COmmunity relations librarian
Oakland Public library, CA
DECEMBER 2012 - PRESENT
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.
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.
oakland public library, CA
DECEMBER 2003 - FEBRUARY 2009
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.
Brooklyn public library, ny
AUGUST 2000 - DECEMBER 2002
- Held all the responsibilities of a librarian (Children’s and Young Adult specialist) in a large branch library while working on my MLIS.