Resume

Sarah Brown Morse

Phone: (561) 716-1225 · Email: smorse617@gmail.com

e-Portfolio: https://smorse617.wordpress.com · LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahbrownmorse 

Librarian / Educator

Creative, enthusiastic librarian / educator with strong reference and instruction skills.  Maintains knowledge of current and emerging literary and technological trends.  Excellent rapport with customers, students, and staff.

Professional Strengths

Information retrieval · Information literacy · Collection development and maintenance · Cataloging · Bibliographic instruction Program planning · Teaching · Lesson plan creation and implementation · Customer service · Clerical/reception duties

Skills

Cataloging and Library Databases

  • CARLCirc database
  • Destiny Library WebCat database
  • Athena Library Program
  • PastPerfect Museum Software

Computer Software

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Photoshop
  • Dreamweaver

Clerical Skills

  • Finding, organizing, and maintaining resources
  • Information retrieval
  • Data entry
  • Copying, filing, and faxing
  • Customer service

Professional Experience

Librarian | 2013 – present

Broward County Library, Tamarac Branch, Tamarac, FL

  • Assist customers in selecting appropriate materials for their needs
  • Order, catalog, and classify books, audiovisual materials, and periodicals
  • Collection development and maintenance (locate, organize, and maintain resources)
  • Provide reader advisory services
  • Evaluate books and make book selections for library patrons
  • Compile lists of library resources in appropriate subject areas
  • Supervise and participate in activities relative to children’s services
  • Plan and implement programs for children and teens
  • Initiate community contacts in the interest of the library, such as performing outreach to schools and developing ongoing communication with school personnel
    Train and supervise 40+ teen volunteers for Youth Services, Circulation, and Computer Lab departments
  • Oversee application process and record-keeping of past and present volunteers
  • Provide written individual student recommendation letters for school and employment requests
  • Started Teen Advisory Board
  • Created a teens-only zone
  • Collaborated with coworkers to arrange Youth Services area to maximize use of resources
  • In absence of a Youth Services department supervisor since June 2014, took on supervisor responsibilities:
    • Compile monthly statistics for building and Youth Services Administration reports
    • Compile weekly schedule for Youth Services department 
    • Supervise book expenditures and book ordering
    • Review periodical and book lists and recommend periodicals and books for purchase  Compile and submit craft orders
    • Supervise staff development and training of paid Summer Youth Workers
    • Supervise Healthy Body Healthy Mind, a grant-funded program providing free meals to children under 18 at the library during the summer 

Instructor, Summer Art Camp | Summer 2013

Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL

  • Taught art to children

Counselor, School Age Child Care | 2013 – present

Del Prado Elementary School, Boca Raton, FL

  • Supervise elementary school students after school
  • Run reading groups for Kindergarten and 1st grade students

Center Instructor | 2012 – present

Sylvan Learning Center, Boca Raton, FL

  • Tutor students in math and reading; homework help

Substitute Teacher | 2011-2012

Lake County Schools, Tavares, FL

  • Taught and managed classroom while classroom teacher was absent

Lower School Media Specialist | 2011

Lake Mary Preparatory School, Lake Mary, FL

  • Supervised and ran the media center
  • Created and implemented lesson plans according to the Sunshine State Standards
  • Implemented Accelerated Reader program
  • Taught computer/technology classes

Broward County Library (Florida) | 2005-2010

Special Projects Coordinator, Afterschool At Your Library (2009-2010)

Deerfield Beach Branch, Deerfield Beach, FL

  • Supervised and helped elementary school students with homework, math, literacy skills, and enrichment

Librarian / Graduate Intern (2006-2009)

Northwest Regional Library, Coral Springs, FL

  • Coordinated and ran programs for children and teens
  • Assisted customers in selecting appropriate materials for their needs
  • Located, organized, and maintained resources
  • Homework Help Center: maintained schedules, communicated with students and guardians, recruited and supervised qualified teen volunteers

Library Aide (2005-2006)

Northwest Branch, Pompano Beach, FL

  • Checked in, returned, and renewed materials
  • Issued library cards and updated expired cards; collected fines and fees
  • Shelved materials; inspected materials for damages; processed requests via telephone; reserved items

Student Assistant | 2003-2004

Florida Atlantic University Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education, Boca Raton, FL

  • Digitized the library collection
  • Ran office during director’s absence
  • Guided teachers to select suitable materials for their classes

Museum Intern | Summers 2002, 2003

Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg, FL

  • Compiled research and gave presentations to educators
  • Cataloged books, artwork, and artifacts
  • Assisted with exhibit installations; assisted the Grants and Marketing departments

Volunteer Experience

Kids Zone Chairperson | 2009 – present

DisAbilities Expo, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

  • Prepare arts and crafts projects
  • Contact performers and create schedules
  • Organize the room layout
  • Supervise activities
  • Create flyers and market to target audience

Library Volunteer | 2010-2011

Congregation Kol Tikvah, Parkland, FL

  • Cataloged library collection into Library Thing

Media Center Volunteer | 2009-2010

Del Prado Elementary School, Boca Raton, FL

  • Assisted and observed the media specialist

Poster Session Presenter | 2008

Florida Library Association 2008 Annual Conference, St. Pete Beach, FL

  • Designed and presented a poster session on “Integrating Resources to Improve Holocaust Education in Florida”
  • Created a web page to accompany poster session

Education

Graduate Certificate, Instructional/Educational Technology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL | 2014

Master of Arts, Library and Information Science, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL | 2009

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Bachelor of Arts, Holocaust and Judaic Studies, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL | 2004

Accreditation

State of Florida Department of Education | Temporary Educator’s Certificate | July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2013

Educational Media Specialist, PK-12

Elementary Education, K-6

Exceptional Student Education, K-12

Affiliations

American Library Association (ALA)

Florida Library Association (FLA)

Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP)

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

 

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