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Resume for Emily Otis

Date posted: July 15, 2011

I am particularly interested in working with youth and working with computers (two topics of focus for my MLIS coursework), but am a quick learner, and would be eager to try my hand at a variety of library positions. I have an open schedule, and can work evening and weekend hours.I would be happy to interview or submit a more detailed resume for most library positions. 


Seeking a position at a library, with a particular interest in working with children and young adults, or with technology.


Master of Library and Information Science, GPA: 3.91                                         12/11 (Expected)
San Jose State University
Bachelor’s in Anthropology, GPA: 3.40                                                                        1/06
California State University, Fullerton

Work Experience

CATI Project Manager, Social Science Research Center at California State University Fullerton (10/06-7/11)
  • Manage a staff of more than 30 student interviewers and supervisors.
  • Plan and conduct formal, class-style training sessions for new staff.
  • Oversee data collection efforts and maintain data quality for telephone and web-based surveys.
  • Extensively utilize programs such as Excel, SPSS, WinCATI, and Snap Surveys to organize administrative tasks, analyze data, and build survey questionnaires.
Children’s Department Intern, Placentia Public Library (8/10 - 2/10)
  • Answered reference questions at Children’s Reference Desk.
  • Ordered books for the Young Adult collection.
  • Compiled bibliographies of reading recommendations for young adults and grade schoolers.
  • Worked with P-TAC (teen library volunteer group).
  • Helped plan and run library events, including Camp Library and Halloween crafts.

Relevant Coursework

Reference Information Services, Grade: A
  • Learned about resources available for answering reference questions.
  • Shadowed a Reference Librarian.
  • Developed a Pathfinder (subject guide) using a variety of resources.
Online Searching, In progress
  • Protocols and techniques for effectively searching Dialog, LexisNexis, and Factiva databases.
Information Technology Tools and Applications, Grade A
  • Website programming for libraries with emphasis on usability.
Materials for Young Adults, Grade A
  • Researched and used various social media applications popular among young adults, including Facebook and Twitter.
  • Posted blog of various materials for yougn adults.
Information Retrieval, Grade: A-
  • Learned methods for organizing information in databases and information retreival techniques.
  • Studied information seeking behaviors.

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