OBJECTI VES AND EXPERI ENCE

Megan Buttita, MLIS
626 Treble Lane
Volo, IL 60073
312.404.3418
meganbuttita@gmail.com
www.meganbuttita.com
www.linkedin.com/in/meganbuttita/
Career Objectives
! Provide access to information to make better business
decisions, support future planning, and harness hidden
internal power.
! Deliver exceptional research and knowledge management
services utilizing new and emerging technologies.
! Continue to develop as a leader, challenge myself, and
bring fresh ideas to a company.
! Grow professionally and learn continually.

My Strengths
Harnessing the Knowledge Cycle
Use & Reuse information to
avoid redundant efforts, avoid
repeated mistakes, and take
advantage of existing
knowledge and
expertise
Information
Asset
Creation
Capture
Organize Access
Use/Reuse
Find and manage information
assets

Organize information
into usable knowledge

Share knowledge
using new and existing
technologies

Knowledge Cycle
Research Projects
! Management
! Manage two researchers and oversee the day-to-day
operations of the research team
! Work closely with Senior Leadership to develop
creative strategies for finding hidden talent
! Develop strategies for value-add deliverables and
manage expectations based on team workloads
! Key member of Allstate’s diversity and military hiring
team
! Knowledge Management
! Facilitate first Community of Practice for Talent
Acquisition Sourcers
! Training
! Create modularized training for different roles within
Talent Acquisition
! Coordinate LinkedIn Coaching Certification program for
Talent Acquisition
! Vendor Relations
! Manage the relationships for LinkedIn, CareerBuilder,
Monster, eQuest, Factiva and more
! Process Development
! Create a standardized sourcing strategy for Talent
Acquisition by working with Senior Leadership and cross-
functional departments (Workforce Measurement,
Organizational Effectiveness, etc.)
! SharePoint
! Design and implement form with Nintex workflows for
Allstate’s talent needs, eliminating job aids and Taleo 50
step process
! Streamlined and redesign Strategic Services sites,
research request queue, and TA knowledge base
! Project Management
! Project manager for the Talent Acquisition Sourcing
Strategy initiative
! Project manager for internal Hiring Manager Support
portal (IBM WebSpheres) providing a one-stop-shop for
Hiring Manager needs throughout the U.S.
! Test, evaluate, and provide RFP TA’s main CRM
! Optimize executive recruiting CRM reports and skills
library
Allstate 2012-Current
Senior Information Specialist and Research Team Lead
Product and Partner
Management Department
Company-wide
! Training and Administration
! Provided training for 175 employees and administered
230 SharePoint sites
! Created SharePoint Champions committee and "Basics
of SharePoint" trainings for new and existing
employees
! End-User Tools
! Beta tester for SharePoint PerformancePoint and
Cognos Business Insight Advanced
! Created calendars, newsletters, directories, and other
tools on SharePoint
! Designed and maintained repositories for category and
product information, internal knowledgebase, and
executive meetings
! Legal Contracts
! Obtained, updated, renamed, organized, and populated
SharePoint list with up-to-date Reseller and NDA’s
agreements for hundreds of partners
! Project Management
! Project Manager for $150k external SharePoint site
project tasked with incorporating POS PartnerNet
reporting features into external partner-facing site(s)
using SQL/business intelligence web parts
! Project Manager for $195k taxonomy software
implementation (Concept Searching)
! Part of cross-functional team responsible for taxonomy
and metadata services for SharePoint 2010
! Created multiple SharePoint InfoPath forms to automate
and streamline processes
! Content and Document management
! Created document naming standards and teach users
best practices for organizing, updating, and sharing
! Governance and Training
! Nominated to serve on the company-wide SharePoint
Governance Board and worked closely with Directors and
Senior Management to facilitate SharePoint strategy
! Worked closely with all employees to enable information
gathering, storing, and sharing information
CDW 2011-2012
Partner Relations Specialist (Project Management)
Competitive Intelligence and
Knowledge Management
Products and Technology
! Monitoring
o Daily tracking of trends, rankings, market share, and
competitor mentions (print and online) and alerted
management team to findings.
! Research
! Completed numerous sophisticated CI projects that
involved collaborating with consultants, analysts, and
KMs around the world.
! Assessed competitor intellectual capital and gaps in our
publications.
! Analysis
! Created SWOTs and conducted financial comparisons
using SEC filings, analyst reports, quarterly transcripts,
etc.
! Deliverables
! Created and distributed global newsletters that focused
on CI and showcased the Library’s research initiatives.
! Designed competitor consultant’s matrix (experience,
bios, positioning) - used by consultants and associates
worldwide to retain, recruit and gain market share.
! Access Databases
! Designed and implemented Access database
that held Fortune 1000 CEO information which
resulted in hiring an analyst to maintain, update,
and run queries for the CEO and Boards
practice.
! Created research request database in Access to
track and report on all Library Services research
requests.
! Taxonomy
! Point person for the firm taxonomy project for
proprietary system and SharePoint integration.
Looked at 3rd party offerings from Factiva
(Synaptica), Gale, Nexis, and free online
sources.
! Collection Development
! Managed collection development efforts and the
firm bibliography (eBib).
Spencer Stuart 2003-2011
Information and Competitive Intelligence Specialist
Business Analysis Product Selection
! Analyze and interpret business
processes to create value-added
solutions to continually enhance
organizational effectiveness.
! Consult with management to
determine needs vs. wants,
scenario planning, timeframes and
personnel requirements, and cost
analysis.
! Evaluate new and existing
technologies for most logical, cost
and time effective solution.
! Monitor database usage in
conjunction with identifying,
evaluating, and providing new
solutions when needed.
! Act as resource for employees and
provide targeted answers.
! Negotiate contracts, initiate and
maintain vendor relations, and
implement new processes.
Creative Problem Solving
Sources Used for CI
Research, Storage, and
Distribution
Primary Research
" Interviews in person/ by
phone, emails, word of mouth

SharePoint
" Used for list management,
RSS sharing and alerts, links
(internal and external)

Social Media
" Twitter, Facebook, YouTube,
LinkedIn

Databases
" Nexis, Factiva, Hoover’s,
OneSource, Thomson, Dun &
Bradstreet, 10KWizard

RSS Feeds
" Newsgator, Google Reader


Competitive Intelligence
Project examples

! Utilize primary and secondary research to gather CI data
! Track daily competitive intelligence from a wide variety of
fee and free based resources and continuously identify
new sources of information
! Use Web 2.0 type resources (blogs, wikis, Twitter) to
deliver timely and accurate information to users
! Collaborate with internal teams to create new systems for
gathering and distributing intelligence, research and
reports
! Analyze articles, financials, analyst reports, SEC filings,
and primary research to pull together concise reports for
key stakeholders
! Assemble detailed dossiers on sectors and competitors

SharePoint Expertise
Content Management
" Content Organization
" Calendars
" Document Management
" Lists & Libraries
" Forms & Surveys

Business Productivity
" Emails & Newsletters
" End-User Tools
" Alerts
" Charts & Report
" Password Management

Business Solutions
" Project Management
" Workflows
" Extranet
" Misc. Solutions

Administration
" Permissions
" User Management



SharePoint
Project Examples

! Content Management – Designed new executive meeting
request process and action item storage and alerting system
utilizing custom lists and calendars

! Business Productivity – Created custom lists that
generated alerts in place of traditional newsletters

! Business Solutions – Streamlined War Room process
with customized form to improve routing process and fund
allocations

! Administration – Granted rights and monitored content for
230 partner sites


Specialties
! Microsoft SharePoint 2003, 2007 and 2010 site design and
usability, project management, site development support,
operational support, testing, training and content management

! Consult with clients to provide competitive intelligence and
knowledge management solutions

! Experience with taxonomy and metadata creation and
implementation

! Microsoft Access database creation and maintenance

! Provide comprehensive primary and secondary research
services including from literature searches to industry specific
deliverables

! Proficiency with Factiva, LexisNexis, Hoovers,
OneSource, and Thomson Research databases

! Familiarity with Cognos, SQL, ProClarity, and SharePoint
PerformancePoint Business Intelligence tools

! Product negotiation and vendor relationship building
! Efficiency with Web 2.0 technologies and training and
HTML design
! Practical experience and coursework in Library 2.0,
competitive intelligence, reference, and collection
Development

! Experienced in Windows and OS X Environments

! Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook,
PowerPoint, InfoPath, Visio, Access)

! Skilled in selecting, acquiring and implementing
software and print materials for a special library

! Invoice processing and analysis

! Strong attention to detail and ability to solve problems in
new ways

! Friendly, reliable, self-starter, good work ethic
Bio
I attended Dominican University in River Forest, IL, to obtain my Masters degree in Library and
Information Science and graduated January 2010. I was the board secretary for the Special Libraries
Association Competitive Intelligence Division from 2007-2010 and sat on the Communication’s Committee
from 2011-2012.

I completed certifications in July 2012 from the Special Libraries Association in Knowledge Management
and Knowledge Services (KMKS101) and Change Management and Change Implementation in the
Knowledge Domain (KMKS105). I earned a dual certificate in Competitive Intelligence and the Intelligence
Information Function from the Special Libraries Association in November 2007.

I received my B.A. from the University of Iowa in Anthropology with a Minor in Religion. I also spent a
semester abroad studying Irish Literature at the University of Dublin, Trinity College, and participated in a
writers’ workshop.

I can fully demonstrate skills, knowledge, interest in, and dedication to trends and technologies used for
change management and overcoming information overload. I enjoy investigating, developing, integrating,
and designing processes to enhance communication between business units and improve the delivery of
actionable information.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family, photography, cooking, movies, blogging, and sports.

Awards, Notable Mentions, and
Accomplishments
! Q4 2013 Thrilling our Customers Award – Talent Acquisition, Allstate
! Q1 2013 Thrilling our Customers Award – Talent Acquisition, Allstate
! Q4 2011 Individual that Gets IT Award – Product and Partner Management, CDW
! Q2 2011 Individual that Gets IT Award – Product and Partner Management, CDW
! Article published in Information Outlook on the role of the Information Specialist in
recruitment titled “Adding Value to Recruitment Services”
! Presented at the Special Libraries Association Competitive Intelligence Division
break-out session on Competitive Intelligence and SharePoint Best Practices
! LIS768 Class blog profiled in Information Advisor’s “BestBizWeb”
! Blog posting by Michael Stephens at Tame the Web
! Work included in Michael Stephen’s EDUCAUSE slides and presentation
! Video (4:15)
! Slideshare (slide 9)
! Created and maintained the SLA CI Division LinkedIn group
! Created the SLA CI Division Twitter