Resume

Micah L. Jefferson

micah.l.jefferson@gmail.com

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS—Urbana-Champaign 2008-2010

Graduate School of Library and information Sciences GPA: 3.88

Concentration: Data Curation

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY—DeKalb, IL 2003-2007

Major: Philosophy, Minor: History

AWARDS AND ACTIVITIES

Training Grant for the Master of Library and Information Science Degree 2008

Katherine Walker Library Work Scholar Award 2007 NIU

College of Liberal Arts and Science Academic Dean’s List Spring, Fall 2007 NIU

RAMM Scholarship (Rockford) 2003

President of GroundHogs Dance Crew 2006-2008 NIU

Website Administrator/Designer for phaze2chicago.com 2009-

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

LIBRARY TECHNICAL ASSISTANT—Roosevelt University Library

Schaumburg, IL (October 2008-Present)

  • Circulation supervisor and manager of the Public Services and Interlibrary Loan department
  • Maintained Copyright compliance for Electronic Reserve Materials
  • Book-keeping: data entry for budget and monthly reports
  • Supply ordering and accounts manager
  • Regular contributor to the library Wiki, Blog, Facebook, and Twitter accounts
  • Marketing and event coordinator for library activities, services, and events
  • Provided ready reference

LIBRARY ASSISTANT—Founders Memorial Library at Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL (January 2008-June 2008)

  • Processed library books loans requested by the NIU library patrons
  • Supervised, hired, trained, scheduled, evaluated and disciplined student employees within the Book Borrowing Unit.
  • Worked with minimal supervision.
  • Participated in the development of guidelines, procedures, and policies
  • Maintained CLIO inter-library loan management software to facilitate and update online requests to order, receive, report, and archive book-borrowing transactions.
  • Performed customer education about requesting online resources

STUDENT MANAGER– Founders Memorial Library

(January 2004-January 2008)

  • Circulation/Reserves Services: Primary function was to supervise and train student employees, manage workflow and delegate tasks.
  • Responsible for conflict resolution with library patrons and/or student workers in the absence of Supervisory Staff.

SKILLS

Website Design: (X)HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Drupal and Joomla Content Management System, pbWiki

Programming Languages: Python, C++

Library Applications: Voyager Client, OCLC, Illiad 8 (Borrowing and Lending) and Odyssey, FirstSearch, Illinet Online, CLIO, World Cat, I-Share, Reading MARC Records, various Internet Databases (indexes, ERIC, PROQUEST, Google)

Experienced user of Office Applications: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook)

Operating Systems: Windows (Vista, XP, 95, ME), MAC OS X, various Linux distributions

Distance Learning Software: Moodle, Blackboard

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Library Association (ALA) Member

PUBLICATIONS

Jefferson, Micah. (2009) Book Reviews “Library 2.0 and Beyond: Innovative Technologies and Tomorrow’s User. Edited by Nancy Courtney.” Community & Junior College Libraries, 15:1-2, 2009.

PRESENTATIONS

The Sixth Roosevelt University Mini-Conference on Teaching (RUMCOT 6)—April 2009

Online Learning Showcase:

Blogs, Wikis, Facebook, Twitter, and You” presented by Jacob Jeremiah & Micah Jefferson

PROJECTS

Current: Building and administrator of website http://phaze2chicago.com/

Past: Re-design of Illinois College of Optometry library website http://library.ico.edu completed in August of 2009 which included implementation of changes to layout and design of the home page and 12 sub-pages.

REFERENCES

Available upon request

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