Cynthia Parkhill resume (January 2014)

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Resume highlighting Cynthia Parkhill's selected accomplishments, awards and recent work history. This file was last updated in January 2014.

Resume highlighting Cynthia Parkhill's selected accomplishments, awards and recent work history. This file was last updated in January 2014.

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  • 1. Cynthia M. Parkhill https://www.linkedin.com/in/cynthiaparkhill http://cynthiaparkhill.blogspot.com/ cynthiaparkhill@gmail.com 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. 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