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Amy Eiben | 918.766.1090 | amy_eiben@yahoo.

com | Myrtle Beach, SC

EDUCATION

2016 Master of Science in Information, with a Specialization in Library and Information Science
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Art


Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, Nashville, TN

2000-2004 Credits toward degree; Areas of Concentration: Art and Education


St. Gregorys University, Shawnee, OK and Quincy University, Quincy, IL

ADDITIONAL TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS

2017 Center for Teaching Excellence to Advance Learning (CeTEAL), Conway, SC


Courses in assessment, universal design, distance learning, and more.

2011 FEMA Independent Study Program (ISP), Online


Two courses in Incident Command System, one in National Response Framework.

2005-2007 Institute in Public Librarianship, Various locations, OK


Continuing education available through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

WORK EXPERIENCE

2017-present Information Literacy Librarian


Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC
Liaison to the Biology Department, Coastal LIFE Program, Master of Arts in
Liberal Studies, Spadoni College of Education, and Womens and Gender Studies
Provide library instruction to liaison areas, and build and maintain LibGuides
Coordinate with cataloging staff to assess library holdings for liaison areas
proposals to the Commission on Higher Education
Leading Library Faculty Meetings during Fall 2017 semester: coordinate meeting
times and dates, gather agenda items from colleagues, ensure voices are heard
and discussion stays on track during meetings, take notes and report minutes

2015-2017 Adult Services Intern


Farmington Community Library, Farmington, MI
Provided reference and technology assistance, in person and over the phone
Built a book discussion database for staff use, created an accompanying users
manual, and provided training for library staff
Participated in collection development through the assessment of materials for
deletion and replacement
Cooperated with Teen Librarian to offer a flashlight-making program
Amy Eiben

2016 Intern- Historian


Textron Aviation, Wichita, KS
Conducted a survey of the corporate archive
Researched and prepared a report on digital migration for audiovisual assets
Communicated with vendors, to evaluate collection management software
Developed a strategic plan proposal for the future of the archive, including
preservation and staffing recommendations
Compiled a resource for use by future archive staff

2014-2015 Work-Study Stacks Assistant and Coordinator-in-Charge (CIC)


Hatcher and Shapiro Libraries, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Coordinated student workers as CIC, evaluating workloads and distributing tasks
Searched, shelved, ranged, and discharged materials
Identified and initiated ranging project

2013-2014; Team Member


2009-2011 Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, Battle Creek, MI and Madison, TN
Ten-time recipient of A Cut Above award for excellence in customer service
Assisted customers in product selection and creative problem solving
Measured and cut fabric and fibers to customer specifications
With the Battle Creek team, prepared a new store for opening

2010-2011 Adult Programming Coordinator


La Vergne Public Library, La Vergne, TN
Developed new programs for adult patrons, including 2011 Summer Reading,
working with the library director to coordinate marketing and publicity
Circulation duties, including use of Concourse ILS and assessment of fines
Provided reference and technology assistance to patrons of all ages

2009-2010 Teaching Assistant and On-Call Educator (temporary positions)


Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
Developed and implemented lessons in art, for students ages 5-10
Oversaw operations of and supervised volunteers in ArtQuest interactive gallery
Represented the Frist Center in community outreach
Following Teaching Assistantship, accepted the offer to continue working with
the Education Department on an on-call basis

2005-2007 Youth Services Assistant


Bartlesville Public Library, Bartlesville, OK
Provided reference and readers advisory.
Represented the library in weekly outreach.
Launched Art-Tober community art show, communicating with art teachers in
local schools, to encourage their students to submit their work for display
Created displays for engagement and circulation.
Collaborated with Youth Services Librarian and other Youth Services Assistant in
planning programs for children and teens, including summer reading programs
Amy Eiben

VOLUNTEER WORK

2017-present Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Instructor


Conway and Myrtle Beach, SC
Teaching two one-shot art classes: Escher Made Easy and Abstracting Nature
Teaching eight weeks of adult beginner ballet

2017-present Kimbel Library Relay Team Captain


Relay for Life, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC
In less than six weeks, built a team to represent the library at CCUs Relay for the
first time in several years, increasing the librarys presence on campus
Delegated on-campus fundraising efforts to teammates
Coordinated Relay Day schedule for our team, to ensure coverage at our booth
and on the track for the entirety of the event
Together, Kimbel Library Team raised $987 for American Cancer Society, and
gathered 15 canned goods for the campus food pantry

2016 Library Volunteer


FRIENDS Depression Education Resource Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Evaluated existing resource guides and modified them for currency
Performed a collection inventory to update missing item records

2016 Spring Break Volunteer: Detective of Library History


National Library of Education, Washington, D.C.
Identified and organized materials pertaining to the history of the library
Produced an initial inventory of the collection
Developed a proposed workflow, for the continuation of the project

2010 Volunteer Artist


Nashville Public Library- Main Branch, Nashville, TN
Designed and installed themed displays for the Childrens Department

2010 Reader Services Volunteer


Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Coordinated with Circulation Supervisor to prepare materials for interlibrary loan
Assisted circulation staff with annual inventory, and joined in their regular duties
Created and edited Auction Catalog Collection item records in Millennium, and
assessed materials for conservation or repair

2004-2007 Instructor and Assistant


Bartlesville Ballet Centre and Bartlesville Civic Ballet, Bartlesville, OK
Taught ballet classes for preschool through second grade
Gave Company warm-up class in the Artistic Directors absence
Assisted Artistic Director in studio- and production-related projects

2002-2003 Volunteer
Baldwin Intermediate School, Quincy, IL
Served as a mentor for two high-risk students
Amy Eiben

LEADERSHIP ROLES

2017-present Library Representative, Faculty Development Committee


Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC

2015-2016 Officer, Youth and School Librarians (YASL)


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Served as an authorized signer
With members, planned a grown-up storytime as outreach during finals week

2014-2015 Executive Board Member, ALA Student Chapter


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Served as an authorized signer and financial officer
Led Executive Board meetings during Fall 2015 semester
Selected by UMSI faculty to represent the University of Michigan in the Student-
to-Staff program at the 2016 ALA National Conference

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

2017-present South Carolina Library Association


Public Services Section
New Member Round Table

2014-present American Library Association


Learning Round Table (LearnRT)

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

Fall 2017 To appear in Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ): Book review of Capturing
Our Stories: An Oral History of Librarianship in Transition by A. Arro Smith

October 2017 Using Data to Improve Workload Balance and Transform Reference Service Co-
presented with Allison Faix , 2017 South Carolina Library Association Conference

October 2017 So Many Ways to Make It Happen: Early Career Advice from New Librarians
Panelist, 2017 South Carolina Library Association Conference

2017 The Innovative Library Classroom Conference: A Reflection


Published in September/October issue of the CeTEAL Newsletter

2015 "A Vast Unknown: Embracing Discomfort, Constructing Patterns, and Making Sense in
Research." Information Literacy, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Library
Instruction. Ed. Kristin Fontichiaro. Los Gatos, CA: Smashwords, 2015. 20-22.

2015 Library Heroes: Super Summer Programming for Kids with Special Needs
Webinar, Co-hosted with Amber Lovett