Updated library to meet Future-Ready standards, increasing library traffic and usage by 25% compared to previous years, hosted first in-person Book Fair in 3 years, managed Chromebooks, and survived a flooded Library. Improved library design after flood to increase student visibility and create more space for student usage.
Gorzycki Middle School Librarian
(Austin ISD, Austin, TX)
August 2018- August 2020
Updated library to be more welcoming and user friendly by moving furniture and adding a mini computer lab for student and staff use. Taught digital citizenship and library skills classes to ELA classes daily to improve student use of library resources. Weeded collection to bring up to date. Increased student activity in library by opening the library throughout the school day. Increased library communication with staff and community with monthly newsletters.
Nominated for Austin ISD Librarian of the Year 2019 and 2020.
Vandegrift High School Librarian
(Leander ISD, Austin, TX)
July 2017-June 2018
Updated and maintained a curriculum based library collection as well as a digital and graphic novel collection to instill a love of reading and literacy in students and staff. Gave daily booktalks in English courses to help students find a book that would entice them for SSR. Collaborated with freshmen and sophomore teachers on class and research projects. Taught classes how to use digital resources provided by district and campus budget allocations. Collaborated with other district high school librarians to form a PLC.
Deemed “Proficient” by the LISD LEADS Appraisal System
Dr. Abraham P Cano Freshman Academy
Ninth Grade Library Media Specialist
(Harlingen, CISD, Harlingen, TX)
June 2016-June 2017
Updated and maintained a curriculum based library collection consisting of 40% e-books and 60% print books, as well as audiobooks to not only meet the needs of students, but also that of a digital campus. Increased the flow of student library use by implementing library Makerspaces and library activities. Taught weekly information literacy lessons by collaborating with classroom teachers to increase digital citizenship and teach research and library skills. Updated and maintained the entire school and library website for better community access (http://www.hcisd.org/drcanoacademy). Assisted in the hiring and interviewing process of a second library clerk when a position was needed. Completed all campus technology and library inventory alone during Summer 2016 to improve and update the existing inventory.
Oversaw all library activity in an HCISD Showcase Library.