Resume

Sandra Chambers Gallipeau

Library Skills

  • Providing user instruction, information literacy instruction, reference and research assistance (face to face and virtually via Scholars Portal Ask Chat)
  • Integrated library systems: LS2 PAC, Primo Central, Summon
  • Library databases, eBooks, LibGuides, Desire2Learn, Google Docs, iBook Author, Blackboard Collaborate, WordPress, Kidblog, RefWorks, MS Office, SharePoint, Drupal, Photoshop, iBooks
  • Book exchanges, readers advisory, and reading aloud to classes
  • Collection assessment, development and weeding
  • Creating and editing electronic research guides
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving and time management skills

Technical Skills

  • Best Practices, Project Management, Software Testing, Quality Assurance
  • MKS Integrity (Requirements Management, Software Configuration Management, Defect Management), HP Quality Center
  • Web Servers and Website development – HTML, CSS, WordPress, Dreamweaver, Greenstone, MKS Integrity
  • Operating Systems – Windows, UNIX, Linux, Mac, IBM Mainframe, HP/UX, AIX
  • Databases – Oracle, SQL, DB2

Education

Master of Library and Information Science, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, August 2012

Honours BA, Recreation & Leisure Studies/Business Option, Co-operative Program, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, May 1992

Continuing Education

  • Technical: Technical Documentation, Java, ArcGIS, IBM SPSS, RefWorks, Drupal, Internal Auditing
  • Workshops: Experiential Learning and Constructivist Alignment, Customization in CourseLink (Desire2Learn), Imbedding streaming videos in Desire2Learn for the eReserve system (ARES,) Documenting Learning with e-Portfolios, Course Design, University of Guelph GTA
  • Webinars: A case study of Urban History: Digitizing and mashing up historical artifacts (University of Leicester), Publishing in Open Access Journals, Opening learning through social media, Blended Librarian, Self-Directed Learning, Web 2.0
  • Volunteer Training: Strong Start ® Volunteer Site Coordinator and Volunteer Literacy Coach

Professional Experience

Waterloo Catholic District School Board, Kitchener, ON

Secondary School Librarian, August 25, 2014 to Present

  • Manage, organize and administer the secondary school resource centre to meet the educational needs and programs of students and staff
  • Maintain the library website
  • Conduct grade 9 orientations
  • Consult with teacher then prepare research presentations specific to the requirements of the assignments, the resources in the physical and virtual library, and recommended websites
  • Expose students to a continuum of library and research skills
  • Prepare and administer the library budget
  • Maintain the library collection including weeding, ordering, processing, and cataloguing resources
  • Manage circulation including conducting inventory and monitoring overdue materials
  • Promote library services and literacy activities
  • Create, share and maintain Google docs to manage library and Chromebook cart books
  • Manage the library shelving renovation project as a step towards creating a learning commons
  • Member of the Library Advisory Committee

 

Library Technician 50% October 17, 2013 to August 22 2014

  • Supported the delivery of curriculum and the development of information literacy by helping patrons locate and use relevant print and electronic resources.
  • Maintained the physical collections by shelving library materials and demonstrated electronic resources.
  • Facilitated book exchanges, literacy initiatives, readers advisory, read aloud to classes
  • Maintained the library budget, select new library materials, and catalogued resources.
  • Promoted library services and literacy activities within the school and parent community through newsletters, posters and bulletin board displays.
  • Organized student participation in an Official Guinness World Record Attempt for the greatest number of students reading and talking about a book
  • Participated as a member of the Library Advisory Committee (LAC), which is a forum to review library services provided to staff and students on a Board wide level.
  • Presented at PD days on my favourite library resources websites and on presenting Overdrive on mobile devices to students

 

Supply Librarian/Library Technician August 2013 to October 16, 2013

  • Same duties as above

Wellington Catholic District School Board, Guelph, ON

Library Technician 50%, September 30 2013 to August 2014

  • Opened up the layout of the library and moved the library towards a Learning Commons model by reorganized the physical layout of the library and by obtaining movable furniture
  • Participated in the evaluation and selection of an integrated library system
  • Organized student participation in an Official Guinness World Record Attempt for the greatest number of students reading and talking about a book.
  • Supported the delivery of curriculum and the development of information literacy by helping patrons locate and use relevant print and electronic resources.
  • Produced a summary of the online learning resources available including: board purchased databases, Canadian sources, local public libraries (and their resources), citation software and citation style guides.
  • Maintained the physical collections by shelving library materials and demonstrated electronic resources
  • Facilitated book exchanges, literacy initiatives, readers advisory, read aloud to classes
  • Maintained the library budget, select new library materials, and catalogued resources.
  • Promoted library services and literacy activities within the school and parent community through newsletters, posters, bulletin board displays and on Social Media
  • Obtained student volunteers to assist with promoting special events and shelving books

 

University of Guelph Library, Guelph, ON

Learning and Curriculum Support Librarian, August 2011 to April 2012

  • Provided in-person reference services at the Research Help Desk and virtual reference via Scholars Portal Ask Chat service
  • Provided specialized reference/research services for graduate level students
  • Conducted orientation sessions and co-taught information literacy sessions
  • Committees member for Learning Objects, Subject Guide, Strategic Planning
  • Evaluated/updated existing research guides
  • Completed a MS SharePoint archiving project
  • Produced a report of my top ten picks of vendor learning and presented finds
  • Member of the User Experience Boot Camp team
  • Took on independent projects under the supervision of the Learning and Curriculum Support manager for example, investigating the use of the term ‘Learner-Centred’ as used at the University of Guelph

Manulife Financial Inc., Kitchener, ON

Quality Assurance Analyst, Waterloo, ON, July 2008 to November 2010

  • Performed internet security regression testing and created and maintained test cases
  • Trained, supported and prepared environment for off-shore testers
  • Conducted research as per requests for information from business unit customers
  • Maintained accurate statistics; prepared audit documents; verified testing records were complete and filed; prepared inactive records for offsite storage or destruction
  • Participated in continuous improvement efforts; conducted research; documented release implementations, gathering metrics, and technical security architecture specifications
  • Participated in MS SharePoint migration, verified accuracy; analyzed document types

 MKS Inc., Waterloo, ON

Software Quality Analyst, April 1998 to January 2008

  • Performed acceptance and regression testing of MKS Integrity enterprise scale software
  • Performed integration testing with MS Project, Word and Excel, Quality Center, Doors
  • Designed test cases at a system level, created test plans, estimated time for testing tasks based on requirements documents and test specifications
  • Wrote test status reports; tracked software defects; documented QA procedures
  • Prepared test environment, configured operating systems, database servers, web servers
  • Promoted to Team Lead, supervising three staff, for web content management product

Conference Participation

FIMS (Faculty of Information and Media Studies) Student Conference 2012, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, June 2012

Volunteer Experience

Steering Committee Member, Red Maple 2014 & 2015 and White Pine 2015 & 2016

Ontario Library Association, Forest of Reading, September 2013 to Present

  • Contacted a nominated author to inform them of their nomination and remain as a contact for the nominee until the end of the Festival.
  • Create exciting and fun program ideas.
  • Collect all required information for my author for the OLA website and the virtual launch
  • Ambassador for the Forest of Reading

Volunteer Site Coordinator

Strong Start® Letter, Sounds and Words Literacy Program, Kitchener, ON, October 2012 to August 2014

  • Recruited, screened, scheduled and supervised volunteer literacy coaches
  • Assigned students to strands, ensured materials were present, monitored progress
  • Ensured assessments were completed, recorded statistics in online software

Session Moderator
School Leadership Summit, Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL), March 2013

  • Moderated virtual sessions in Blackboard Collaborate

 Literacy Coach/ School Volunteer
St. Margaret School, WCDSB, Cambridge, ON, September 2004 to 2011

  • Improved the literacy skills of two children by 40%
  • Assisted with Scholastic Book Fair, shelving books, reading to classes, field trips

 Committee Member
FIMS Student Conference 2012, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, May – June 2012

 Usher and Greeter
Canada 3.0 2012 Conference, Stratford Rotary Complex, April 24-25, 2012

Professional Memberships

Ontario Library Association, OCULA, OLITA, OSLA

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