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sarah jayne voels

319 558 7993 sjvoels@gmail.com www.sarahvoels.wordpress.com

education
August 2011 - August 2012 University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Science - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Master of Library and Information Science Individualized Course of Study September 2006 - December 2009 Wartburg College - Waverly, Iowa Bachelor of Arts in English (Literature) Minor in Womens Studies

internship
May 2012 - present University Library System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Government Publications Intern Create and/or edit catalog records for materials as they change location Prepare government documents to be sent to an off-site storage facility Perform any additional tasks as assigned by the government documents department August 2011 - present Community Library of Castle Shannon, Castle Shannon, PA Children and Youth Services Pitt Partner Intern Plan, implement, and supervise educational and entertaining programming youth (3-preK) and young adults (6th through 12th grades) Assist with collection development and create a color-coding system to encourage easier browsing Supervise use of library materials by youth and young adults June 2008 - August 2008 Waverly Public Library, Waverly, IA Intern Designed promotional materials for library resources and wrote press releases Cataloged daily periodicals and processed interlibrary loan requests Provided additional assistance to the following departments: youth, young adult, circulation, reference, cataloging, and interlibrary loan

work experience
June 2012 - present Community Library of Castle Shannon, Castle Shannon, PA Library Assistant Facilitate usage of an online educational gaming component to the county-wide summer reading program Develop aspects of the online game as a part of a 20-library team Supervise the games use in the library and assist with any problems while educating parents and youth on its purpose and use November 2011 - present University of Pittsburgh Hillman Library, Pittsburgh, PA Part-Time Student Worker Organize and retrieve library materials and shelve them according to Library of Congress classification Assist users in finding materials throughout the library including special collections Support other departments by providing additional staffing and help train new employees

sarah jayne voels


319 558 7993 sjvoels@gmail.com www.sarahvoels.wordpress.com
April 2010 - July 2011 Cedar Falls Public Library, Cedar Falls, IA Library Assistant Updated records and create new patron records within electronic circulation system Exchanged positive dialogue in order to best assist patrons and maintain high quality customer service Complied with intellectual freedom and confidentiality laws to ensure patron privacy and library respectability December 2009 - July 2011 Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Waterloo, IA Secretary Created bulletins for worship and funeral services in accordance to the ELCA church calendar and wishes of the church board Maintained church records including attendance, offering, death, baptism, and marriage Arranged year-end financial statements for parishioners and Annual Report of church activities and expenditures May 2007 - December 2009 Wartburg College - Vogel Library, Waverly, IA Technical Services Student Assistant Supported cataloging department in the transition to the Millennium circulation system and updated library holdings as new resources became available at the college library Developed and wrote content for instructional online citation manual Executed additional requests made by Cataloging, Archives, Information Literacy, and Circulation departments as well as the Director of the Library

relevant coursework
Reference Sources and Services Government Information Resources and Services Digital Libraries Information Technology Managing Libraries and Information Systems an Services Marketing and Public Relations for Libraries Librarys Role in Teaching and Learning

professional memberships
American Library Association Public Library Association