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Matthew Upson

1002 Lawrence Street Emporia, KS 66801 785-691-6778 matthewupson@gmail.com mupson@emporia.edu WORK EXPERIENCE Miller Library, McPherson College, McPherson, KS, August 2009 – Present Director of Library Services School of Library and Information Management, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS, July 2008 – August 2009 Graduate Student Assistant Perform Research for assigned faculty; heavy usage of varied databases Act as course manager for online Blackboard course Assist with logistical and technological issues Proctor weekend intensive courses Workgroup involved in redesigning graduate assistantship structure Specialized in providing assistance to Reference/Instruction-based courses Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, Dole Archives, Lawrence, KS, May 2008 – July 2008 Archival Intern Responsible for arrangement, description, and database entry of Robert J. Dole’s U.S. House of Representatives papers. Utilized ARCHON system Lawrence Public Schools, Lawrence, KS, January 2007 – May 2008 Paraeducator Special Education Group and individual tutoring Title I Resource Room (Math) Coordinated after-school program for 7th graders History Department, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, July 2006 – December 2006 Graduate Teaching Assistant Teaching Assistant for U.S. History through the Civil War undergraduate course Responsible for conducting 3 weekly discussion sections of 30 students each Created and graded exam questions Created weekly online exams drawn from course readings
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Modified online student resources (Blackboard) Acted as Student/Faculty liaison The Noble Foundation, Ardmore, OK, May 1999 – July 2006 (Summers) Landscape Maintenance Technician Responsible for landscape care and grounds maintenance EDUCATION Master of Library and Information Science (Anticipated) Emporia State University, Summer, 2009 Overall GPA of 3.98 (Post-Spring 2009 after 40 credit hours) Master of Arts in History (Anticipated) Emporia State University, Summer, 2010 Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Oklahoma State University, Spring, 2006 Overall GPA of 3.71 Minor in History – 4.0 GPA in History coursework (30 Hours) Graduated Cum Laude PAPERS “‘Our German Calamity’: Readings in the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich” “An Ardor Verging on Recklessness: VII Corps in Operation Cobra” “The Information Transfer Process: World War II History” “The Effect of Cultural Relevance on Native American Public Library Usage: A Research Proposal” “Library Needs Assessment for Americus, Kansas” “The Link between Democratic Struggle and ICT Development in Paraguay” PRESENTATIONS Panel Member - Session on Paraguayan Libraries and Information Locations Spring 2009 KLA/MPLA Conference, Wichita, KS Librarything and the Online Participatory Catalog Poster Presentation - Spring 2009 KLA/MPLA Conference, Wichita, KS Dynamic Learning Places of Paraguay with Maria Scherich Poster Presentation - Spring 2009 KLA/MPLA Conference, Wichita, KS RESEARCH INTERESTS Libraries and Emerging Democracies International Diplomacy in the Information Age Web 2.0Tagging/Online Participatory Cataloging
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COMMITTEES 2010 Kansas Reads Committee, 2009-2010 Mentoring Committee, New Members Roundtable, ALA Member 2009-2010 Marshall Cavendish Award Committee, New Members Roundtable, ALA Member 2009-2010 PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS American Library Association (2008 -) Reference and User Services Association Division -History Section Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table New Members Round Table Social Responsibilities Round Table President (Spring 2009 -), Student Chapter of the American Library Association (SCALA), Emporia State University (2008 -) Kansas Library Association (2008 -) College and University Libraries Section PROFESSIONAL LICENSES Oklahoma Teaching License 6th-12th grade Social Studies HONORS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND EXAMINATION SCORES ALA Student-to-Staff Program, Summer 2009, Emporia State University Chosen to represent ESU School of Library and Information Management at annual ALA conference in Chicago as a student worker. Martha Furbur Scholar, Spring 2009, Emporia State University Member of delegation sent to Asuncion, Paraguay; responsible for the study of information resources in developing democracies; work on developing possible grant proposals. Noble Foundation Academic Scholarship, 2001 – 2005 Scholarship of $20,000 over four years of undergraduate studies President’s Honor Roll, Oklahoma State University Fall 2002 Spring 2003 Fall 2005 Dean’s Honor Roll, Oklahoma State University Fall 2003 Fall 2004 Spring 2005 Graduate Record Examination, Fall 2005 Verbal Score – 570
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Quantitative Score – 640 Analytical Writing Score – 5.5

VOLUNTEER SERVICE Lowther North Intermediate School, Emporia, KS Spring 2009 Lunchtime Homework Room Supervisor College and University Libraries Section, KLA, Annual Conference, Lawrence, KS Fall 2008 Technology Support Friends of the Emporia Public Library, Emporia, KS Board of Directors, August 2008 – Present Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence, KS Technical Services Volunteer, MARC Records Updating CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS ATTENDED ALA Annual Conference (July 2009) University of Kansas Libraries – Day on the Job (April 2009) Kansas Library Association/Mountain Plains Library Association Joint Conference (April 2009) Kansas Library Association, College and University Libraries Section Fall Conference (October 2008)

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