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Westhampton Free Library

Web Development / Technical Services Librarian

Westhampton Free Library

May 2005 – Present

Westhampton Beach, New York

Cataloging: the creation, use and management of machine-readable bibliographic records according to nationally accepted technical standards; using MARC, AACR2, OCLC, and LC classification and subject headings and LC name and subject authorities, and classifying items using DDC23.

Creating and managing the library’s public web site driven by WordPress. Additionally responsible for the creation and maintenance of the staff intranet web presence, driven by Drupal, to assist in improving staff communication and efficiency. Drawing from my software development background and training, responsible to actively explore web programming and technology trends and assessing their application to and suitability for our library. Responsible to assist colleagues to be self-sufficient web authors on the library web site.

Layout and editing for bimonthly Library newsletter using Adobe InDesign CS6.

Providing reference service to patrons (in person and on the phone); assisting library patrons of all ages in the selection and use of library materials; and assisting with the use of library or patron owned technology on an “as needed” basis.

Information Professional / Web Developer

Self Employed

Aug 2000 – Present

Speonk, New York; Oneida, New York

Providing information services for Eastern Long Island and surrounding areas for small businesses, non-profits, and religious organizations as well as individuals.

Creating dynamic  websites, including custom module development.

Software Engineer/ Information Systems

PAR Technology Corporation

Sep 2000 – Jul 2004

New Hartford/Rome, New York

Provided help desk support for Goldmine 5.0 for sales staff, including installations (local and remote) and ensuring client/server compatibility with main Goldmine server. I designed software for corporate staff using Microsoft Office and Visual Basic. I was responsible for designing, developing and implementing software in an R&D environment; including development software, real-time multi-tasking application software, and diagnostics. I was involved in the development of test strategies. I assisted in the development of software to stream video over a network in a Win 32 environment; sockets (Winsock) and Network programming, Microsoft Visual C++ development environment, C++, C, Java, Linux.

We Have a Contract! – Westhampton Free Library Unionization

As union president, and member of the contract negotiations team, I am happy to announce that we have a contract!

Our staff union and the library board voted last month to ratify this contract.

“We look forward to working with management to create a safe, secure work environment with fair and just wages and benefits that reflects the teamwork that is at the heart of what makes the Westhampton Free Library in Westhampton Beach, New York unique and beloved by patrons and staff alike.”Westhampton Library Staff Association website.

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