Volunteer Work

Library Intern at Carrollton Public Library

August 2009 to December 2009

I completed 120+ hours as a library intern to fulfill my practicum requirements as a library science student.  Specific tasks included:

  • Observed and assisted patrons at both the adult and youth reference desks with various inquiries.
  • Observed and participated in presenting special programming for youth and story times for different age levels.
  • Received training with all library departments and policies and assisted with departmental tasks.
  • Attended relevant department meetings and training sessions.

Story Time Presenter at Homestead Elementary School

2008 to 2010

As a volunteer story time presenter, I selected and prepared story readings based on the first grade curriculum, seasons, and student interests.  I also assisted in selecting materials to accompany class lessons throughout the week.

Classroom Library Organizer at Homestead Elementary School

2006 to 2010

As a volunteer, I classified and organized a first-grade classroom library, including a classification scheme and color-coding label system for books and accompanying online catalog via LibraryThing.  I also assisted with creating an electronic catalog for classroom materials based on an existing organizational system.