Educational Background

Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta, GA
MFA in Writing coursework; January 2015-June 2016

Emporia State University Portland, OR
MLS; graduated August 2012

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

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

Professional Experience

Northern Arizona University Cline Library, Flagstaff, AZ
Teaching, Learning and Research Services Librarian (Arts/Humanities) – July 2016-Present

Savannah College of Art and Design ACA Library Atlanta, GA
Research and Instruction Librarian – November 2014-June 2016

City Colleges of Chicago Daley Library Chicago, IL
Reference and Instruction Librarian – May 2014-October 2014

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Chicago, IL
Outreach and Instruction Librarian – November 2013-October 2014

Center for Research Libraries Chicago, IL
Library Assistant – February 2013-April 2014

Read/Write Library Chicago, IL
Outreach Coordinator – January 2013-October 2014

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 Center Portland, 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


William C. Bunce Travel Award, Art Libraries Society of North America Midstates Chapter (2014)
Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, Freedom to Read Foundation (2013)


Art Libraries Society of North America, New Orleans, LA (Feb. 2017)
Association of College and Research Libraries, Baltimore, MD (Mar. 2017)
“CREATE: Adapting the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy to Studio Art & Creative Research Practices” // Poster

Art Libraries Society of North America, Seattle, WA (March 2016)
Making Sense of Threshold Concepts Through Graphic Design Collaboration and the Student Lens” // Presentation

Pyramid Atlantic, Washington, DC (May 2014)
“Self-Preservation: Artists’ Books” // Participatory Workshop

Art Libraries Society of North America, Washington, DC (May 2014)
“Artists’ Books and Zines on Wheels: How Read/Write Library Promotes Our Non-Circulating Collections” // Presentation

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

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

Professional Organizations and Offices Held

Art Libraries Society of North America Reference and Information Services Section, Moderator (2016-2018), Vice Moderator (2014-2015); Book Art Special Interest Group, Co-coordinator (2013-2016); member (2010-present)

American Library Association GLBT Round Table Program Planning Committee (2014-2015); member (2010-present)

Association of College and Research Libraries member (2012-present)

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


Integrated Library Systems: Millennium, Voyager, 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, Pinterest, and Google


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