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Posted: Oct.30.2012

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Professor and Librarian

Offered by: Readinginbed

Located in: Farmington, Maine

Skill/Service Details: Sean McNair
(207) 500-3519
129 Maple Avenue, #15

Masters of Library Science, University of North Texas, Denton, TX. December, 1993. Specialization in automation. Degree included course work in abstracting and indexing, academic libraries, rare books, basic and advanced retrieval engine design, computers in libraries, and automation systems acquisition. Received a Title II B Government fellowship in Library Science.

Masters of Arts in English, University of Maine, Orono, ME. Degree conferred May, 1993. Final course work done at Trinity College, Oxford University. Specialization in English literature. Course work included a seminar in guided teaching, a seminar in the Brontes, and a course in Shakespeare in repertoire. Received a competitive teaching fellowship.

Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Maine at Farmington, Farmington, ME, 1989. Included a concentration in social sciences. Course work included 48 credits in English and American literature, linguistics, film, and writing. Received several university scholarships. Graduated Cum Laude.


Audio-Visual and Information Literacy Librarian, College of the Atlantic, September 2004-May 2005. Managed 5 part-time student workers. Directed the library at night once a week. Governed a large collection of AV equipment, ranging from cassette players to the COA auditorium. Selected, ordered, received, and processed new AV item materials. Provided information literacy both formal and informal, as well as staffed the reference desk 2-3 hours per day. Helped students, faculty, and staff find information germane to their needs.

Adjunct Instructor, Thomas College, Waterville, ME, September 2003-May 2004. Prepared, organized, and taught a class of college composition each semester. Focus was on the traditional essay, literature, and mechanics. Class time was structured, and included essay group work, journal writing, and grammar and punctuation exercises.

Technical Services Librarian, Thomas College, Waterville, ME, January 2003-August 2004. Managed 4 part-time student workers. Served as night circulation and reference librarian, and was responsible for the library at night. Acted as audio-visual and serials librarian. Oversaw the physical collection circulating and reference monographs, audio-visual materials, serials, micro-film and microfiche, audio-visual equipment, etc. Did daily copy and original cataloging of materials, including monographs, serials, audio-visual, and other items. Gathered, analyzed, and created reports of library statistics.

Library Director, Professional Business Institute, New York, NY, August 2000-June 2002. Managed 1 full-time employee and 2 part-time student workers at a small college library. Provided reference service, oversaw a twenty station computer lab, a tutoring lounge, and a video room. Did extensive collection management including reference and circulating books, videos, and audiotapes; e.g. did "opening day" type collection selection and ordering. Acted as interlibrary loan librarian. Was liaison to faculty and staff.

Senior Librarian, Hoboken Public Library, Hoboken, NJ, May 2000-August 2000. Managed 2 full-time (MLS) employees and 2 part-time employees. Provided reference service at a busy reference desk of a mid-sized town library. Oversaw and did troubleshooting for an Internet and word processing computer lab and assisted patrons with online searching. Did collection management, i.e., selection, weeding, and planning for library's reference collection. also did basic copy cataloging for reference works and periodicals, scheduling, and other duties. Oversaw and organized a local history collection.

Quality Assurance Analyst, Ovid Technologies, New York, NY, July 1998-January 2000. Tested and assisted with the design of a premier library software and database product. Wrote automated scripts for testing, executed test plans, and did manual testing of the software. Tested Ovid's award winning Java Client, the web client, z39.50 protocol, and Windows and DOS standalone. Created test environments for the Quality Assurance team and spearheaded an effort to revamp Ovid's bug-reporting tool.

Automation/Reference Librarian, St. Joseph's College, Standish, ME, January 1997-June 1998. Provided conventional book-based and automation-based reference services to a college community of over 1, 000 traditional students, as well as a college distance-education community of over 3, 000. Oversaw the OPAC, the library dedicated Internet and CD-ROM stand-alone computers, and the library computer lab. Planned and oversaw library automation projects, and acted as the library's liaison to the school's information technology department. Assisted in collection development and management for both the reference and general collection. Did daily original and copy cataloging of books and materials in MARC format.

Assistant Reference Librarian, Mesquite Public Library, Mesquite, TX, February 1995-August 1995. Helped to provide general reference to a town with population of over 100, 000. Responsibilities included collection development and a variety of professional duties, such as the extensive weeding and collection development of the library's large vertical file.

Reference Librarian, Bedford Public Library, Bedford, TX, January 1994-June 1994. General reference, extensive collection development, assisted in planning and coordinating changes in the library, particularly in the area of automation. Wrote an annotated bibliography of the business reference collection.

Reference Librarian I, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX, September 1993-December 1993. Responsibilities included those as a reference assistant, (see below) , teaching bibliographic instruction, managing student assistants, performing online searching, and assisting graduate students with literature searches for theses and dissertations. Also helped special needs patrons, and wrote an online catalog for indexes and abstracts.

Reference Assistant, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX, June 1993-August 1993. Responsibilities included general reference, taught patrons CD-ROM searching and use of the online catalog, as well as online searching. Trained undergraduate student assistants in basic reference skills.

Software Consultant, International Association of Auditorium Managers, Irving, TX, February 1993-April 1993. Developed and wrote an online catalog program in Dbase III+, which is presently being used in an online environment by the association.

Programmer and Lab Technician, Dianatek Corporation, Sutton, NH, June 1983-January 1986. Programmed in assembly and dBase. Assembled, programmed and debugged a small telecommunications computer. Wrote several accounts payable and receivable modules, as well as programs for inventory.


Tantra in Brief, Technology of the Sun, 1998.
The Practical Kabbalah, Technology of the Sun, 1997.
With Mark Rutter, The Rune Poem, The Puckerbrush Review, 1996.
Libraries and Handicap Access, The Franklin Journal, 1995.


Lab Assistant, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, September 1992-December 1992. Assisted graduate students with online searching, documented software, and oversaw the use of a twenty-station computer lab.

Title II B U.S. Government Fellow, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, Fall 1992- August 1993. Received a competitive fellowship in library automation. Responsibilities included extensive course work in library automation and systems.

Teaching Fellow, University of Maine, Orono, ME, September 1989-May 1991. Prepared, organized, and taught six sections of first-year composition. Course design and course work were often experimental, but teaching focused on traditional essay writing.

Lab Assistant, Archaeology Lab, University of Maine at Farmington, Farmington, ME, January 1989-May 1989. Assisted with general lab work, and data entry.

Student Assistant, History Department, University of Maine at Farmington, Farmington, ME, September 1988-December 1988. Organized and filed a large collection of Native American captivity narratives.


Computer Languages: Motorola 6800 series assembly, BASIC, and xBase languages.

Operating systems: UNIX, X WINDOWS, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 95,

Windows 3.x, DOS, Mac, Amiga, C/PM.

Applications: Internet Explorer, Lotus Notes, Ovid, Microsoft Office, WordPerfect, FoxPro,
Inmagic, MacWrite Pro, and Aldus Pagemaker.

Databases: EbscoHost, E-Library, Hoover's, Silver Platter, Wilson, Lexis-Nexis, ProQuest, Ovid, OCLC, etc.

Catalogs: GEAC, VTLS, Dynix, Winnebago, Innovative, and facility with others.

Maintenance: Microfiche, microfilm, printers, and copiers.


Member, Maine Library Association, 2003.

Member, GSLIS, University of North Texas, 1992-1994. Helped organize student events.

Member, Dormitory Council, Estabrooke Hall, University of Maine. Acted as a liaison among the dormitory president, the residence hall director, and the graduate students.

Member, student senate, University of Maine at Farmington, 1988-1989. Assisted with a major funding drive to help get monies instrumental in building a new gymnasium and pool. (Swim UMF)

President, The Literary Guild, 1988-1989. Oversaw budget, organized fund drives, ran meetings, facilitated on campus readings of poetry and fiction readers.

Editor, The Sandy River Review, literary magazine, University of Maine at Farmington, 1988-1989. Edited and oversaw the production of magazine.

Member, Amnesty International, University of Maine at Farmington, 1988-1989. Helped organize petition drives, personed petition tables.

Member, French Club, University of Maine at Farmington, 1988-1989.

Member, Psychology Club, University of Maine at Farmington, 1988-1989.


Proficient in Spanish, speak some and read some French, reading and translating knowledge of Old English, some knowledge of Latin. Some knowledge of the Hebrew alphabet and the Egyptian hieroglyphics.

Rates: Negotiable.

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