Web and Systems Librarian
Army Europe Library – Europe Regional Library Support Center
January 2008 – present
Web Interface Designer
Johnson County Public Library
Overland Park, KS
December 2005 – December 2007
Technical Services Librarian, Assistant
Primate Center Library
May 2004 – May 2005
Digital Content Group
January 2004 – May 2004
August 2003 – May 2004
Administrative & Instructional Technology Project Assistant
Divison of Information Technology
August 2003 – December 2005
Library Assistant I & II
September 2000 – May 2003
Duluth Public Library
June 2000 – January 2001
MA Library and Information Science
University of Wisconsin – Madison
September 2003 – May 2005
BA Classical Civilization (minors: Latin & Information Technology)
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
September 2000 – May 2003
PSEO (Post Secondary Enrollment Option)
University of Minnesota – Duluth
November 1998 – May 2000
Online Reference and Information Services: The use of commercial databases to provide library reference and information services. Emphasis on use of search protocols, search strategy development, evaluation of databases and systems of retrieval.
College & University Libraries: The student will be able to: be conversant with key concepts, issues, and trends in academic libraries today; understand the culture of academia from the perspective of faculty and students and their needs; be familiar with the history of academia and of academic libraries; understand and compare the missions and functions of various types of academic libraries
Modern Archives Administration: For students particularly interested in archives administration, library science, historical agencies administration, or teaching of history; basics in theory and practice of modern records administration. Lectures; lab work in the State Historical Society’s Division of Archives and Manuscripts.
Database Design-Lib. & Info Agency: This is a graduate level introduction course in database design and management. The course has two parts. The first part focuses on database design principles. The second part focuses on learning SQL statements and how to develop SQL queries. Along the way, you will learn how to implement database designs in two different database management systems, MS Access and MySQL.
Special Collections: Digital Libraries: A topical course focusing on a special subject (art, law, music, health sciences) or format (maps, microforms, rare books, iconographic materials). Issues related to collection development, acquisitions, reference, indexing and management.
Topics in Information Research: Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Information Services Management: Survey of concepts and skills necessary to perform in an information services organization. Service needs assessment, goal and objective setting, staffing, budgeting and evaluation.
Information Use and Users: Survey of information needs, information seeking behavior, and information use by people in their various roles, situations, and contexts. Methods that are used to study information needs, uses, and information seeking behavior, including community analysis.
Information Sources: Survey of societal communication processes, including scholarly communication, and important types of information sources produced by these processes; the information professional as an intermediary between information sources and information users.
Cataloging and Classification: Basic cataloging and classification principles and suitable techniques. Includes descriptive cataloging, selected entry headings, Sears subject headings, Dewey Decimal Classification, book numbers, and cataloging with supplied copy including OCLC editing.
Digital Divides and Differences: Explore issues relating to “digital divides” in the US and around the world in terms of awareness of, ownership of, access to, use of, and purpose in using various information and communication technologies across socially-constructed boundaries of age, class, gender, race/culture/ethnicity, political geography, urban/rural geography, language, and occupation.
Information Agencies and Their Environment: Basic communication theories and models; information users as individuals and as members of groups; production and transmission of information; nature and roles of libraries and other information agencies; the profession of librarianship.
Organization of Information: Introduction to bibliographic organization and control, including cataloging, classification, indexing, file organization, vocabulary control and retrieval strategies.
Information and Telecommunications Policy: Examines selected public policy issues relating to information and communications; includes key theoretical and philosophical concepts, laws, regulations, and federal and state information/telecommunications policies; designed for information professionals and aims to provide them with a fundamental understanding of the importance and impact of key information policies and issues on the information profession and critical thinking skills needed to assess existing policies and create new ones.
“CompTIA A+ certification validates the latest skills needed by today’s computer support professionals. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification recognized by major hardware and software vendors, distributors and resellers. CompTIA A+ certification confirms a technician’s ability to perform tasks such as installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and basic networking. The exams also cover domains such as security, safety and environmental issues and communication and professionalism. ”
Core IT with STT (Student Technical Training)
The Core IT STT program is designed to prepare students for IT support positions on campus, focusing on technical skills development and customer service. The technical skills development specializes on desktop support which includes: Desktop Operating systems, Desktop Hardware, Peripheral Installations, Business Applications, and Troubleshooting. In addition to the desktop support, students are also prepared with Networking skills; these skills focus on Network Architecture, Network Operating Systems, Client Connectivity and Protocol support. The customer service curriculum specializes on proper interaction with customers, along with role playing scenarios.
16 August 2004 – 26 August 2004
Outstanding Customer Service at DoIT
This course emphasizes the benefits outstanding customer service can have on customers, the DoIT organization and DoIT employees. After completing this course, participants can expect to have a greater awareness of customer service, a better understanding of what customers expect, ideas for having fun at work and strategies for dealing with difficult customers.
24 May 2004, 26 May 2004
Democracy In Action: The Congressional Seminar
The program promotes interaction with senior government executives in order to provide students an opportunity to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the U.S. federal government and its day-to-day operations in the nation’s capital. http://www.workshops.org/cicf.html
10 February 2000 – 17 February 2000
- Self-Taught Computer Skills
- Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Access and Visio) and OpenOffice Suites
- Advanced knowledge of Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, Firefox, and other browsers
- Advanced knowledge of CSS, styling and layout
- Advanced knowledge of (X)HTML and XML, some knowledge of ASP, PHP, XSLT, and DTDs
- Knowledge of content management systems, primarily EPiServer and WordPress
- Knowledge of Web development tools (primarily Dreamweaver)
- Knowledge of best practices for digital libraries, web site design, and accessibility
- Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat (full version)
- Knowledge of concept mapping and pedagogy (VUE, SmartDraw, Inspiration, etc)
- Knowledge of online presentation technologies (Camtasia, Articulate, etc)
- Beginning knowledge of Macromedia Flash (including ActionScript)
- Class-Acquired Computer skills
- A+ certification and classes for Security+ and networking
- Trained in online database searching, primarily using DialogLink 4.0 and Dialog Classic
- Digital library creation using CONTENTdm and MySQL; UWDCC’s PageTurner model
- Database design theory specifically with RDBMS including ERDs and SQL
- Familiarity with metadata schemas including TEI Lite, DC, MODS, and EAD
- Understanding of RFID technology
- Beginning knowledge of Java, C++, and Scheme
- Project Management skills
- Determine gaps in service and appropriate projects
- Write and execute project plans
- Write technical and layman documentation
- Create quality assurance testing
- Test and debug software
- Lead and work cooperatively with a development team
- Create liaisons with interested groups
- Web Design and Creation
- and my personal website http://www.puzumaki.com
- Additional Skills
- Digital imaging (samples at: http://kamuidestiny.deviantart.com/)
- Ability to work with vendors to create seamless interfaces
- Teach instructional workshops on Web design, such as basic (X)HTML, CSS, and Dreamweaver
- Library policy creation for ILLs, registration, and computer use
- College of Liberal Arts (U of MN) Student Board and policy formation (member for two years)
- Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) Student Chapter president and member
- Scholastic Appeals Committee for the adherence to University policies at U of MN
- Understanding of Latin, some knowledge of French, German, and Mandarin