LIBRARIAN

Librarian Statement

Libraries are the beating heart of any great community. Librarians have the enviable joy and responsibility of providing information, education and service. Technological innovation is at the forefront of our profession, scaffolded and supported by a magnificent world of reader's advisory and literature. While it is paramount to enrich your local community, there is great purpose and fulfillment in finding opportunities to provide expert aid and guidance in at risk communities that would benefit from assistance.

Librarian Experience

Library Experience & Core Skills:

Children & YA Services

K-12 Teaching Experience

Community Outreach

Archival Research

Public Speaking

Information Literacy

Computer Proficiency

Lower School Librarian                                                                                                                             September 2014 – Present

The Dalton School, 53 East 91st Street, NYC

  • Children's librarian for prestigious independent school, K-3 Division      

  • Responsible for collection development and library maintenance, including cataloging and circulation

  • Creator of independent library curriculum for several grades of the lower school

  • Teaching 15 - 25 weekly classes as a library specialist

  • Creator of Book-A-Day Kindergarten project, where each kindergartner can take home one library book every day

  • Booking and/facilitating authors for school visits including Jack Gantos, Grace Lin and Misty Copeland

  • Extracurricular guidance for First Program Human Rights Club, Middle School Asian Cultural Club and the High School Habitat-for-Humanity program in New Orleans

  • Professional involvement with various Faculty groups including the Equity Council, the Ally Week Council and the Faculty  of Color Affinity Group, 

 

Library Media Specialist and Computer Technology Teacher                                                      October 2010 – August 2014

York Preparatory School, 40 West 68th Street, NYC

  • Solo librarian and library department chair for private school grade 6-12      

  • Fully responsible for all collection development and library policies

  • Creator of programs for library outreach with regard to New York Public Library collaborations

  • Advisor to teachers with print and digital curriculum as well as an instructor for literacy workshops

  • Fully responsible for all cataloging, shelving, archiving, digital archiving, book repair and budget proposals

  • Skills as an educator including differentiated instruction to assisting students with special needs

  • Creating and teaching classes for photo editing, digital video editing, research methods and information literacy, term paper writing skills, online microfinance and information literacy

 

Architecture and Design Product Librarian                                                                                 February 2008 – October 2010

Info Edge, 19 West 21st Street, NYC, NY

  •  Daily maintenance and organization of  libraries for ­­­­­architects, designers and furniture dealerships

  • Growing and maintaining an online virtual library database for each firm

  • Responsible for surveying, ordering, archiving and cataloging materials and literature

  • Responsible for professional outreach to ensure familiarity with current trends in design

 

Tutor                                                                                                                                           September 2007 – September 2010

826 NYC (Non-Profit Education)

372 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

  • Tutoring children ages 5-16 with varying degrees of subject comprehension and English language skills in a variety of subjects including but not limited to Algebra, Science, Geography, History, Social Studies, Spanish, French, Language Arts, Performing Arts, Literacy, etc.

  • Field Trip Advisor for primary school students for storytelling and story creating workshops

  • Editor and instructor for high school workshops about creating graphic novels and short stories

Ballerina and author Misty Copeland with librarian Maria Paz Alegre

Reader's Advisory

Drafting Library Policies

Collection Development

Website Design

Spanish Language Proficiency

Education | Professional Development

American Library Association Annual Conference ...................................................................................................................................................................2015 - Present

ALSC Newbery & Caldecott Banquet  ......................................................................................................................................................................................2015 - Present

ALSC Coretta Scott King  Breakfast Awards.............................................................................................................................................................................2015 - Present

NAIS People of Color Conference  - Facilitator ......................................................................................................................................................................2015 - Present

Introduction to Responsive Classroom: Elementary Grades ..........................................................................................................................................................2016, 2017

UBD Understanding By Design Curriculum Planning.....................................................................................................................................................................2017, 2018

Hudson Valley Library Association: Member .............................................................................................................................................................................2011 -  Present

American Library Association: Member ......................................................................................................................................................................................2011 - Present

MLS Queens College ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................2012

BFA Emerson College ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................2006

Related Work | Playwriting

Operation Nemesis  Research

Children's Librarian for Peace School in Ferguson, MO

School Library Journal

Theater Is Easy

How to Survive a Flood

Random Moments of Beauty

A Midsummer Night's Swing

Birthday

Assisted Eric Bogosian for his novel Operation Nemesis

Youth diversity collection after state of emergency

Published Children and Young Adult - Book Critic

Theatre Review Website - Theater Critic

Full Length Play, reading produced by The Farm Theater

Short Play, produced by Vertigo Theater Company

Short Play, produced by The Shelter Theater Company

Short Film, produced by Devon Carraway