Megan Buttita

626 Treble Ln. ! Volo, IL 60073 ! Phone: 312.404.3418 ! Email: ! LinkedIn:

Information Professional
I am a team player and emerging leader that is focused on streamlining processes and developing new services for finding,
capturing, organizing, sharing, and using information. Through education and instruction, cross-functional team building, and
creative problem solving I enable myself to grow professionally and thrive in relevant roles and responsibilities. I bring skills in
knowledge management, project management, business analysis, information architecture, content management, taxonomy and
metadata services, industry and functional research, vendor relationship building, competitive intelligence, and product
Senior Information Specialist and Research Team Lead, Allstate Northbrook, IL Dec. 2013-Current
• Project manager for Talent Acquisition’s sourcing strategy initiative
• Manage two researchers and oversee the day-to-day operations of the research team
• Develop creative sourcing strategies for finding hidden talent
• Envision and create value-add research deliverables
• Key member of Allstate’s diversity and military hiring team
• Evaluate new products and services and manage new research and sourcing tools
• Create training materials to instruct Talent Acquisition on sourcing and research best practices
Senior Information Specialist, Allstate Northbrook, IL Dec. 2012-Dec. 2013
• Project manager for internal Hiring Manager Support portal (IBM WebSpheres) providing a one-stop-shop for Hiring Manager
needs throughout the U.S.
• Design and implement SharePoint form with Nintex workflows for Allstate’s talent needs, eliminating the need for job aids and
Taleo 50 step process
• Test, evaluate, and provide RFP requirements for recruiting specific CRM’s
• Facilitate first Community of Practice for Talent Acquisition Sourcers
• Streamline Strategic Services SharePoint sites and create research request queue for Talent Acquisition knowledge base
• Coordinate LinkedIn Coaching Certification program for Talent Acquisition
• Maintain relationships and provide Talent Acquisition with budget recommendations for LinkedIn, CareerBuilder, Monster,
eQuest, Factiva, and niche resources
Partner Relations Specialist, CDW Vernon Hills, IL March 2011-Dec. 2012
• Project Manager for $150k SharePoint 2010 extranet project and internal rollout for over 300 department employees
• Project Manager for $195k company-wide taxonomy software implementation
• Successfully lead project specific migration initiatives by communicating policies and procedures to internal coworkers and
external partners
• Streamlined multiple department and company-wide processes by utilizing SharePoint, creating Access databases, and
designing dynamic InfoPath forms
• Trained over 175 users on SharePoint document management, best practices, and governance standards
• Key team member in creating taxonomy and metadata governance standards for the SharePoint Sales Home and Resource
• Legal liaison for the PPM department responsible for organizing, updating and maintaining over 300 vendor contracts

Information Specialist, Spencer Stuart Chicago, IL April 2003-March 2011
• Developed systems to effectively track, analyze, and distribute my competitive intelligence research to 51 offices worldwide
• Maintained content for competitive intelligence and Library Services sites on Microsoft SharePoint 2003 and 2007
• Evaluated and managed over 100 print and electronic research materials, including collection development and online firm
• Assisted in developing taxonomy services and tested third party offerings for the SharePoint 2007 company intranet
• Oversaw product license agreement compliance, processed invoices, and maintained vendor/representative relationships
• Decreased spend of existing major print and electronic products by 20% from FY08-FY09 through negotiation and analysis
• Proficiency with LexisNexis, OneSource, Factiva, Hoover’s, and Thomson Research as well as practice and industry specific
• Provided reference services in person, electronically and by telephone for local and international employees
• Created Access databases for F1000 CEO data and Library Services research requests
Masters in Library and Information Science, Dominican University River Forest, IL 2007-2010
B.A. Anthropology with a Minor in Religion, University of Iowa Iowa City, IA 1996-2002
Overseas Writer’s Workshop, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland 1997
Certifications and Continuing Education
Change Management and Implementation in the Knowledge Domain Chicago, IL 2012
Special Libraries Association – Annual Conference
Fundamentals of Knowledge Management and Knowledge Services Chicago, IL 2012
Special Libraries Association – Annual Conference
Competitive Intelligence and the Intelligence Information Function Alexandria, VA 2007
Special Libraries Association – Click University
Publications and Speaking Engagements
“Adding Value to Recruitment Services” Vol.18 No.01 Jan./Feb. 2014
Information Outlook: Special Libraries Association
SharePoint and Competitive Intelligence Roundtable San Diego, CA 2013
Special Libraries Association – Annual Conference
Junior Achievement Vernon Hills, IL 2011-2012
Special Libraries Association - Competitive Intelligence Division Nationwide 2011-2012
Communications Committee
Special Libraries Association - Competitive Intelligence Division Nationwide 2007-2010