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Frederick, MD, 21703
February 25, 2020

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Rachel Sawyer

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Frederick, MD 21703


Library Experience

August 2016 - Present

Electronic Services and Instruction Librarian

National Emergency Training Center Library, Emmitsburg, MD

• Expanded information literacy class services from one group of incoming students to six

• Created library liaison program for online students

• Created library one-on-one reference service program

• Market library programs to faculty, students and staff

• Lead library’s National Library Week program

• Write library research guides

• Write library’s quarterly newsletter as well as create monthly report on new and noteworthy scholarly articles in the library’s collection.

November 2008 – July 2016

Reference and Instruction Librarian

Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD

• Provided reference services at the desk and as part of the library's one-on-one program

• Served as embedded librarian for online courses

• Conducted information literacy classes

• Managed the library's social media presence and created, distributed and curated daily social media content

• Edited quarterly newsletter

January 2003 – May 2007

Reference and Taxonomy Librarian

US Army Environmental Command, APG, MD

• Answered calls to the US Army Environmental hotline dealing with queries ranging from requests for documents to questions about Army environmental regulations

• Supervised library technician

• Performed online searches for agency personnel

• Developed taxonomy for digitization project

September 2003 – October 2004

Reference Librarian

Baltimore Hebrew University, Baltimore, MD

• Worked evenings and weekends as reference librarian, providing assistance to students and faculty

• Collection featured rare works in Bible and Archaeology and a large collection of Hebrew materials

• Supervised circulation personnel

January 2002 – October 2002

Reference Librarian

Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

• Worked reference desk at major academic research library, providing reference assistance to students, faculty and the public

• Designed web page/study guide for course on library homepage

• Updated subject research guides on library web page June 2001– September 2001

Library Intern

Credit Suisse First Boston, New York, NY

• Worked at the reference desk of a major investment bank

• Conducted telephone reference interviews and answered questions in writing using a wide range of business databases including Lexis-Nexis, Standard & Poors and Factiva-Dow Jones

• Queries ranged from basic news runs to advanced research on companies, industries and the public sector


• Masters in Library and Information Science, Rutgers University

• Bachelor of Arts, Touro College

Continuing Education

• Embedded Librarianship in Online Courses, Library Juice Academy

• Techniques for Student Engagement in Library Instruction, Library Juice Academy

• Disaster Health Information Sources: The Basics, National Library of Medicine

• In Case of Emergencies: Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning, National Library of Medicine

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