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Technology and Media Resources Librarian • Reed College • Portland, OR • 2011-present

  • Administrator of Student Multimedia lab
  • Assistant Systems Librarian
  • Additional supervisory duties of Library Computer Technician (1 FTE)
  • General reference and instruction
  • Additional duties as outlined below in previous position as Instructional Media Center Manager

Instructional Media Center Manager • Reed College • Portland, OR  • 2007 – 2011

  • Department manager for the Instructional Media Center, which houses the library’s media collection, language lab, video viewing room, and music classroom.
  • Duties include collection development, acquisition, cataloging, and circulation of library media resources.
  • Budget proposal and spending for the combined IMC/AV Departments.
  • Hire, train and supervise a student staff of 8-12 workers responsible for circulation, course reserves, and inventory.
  • Supervision of Audio-Visual Department (2 FTE).  Design and installation of educational and performance technologies for the Reed College campus.
  • Assist in administration of the language lab, a computer lab consisting of 21 iMacs with a variety of language, video, audio, and core curriculum software.
  • Assist in bibliographic and technology instruction for the performing arts and language classes.

Audio-Visual Services Coordinator • Reed College • Portland, OR  • 1999-2007

  • Head of Audio-Visual Services, a division of the Reed College Library Instructional Media Center. Supervisory duties of one FTE and several student workers.
  • Responsibilities included design, purchase, installation, operation, and maintenance of all audio-visual equipment on campus.
  • Other duties included recording and editing events for archival/broadcast, budget proposal/spending, equipment training, inventory control, systems consulting.

Manager • Windy City Sound & Lighting • Chicago, IL • 1994-1999

  • Professional audio/lighting sales and consulting.  Specialization in mobile systems, club, corporate, and recording studio installation.
  • Live sound engineer performing front of house and monitor duties.  Thoroughly knowledgeable in all areas of sound and lighting production.
  • Two years management experience consisting of full administrative duties with respect to:  basic accounting, employee management, company asset management, marketing, customer service.


  • Emporia State University – Portland, OR • Master of Library and Information Science • 2010
  • Columbia College – Chicago, IL • Bachelor of Arts • Audio Engineering • 1994


  • Recipient of Reed College 2003 Staff Excellence Award, an annual award given to an employee as nominated by students, staff, and faculty – elected by the Excellence Award Committee.
  • Member of ALA, ACRL, OLA, NW/MET and CCUMC


  • ACRL Oregon Board Member – Private Colleges Representative (beginning 9/1/11)
  • ACRL Oregon – Reed College liaison
  • ACRL Task Force on Guidelines for Media Resources in Academic Libraries
  • Reed College Committee for the Performing Arts Center
  • Reed College Digital Media Delivery Workgroup
  • Reed College Library Communication Workgroup
  • Reed College Library Web-usability Group
  • Reed College Committee on Supervisor Development Planning
  • Several Reed College hiring committees including:  Performing Arts Librarian, Collection Development Librarian, Electronic Resources Librarian, Director of College and Events Planning, AV Technician.


  • Molly Raphael ALA president – news and announcements – website design and maintenance.
  • Molly Raphael ALA campaign, 2010 – website design and maintenance.
  • Karen Searcy, 2006 – recording engineer for youth jazz project.
  • Multnomah County Library – annual central branch summer block party.


  • ACRL OR/WA – A retrospective look at the future of libraries (2010)
  • Online Northwest – Using text-to-movie for library tutorials (2011)



  • Library applications – III Millennium, OCLC Connexion,
  • Audio/Video/Image editing – ProTools, Audacity, FinalCut, iMovie, Photoshop, Fireworks, Flash
  • Web software – Dreamweaver, Fetch, Library à la Carte, various Content Management Systems
  • Office production software – MS Office, OpenOffice, Filemaker
  • Unix – Solutions