MEGAN DURHAM 412 B Kensington Park, Jefferson City, MO 65109 | 573-619-1545 | megmariec@gmail.

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EDUCATION Emporia State University M.A. in Library and Information Science Lincoln University B.S. in Elementary Education Received Missouri certification for grades 1-6 (expired Dec. 2011) Minor: Instructional Technology eMINTS Certification AWARDS Institutional Study Abroad Scholarship Lincoln University Dean’s List TEACHING EXPERIENCE St Peter Interparish School, Jefferson City, MO K-8 School Librarian Prepared library instruction for each grade level with a variety of media, including PowerPoint, Created original lessons using standards from Missouri Association of School Librarians and Jefferson City Public Schools. Southwest Elementary School, Jefferson City, MO 3rd Grade Student Teacher Prepared lessons based on 3rd grade curriculum. Prepared lessons using a variety of SMARTBoard Technologies. Prepared students for MAP tests in the spring. RELATED EXPERIENCE Barnes and Noble, Jefferson City, MO Head Cashier Provide customer service both in-store and over the phone. Train new employees on cash registers. Perform search and locate customer requests. Plan and carry-out story-time. Assemble store displays. Complete customer returns. E-Reader installation and trouble-shooting. St. Peter Interparish School, Jefferson City, MO K-8 School Librarian Maintained school library for over 300 students and faculty and the library website. Selected software, submitted proposal, installed software and entered library collection into database. Completed library renovation to streamline access, including creating a Young Adult section for middle school students. Raised over $2000 through bookfairs with Banes & Noble and Scholastic. Other duties included lunch room duty, locating teacher resources, and collaboration with faculty for various projects. View more information and pictures: http://megmariec.glogster.com/glogmegans-library-2546/ RELATED COURSEWORK Emporia State University Current Issues in Global Information Infrastructure: Scottish Libraries and Archives A 10 day intensive course looking at libraries, archives, and special collections in Scotland. The trip will be based in Glasgow and Edinburgh, but will visit other cities to explore various libraries and their collections. Community Needs Analysis Survey and utilization of the tools, resources, and research methodologies for the purpose of analyzing, designing, implementing or modifying, and evaluating library services. Community analysis and needs assessment was completed for Kansas City Public Library. Summer 2012 January 2007 – Present 2008-2010 January 2012 January 2005 – January 2007 Will complete Summer 2012

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Collection Development/Management Focused on collection building and management in 21st century libraries and information agencies. Discussed current issues, practices, and policies related to building and maintaining collections and will examine procedures for evaluating, selecting, acquiring, and deselecting materials. Created collection assessment for Lawson Elementary School library considering budget cuts and policies. Information Technology Discussed types of technologies libraries are currently using, how to use technology to provide highquality and efficient services to patrons, open source software technologies and integrated library systems software, and different types of electronic resources to share and find information. Created an in-depth technology plan for a community college. Research in Library and Information Science Course goals were to understand the purposes, concepts and principles of research in library and information studies, develop research questions about the theory and practices of library science, evaluate research literature, and understand the ethical concerns relevant to the research process. Created a research proposal for public libraries' usage of e-books and e-readers within young adult programming. Reference and User Services Studied a wide variety of print and electronic reference sources and current issues in the provision of reference and user services. Learned effective ways to select information retrieval tools and resources, develop search strategies, and evaluate search results. Created evaluation of various print and electronic resources for Missouri River Regional Library’s Young Adult section. Theoretical Foundations of Service: Diagnosis & Customization Discussed diagnosis and customization of information services, applying cognitive and psychological theories. Also studied individual personality, learning styles, community styles, and characteristics of human information, then applied in the creation and development of individualized, usercentered services. Created engaging 50 minute class presentation on Human-Computer Interaction and Technology and detailed client diagnosis of college student. CONFERENCES AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Missouri Library Association Conference Attended sessions on Young Adult literature, programming in public libraries, and using technology for education in libraries. American Library Association National Conference Attended sessions on teen programming, Emerging Leaders poster session (program for new librarians), employment advancement, and pop culture in libraries. Regional Consortium for Education and Technology-Southwest Presented culminating class project on Painted Rock Conservation Area Educational artifacts were created as a group to promote awareness of Painted Rock, including: Webquest (using Dreamweaver), Brochure (using Publisher), Powerpoint, Video MEMBERSHIPS American Library Association Young Adult Library Services Association Missouri Library Association

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