Melanie Armstrong . com

Resume


Melanie Armstrong

736 W Pine St., Bishop, CA 93514

(815) 718-1204

melanie.armstrong@me.com

 

Education

 

Certificate of Advanced Study, 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 Learning Commons

Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon, IL
January 2016 - July 2017

 

Served as director of library programs and services as described below. Provide administrative oversight for College library, tutoring, and testing operations, to include annual performance evaluations of area Coordinators; assistance with preparation and approval of, and adherence to, annual budgets and operational plans; and assistance with functional operations such as test proctoring and the selection and management of the online tutoring platform.

 

Director of the Learning Resource Center

Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon, IL
April 2012 – January 2016

 

Promoted the development of information literacy in a diverse community of learners.
With faculty and administration, developed library programs and collections to support the curriculum.
Provided leadership for the development, planning, and organization of library content.
Provided a full range of reference and instruction services and information counseling.
Marketed library services to district patrons, students, faculty, and others.
Ensured compliance with State Library and consortia contracts.
Developed, planned, and monitored the library operational plan and budget.
Oversaw the hiring, evaluation, and scheduling of library 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.
Selected and ensured the organization of physical and electronic library content.
Managed user registrations and circulation and resource sharing procedures, assisted at circulation desk.
Provided guidance in bibliographic formatting (APA, MLA, Chicago and CSE).
Conducted library tours and orientation classes.
Ensured compliance with organizational, state, and national reporting requirements.
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

 

Developed, catalogued, processed and maintained school library collection.
Designed and delivered library skills curriculum in collaboration with District Librarian.
Provided reference, interlibrary loan and readers’ advisory services to students and faculty.
Prepared grant proposals and administered grants that were awarded.
Coordinated Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award and other reading programs.
Ensured compliance with State Library and consortia contracts. 

 

High School Librarian

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

 

Developed, catalogued, processed and maintained school library collection.
Provided reference service and information literacy instruction to students.
Provided interlibrary loan services and readers’ advisory services to students and faculty.
Prepared grant proposals and administered grants that were awarded.
Coordinated Accelerated Reader and Abraham Lincoln Readers’ Choice Award programs.
Ensured compliance with State Library and consortia contracts.

 

Circulation Assistant and Library Page

Monterey Public Library, Monterey, CA
November 2000 – May 2002

 

Checked out books and other media to patrons, checked items in and reshelved them.
Assisted patrons with locating information and media at this busy public library.
Assisted with library programs for children and adults.

 

 Other Experience

 

Library Board Member (appointed and reelected)
Polo Public Library, Polo, Illinois

Russian Linguist and Adversary Air Combat Tactics Analysis
690th Electronic Security Wing, West Berlin, Germany 

 

Skills

 

Various enterprise computer automation systems
Integrated library systems including TLC, Follett and Ex Libris Voyager
Course design (Canvas learning management system)
Microsoft Office applications
Database searching and information retrieval
Web design and maintenance (HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, Cascade)
Varying proficiency levels with Spanish, French, Russian, and German
Very strong communication and customer service skills