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Administrative Assistant Data Entry

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
April 22, 2019

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Career Profile

*+ years editing and writing for professional newsletters

Completion of the Christopher Leadership Course for public speaking and presenting

Completion of Conflict Resolution Course

Typing speed: 42 WPM

Excellent English skills, including spelling and grammar

Read, write, and speak French (2nd year university level)

Library Experience

Cataloguing, data entry, file management

Reference and research experience (both library and corporate)

Training (information literacy, computer use, research techniques)

Computer maintenance (hardware and software)

Collection management (including purchasing and weeding)

Budget management (including budget allocation)

Drafting policies, service level agreements

Computer Experience

PC (Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP)

Macintosh, iOS

Android, version N

Microsoft Office (2016, 2010, 2007, 2003); includes Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher

Adobe Acrobat Standard 2017

Lotus Notes

Programming: BASIC, Turbo Pascal

Webpage design: HTML, XML, XHTML, CSS

Social media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram

Electronic Document Management (EDM) software: SharePoint, LiveLink, Alfresco

Proxy server software: EZProxy

Geotechnical database software: gINT, Daemon

Work and Volunteer Experience

Triad Engineering

February 2018 – March 2018

Position: Word Processor (contract position)

Formatting large & complicated Microsoft Word Documents

Formatting tables in Microsoft Excel

Editing technical documents

MGF Project Services

December 2017 – January 2018

Position: Word Processor (contract position)

Formatting large & complicated Microsoft Word Documents

Formatting tables in Microsoft Excel

Editing technical documents

Assembling and editing a PowerPoint presentation

Total E&P

December 2012 – April 2014

January 2012 – July 2012

Position: Technical Data Entry (contract position)

Data entry

Digitization of geotechnical logs back to 2004

Creating new gINT templates


Organizing the Geotechnical Department’s file room, and creating a catalogue of resources in Excel

Data quality control

Cataloguing documents for the Geosciences archivist

Suncor Energy

May 2011 – September 2011

Position: Information & Knowledge Management (IKM) Governance Consultant (contract position)

Drafting a new service level agreement

Assisting with the drafting of a new retention schedule for corporate documents, both paper and electronic

Research into corporate library services, including gap analysis and survey design

Sears Canada

October 2008 – May 2011

Position: Switchboard

Answering telephones

Operating the cash office for the store


Updating sales numbers for store management

Butler Hill Group

August 2009 – June 2010

Position: Website Judge (contract position)

The Alberta Library (TAL)

March 2008 – August 2008

Position: Training Librarian

Conducting training sessions for public library staff across Alberta on all licensed databases and other resources, especially Auralog’s Tell Me More software

Organizing meetings of the Alberta Public Library Electronic Network (APLEN)’s Technology Training Committee

Organizing a province-wide program to support awareness of Web 2.0 technologies

Updating and created training policies for TAL and its member libraries

Terrace View Strata Corporation

July 2006 – March 2008

Positions: Secretary, Vice-President, President (volunteer position)

Liaising between strata owners and the developer of the community

Finding solutions for owner problems

Organizing and chairing strata meetings

Recorded minutes at strata meetings and ensured that community bylaws, procedures, and guidelines were properly drafted

North Island College Library

September 2002 – February 2007

Position: Collection Development & Reference Librarian

Purchasing materials, disposing of materials, and assessing donations for all NIC campuses and subject areas

Drafting of a college-wide collection policy

Creation and tweaking of a budget allocation formula

Liaising with faculty for the library (especially for research and collection issues)

Answering questions and performing research for students and faculty, both in-person and virtually through the AskAway program

Providing in-person library and research training sessions and distance library training sessions via closed-circuit video

Maintaining the library’s proxy server and website, and providing technical assistance for library computers & programs

Foothills Library Association

January 2002 – December 2003

Position: Newsletter Co-Editor (volunteer position)

Creating themes for each quarterly issue.

Requesting, collecting, and editing incoming articles from members of the library community.

Layout of each issue using Microsoft Publisher, including graphics and interesting filler (like poetry and humorous pieces).

Writing articles.

Printing, binding, and mailing completed issues.


Master of Library and Information Studies program completed April, 1999 at the University of Alberta, Edmonton.

Bachelor of Arts in Honours English completed June, 1996 at the University of Alberta, Edmonton.

Other Information

My hobbies include: reading, swimming, yoga, writing, music, and playing flute and piano, and knitting.

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