Melanie Wood, MLS

 

 

 

 

 

Zayed University, P.O. Box 19282 Dubai, UAE

melanie.wood@zu.ac.ae

Skype: Melaniewood8

 

ummwoo@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 


 

Education

 

 

 

 

 

Master of Library & Information Science

May 2001 – May 2003

Long Island University

 

 

Brookville, NY

 

 

 

 

 

Bachelor of Arts in Literature

 

September 1997- May 2001

State University of New York at Purchase

 

 

Purchase, NY

 

 

 


 

Professional Experience

 

 

 

 

 

Zayed University Library

 

August 2014- Present

Instruction and Reference Librarian

 

 

Dubai, UAE

 

 

·         Deliver information literacy instruction to students.

·         Provide reference service to faculty, students and staff.

·         Develop and maintain online guides and website. LibGuide administrator.

·         Coordinate and develop the Library’s online presence.

·         Market the latest print and electronic resources to students, faculty, and staff.

·         Works closely with fellow librarians, faculty and staff in the implementation of library programs.

 

 

 

Central Piedmont Community College

 

September 2012- August 2014

Campus Library Manager

 

 

Charlotte, NC

 

 

·         Managed the operation of the Harris Campus Library, including reference, instruction, and circulation services.

·         Hired, scheduled, trained, and provided leadership to professional librarians and staff, monitored performance, and reviewed completed assignments.

·         Planned, organized, and managed projects.

·         Promoted CPCC Library resources and services via social media and other.

·         Engaged in outreach to students, faculty, staff, and community.

·         Developed displays and programming that created a welcoming environment for students, faculty, staff, and community.

·         Gathered data and produced statistical reports.

·         Engaged in troubleshooting software and hardware issues.

·         Provided supplemental library instruction and basic computer training through Library Labworks.

·         Designed print and web-based instructional resources including guides, handouts, web pages, and tutorials using a variety of tools including course management software.

 

 

 

University of North Carolina at Pembroke

 

June 2010- September 2012

Instruction and Reference Librarian

 

 

Pembroke, NC

 

 

·         Coordinated, assessed, and delivered information literacy and library instruction sessions designed for freshman level through graduate courses, and community users.

·         Liaison to School of Education, Psychology, Business, Communications, English, Religion, History, and Chemistry. Duties included instruction, collection development, and support.

·         Designed print and web-based instructional resources including guides, handouts, web pages, and tutorials using a variety of tools, including course management software.

·         Responsible for maintenance of electronic classroom.

·         Participated in providing electronic resources training to library staff.

 

 

 

Johnson & Wales University

 

November 2008-June 2010

Reference Librarian

 

 

Charlotte, NC

 

 

·         Provided reference assistance for a unique academic body.

·         Supervised student workers and advised interns; opening and closing responsibilities.

·         Conducted information literacy training in a state-of-the-art learning lab.

·         Contributed to the library’s online course and subject-related information guides, LibGuides.

·         Enhanced and organized the menu collection of more than one hundred actual restaurant menus from around the world.

 

 

 

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

 

May 2004- April 2010

Reference Librarian

 

 

Charlotte, NC

 

 

·         Provided reference services including readers advisory to a large, diverse community.

·         Delivered technology training to the public, including training in all Microsoft Office programs.

·         Primary contact for several system-wide events such as The Big Read and Teen Summer Reading

·         Reached out to various segments of the community by delivering information sessions to groups, led book clubs at assisted living centers and volunteered with teens.

·         Coordinated use of a busy auditorium and community room.

·         Served as interim head of reference, planning and carrying out administrative duties including budget and finance, personnel, and maintenance of equipment and facility.

·         Organized the successful murder-mystery fundraising event “Love Your Library to Death.”

·         Leader of the Teen Book Club and Teen Anime Club.

·         Member of the Teen Technology Team and the Teen Reads Team.

·         Member of the Bizlink Team, which developed business information programming for the public.

 

 

 

Jacksonville Public Library

 

October 2003-May 2004

Reference Librarian

 

 

Jacksonville, FL

 

 

·         Provided reference services including readers advisory to a large, diverse community.

·         Held several weekly teen programs, such as a poetry club and a gaming group.

·         Coordinated use of the community room, liaison to various community groups.

·         Maintained the African American browsing section.

·         Oversight of the processing of new books and maintained various displays.

·         Designed and produced “Using the Internet” and “Searching the Internet” technology programs, offered to the public for the first time at the Highlands Branch of JPL.

 

 

 

Pace University Law Library

 

September 2002- October 2003

Processor, David Sive Archive

 

 

White Plains, NY

 

 

·         Sorted and prepared for archival use more than 50 boxes of legal documents donated by the landmark environmental lawyer David Sive

·         Created a 1500 item finding list in Microsoft Access, which is still the primary tool used in this collection.

·         Created a MARC record for the collection.

 

 

 

Sarah Lawrence College

 

May 2002- October 2003

Reserve Department Manager

 

 

Bronxville, NY

 

 

·         Worked with professors and students of Sarah Lawrence College to create a special circulating collection of 20,000 books and materials needed for current classes.

·         Provided daily coverage on of the reference desk.

·         Assisted the reference staff in bibliographic instruction on a monthly basis.

 

 

 

Newark Public Library

 

September 1996-June 1998

Circulation Clerk

 

 

Newark, NY

 

 

·         Checked books in and out in a medium-sized town library.

·         Reader’s advisory in children’s, teen and adult collections.

·         Supervised and assisted in the public computer lab.

 


 

Professional Organizations

 

 

Information Literacy Network

 

2014-present

North Carolina Library Association

 

2004-2014

Southeastern Library Association

 

2009-2014

North Carolina Community College Library Association

2012-2014

National Organization for Women

 

2010-2012

American Library Association

 

2010-2011

Metrolina Library Association

 

2007-2010

 


 

University Service

 

 

Central Piedmont Community College Annual Family Campaign Co-Captain

2012-2013

Club Advisor to Secular Student Association

2011-2012

Club Advisor to Muslim Student Association

2011-2012

Club Advisor to Anime and Manga Club

 

2011-2012

Faculty Conciliator

 

2011-2012

Academic Support Services Subcommittee

2011-2012

Diversity Committee

 

2010-2012

 


 

 

Library Service

 

 

Web Services Committee- Chair

 

2015-2016

Faculty Committee- Secretary

 

2015-2016

Collection Development Committee- Vice Chair

 

2015-2016

Chair of the Library Faculty Council

 

2014-2015

Strategic Planning Committee

 

2014-2015

CPCC Library Marketing Team

 

2012-2014

CPCC Library Leadership Team

 

2012-2014

Chair of Social Concerns Committee at UNC Pembroke

2011-2012

Staff Development Committee UNCP Library

2011-2012

Planning Committee UNCP Library

 

2010-2012

Publications Committee UNCP Library

 

2010-2011

Teen Read Week Team and Teen Technology Team

2009-2010

Teen Summer Reading Team and The Big Read Programming Team

2008-2009

Leader of Teen Outreach Team and Member of the Weeding Team

2008-2009

Bizlink Team, Captain of the Company Research category

2004-2007

 

 

 

 


 

Conference Presentations

 

 

 

 

Special Libraries Association Arabian Gulf Conference

March 17-19, 2015

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

 

Moderator of a panel discussion on entrepreneurial librarianship..

 

 

     

 

 

North Carolina Community College Learning Resource Association Conference

April 14-15, 2014

Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock NC

 

Coordinator of vendor exhibitions.

 

 

 

 

 

NCLA 57th Biennial Conference

 

October 15 -17, 2013

Winston-Salem, NC

 

 

Hosted opening reception breakfast, meet and greet with conference mentoring participants.

Coordinated Winston-Salem endowment pub crawl.

Introduced author Rebecca Lee for the New Members Round Table breakfast.

Participated as interviewer in practice interviews for job seekers.

Tips and Tricks for the Job Seeker, moderated a panel of hiring managers.

 

 

 

Metrolina Library Association 8th Annual Information Literacy Conference

June 13, 2013

Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, NC

 

Presented a poster titled: Bridging the Technology Gap: Providing Computer Basics to the Community.

 

 

 

Metrolina Library Association 7th Annual Information Literacy Conference

June 14, 2012

Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, NC

 

Presented a poster titled: Using Anime and Manga Collections to Bring Students to the Library.

 

 

 

National Organization for Women, Southeastern Regional Conference

May 18, 2012

Raleigh, NC

 

 

Facilitated a workshop titled: Misogyny in the Media, Examining the Documentary Generation M.

 

 

 

Metrolina Library Association 6th Annual Information Literacy Conference

June 16, 2011

Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte NC

 

 

Presentation titled: Library Instruction Boot Camp.

 

 

 

Metrolina Library Association 5th Annual Information Literacy Conference

June 17, 2010

Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte NC

 

 

On the publicity team, assisted with the promotion of the event.

 

 

 

North Carolina Library Association Conference

October 6-9, 2009

Greenville, NC

 

 

Hosted a networking breakfast event with the New Members Round Table.

 

 

 

Metrolina Library Association 4th Annual Information Literacy Conference

June 17, 2010

Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte NC

 

 

On the publicity team, assisted with the promotion of the event.

 

 

 

Metrolina Library Association 3rd Annual Information Literacy Conference

June, 19, 2008

Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte NC

 

 

On the publicity team, assisted with the promotion of the event.

 

 

 

North Carolina Library Association Conference

October 16-19, 2007

Hickory, NC

 

 

Served on a panel for the New Members Round Table.

 

 

 

American Library Association Annual Conference

June 22-28, 2006

New Orleans, LA

 

 

North Carolina State Library Scholarship recipient.

 

 

 

Special Libraries Association Annual Conference

June 7-12, 2003

New York, NY

 

 

Assistant to a presenter.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Professional Development

 

 

IFLA President’s Meeting

June 3-5, 2015

Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey

 

 

 

 

 

American Libraries Association Regional Conference

November 11-13, 2014

Sharjah, UAE

 

 

 

 

 

Our Library of the Future, Symposium

 

September 12-13, 2013

NC State University, Hunt Library, Raleigh NC

 

 

 

 

Customer Service Workshop with Cheryl Gould

August 8, 2013

Richmond Community College, Hamlet NC

 

 

 

 

Tips & Tricks for the Library Job Seeker, NMRT Panel

March 22, 2013

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Charlotte NC

 

 

 

 

THAT Camp Piedmont (The Humanities and Technology Conference)

March 20, 2013

UNC Charlotte Uptown Campus, Charlotte, NC

 

 

 

 

NCLA Leadership, Administration & Management Section Un-conference

November 15, 2013

Highpoint Public Library, Highpoint NC

 

 

 

 

 

North Carolina NOW Conference

 

October 6, 2012

Charlotte, NC

 

 

 

 

 

Southeastern Lilly Conference

 

February 10-12, 2012

Greensboro, NC

 

 

 

 

 

North Carolina NOW Conference

 

November 18, 2011

Fayetteville, NC

 

 

 

 

 

Safe Zone Training

 

September 14, 2011

Pembroke, NC

 

 

 

 

 

The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians: From Vision to Implementation

March 10-11, 2011

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem NC

 

 

 

 

Librarian Association of the University of Chapel Hill Conference

March 7, 2011

 

 

 

Library Instruction at the Point of Need

 

October 29, 2010

Davidson County Community College, Thomasville NC

 

 

 

 

Challenges and Opportunities: Information Access for North Carolina’s Spanish-Speaking Population.           

March 7, 2008

University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington NC

 

 

 

 

North Carolina Library Association Conference

September 20-23, 2005

Winston-Salem, NC