Jill Sooy

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------EDUCATION AND HONORSMaster of Library and Information Science – Kent State University Master of Education in Instructional Technology – Kent State University  K-12 school library media licensure 3.95 GPA  K-12 reading specialist licensure 3.95 GPA  Friends of the Hudson Library scholarship winner  J. Allan Oakum memorial scholarship winner Bachelor of Arts – Baldwin-Wallace College 06/97  Psychology & Exercise Science majors, Communications minor 3.9 GPA – Summa Cum Laude  Outstanding Senior Award, BWC Hall of Fame member, Medina County Hall of Fame member  Clyde Lamb Award Winner for Baldwin-Wallace’s top scholar athlete  Dayton C. Miller Honor Society and Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology  Varsity Basketball –Division III All-American 1996 & 1997, Team Captain 1996 & 1997  Varsity Volleyball – 1st Team Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference -EXPERIENCEHUDSON MONTESSORI SCHOOL, Hudson, OH 8/12 to 01/13 as volunteer and 8/13 to present as employee School library media specialist PreK-8th grade  Led the effort to convert to an automated library that introduced new technologies to our students. This included the online catalog and access to new topical online databases, instructional development for teachers, and more efficient collection management in the areas of cataloging, circulation, reports and inventory  Taught students a variety of research strategies including locating and using accurate and relevant materials, using parts of a book to find information, using Web 2.0 tools, and using databases and the online catalog  Assisted teachers and students in analyzing information needs then choosing the best available resources to meet those needs in both book and electronic formats  Member of the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) steering committee for HMS. Purpose: to ensure the school is in compliance with the ISACS standards for membership, ensure full disclosure of the school’s mission, philosophy, program, qualifications of its staff, procedures and services, and ensure completion of the ISACS school improvement process. This included a self-study, and external review of strengths, challenges and plans, specifically as they relate to the library.  Developed a partnership with Hudson Library and Historical Society allowing our students access to materials in the CLEVNET system, a consortium of over 40 public libraries  Chairperson for the 2014 Scholastic book fair that averages $8200 in sales. Funds earned through the book fair are used to purchase new library materials  Reading specialist background was used to help student choose pleasure-reading materials at an appropriate level and to introduce new genres  Created and maintained a school library website  Cataloged new materials with Marc Magician and WorkFlows and processed newly cataloged materials for circulation while maintaining the collection through acquisitions, weeding, and repairs  Set up displays to promote interest in various curricular related topics or areas of interest OLD TRAIL SCHOOL, Bath, OH 01/13 to 6/13 Teacher/Library Intern PreK- 8th grade  Taught classes of students ranging in age from three year old preschoolers to 3rd grade where I worked with students to determine their information needs, locate necessary resources, and communicate information found in those resources  Assisted students with using databases and the catalog to find research or pleasure reading materials  Collaborated with teachers to find links to curricular content by matching resources with student needs including Newbery winning literature, diversity resources, and Ohio history resources  Updated sections of library web pages with new pathfinder information and links  Determined appropriate level reading materials for students up through 5th grade  Monitored middle school students during study halls while assisting with information needs
3132 Stony Hill  Medina, OH 44256  (330) 239-0369  sooy10@me.com

 Maintained catalog records using SirsiDynix  Updated Nooks and Kindles with new books  Processed new materials including books, periodicals, and audio materials  Assisted with circulation, displays, repairs, tracking, and other special projects A.I. ROOT MIDDLE SCHOOL Medina, OH 01/13 to 06/13 Teacher/Library practicum student  Taught 6 classes of 6th grade information technology students on topics including: Research procedures, using the schools’ online databases and catalog, digital footprints including what they are and why they are important, avoiding online phishing scams, safe online communications, website evaluation, website bias, history of the Internet, and basics of how the Internet works  Worked collaboratively with 6th grade language arts teacher to teach the Big6 research process  Conducted a teacher in-service program on assistive technology through the use of Ipad apps  Attended book scans to examine materials that aligned with curriculum standard and suggested resources to teachers that would assist them in meeting subject matter standards  Demonstrated and taught the use of the schools’ subscription databases  Observed administrative duties such as planning, budgeting, reports, scheduling, committee responsibilities, supply orders, and program evaluation and the selection and ordering of new materials  Cataloged and processed new materials using SirsiDynix MUNROE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN CORRECTIVE READING 02/12 to 04/12 Reading Tutor  Administered the Johns Basic Reading Inventory to determine reading levels, listening levels and recall ability  Administered the Rasinski Three Minute Assessment to gauge word recognition, fluency and comprehension  Tutored four third grade students in their areas of weakness based on assessment results  Kept detailed portfolios of lesson plans and student work to track progress over the course of tutoring  Conducted conferences with parents to explain assessment results and suggested recommendations for home BALDWIN-WALLACE COLLEGE, Berea, OH 06/00 to 11/02 Financial Aid Counselor  Co-managed the certification and processing of student loans: $9.1 million in Federal Stafford Loans annually $4.1 million in Alternative Loans annually $2.3 million in Federal PLUS Loans annually  Counseled current and prospective students and their parents on ways to finance college education  Worked as a liaison between Baldwin-Wallace College and students, parents, lenders, and guarantors on loanrelated issues  Managed data integrity of financial aid/loan database system (Colleague system)  Conducted entrance and exit counseling interviews concerning loan data  COMSYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, Independence, OH 11/97 to 05/00 Branch Office Administrator  Payroll: Worked with corporate office to process payroll for approximately 260 consultants  Billing: Responsible for billing up to 40 clients with various billing cycles  Accounts Payable: Responsible for all areas of accounts payable. Improved collection on late invoices by over $100,000 and prepared weekly and monthly reports using Microsoft Office products  Benefits: Coordinated new hire and benefit orientations  Worked with division HR on new procedures, initiatives, and annual enrollment  Reviewed personnel records and consultant information database ensuring completeness, accuracy, and timeliness -VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCERecreation Association of Highland  Coach for 9-10 year old girls softball – 2012, 2013  Coach for 7-8 year old boys baseball - 2013  Coach for 7-8 year old girls softball – 2010, 2011 Hudson Montessori School  Room parent, book fair chair, cultural cooking with children – 2013-2014  Pumpkin patch festival volunteer, spring auction volunteer – 2009-20012 Northside Christian Church  Vacation Bible School group leader – 2011

Sunday School volunteer for PreK-K - 2012