Sharon McKellar


COmmunity relations librarian

Oakland Public library, CA

  • Oversee publicity, public relations, communications and publications for the Oakland Public Library system.

  • Point of contact for reporters and other members of the media.

  • Advise the Director of Library Services on communications, internal and external.

  • Responsible for content and design of the public website as well as social media for the library system.

  • Serve as the Oakland Public Library’s Public Information Officer and liaison to the citywide Communications Team.

  • Supervise Website Development and Community Relations staff.

  • Provide training to library staff on website content addition, media relations, program publicity and more.

branch manager

Oakland public library, CA
AUGUST 2007 - MAY 2009 and OCTOBER 2010 - DECEMBER 2012

  • Managed six different branches for periods of time ranging from two months to two years, some in an acting capacity, and some as a permanent staff member.

  • Was responsible for adult programming, reference, outreach, displays, and collection management.

  • Handled customer service issues and patron complaints.

  • Supervised all branch staff, including hiring, performance appraisals, scheduling and conflict resolution.

  • Oversaw building and technology maintenance.

  • Was staff liaison to Friends groups and served as the Teen Partner at locations without a teen librarian on staff.

  • Conducted major weeding projects.

  • Worked with other branch managers on system-wide projects and initiatives.

children's librarian

oakland public library, CA

  • Spent four years as a children’s librarian at the Melrose Branch and then nearly two years as children’s librarian and Acting Branch Manager at the Golden Gate Branch.

  • Was responsible for children’s programming, reference, outreach, displays, and collection management.

  • Worked with other children’s librarians on system-wide projects and initiatives.

  • Oversaw the PASS! afterschool program which included supervision of five employees.

  • Provided reference to patrons of all ages.

Librarian Trainee

Brooklyn public library, ny

  • Held all the responsibilities of a librarian (Children’s and Young Adult specialist) in a large branch library while working on my MLIS.