Librarian

Experience in academic libraries:

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Libraries

  • 2017 – present: Access Services Supervisor / Librarian
    • Responsible for main campus’ library services including: circulation, reference, instruction, and outreach.
    • Supervision of three librarians, three assistants, and student employees.
    • Leading area through the move to a new building and new staffing pattern.
    • Coordinating outreach, instruction, and reference services.
    • Subject liaison to faculty and collection development for specific programs.
    • Collection development for Children’s Literature and Young Adult collections.
    • Coordinating services to Dual Enrolled students and Collegiate School students.

2016 – 2017: Reference & Instruction Librarian 

  • Information literacy instruction to college students, Collegiate School students, and Dual Enrolled students. 
  • Reference: In-person and virtually – Ask a Librarian.
  • Subject liaison and collection development for specific disciplines. 
  • Creation of tutorials, LibGuides, presentations, and other learning objects. 

2014 – 2016: Library Specialist 

  • Outreach to community: coordinate grants, exhibits, and events, such as ALA/NEH Grant “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History”, MLK Day of Service, and Cubano Americans traveling exhibit collaborating with New College of Florida and Manatee Libraries. 
  • Liaison to Dual Enrolled students and Collegiate School (middle/high school.)
  • Reference and instruction as needed. 
  • Access services, circulation, statistics. 

2012-2014: Librarian, part-time 

  • Instruction: information literacy, library orientations, research. 
  • Reference: in person and virtually – Ask a Librarian. 
  • Creation of LibGuides, tutorials, and instructional materials. 

2011-2012: Library Assistant 

  • Circulation: provide services, maintain access services statistics, reports, etc. 
  • Equipment troubleshooting and overseeing student employees. 
  • Displays, events, and assistance to librarians as needed.

National University of Lomas de Zamora, Buenos Aires, Argentina – School of Engineering Library

  • 1998:  Library Assistant
    • Circulation, cataloging assistance, inventory.

Experience in public and special libraries:

(independently contracted)

  • Cuentos Bilingües / Bilingual Storytime – Sarasota County Libraries (2020)
    • Hora del Cuento (video recording) The Bossy Gallito/El Gallo de Bodas
  • Prime Time Family Literacy program – Sarasota County Libraries (2017)
    • Bilingual Spanish-English 6-week session
  • Mind in the Making Training Facilitator – Sarasota and Manatee Counties (2017)
    • Early literacy program for preschool providers and families
  • Prime Time Family Literacy program – Sarasota County Libraries (2016)
    • Bilingual Spanish-English 6-week session
  • Prime Time Family Literacy Program – Manatee Public Libraries (2013-15)
    • Discussion Leader, 6-week sessions in different branches
  • Community Conversations – Manatee Public Libraries (2013-14)
    • Discussion Leader, 3-week sessions in different branches
  • Braden River Branch Youth Services – Manatee Public Libraries (2010)
    • Volunteer (children programs, displays, shelving.)
  • Beyond the Spectrum (2012-2014)
    • Development of a school library collection, organization, and implementation of services for a small private school for children on the autism spectrum.