Educational Background

Emporia State University Portland, OR
MLS; graduated August 2012

Columbia College Chicago Chicago, IL
MFA in Book and Paper Art; September 2008-May 2009

Illinois State University Normal, IL
BS in Art Education K-12; graduated December 2006

Professional Experience

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Chicago, IL
Outreach and Instruction Librarian – November 2013-Present

Center for Research Libraries Chicago, IL
Library Assistant – February 2013-Present

Read/Write Library Chicago, IL
Outreach Coordinator – January 2013-Present

University of Chicago Regenstein Library Chicago, IL
Reference Associate  – January 2013-November 2013

University of Chicago Mansueto Library Chicago, IL
Circulation Services Supervisor – September 2012-November 2013

Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Washington, DC
Professional Development Intern – June 2012-July 2012

John M Flaxman Library, Special Collections Chicago, IL
Project Intern – March 2012

Clawson Library at Q CenterPortland, OR
Project Volunteer – September 2011-May 2012

University of Oregon Portland Library and Learning Commons Portland, OR
Library Assistant – September 2010-May 2012

Polaris Charter Academy Chicago, IL
Art Teacher – September 2009-June 2010

AmeriCorps Project YES! at Polaris Charter Academy Chicago, IL
Teacher – September 2007-June 2008

Oregon Public Library Oregon, IL
Children’s Program Librarian – January 2007-June 2007

Milner Library at Illinois State University Normal, IL
Book Preservation Assistant & Information Desk Attendant – May 2003-May 2005


Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, Freedom to Read Foundation (2013)


Association of College and Research Libraries, Chicago, IL (June 2013)
“Hidden Arts Collection: Optimizing Outreach Opportunities”

American Library Association, Chicago, IL (June 2013)
“In Our Free Time: Librarians as Community Allies”

Professional Organizations and Offices Held

Art Libraries Society of North America member; Book Art Special Interest Group Co-Chair (2013-Present)

American Library Association member

Association of College and Research Libraries member

Special Library Association member

Student Chapter of the ALA ESU/SLIM-OR Events Coordinator (2010-2011); Co-President  (2011-2012)


Integrated Library Systems: Millennium and Horizon

Applications and Software: Microsoft office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Access); ILLiad; Adobe Photoshop; InDesign; and Illustrator

Technical: Book conservation/preservation; bookbinding/encasing; description and metadata schemas (AACR2), MARC / LCSH

Web Design and Web Publishing:  HTML; CSS; ability to install, customize and maintain CMS (WordPress); ability to create professional web content for blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Google


For a complete version of my resume, please email me at amanda.margaret3 (at) gmail (dot) com