Professional

Here is some more information about my professional life as a Young Adult Librarian. Feel free to explore the links and if you have questions please contact me at annatschetter [at] gmail [dot] com.

EDUCATION
Master of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston, MA
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, and Music, Gordon College, Wenham, MA

EXPERIENCE
Teen/Reference Librarian, Memorial Hall Library, Andover, MA
March 2014 – present

 

Young Adult Librarian/Reader’s Services Librarian, Nevins Memorial Library
Methuen, MA January 2012 – March 2014

  • Plan ongoing weekly active programming and monthly passive programming for teens, appealing to a wide range of interests and abilities
  • Conduct collection development for teen materials including books, audiobooks, DVDs, XBOX games, magazines, graphic novels, and manga
  • Maintain Young Adult subject booklists for patron and staff use
  • Manage the budget for teen programming events and collection materials
  • Create summer reading program complete with incentives and events
  • Work with librarians at local public schools to help support curriculum
  • Collaborate with a local hockey league to support a winter ice hockey and reading program
  • Advise library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) in the renewal of the teen space décor and function
  • Maintain the YA social media accounts for the library including Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest
  • Help to guide teens to appropriate and useful information sources for school assignments and pleasure reading
  • Create monthly book displays in the teen space
  • Work alongside circulation staff providing customer service and reader’s advisory
  • Participate in the library’s online Reader’s Advisory service, “What Should I Read Next,” recommending new titles and genres for interested patrons
  • Work with the Children’s Department staff to assist with the Children’s Room desk

Substitute Children’s and Reference Librarian, Beverly Public Library
Beverly, MA January 2011– December 2011

  • Participated in planning children’s programming including story hours, crafts, and other special events
  • Conducted reader’s advisory and reference services for children and adults
  • Developed the Children’s fiction and series collections through purchasing titles and weeding
  • Supervised pages in Children’s room while on duty
  • Trained new library pages in shelving both fiction and nonfiction
  • Assisted with the creation of reader’s advisory lists including the summer reading list
  • Performed reference interviews and assisted patrons with nonfiction and research-based queries
  • Oversaw public computers in adult library area and helped with technology troubleshooting including working with the PC reservation system

Legal Assistant and Office Manager for Amy L. Connors, Attorney at Law
Topsfield, MA September 2008 – September 2010

  • Managed office calendar and day to day office management tasks, including client intake
  • Processed background title information for sales, purchases, and refinances
  • Balanced attorney’s IOLTA bank account as well as managed disbursement of closing funds
  • Coordinated marketing campaigns using online social networking tools

OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • Volunteer librarian, Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, Danvers, MA 2012-2013
  • Jeopardy! Contestant and one-day Champion January 2010
  • Teaching Assistant for Dr. Andrea Frankwitz, English Department, Gordon College 2007-2008
  • English Tutor, Isabella County Department of Juvenile Justice, Mt. Pleasant, MI Summer 2006

SKILLS

  • Comfortable working in a team environment as well as independently
  • Excellent research skills using print and electronic resources
  • Great attention to detail and commitment to high quality work
  • Willing to take risks and experiment with innovative approaches to library services
  • Experienced in providing user instruction and presentations in groups both large and small
  • Knowledgeable in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, Millennium ILS, Evergreen ILS and EventKeeper software
  • Working proficiency with HTML and experience creating XML documents
  • Skilled in social media content production especially using Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, Wordpress, Pinterest, MailChimp

PUBLICATIONS

COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

PRESENTATIONS

Table Talk Presenter, Massachusetts Library System Annual Meeting 2013, “Skate & Read: Helping to Create Well-Read Student Athletes”

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