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ALANNA GRAVES

EDUCATION

MASTER OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

May 2015

Certificate in Youth Services

BACHELOR OF ARTS
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

LIBRARY
EXPERIENCE

Major: History
Minor: Religious Studies

TEEN LIBRARIAN
Cape May County Library

September 2013-December 2013

Cataloged childrens picture books, juvenile fiction, and childrens nonfiction using
LibraryThing
Reorganized and shelved collection
Created a user guide for teachers

LIBRARY CLERK
UIUC Residence Hall Libraries

August 2014-December 2014

Answered patron inquiries at the Reference Desk


Assisted and trains teens in using the technology in the Teen Open Lab
Helped create and implement teen programs

CATALOGING VOLUNTEER
UIUC Child Development Laboratory School

May 2013-January 2015

Train undergraduate library clerks on library policies and using Voyager Circulation
Supervise, schedule, and evaluate a team of 12 undergraduate library clerks
Responsible for collection development and maintenance in popular fiction, nonfiction, YA,
media, and special collections: LEADS LLC, Weston LLC, Chinese Collection, and Game
Guides.
Coordinate active, passive, and outreach programs to promote library services
Create book displays and bulletin boards to feature new items in the library
Maintain social media pages on: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Provide research assistance and readers advisory to students and Housing staff

TEEN AND ADULT SERVICES PRACTICUM STUDENT


Urbana Free Library

January 2015-Present

Coordinate active, passive, and weekly programs for teens ages 13-18
Responsible for collection development and maintenance in standalone YA novels and
videogames for all eight county library branches
Provide research assistance and readers advisory to teens
Create book displays to feature new items in the library
Create a Summer Reading Program for teens, which includes prize incentives, summer
programs, summer reading materials, and readers advisory
Present information about library databases to local middle and high schools

IKENBERRY LIBRARY GRADUATE ASSISTANT


UIUC Residence Hall Libraries

May 2013

August 2012-May 2013

Instructed patrons on how to create a library account on the catalog and place holds
Assisted patrons in finding library materials on the shelf

Shelf read assigned sections in the collection


Assisted library supervisor in creating bulletin boards and library programs

SUMMER READING INTERN


Westmont Public Library

May 2012-August 2012

Coordinated a team of 40 Teen Volunteers


Assisted in leading weekly Summer Reading programs for children and teens
Registered and distributed prizes to Summer Reading participants
Organized 50 literacy bags and storytime kits for patron use
Provided readers advisory to children and teens
Created special collections for teacher-assigned summer reading homework

OUTREACH VOLUNTEER (SEASONAL)


Orland Park Public Library

OTHER
EXPERIENCE

Assembled storytime craft kits for children ages 3-10


Selected storytime picture books related to the Summer Reading Program theme
Assisted the Outreach Librarian in leading weekly Storytime in the Park programs

SUMMER CONFERENCES AND SPECIAL EVENTS CLERK


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Housing

May 2011-May 2012

May 2013-August 2013

Assisted guests during check-in and check-out procedures


Answered general questions about room accommodations and campus activities
Collected payments and recorded meal ticket information

RESIDENT ADVISOR
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Housing

August 2011-May 2012

Collaborated with on and off-campus departments to create educational programs


Educated residents about social justice issues in pertaining to student life
Promoted academic excellence by referring students to campus resources
Budgeted and allocated money used for floor activities

PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

New Jersey Public Libraries Association at Long Branch, NJ (2015)


Public Library Association at Indianapolis, IN (2014)
Reaching Forward at Rosemont, IL (2014)
American Library Association at Chicago (2013)

EXTRA
CURRICULAR
ACTIVITIES

Youth Services co-committee chair for ALA: UIUC Student Chapter (2014-Present)
Center for Childrens Books Young Adult Book Club (2013-Present)
Illini Nerdfighters (2012-Present)
Phi Alpha Theta (2010-2013)
Phi Eta Sigma (2009-2011)

REFERENCES

AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

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