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Ashley Farr Welch_______________________

PO Box 31364
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands BWI
(518) ****
Skype: ashley.farr925


To obtain a position as a school librarian. My goal for this position is to help inspire children
for a lifelong educationto encourage curiosity and a desire to learn, build collaborative
relationships with educators and administrators and provide a well-balanced curriculum
incorporating technology and literature.



To teach students how to best utilize both print and non-print resources within the
To encourage student questioning, exploring and sharing within in the library setting
To participate in the community and work to keep myself, my colleagues and community
members current with upcoming library trends

Cayman International School, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands BWI

School Library Media Specialist
Taught/co-taught information literacy skills for ages 2-grade 12, weekly classes for
ages 2-grade 7
Provided instruction for the International Baccalaureate Extended Essay students
Developed curriculum maps using Atlas Rubicon and a lesson plan database on
Prepared students for national spelling bee and organized annual school-wide
spelling bee
Presented and prepared parent instructional workshops
Oversaw the adoption of research standards and AASL standards at CIS
Organized and led several literature and technology-related student clubs
Advised adoption of Big 6 research process school-wide
Chaired and served on school improvement committees (literacy committee, healthy
school committee and various other curriculum-related committees)
Developed and presented at several professional development workshops at CIS, both
regarding information literacy skills and technology literacy skills
Collaborated with curriculum coordinator and technology coordinator to meet the
needs of students, teachers and administrators
Organized several author visits per year, often in coordination with local bookstore
Networked with other on-island schools and public libraries
Programmed one open library Saturday per month, focus on early childhood and
early elementary (story time, technology integration, crafts, etc.)
Supervised a library staff member
Re-designed the library space to allow for expansion and to further meet needs of
secondary students
Resource manager of textbooks/e-texts, online subscriptions and developer of
school-wide password database
Ordered and cataloged new materials, online and print, for the library and school
Managed print library resources as well as technology equipment and established
circulation procedures and policies
Sweet Home Central School District, Amherst, NY
Substitute teacher and teachers aide K-12

Education &

M.L.S. 2011, University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education, Buffalo, NY. Concentration:
School Library Media. (degree & initial certification June 2011, professional certification
expected 2015)
B.A. 2009, Houghton College, Houghton, NY. Major: English. Minor: Communications.


-Darkness to Light Training: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse by Cayman Islands Red Cross
-Professional Networking through International Librarians Networks International
Mentoring Program (2014) and Association of American Schools in South America (2014)
-Digital Literacy & Citizenship Curriculum by Common Sense Media (1 hour, 2013)
-What Makes and IB library? by Triple A Learning (24 hours, 2011)
-Various online webcasts to maintain currency in collection development
-Book study with college credit: Comprehension from the Ground Up: Simplified, Sensible
Instruction for the K-3 Reading Workshop by Sharon Taberski (2012)


American Library Association/American Association of School Librarians

Professional Member
Cayman Islands Information Professionals
Co-Developed National Association and served as Programs Coordinator
Organized Americas Battle of the Books program at national level, grades 6-8, in
collaboration with LIFE (Literacy is For Everyone in the Cayman Islands)
Organized Cayman Islands Reading Week and a Reading Fair at a national level
Volunteered with LIFE to promote island-wide literacy (Literacy is For Everyone)
Provided community education regarding information literacy and networked with
other information professionals and the public library system.
School Library Association of Western NY
Professional Member of SLAWNY


Windows/Macintosh OS, Microsoft Office, HTML, Web 2.0, Online Databases, Adobe, Follett
Destiny Cataloging System


Cayman Islands Baptist Church, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Sunday School Teacher and Assistant (babies-age 4)
Worship Team and Church Choir
Cayman Islands Swing Kings Jazz Band
Cayman Islands National Orchestra


Jeremy Moore
Cayman International School, Director
Angie Leaver
Cayman International School, Early Childhood and Elementary Principal
Doug Murphy
Cayman International School, Secondary Principal
Jean Caskey
The American School in Japan, Early Learning Center School Director