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Ann Salt
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OBJECTIVE

 

 

To work as a Library Media Specialist in a school library, serving as an integral part of the educational team.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Knowledgeable Advisor: Using current information gained through reading journal reviews, attending library conferences, being active professionally in my field and taking courses, I made thoughtful material selection choices and provided helpful reader’s advisory services both at the children’s and reference desks. My background in education has provided me with a sound understanding of school curriculums and expectations of students and teachers.

Approachable, effective Supervisor: I was the person in charge during the shifts I covered the reference desk at Menomonie Public Library. In that role, I was expected to maintain order and help anyone needing assistance. I also supervised the library pages and circulation staff. This required flexibility, consistent expectations and the ability to adapt to new situations. Other supervisory roles in my life have included being a classroom teacher, a playground supervisor, a theater director, a Brownie leader and a parent.

Creative Programmer: I created consistently excellent, interesting and appropriate programs for preschool through young adult patrons in my work at the public library. Also, during many year’s work with improvisational theater for children, I have demonstrated the ability to make decisions, take risks and work as a team player. I am a hard worker and pay close attention to detail in making ideas into successful realities.

   

EDUCATION

 

901 Certification as a Library Media Specialist UW-Eau Claire

2003

 

B.S. in Elementary Education--UW-Eau Claire

1989

 

B.A. in Theatre Arts--UW-Eau Claire

1984

     

EMPLOYMENT

 
 

Children’s Assistant, Menomonie Public Library

1998-2003

 

In my years at the library, I improved patron satisfaction by increasing the services, upgrading the collection, being awarded grants and becoming involved at a statewide level in the Wisconsin Library Association. I am eager to use those skills in a school LMC.

 
 

Classroom Teacher, School District of the Menomonie Area

1989-1992

 

As a classroom teacher, I understood the need to integrate all subjects and to reach students at their level. This makes me an excellent educator in a library. Re-writing the language arts curriculum and researching trade books for an environmental grant were among my many accomplishments in the Menomonie School District that gave me these skills.

   

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 
 

Member: Wisconsin Educational Media Association (WEMA)

2002-2003

 

Member: Wisconsin Library Association

1998-2003

 

Board member: Wisconsin Library Association

1999-2000

 

Chair, Youth Services Section of WLA

2000-2001

 

Member, Wisconsin Association of Public Librarians

1998-2002

 

Member, Children's Cooperative Book Center

1999-2002

   

PUBLICATIONS

 
 

“Smaller library makes room for teens” YSS Press

2000

 

Professional contributor to Creative Resources for infants and toddlers (Second Edition) by Judy Herr and Terri Swim


2001

 

Editor, Newsletter for local Elementary Schools

1999-2002

   

FUNDING RECIPIENT

 
 

Swiss Miss Winter Carnival Funding recipient (for Craft and Hobby Fair)

2001, 2002

 

Ezra Jack Keats Mini Grant (for Borders Book Buying Bunch Trip)


1999

 

IFLS Special Needs Grant (for equipment to meet visual and hearing special needs)

1999

   

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

 
 

Regular Blood Donor American Red Cross

1980-2003

 

Brownie Leader Red Cedar Girl Scouts

2000-2002

 

Volunteer Dunn County Food Pantry

1999-2001

 

Assistant Dunn County Humane Society


1999-2000

 

Board member Menomonie Theater Guild

1996-1998

 

Assistant River Heights Elementary School

1995-2001

     

This page was last updated on Wednesday, March 12, 2003

You may contact Ann at: annelizabethsalt@yahoo.com mailbox