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  • 1. JESSICA DANIELLE SMITH EDUCATIONUniversity of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 08/2010 – 12/2011Masters in Library and Information ScienceOhio University, Athens, OH, 09/2006 – 06/2008Bachelor of Arts in EnglishLorain County Community College, Elyria, OH, 08/2004 – 05/2006Associate of Arts in English/Liberal Arts WORK EXPERIENCEUniversity of Pittsburgh - Hillman Library Pittsburgh, PAReference Student Worker September 2010 – April 2012 • Assist patrons in finding both print and electronic materials in person, over the phone and through virtual reference (IM and email). • Gain real-world knowledge on the use and instruction of the library’s databases, ejournals, research LibGuides and online library management system (Voyager). • Perform basic circulation duties, verify patron information, and locate materials outside the University Library System using the global library catalog, WorldCat. • June-August 2011: Completed a collections development project integrating University of Pittsburgh’s GSPIA Economics Library journal holdings into Hillman Library’s collection.-Lorain County Community College - Social Sciences Division Elyria, OHStaff Assistant August 2008 – June 2010 • Facilitated questions in person, over the phone and through email at the front desk. • Organized forms and distributed paperwork to both students, faculty and staff within the division. • Collaborated with several full-time faculty on program reviews, surveys and publications; and tutored several instructors on the use of Microsoft Office programs. • Categorized and oversaw faculty attendance, grades and syllabi for the division.-Lorain Palace Youth Theater Lorain, OHProducer June 2005 – August 2010 • Compiled and arranged all paperwork and forms; designed show programs, along with doubling the number of ad sales in recent years. • Created a website for the youth theater in April 2009: • Introduced new fund-raising ideas and secured several large donations to help cut production costs while achieving a profit. • Successfully transitioned from print to on-screen advertisement in 2010, saving both the businesses and youth theater money while offering greater promotional options.-
  • 2. J Smith 2 AREAS OF SPECIALIZATIONDigital Libraries o Hands-on experience creating several digital repositories and online collections using such applications/systems as DSpace, Archon, and CONTENTdm.Managing Libraries & Information Systems & Services in Changing Environments o Developed an understanding of managing theories/theorists; worked in groups to create strategic plans for a variety of library settings; defined key management and leadership competencies; and created a virtual poster dealing with managing library renovations.Marketing & Public Relations for Libraries o Collaborated with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to organize, implement, and open of a library service point in the Pittsburgh Public Market. Personally took over the task of creating a marketing class website to showcase our presentations, document the various marketing tools we learned about, and highlight the CLP:LYNCS project.The Library’s Role in Teaching & Learning o Honing public speaking skills through class presentation and discussion; information literacy; designing online library instruction modules; and integrating technology with existing library resources to assist with both faculty, classroom and patron requests. PROJECTS & PUBLICATIONS • Ohio Magazine (December 2009) Ohioan interview with Dr. Mark McKinley • LIS 2830 Marketing Class website: • Lorain Palace Youth Theater website: • Assisted/edited Hillman Library Libguides (research guides) on Retrieving Citation Counts and Film Studies Resources: PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONSPittsburgh Student Chapter of the American Library Association (SCALA) § Spring 2011 – FastTrack Liasion; Fall 2011 – PresidentAmerican Library Association (ALA)Public Library Association (PLA)Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)