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Hands on exercise by Robert Newlen, CRS, at the 2009 ALA Annual Careers in Federal Libraries event Friday, July 10, 2009 at the Chicago Public Harold Washington Library Center

Hands on exercise by Robert Newlen, CRS, at the 2009 ALA Annual Careers in Federal Libraries event Friday, July 10, 2009 at the Chicago Public Harold Washington Library Center

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  • 1. Resumé of Janet F. Taylor 27 Chelsea Court Woodland Springs, AR 72764 501-770-2828 Relevant Experience Jan., 2004 - Assistant Director, Redford County Public Library District Serves on the newly created Library Building Committee. Worked extensivly on implementing plans/services for this new building. Created the Library's Disaster Plan, ADA Strategic Plan, In-Charge Manual, and Supervisor Management Documents. Aides Department Heads in creating job descriptions and solving personal problems. Worked with the Maintenance Dept. to make their transition to the new building easier. 2005 Acting Director, Redford County Public Library District (Jan.-June 2005) Negotiated the new building plans through the political obstacles of Redford County Public Library District. Submitted the first budget ever that was passed on the first try by the Trustees. Learned to balance Staff, Trustee, and Community needs. Feb., 1999- Associate Librarian/Head of Technical Services Jan., 2004 (Redford County Public Library District) Worked actively on the new building referendum with Staff, Trustees, and community groups. Learned to manage a multi- faceted department. 1998-1999 Associate Librarian/Head of Reference (Redford County Public Library District) Worked with my Department to form a service-oriented team and a more in-depth collection. Was responsible for the Library's building renovation in 1998
  • 2. Other Experience Reference Librarian (1995-1998), and Elementary School Librarian (1993-1995). A variety of part-time positions between including Substitute Refrence Librarian at Springdale College and Documents Technician at Grinnell College. Education 1988-1992 Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA (B.A.) Major: Sociology Minor: Italian Member: Nominations Committee Student Council Choral Choir 1992-1993 University of North Texas School of Library Science (M.S.) Member: Library School Student Assoc. Membership and Committees American Library Association Arkansas Library Association Staff Development Comm. Publications 2002 "First Line Supervisors: On the Edge", LAMA Journal, Fall, 2002. Other Good health. Divorced with two children.
  • 3. JANET F. TAYLOR 27 Chelsea Court Woodland Springs, AR 72764 Home: 501.770.2828 Office: 501.770.1415 E-mail: jtaylor@aol.com Objective: Position as Director in a small or medium-sized public library. SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS • Solid supervisory and administrative skills gained in dynamic, medium-sized public library. • Extensive experience in evaluation and implementation of electronic systems. • Assisted in the management a budget of over $4 million. • Wide range of experience in government and community relations. WORK EXPERIENCE Redford County Public Library District, Redford, AR Assistant Director, 2004 - present Management • Assisted in the daily management and administration of over 100 staff. • Coordinated transition team to move central library to a new building. • Chaired Library Building Committee, developed strategic plan, and presented plan to Library Board which was accepted. • Wrote comprehensive supervisory manual and library disaster plan. • Served as Acting Director, 2005. Technology • Planned and implemented installation of an integrated library system (Dynix). • Led team which evaluated library systems and made recommendation which was accepted. Community and government relations • Designed and implemented ADA Strategic Plan. • Represented library on Redford County Business Development Committee. • Negotiated building plans with community review board. Fiscal management • Assisted in the management and oversight of a $4.5 million. • Co-chaired Audit Review Committee and presented report. • Led the budget submission team (2007) which was passed on the first attempt by the Library Board. Redford County Public Library District, Woodland Springs, AR Associate Librarian/Head of Technical Services, 1999-2004 Management • Managed all aspects of Technical Service Department including acquisitions, serials, interlibrary loan, and cataloging functions. • Supervised 7 staff members. • Received outstanding performance evaluation.
  • 4. Janet Taylor, p. 2. Cataloging and Technology • Extensive use of OCLC and the Dynix integrated library system. • Significant experience with AACR2 and MARC formats. • Extensive audiovisual cataloging. Head of Reference, 1998-99 • Supervised a staff of 8 reference librarians and 4 library aides. • Served on the collection development committee and routinely led meetings. • Chaired committee on user access which resulted in many improvements in the main reading room. • Revised and improved library reference guide. • Developed and monitored database budget. ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE Reference Librarian, San Angelo Free Public Library, 1995-98. Elementary School Librarian, Sam Houston Elementary School, Eagle Pass, TX, 1993-95. EDUCATION M.S. in Library Science, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, 1993. B.A., Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, 1992. Major in psychology; minor in French. Member of Debate Team and Oratory Choir. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION INVOLVEMENT American Library Association, 1993-present • Supervisory Skills Committee, Library Administration and Management Association. Helped to establish a listserv on supervisory skills and assisted with the planning and implementation of annual conference program: "First Line Supervisors: On the Edge." Arkansas Library Association, 1999-present • Member, 50th Anniversary Committee. Served on a team which planned Association events for celebration. This included a Tribute Day event involving Arkansas legislators and media. • Secretary, 1992-93. VOLUNTEER WORK/PERSONAL INTERESTS • Reading is Fun program volunteer, 2000-01. Tutored elementary school children on weekends. • Volunteer coordinator, St. Mary Parish, 2002. Organized volunteer visits to three nursing and long term care facilities. • Embroidery, roller blading, travel, French language group.