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ALAN M. ZAHORSKY
2403 Beaver Road Ambridge, PA 15003 Home: (412) 719-2659 E-mail: alanzahorsky@gmail.com

OBJECTIVE: To obtain an entry level librarian position utilizing my skills and experiences QUALIFICATIONS Excellent customer service skills Strong reference skills with a wide range of databases Strong instructional skills Excellent written and oral communication skills EDUCATION Master of Library and Information Science (August 2012) University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA GPA: 3.80 / 4.0 Bachelor of Science, Summa cum laude (May 2010) La Roche College, Pittsburgh, PA Major: Communications, Media, and Technology GPA: 3.90 / 4.0 SKILLS Strong reference skills with specialized coursework using social science, physical science, and humanities resources Designed and taught an instructional program on copyright and fair use Created Libguides on topics in the social sciences and humanities Studied trends and issues in emerging technologies Strong knowledge of copyright law and fair use in an academic environment PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Sewickley Public Library, Sewickley, PA Circulation Clerk, 2010 Present Assisted patrons with checkouts, returns, renewals, new patron registration, searching for materials, and other questions Checked in, organized, and filed returned materials Collected fines for overdue and lost materials, and updated item records for missing or damaged materials

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Moon Township Public Library, Moon Township, PA Librarian Intern (Pitt Partnership), September 2011 August 2012 Designed and oversaw instructional programs on using the library e-book system Assisted the young adult librarian with programming, such as designing sections of a Hunger Games young-adult program and instructing over 60 teenagers on knot-tying Updated bibliographic records for reference, nonfiction, and audiovisual materials to reorganize the collection Collaborated with the librarians on programming and collection development projects

Wright Library, La Roche College, Pittsburgh PA Library Assistant, 2007 2010 Assisted students and faculty with book requests and returns, electronic research, and other questions or problems Checked in, organized, and filed returned materials Improved the management system for tracking the patron count, which saved several hours of staff time a week Organized, updated and simplified the master periodical list, which allowed the staff to better track missing items and save several hours of staff time a month

F.O.R. Sto-Rox Library, McKees Rocks PA Circulation Clerk, October 2010 August 2011 Assisted patrons with checkouts, returns, renewals, new patron registration, searching for materials, and other questions Checked in, organized, and filed returned materials Collected fines for overdue and lost materials, and updated item records for missing or damaged materials

Big Beaver Falls Area School District, Beaver Falls PA Grant Writer and Technical Writer Intern, January 2010 May 2010 Researched and studied possible grants to check for requirements and eligibility Prepared summaries and recommendations on eligible grants to pursue Researched and wrote articles for the district newsletter Assisted in page layout process for newsletter PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS Member, American Library Association Member, Special Libraries Association