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Résumé

Professional Experience

2001-2014

Flint River Regional Library System

Griffin, GA

Information Technology Librarian

Supervised Internet services and local area networks, including Windows and LINUX server

Provided technical support to library staff and patrons at all library locations.

Implemented 3D printing service.

Prepared and submitted grants to funding agencie.

Produced original and copy cataloging for headquarters and branch libraries.

Provided library services to public throughout the library.

Supervised headquarters library on rotating basis as Duty Librarian.

Provided technical support to state-wide users of Georgia Download Destination.

System Administrator for DOC:  Digital Online Community.

1997-2001

Pine Mountain Regional Library System

Manchester, GA

Library Technology Coordinator

Supervised branch libraries located in Taylor County, GA.

Supervised library catalog system, multiple Novell Netware networks, Internet access, etc.

Responsible for development and implementation of technology plans and projects for system.

Prepared and submitted annual applications for Universal Service Fund (E-Rate).

Provide technical support to library staff at all library locations.

1994-2001

Greenville County Library

Greenville, SC

Automation Specialist, Librarian II

Supervised and maintained of Novell Netware based CD-ROM local area network.

System Administrator for GreMLIN, the Greenville Metropolitan Library & Information Network.

Assisted with library’s VAX/VMS mainframe and DRA online catalog system.

Served on library’s Automation Task Force, planning and implementing automation and technology strategies for library system.

Selected computer-related library materials in print and non-print formats.

Provided reference assistance to library patrons in person and by telephone.

1991-1994

Greenville County Library

Greenville, SC

Reference Librarian, Librarian I 

Provided reference and readers advisory services to library patrons.

Managed print collection through selection and weeding of materials.

Planned and implemented CD-ROM local area network for library.

Planned and implemented INFORM, an online information and referral database.

1990-1991

Greenville County Library

Greenville, SC

Children’s Librarian, Librarian I

Provided reference and readers advisory services to Children’s Room patrons.

Managed print collection through selection and weeding of materials.

Provided programming children both in-house and at branch library locations.

Prepared information packets and other special assignments for Children’s Services Coordinator


Other Experience 

1987-1989

East Central Georgia Regional Library

Augusta, GA

Pre-Professional Library Assistant, Children’s Services

1987    

              East Central Georgia Regional Library

Augusta, GA

Library Assistant II, Children’s Services

1982-1987

Nagasaki Nanzan Gakuen

Nagasaki, Japan

Lay Missionary / English Language Instructor

1980-1982

Nanzan Boy’s Junior High School

Nagoya, Japan

Lay Missionary / English Language Instructo

1979-1980

T. W. Josey High School             

Augusta, GA

 Paraprofessional, Rank II, Hearing Impaired Program


Military Experience

2009-Present

Georgia State Defense Force

Macon, GA

Current rank of Staff Sergeant (E-6).

Currently serve as NCO and Instructor in 5th Brigade Schools.

Unit Public Affairs Representativ

Qualified as Basic Instructor.

Qualified as Enhanced Emergency Medical Responder.

Awards & Ribbons including:  Achievement Ribbon First Class, Military Qualification Training  Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon, Military Indoctrination Ribbon, Outstanding Unit Citation Ribbon with Gold Frame, Senior Mission Badge. 

Education

1990

University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

Master of Librarianship from College of Library & Information Science. 

1980-1981

Nanzan University

Nagoya, Japan

Japanese Language and Culture studies.

1979

Divine Word College Seminary

Epworth, IA

 Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.  Minor in Cross-Cultural Studies.

1975

Aquinas High School

Augusta, GA

Licenses & Certifications 

State of Georgia Public Librarian License, 5B (LIB004497).

Notary Public.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) certified.

Amateur Radio License.  KK4LIA.

Heartsaver First Aid/CPR Instructor (American Heart Association),.

Interests & Activities

Author of:  Avian First Aid:  For Your Companion Bird.

Former member of Georgia PINES Planning Subcommittees.

Former Finals and Semi-Finals Judge for Global Information Infrastructure Awards.

Former Adjunct Faculty.  University of South Carolina, College of Library & Information Science.

Former member of South Carolina Library Association Long-Range Planning Committee.

Former Chair and Vice-Chair of South Carolina Library Association Online Users Round Table.

Former President and Vice-President of Greenville County Library Staff Association. 

Conference Presentations & Articles

1996 Information Access Conference.  “Free-Net Panel Discussion”.

1996 Public Library Association Annual Conference.  “GreMLIN Presentation”.

1996 Faculty Training Workshop, Francis Marion University, Florence, SC.  “Business and the Internet”

1995 Information Access Conference.  “Public Libraries and Free-Nets” and “GreMLIN:  An MCI LibraryLINK Demonstration”.

1994 Biennial Conference of Southeastern Library Association.  “Free-Net Free-for-ALL”.

1994 Information Access Conference.  “Public Library Reference Services and the PC”.

Co-author of “Ask a Professional What?  A Marketing Strategy Scenario, The U*N*A*B*A*S*H*E*D Librarian, Number 75, 1990.