Professional Interests

Youth Literacy and Education

  • Full-time Web Services Youth Librarian for Warren-Newport Public Library.
  • Monthly blog author for YALSA’s The Hub, a young adult literature blog.
  • Special Event Educator Volunteer at the Adler Planetarium.
  • Completed a 10-Week Storytime Outreach Internship.
  • Completed masters level courses on Children’s Collection Development, Youth Services and Early Childhood Literacy and Language Development.
  • Background in Education, certified Illinois Type 09 Secondary English Education.

Virtual Services

  • Website administrator for three organizational blogs.
  • Administrator for professional organization’s social media websites and applications.
  • Member of virtual services, web posting social media committees.
  • Train staff on new virtual services.

Information Literacy and Reference

  • Experience as Full-time Library Assistant for a medical library serving a Chicagoland hospital and nursing college.
  • Completed research requests for staff physicians, nurses and nursing professors.
  • Developed and presented user instruction sessions for nursing students and new staff members.
  • Created new professional development collection in collaboration with Career and Counseling Department.

Customer Service and Professional Development

  • Belong to ALA, YALSA and ILA professional organizations.
  • Virtual member of YALSA’s Financial Advancement Committee and Popular Paperbacks Selection Committee.
  • Employee of the month for major book retailer for developing customer service initiatives.
  • Completed over 30 hours of training on the customer experience and improving customer service scores.
  • Employee of the year for creating and leading employee orientation and training for recreation facility.

For more information and a complete resume email at akmargie[at]gmail[dot]com

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