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Librarian, Project Manager
(631) 334 1033
62 Kew Drive, Sound Beach NY
Emily Clasper has been working for the Suffolk Cooperative Library
System since 2005, providing cooperative services to the 56 public
libraries in Suffolk County, New York. A certified Project Management
Professional (PMP®), Emily often coordinates large cooperative projects
for the libraries in her consortium, and is actively involved in providing
continuing education for the library professionals in her area.
MLIS, Library and Information Science
Long Island University, C.W. Post
Councilor at Large for the American Library Association and a Library
Journal Mover and Shaker (2012), Emily is a charismatic and engaging
speaker, a change agent dedicated to helping library staff at all levels gain
confidence with new skills, and an accomplished leader within the world of
PALS OPERATIONS AND TRAINING MANAGER / 2010-PRESENT
PALS OPERATIONS MANAGER / 2006-2010
PALS ASSISTANT OPERATIONS MANAGER / 2005-2006
Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NY
Manages daily operations and special projects for a 51-member
public library automation consortium.
Leads a team responsible for software and hardware support
for the shared ILS, troubleshooting, implementation of new
services, and maintenance of a database of 8.5 million items.
Responsible for managing projects and training initiatives
involving library staff from 56 public libraries and maintaining
effective communications with the staff in the member libraries.
Serves as a consultant to local libraries in many aspects of daily
operations, including software use, workflow assessments,
collection classification, and statistics.
Oversees the planning and execution of special projects, such as
service interface redesigns, marketing initiatives, training and
INDEPENDENT LIBRARY CONSULTANT / 2012-Present
Emily Clasper Consulting, http://eclasper.com
Provides professional Project Management Services for
libraries including formalized project planning, Gantt charts,
procurement plans, risk management plans, communication
coaching, stakeholder coordination, and outcomes assessment.
Plans and implements library staff training and professional
development initiatives and programs. This includes
presentations, workshops, online courses, and webinars on a
variety of library, leadership, and technology topics.
Music History and Theory
Stony Brook University
College Honors Program
Summa Cum Laude
Project Management Professional
Project Management Institute
Project Management Certificate
Stony Brook University
Emily Clasper, Résumé, page 2
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (cont.)
CATALOGING AND TECHNICAL SERVICES/ 2003-2005
Westhampton Free Library, Westhampton Beach, NY
Managed ordering of few library materials for all library
Oversaw processing, classification and cataloging of materials for
all library collections.
Assisted with collection development and maintenance, including
weeding and inventory.
Responsible for materials repair and physical condition.
Ran statistics on collections and circulation.
Provided reference service and assisted circulation staff as
GRADUATE CIRCULATION SUPERVISOR /2001-2003
Stony Brook University Music Library, Stony Brook, NY
Supervised all Music library student workers, including
scheduling, hiring, training and general supervision.
Provided customer assistance and low-level reference services
from the circulation desk.
Managed all course reserves for the music department.
Verified Authority records“PROJECT
FOR THE LIBRARY CONSULTANT.”
In, Becoming an Independent
Information Professional: How to
Freelance, Consult, and Contract for
Fun and Profit, Ed. Melissa M. Powell.
Libraries Unlimited 2017
AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (ALA)
Councilor at Large, 2014- Present
“LIBRARIES IN 2027.”
ALA LIBRARY AND INFORMATION
for Librarians and Management.
Nominations Committee, 2016Present
24, number 9. January,
Top Tech Trends Committee, 20132008. 2016
o Committee Chair, 2015 - 2016
“COMMUNICATION OUR WAY TO
o Committee Vice Chair/Chair Elect, 2014 - 2015
USER-CENTERED LIBRARY SERVICE.”
o Committee Member, 2013 - 2016
In, The Age of Conversation. Ed. Gavin
Heaton and Drew McLellan.
INNOVATIVE USER’S GROUP (IUG)
Functional Expert (Consortia) 2007-2010, 2013-2015
Steering Committee Member at Large 2013-2015
Enhancements Co-Coordinator 2013-2015
LIBRARY JOURNAL MOVERS AND
SUFFOLK COUNTY LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Conference Committee, 2009-2010
NEW YORK LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (NYLA)
A number of recent presentations can be
viewed on Slideshare at :
PUBLIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (PLA)
LIBRARY LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (LLAMA)
FREEDOM TO READ FOUNDATION
PROJECT MANAGFEMENT INSTITUTE