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Professional English Composition Instruction, or Information Professional position, part-time or full-time, with an academic college or library


San Jose State University—San Jose, CA
Seeking M.A. in Library Information Science
California State University—Los Angeles, CA
M.A. English, 12/09, GPA - 3.2
California State University—Los Angeles, CA
B.A. English, 3/07, GPA – 3.1


Santa Clarita City Library –Newhall Branch
Part-time Assistant Librarian: Supervises part-time staff, circulation duties, reference
4/2/11- present
Los Angeles Valley College
Writing Center Tutor: Tutors community college students in reading, writing, grammar, critical thinking
3/11 – present
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc
Café Sales Associate: Sells and markets food products in the café department; Assists patrons with locating and purchasing books, receives delivery of café products, assists in inventory
5/08 – 7/10
East Los Angeles College Library
Library Volunteer: Repairs, maintains, and barcodes library books and DVDs, catalogs books and videos in a database, refers college students to library materials, and assists Librarians with student workshops and evaluation of SLOs
9/07 – 05/09


Library Assistant
  • Supervises library pages, volunteers, or part-time staff
  • Renews Library Cards, updates patron information
  • Works the Check-in and check-out duties for customer materials
  • Answers phone calls from library patrons, or staff
  • Maintain records of overdues, lost books, and fines
  • Bills customers for late fees, or damaged books
  • Receives in transit items, and prepares materials for shipment
  • Processes holds from several libraries
  • Cash register knowledge
  • Expert using SirsiDynix’s Workflows, SAM
4/11 - present
Writing Center Tutor
  • Teaches classes in English composition, document formatting, and basic skills at the community college level
  • Works in a teaching and learning community
  • Responds and evaluates academic papers
  • Shows sensitivity to diverse academic, cultural, social, ethnic backgrounds, variety of learning styles and abilities
  • Keep student records filed and organized
  • Provides computer instruction to engage students and enhance learning.
3/11 - present
English Literature Professional Career Skills
  • Expert in British Literature
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Reads critically, writes constantly
  • Gathers information
  • Understands and solves complex problems
  • Edit, proofread, organize ideas, projects
  • Reviews and critiques college student essays
  • Clear understanding of historical and cultural differences
  • Can persuade through skillful argumentation
  • Finds solutions to intricate problems
  • Perceives the world from multiple points of view
  • Manages time well, can meet deadlines
  • Manages projects from conception to completion
3/07- 3/09
Professional Library Volunteer
  • 2 years of professional experience in a large academic library
  • Works closely with a Cataloging Librarian, uses OCLC database, WorkFlows, Sam
  • Catalogs and barcodes a wide range of books and videos
  • Assists Librarian in Library 101 workshops about Library resources and research methods
  • Provides a reference service
  • Assists community college students from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Teaches students how to retrieve information from a college database
  • Teaches students about plagiarism, and official websites
Café Server
  • Works in a literary environment
  • Greets and acknowledges customers from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Orients new hires, helping them acclimate to the store and bookselling culture
  • Builds rapport well and develops collaborative relationships with store team
  • Listens to customers to determine their needs
  • Provides timely service in the Café
  • Identifies, organizes and shelves merchandise according to ISO shelving guidelines
  • Provides recommendations to customers using knowledge to hand-sell merchandise
  • Answers the telephone courteously
  • Complies with the store Standards, Policies and Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
  • Locates merchandise and process customer orders using the BookMaster system
  • Exceeds performance standards with minimal supervision
  • Fosters personal growth through ongoing training and development
5/08 – 7/10


Employee of the Month (B&N Booksellers), Glendale, CA March 2010
Experienced Traveler, Europe: London, England; Paris, France 07/10 – 08/10
English Single Subject Teaching Credential, Los Angeles, CA  09/07


  •  Modern Language Association
  • California Library Association
  • American Association of Community Colleges
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