Alison J. Harris

Librarian

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Experience

Library Technical Assistant
February 2013 – Present (2 years)
Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library System

  • Plans, organizes and conducts digital literacy classes for library customers in areas such as basic computer and mobile software and hardware, accessing online library catalogs and services, conducting internet research, and using desktop software and printing resources.
  • Creates promotional materials for library programs and services, including flyers, posters, and marketing videos.
  • Coordinates community partnership with CoderDojo Tampa Bay Area to conduct free programming classes for children and teens. Helps facilitate growth of partnership throughout library system and Tampa Bay.
  • Responds to inquiries from the general public by providing reference and reader’s advisory services as well as information on library services and resources.

 

Senior Library Assistant
Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library System
June 2012 – February 2013 (9 months)

  • Checked library materials in and out, issued library cards, collected fines, and performed other tasks related to the circulation desk such as general office duties, troubleshooting and repairing library equipment, and responding to inquiries from the public regarding circulation matters and library services and resources.
  • Regularly assisted patrons in areas such as basic computer software and hardware operation, wireless network use, accessing online library catalogs and other materials, and using desktop software and printing resources.
  • Prepared and made bank deposits of daily collections and assumed in-charge responsibilities as needed.

 

Library Assistant
Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library System
July 2011 – June 2012 (1 year)

  • Checked library materials in and out, issued library cards, collected fines, and performed other tasks related to the circulation desk such as general office duties and troubleshooting and repairing library equipment.
  • Responded to inquiries from the public both in person and through Hillsborough County Electronic Reference and Information (ERI).

 

Library Assistant
University of South Florida
September 2004 – May 2006 (1 year 9 months)

  • Shelved and retrieved periodicals, performed troubleshooting and minor repairs to library equipment, and assisted patrons seeking journal articles and navigating library databases.
  • Provided reference information involving the periodical collection and electronic resources and responded to inquiries from students and faculty regarding library services.

 

 

Education

Master of Library and Information Science
University of South Florida
December 2014

Bachelor's of Arts in Classics
University of South Florida
August 2007


Honors and Awards

FLA Graduate Minority Scholarship
Florida Library Association
May 2013

Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund Outright Grant
American Business Women’s Association
July 2014


Professional Activities

Suncoast Information Specialists (SIS)
Secretary 2012-2013
December 2012 – Present

Florida Library Association
Member
August 2012 – Present

Student Organizations of Library & Information Science (SOLIS)
Member
August 2012 – Present

American Business Women’s Association – SouthShore Charter Chapter
Webmaster
July 2014 – Present


Skills

  • Technology Instruction
  • Social Networking
  • Web 2.0 Technologies
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • WordPress.org
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
  • Basic HTML5/CSS3

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