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Althea Eannace Lazzaro

312 NE 42
nd
St., Seattle, WA 98105 | 971-678-4898 | althea.lazzaro@gmail.com
EDUCATION
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Master of Library and Information Science 2011

Kings College, University of London, London, England
Master of Arts in Literature 2006

Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Gender Studies 2005

EXPERIENCE
University of Washington Bothell/ Cascadia Community College, Bothell, Washington
Research & Instruction Librarian
Liaison to Community Psychology & Geography/GIS September 2012 Ongoing
Collaborate closely with faculty at UW Bothell and Cascadia Community
College to develop, teach, and assess curriculum-integrated information
literacy lessons to undergraduate and graduate students
Create print and online instructional materials including course management
system-integrated information literacy modules, worksheets, handouts, video
tutorials, and online class and subject guides
Select material for the University of Washington Libraries collection in
collaboration with faculty to support curricula of Geography/ GIS and
Community Psychology/Psychology
Serve on the Campus Library Assessment Team to develop and conduct
research on University of Washington Bothells International student
populations use of library services and spaces
Serve on the Campus Library Diversity Team planning and delivering
workshops and brown bag discussions to develop Campus Library cultural
competency on topics such as culturally responsive teaching,
intersectionality, generational poverty, and interrupting oppression
Work with the Cascadia Community College Pluralism and Social Justice
Committee to develop the colleges pluralistic culture through hiring
materials, promotional materials, brown bag discussions, and public art
Serve on the marketing team for the University of Washington Libraries
Undergraduate Research Award
Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, Washington
Instructional Resources Librarian July 2011 September 2012
Taught credit-bearing information literacy course, as part of an I-Best style
learning community
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Established and delivered library services for the Seattle Vocational Institute
Taught classes and developed curriculum in information literacy and research
strategies
Assisted students and staff with research on the reference desk
Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, Washington
Reference Assistant September 2010 July 2011
Taught information literacy sessions
Assisted students and staff with research and reference questions
Evaluated and created new material for virtual reference service
Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, Washington
Reference Librarian January 2012 September 2012
Developed and disseminated material to market library services through
social networking, print advertisements, and signage
Liaised with faculty divisions to develop programmatic information literacy
outcomes
Assessed library efficacy through student and faculty surveys to gauge
satisfaction with services, relevancy of collections, and the perception of the
library amongst campus constituencies
Alexander Street Press
Researcher/Content Developer
Audio Drama: The LA Theater Works Collection September 2011 January 2012
Developed Scandal and Hypocrisy: The Drama of Power an original
multimedia scholarly research project to supplement the audio of several
plays in the audio database
Highline Community College, Des Moines, Washington
Reference Librarian September 2011 September
2012
Taught classes and developed curriculum in information literacy and research
strategies to a diverse student body
Collected international literature to reflect and support the diversity of the
colleges student body
Created research guides to aid student research for classes, testing, and
special research topics
Assisted students with research and reference questions
Lincoln Center Institute, Lincoln Center, New York, New York
Library Intern June 2010 August 2010
Assisted with website design and social media campaign
Selected materials for the Helen Frankenthaler collection
Managed technology reserves for Summer Season
Art Library, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Library Assistant September 2009 June 2010
Answered patrons reference questions
Posted documents to online reserve for School of Art faculty
Shelved and checked out materials to patrons
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Daedalus Books, Portland, Oregon
Manager August 2007 June 2009
Supervised part-time staff
Assisted customers in finding and selecting texts
Catalogued used books for online sale
In Other Words Womens Books and Resources, Portland, Oregon
Bookseller February 2007 August 2007
Provided information on community services and resources
Organized and facilitated the Feminist Reading Group

PUBLICATIONS
Brook, Freeda, Dave Ellenwood, Althea Lazzaro. Academic Libraries as Spaces of Resistance: Towards and Anti-Racist
Approach to Public Service Delivery. Library Trends. (Forthcoming, August 2015).

Ellenwood, Dave, Emily Ferguson, Tami Garrard, Althea Lazzaro, Megan Watson. Transforming Our Community: Forming
a Team Around Cultural Competency Work. C& RL News. (Forthcoming, June 2014).

Lazzaro, Althea, Rachel Woodbrook. The Bonds of Organization: Zine Archives and the Archival Tradition. Journal of
Western Archives 4.1 (2013): 1-17. Web.


PRESENTATIONS
Awareness to Action: Supporting Our User Communities through Cultural Competency Work. With Dave Ellenwood,
Tami Garrard, and Megan Watson. Washington Library Association Annual Meeting, Wenatchee, OR May 2, 2014.

Teaching Geography Critically. Organized by Amanda Huron, Beatriz Bustoz, and Jesse Goldstein. Association of
American Geographers Annual Meeting 2014, Tampa, FL April 10, 2014.

Learning to Care for Our Community: Diversity Work and Cultural Competency. With Dave Ellenwood, Emily Ferguson,
Tami Garrard, and Megan Watson. ACRL Washington and Oregon Joint Conference 2013, Pack Forest, WA October
24, 2013.

"Anti-Racism in the Library: Rethinking Policies, Practices, and Values on the Reference Desk." With Freeda Brook.
Association of College and Research Libraries Conference 2013, Indianapolis, IN April 11, 2013.

How are we to bring such wayward creatures into the bonds of organization?: Zine Archives and the Archival Tradition.
With Rachel Woodbrook. Preserving Our Cultural Heritage, Bloomington, IN, March 5, 2011.

eReaders and the Freedom to Read: The Amazon Kindle as an Educational Device. With Freeda
Brook, Caroline Conley, and Rachel Woodbrook. iEdge 2010: Society and Controversy, Seattle,
WA, April 21, 2010.
Narrating Identity through Radical Memory Loss: Dilemmas in Oral History. American Sociological Association Annual
Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 12, 2005.


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TECHNOLOGICAL COMPETENCIES
Online learning module development in Canvas and Angel
Website design in HTML
Building relational databases using SQL
Video editing using iMovie and Camtasia

AWARDS
Nominated for University of Washington Distinguished Librarian Award January 2014
Association of American Geographers Enrichment Funds for
Distinguished Non-Geographers January 2013
Bellevue Friends of the Library Endowed Scholarship in Library & Information Science January 2010
Libraries Student Employee Scholarship, University of Washington January 2010
iSchool Scholarship, University of Washington January 2010
AFFILIATIONS AND COMMITTEES
Association of College and Research Libraries Diversity Committee 2013
Developing lesson plans, activities, examples, and bibliographies for the Diversity Standards: Cultural
Competency for Academic Libraries online toolkit
Association of College and Research Libraries
American Library Association
Washington Association of College and Research Libraries