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ERICA MEI GAMBLE (773) 318-2788 http://librarywisdom.wordpress.

com/introduction OBJECTIVE Seeking employment as a Library Associate in children's services at Chicago Public Library to apply reference, technology, organization, and communication skills to empower the public with relevant resources for discovery. SKILLS Computer + + + + + + + Apple and Windows Operating Systems Web Development (XHTML-CSS, PHP, Javascript) Computer Troubleshooting and Patron Instruction Web 2.0 Social Networking (Linked-in, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr) Web Design (Google Sites, Drupal,, Adobe Dreamweaver) Blogging (Blogspot, WordPress, Tumblr) Graphic Design (Adobe Photoshop, Paint) + + + + Art and Music Basic Guitar Chords Drawing and Painting Sculpture and Ceramics Origami

+ Theater + Digital Media Art + Storyteller and Poet

EDUCATION Dominican University, River Forest, IL Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), 2011. Specialized Coursework: Storytelling for Adults & Young Children, Library Materials for Children, Young Adult Literature, Participatory Service & Emerging Technologies, Community Informatics, Advanced Web Design. Intern at World Libraries (Summer 2010) with Edward J. Valauskas. Converting text documents to HTML for + website display. Loyola University Chicago Bachelors of Science in Education, Magna Cum Laude, 2009. Concentration: English. Minor: Studio Art. PROFESSIONAL HISTORY DePaul University YOUmedia Branch CyberNavigator September 2011 Present + Supervising and interacting with young adult patrons to build positive relationships and strong community ties. Updating the YOUmedia web presence on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr, and the Humboldt Park Portal via + Chicago Smart Communities. Providing feedback for student art on the Digital Youth Network social networks. + Writing weekly reflections based on observation of students' use of technology and problems of practice. Selecting and arranging displays of young adult books from the Richard M. Daley Branch collection based on student interests + and reference interviews. Composing a letter to parents and care givers encouraging them to help their child acquire a library card and learn responsible + library usage habits. Corresponding with local organizations to create sustainable relationships that benefit community members. Collaborating with co-workers to coordinate information sessions for parents and educators to learn about YOUmedia + resources. + Assisting in the creation and implementation of YOUmedia policy, procedures, and best practices. Dominican University Graduate Assistant to Dr. Janice M. Del Negro June 2011 September 2011 + Researched various library journals for articles about childrens librarianship and professionalism. + Compiled bibliographies and young adult book reviews. + Selected folktales for Dr. Del Negros upcoming book about storytelling. + Organized and moved boxes of documents. Updated broken links on instructional documents. Oak Park Public Library Children's Services Intern May 2011 August 2011

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Assisted library patrons by requesting materials for hold using SWAN catalog, communicated details about library programs and services, and conducted reference interviews to find relevant library materials. Selected dated/damaged juvenile non-fiction materials for weeding/reorder in the Natural Science & Mathematics section. Lead a group of Junior Volunteers (4th-5th grade students) to complete a few art projects. Assisted librarians with supervision of JVs. Located Childrens Department materials for inter-library loan requests. Designed festive environments for the Summer Reading Program.

South-East Asia Center ESL Instructor/Senior and Child Daycare August 2009 December 2009 + Provided professional service for senior and child daycare clients and their families. + Coordinated hours of educational activities for senior and child daycare clients. Designed and organized lesson plans, documented client history, portfolios, conference forms and minutes in a methodical and + accessible manner. Enthusiastically assisted other SEAC clients and collaborated with SEAC staff to achieve client satisfaction and meet the + budgetary goals of the community center. William C. Goudy Elementary Student Teacher September 2008 December 2008 Wrote weekly lesson plans to engage a full-day kindergarten class, assisted cooperating mentor, graded papers, guided readings, + conducted informal assessments, designed classroom displays, chaperoned field trips. + Designed science fair unit following the inquiry-based FOSS science program. + Held conferences with parents concerning their childs progress and behavior. Borders Bookstore Book Seller/Cashier May 2007 March 2009 + Located materials using Borders Media catalog, Books In Print, and websites. + Expressively read 2-3 stories for Thursday night story time in the childrens section. + Followed display layout plans, recorded inventory, maintained a consistent level of organization. Provided customer service and demonstrated product knowledge to help adult and youth customers find the right information + resource. Lisa Thomas Child Caregiver/Tutor January 2006 Present + Facilitating cognitive growth activities for seven-year-old Robert. + Assisting fourteen-year-old Bethany with homework and being a positive female role model. + Planning field trips and maintaining an organized household while mom is gone. PHILANTHROPY Illinois Storytelling, Inc. Illinois Storytelling Festival Volunteer (September 2011); Greeted guests, checked tickets, distributed brochures and surveys, + and directed guests upon request. Graeme Stewart Elementary Field Trip Chaperone (May 2009); Museum of Science and Industry (gr. 3 and 4), Garfield Park Conservatory (gr. 3 and 4), and + Lincoln Park Zoo (gr. 2). + Annual Math Fair Coach (March 2009); Introduced various math board games to students (gr. 4-8) Chicago Public Library + Volunteer (Summer 2004); Sorted and shelved books. Assisted librarians.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Member of the American Library Association (ALA) Member of the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) Member of the Library & Information Sciences Student Association (LISSA) at Dominican University