Librarian Resume Sample

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  •  Results-oriented professional with extensive experience in diverse areas of library science, research and retrieval, information desk management, cataloging, and documentation.
  •  Skilled in researching and retrieving information within library settings.
  •  Demonstrated excellent knowledge of research tools, library holdings, and the Dewey Decimal System.
  •  Ensuring compliance with library policies and procedures.
  •  Comprehensive background in records management, report generation, and data entry.
  •  Excellent leadership abilities concerning team initiatives.


Philadelphia Public Library – Philadelphia , PA
Information Assistant
1992 – 1997
  •  Managed all facets of library science within a high volume branch.
  •  Researched library holdings and retrieved information relating to various research topics.
  •  Provided high level of support relating to all operational matters.
  •  Spearheaded the development of electronic database records for new materials.
  •  Executed the logging of bibliographic and circulation history successfully.
  •  Prepared paperwork related to the acquisition and return of nationwide inter-loan materials.
  •  Handled all areas of cataloging efficiently.
  •  Facilitated children's Read Aloud programs for small groups of elementary students.
Erie Public Library – Erie, PA
Information Assistant
1998 – present
  •  Played a key role in identifying needs, researching diverse subjects, locating in-house materials, and securing resources through inter-library loans for all patrons.
  •  Maintained full responsibility for Community Information Reference collection.
  •  Utilized the Internet to answer reference questions on diverse subject matter.


Bachelor of Science, Library Science
Rutgers University – New Brunswick, NJ

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