Kellen Freeman

EDUCATION

Kent State University – Kent, OH

Master of Library and Information Science, May 2016

Methodist Theological School in Ohio – Delaware, OH

Master of Theological Studies in Biblical Studies, February 2012

California University of Pennsylvania – California, PA

Bachelor of Art in Art, May 2009

Bachelor of Art in Philosophy, May 2009

CURRENT WORK EXPERIENCE

Delaware County District Library – Delaware, OH

Library Associate (formerly Circulation Associate)December 2012 – Present

Provide customer service to patrons in person and over the phone, as well as assisting patrons in the library’s computer room;

Handle basic reference questions and assist in other public service areas as needed;

Develop and maintain the library’s circulating board game collection;

Process library cards and various other applications and forms;

Place and process holds for patrons using Sierra as well as Search Ohio and OhioLINK;

Participate with the library’s Great Geek Fest committee planning the annual event;

Serve as a Notary Public.

PREVIOUS RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Otterbein University – Westerville, OH

Archives Intern July 2015 – January 2016

Corrected transcriptions of the Cornell Diaries and uploaded finished files to the Digital Commons @ Otterbein;

Digitized alumni scrapbooks for inclusion on the Digital Commons @ Otterbein;

Updated information in LibGuides to be compliant with the transfer to LibGuides 2.0;

Purchased materials for the library collection;

Assessed grant materials.

Massillon Public Library – Massillon, OH

Reference Assistant July 2012 – August 2012
Substitute Reference Assistant March 2012 – July 2012

Provided public service to patrons in person at both the Reference and Local History desks as well as over the phone;

Assisted patrons with equipment and computerized databases;

Scanned microfilm using SharpDesk software;

Digitized local history sources using a book scanner and Photoshop.

SKILLS

Library software: Sierra, Millennium, Symphony, Envisionware LPT:One, PC Reservation

Library web services: Hoopla, OverDrive, Zinio, Ancestry Library Edition

Web apps: WordPress, MediaWiki, Google Drive, Google Sites, YouTube

Software: Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Microsoft Office, Affinity Photo and Designer

Genealogy websites: Ancestry, FamilySearch, Find a Grave

Programming: HTML, CSS, Wiki Markup

Cataloging: Familiarity with MARC, RDA, Dublin Core, and CCO.

PROGRAMS TAUGHT

Rolling with The Times: Adding Board Games to Your Collection, March 2017 OLC Northeast Chapter Conference, April 2017 OLC Southwest Chapter Conference, May 2017 OLC Northwest Chapter Conference

But Won’t the Pieces Get Lost: Adding Board Games to Your Library, March 2016 OLC Northeast Chapter Conference, April 2016 OLC Central/Southeast Chapter Conference

Planning Your Career Using the OLC’s Core Competencies, March 2016 OLC Northeast Chapter Conference

Introduction to Geocaching, August 2012 Massillon Public Library

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Ohio Library Council, Present

Member of the Professional Development Committee, 2015-2017

Assistant Chair, November 2016-November 2017

Chair, November 2017-Present

AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Public Librarian, Ohio Library Council, 2016-Present

Certified Public Support Staff, Ohio Library Council, 2015-2016

Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, 2005