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Julie Anna Austad

(503) 729-4506 • julie.a.austad@gmail.com • Portland, OR ________________________________________________________________________
Adaptive, personable information specialist with 10+ years of professional experience, quality teaching and team planning skills, and an inquisitive spirit ‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾


Master of Library Science, Emporia State University, Portland, OR, August 2012

Bachelor of Arts in English, Linfield College, McMinnville, OR, May 2007

Professional Experience

Reference & Instruction Librarian, Clark College Libraries, Vancouver, WA
Sept 2012—present
Collaborate with faculty to design engaging library instruction sessions, rich with information literacy skills practice. Promote library resources and services through social media, marketing and outreach programming, and continual development of the library web site. Provide reference and teaching services to Vancouver community members, and Clark College students, faculty, and staff, both in-person and on-line. Maintain current, accessible library resources through thoughtful collection development. Develop measurable course and program outcomes and assessment tools.

Library Intern, Clark College Libraries, Vancouver, WA
Oct 2010—Aug 2012
Provided reference assistance in-person and on-line to the Clark College community. Edited the library web site according to the established style guide. Presented three 30 Clicks sessions on emerging technologies and information tools: Google+, Facebook vs. Google+, and iPad for Beginners. Provided attentive access services at the check out desk. Supervised student library assistants, created lists and ran reports using Millennium, and performed closing procedures for the library once a week. In Technical Services, processed incoming serials and withdrawn items. Updated online database usage statistics and serials collection statistics. Copy-cataloged incoming materials using OCLC Connection and Millennium.

Library Page, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR
Dec 2011—Mar 2012
Carry out circulation procedures; answer patrons’ informational and directional questions; consult with and support coworkers to maintain smooth library operations.

Library Volunteer, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR
Oct 2010—Dec 2011
As a teaching assistant for Cyber Seniors, assisted adult students with developing beginning computer skills through a structured, weekly class. As a branch assistant, accurately shelved returned and checked-in materials, and checked out and sorted materials to be delivered to other locations.

Assistant Language Teacher, JET Programme, Aomori Prefecture, Japan
Aug 2008—Aug 2010
Taught English in classrooms at one college, two junior high schools, and seven elementary schools. Collaborated with classroom faculty to create culturally enlightening presentations, engaging learning activities, and learning objectives corresponding with required curriculum. Coordinated language instruction with teachers and administrative staff throughout the regional school system.

Relevant Skills

Operating Systems: Android, Mac OS X, Windows XP/Vista/7

Applications: Moodle, QuestionPoint, Blackboard, OCLC Connection, ContentDM Administration, Drupal, GoogleDocs, III/Millennium, Microsoft Office Suite, OverDrive Media Console, Prezi, Skype, Twitter

Web: HTML, CSS, blogs, podcasts, RSS feeds, social bookmarking, social networking, webinars, wikis

Advanced Internet searching: truncation, nesting, Boolean techniques, field searching

Intermediate Japanese language ability