Resume: Cynthia Parkhill's library experience (October 2013)


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Resume details Cynthia Parkhill's experience in library reference, circulation, administration and promotion. This file was updated in May 2014.

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Resume: Cynthia Parkhill's library experience (October 2013)

  1. 1. Cynthia M. Parkhill Objective: Empower lifetime readers by connecting young people with books they love. Experience summary: ● Circulation: Manages circulation desk activities including check-outs, check-ins, organizing book cart and returning materials to shelves. Prepares new items for use in library including catalog records, labeling and protective covers. ● Cooperative Lending: Located items requested by patrons within a three-county shared library system. Updated items’ status in catalog and prepared them for transportation. ● Collection Development: Recommends purchases based upon state reading lists, American Library Association awards, patron interests and other criteria. ● Diversity/Human Resources: Co-authored accessibility guidelines to promote full inclusion of people with disabilities in their church congregations. ● Patron Services: Conducts reader’s advisory interviews to recommend items to patrons. Assists patrons to locate items in library. Helps with “Crafternoon” activities. ● Project Development: Built small lending library from scratch (negotiated budget, purchased books for collection and promoted library’s use). ● Publicity: Informs patrons and public about library services through Facebook, blogging, email campaigns, print materials and displays. ● Training and Supervision: Taught volunteers to shelve books according to classification system during move of library collection. Set competency and training goals and evaluated employee progress as weekly newspaper’s managing editor. Publications: Weekly column in northern California newspaper, the Lake County Record-Bee (2008-2013) Special Recognition: ● Awarded “Buzz Bucks” for social posts about Jackson County Library Services. ● Independent campaign in support of library district in Jackson County, Oregon received website mention by political action committee, Libraries for All Jackson County. ● Honored by the Association of California School Administrators for “Outstanding Media Coverage of Public Education.” PARKHILL 1 of 2 
  2. 2. Work Experience: ● Jackson County Library Services, Ashland library teen department VOLUNTEER (November 2013 to present) ● Ashland School District, Bellview Elementary School LIBRARY ASSISTANT (October 2013 to present) ● Medford School District 549C, Instructional Media Center INTERN (January to May 2014) ● American Library Association, American Libraries magazine FREELANCE EDITOR (April 2014) ● Southern Oregon University, Hannon Library VOLUNTEER (May to August 2013) ● Yarn Bombing @ Your Library FOUNDER/CURATOR (November 2011 to present) ● Lake County Library, Lakeport and Middletown branches VOLUNTEER (February 2010 to March 2013) ● Lake County Record-Bee REPORTER, EDITOR, COLUMNIST (December 1997 to February 2013) Education: ● Associate degree and certification in Library and Information Technology from Cuesta College, with certificate in Internet research ● Bachelor’s degree in English from Sonoma State University ● Associate degree in Communication from Santa Rosa Junior College ● Self-directed studies in library best practices through webinars, industry publications Relevant Skills: Advocacy. Circulation. Communication. Copyediting. Customer service. Data entry. Online research. Organization. Proofreading. Public service. Public speaking. Shelf-reading. Shelving. Specialized Skills: Adobe InDesign. Blogger. Dewey Decimal System. Facebook. Gmail. Google Calendar, Drive, Google+ and Voice. MailChimp. MARC. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Microsoft Outlook (web-based). Online public access catalogs (Destiny, Polaris, Dynix). Pinterest. SurveyMonkey. Twitter. Wordpress. PARKHILL 2 of 2