, and Voyager ILS

¨Spanish – fluent

¨French - proficient

¨Russian and German – competent

 

Professional Associations

 

¨American Library Association (2009-2013)

¨Illinois School Library Media Association (2002-2009)