Masters of Library & Information Science, expected June 2014
University of Washington, Seattle, WA                                                                       Capstone: University of Washington Libraries Triennial Survey Analysis: Faculty Perceptions of Student Information Literacy (in progress)

Bachelor of Arts, May 2010
Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
Majors: International Affairs, Hispanic Studies

Professional Experience

Graduate Reference and Instruction Assistant
Odegaard Undergraduate Writing and Research Center, University of Washington Libraries,
September 2013-present

• Provide information and research service to students in a wide variety of academic disciplines
• Participate in the Libraries’ chat and email reference services
• Teach library instruction sessions to students in the Expository Writing Program and other lower-division courses
• Observe and assess the use of active learning classrooms and other innovative library spaces
• Assist supervisors in creating online research guides and screencast tutorials
• Complete or contribute to other projects as assigned

Pacific Northwest Curatorial Assistant
Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries, October 2012-September 2013      
• Assist Curator with accessions, correspondence and donor outreach
• Searched complex printed and online bibliographic tools in support of adding materials to Special Collections
• Arranged and described archival collections in consultation with the Curator
• Prepared inventories and finding aids of archival collections using XMetaL
• Researched, wrote, composed, edited and revised electronic documents
• Re-housed materials as necessary
• Retrieved and re-shelved record storage boxes
• Performed research using primary and secondary sources on the historical context of the collection
Collection Guides: Jeff Stookey and Jesse Bernstein Papers, Michael William Corr Collection, and J. D. Ross Papers.

Reference and Collection Development Intern
Lewis & Clark College Watzek Library, January 2011-August 2012                                       • Observe instruction sessions directed at informing undergraduate scholarly research
• Shadow senior librarians at the reference desk
• Select monographs to be removed from the collection based on set criteria
• Create catalog entries for online student theses using OCLC Connexion

Acquisitions Assistant (Temporary)
Lewis & Clark College Watzek Library, July – September 2011 (While interning, offered temporary paid position replacing permanent staffer on extended leave)
• Curated selections made by a varied group of selectors, both reference librarians and professors
• Created order records and initial catalog entries using Millennium acquisitions module
• Ordered library materials through YBP, Blackwell, and independent publishers

Volunteer, Branch and Search Assistant
Multnomah County Library, Sellwood-Moreland Branch, December 2010-August 2012
• Assisted professional staff in coordinating summer reading program
• Check-in incoming holds using Millennium circulation module
• Alphabetize and shelve holds for patron pick-up
• Locate materials requested by other branches
• Assist patrons with questions pertaining to incoming holds

Server, Food Runner/Expediter, Host, Busser
Pok Pok Restaurant, Portland OR, June 2010-August 2012 (Regularly promoted to increasingly responsible positions at this James Beard Award-winning restaurant)
• Facilitate quick and efficient service of 100 seats in 3 dining areas
• Communicate effectively with both front-of-house and back-of-house staffs
• Coordinate seating efficiently and fairly
• Maintain warm atmosphere and strong communication with customers
• Guide customers through extensive menu, recommending accordingly

Program Assistant
Genetic Alliance, Washington DC, Summers 2006-2009
• Provided administrative support to the CEO
• Assisted in planning the annual conference with 200+ attendees
• Managed database of network members, donors, and associates


Extracurricular Involvement

Co-Vice President
University of Washington Student American Library Association (sALA), April 2013-present
• Assist in planning of discussion panels, community service opportunities, and other professional development events for fellow MLIS students
• Manage and maximize a $2,000 budget

Lewis & Clark Student Academic Affairs Board (SAAB), May 2009-May 2010
• Administered grants in four categories, including overseeing paperwork and accounts payable
• Supervised the work of the Tutoring Director, College Honor Board Chair, and SAAB administrative assistant
• Managed a $72,000 budget
• Coordinated a 30-member board representing a range of academic disciplines
• Represented the needs and interests of the student body as a student delegate to the Board of Trustees
• Served as one of two students on the Curriculum Committee aiding in structuring the undergraduate curriculum

Chair, 2009; Member, 2007-2008 Lewis & Clark College Honor Board
• Served on and managed a board comprising students, staff, and faculty
• Maintained standards of academic integrity for the College of Arts and Sciences student body

Interim Chief Justice and Secretary, 2007-2008; Member, 2006-2007 Lewis & Clark College Peer Review Authority
• Directed group of students in adjudication of student conduct matters
• Guided board in time of leadership transition

Additional Skills

• Proficiency with File Maker Pro, Meeting Maker, and the Microsoft Office suite
• Growing knowledge of Ex Libris’ Alma and Primo as well as Millennium library software
• Familiarity with Camtasia, Jing, and other screen-casting methods
• Fluent in Spanish

Download it here: AlexandraRihmResume


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s