Karen M. Storms

Kings Langley, Hertfordshire

 

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Professional experience

Research and study skills provision

Creating information literacy programme for all levels within FE and HE learning, leading and administrating research and study skills sessions for students in groups and as individuals, providing workshops to students to help embed effective assignment preparation routines, advising students when selecting appropriate resources for coursework, training staff in using academic resources, leading customer care initiatives within library

 

Library leadership and supervision

Providing leadership and day-to-day supervision for the Learning Resource Centre staff, ensuring efficiency and effective arrangements for information provision to students and teaching staff, supporting bibliographic and information services to support teaching and learning, maintaining Learning Resource Centre collection through stock selection and de-selection, promoting the Learning Resource Centre throughout the College, assisting with the administration and monitoring of the Learning Resource Centre budget, assisting students and staff with enquiries, overseeing the administration of Learning Resource Centre statistics, delivering general inductions to the Learning Resource Centre as well as subject-specific inductions to departments

 

Library information provision and support

Processing loans of library holdings, maintaining user records, keeping statistical records of users and loans, creating curriculum-based resource guides reflecting library holdings and Internet resources, classifying and cataloguing library holdings, liaising with school archivist on pertinent projects, leading library focus group, creating library displays reflecting significant cultural and historical events, maintaining integrity of the collection and catalogue through weeding and stock-taking, participating in collection development through suggestion of new titles, supporting subject departments within school through collection development, leading new student library inductions, attending professional conferences and shows

 

Education

Master of Science Degree, Library and Information Studies, May 2003

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA

 

Bachelor of Arts Degree, Political Science major, Women’s Studies minor, August 1993

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

 

Professional Employment History

Study Skills Co-ordinator, West Herts College, Watford Campus Learning Resource Centre, Watford, September 2006 to present

 

Learning Resource Centre Co-ordinator, West Herts College, Cassio Campus, Watford, November 2005 to September 2006

 

Senior Assistant Librarian, The Vaughan Library, Harrow School, Harrow on the Hill, August 2001 to November 2005

 

Professional Honours and Activities

Beta Phi Mu, Information Studies Honour Society, member since 2003

CILIP, member since 2001

American Library Association, member since 2000

Primary School governor, since 2004

 

Personal details

Date of birth:  21 February 1970

Nationality:  United States and United Kingdom

CRB checked

 

References available upon request