William L. Svitavsky

Professional History

Emerging Services Librarian
Rollins College Olin Library, Winter Park, FL, May 2012- Present.

  • Provide reference assistance & information literacy instruction.
  • Develop innovative ways to enhance the information literacy of students using online instruction
  • Develop and maintain online public services including chat, SMS, and e-mail
  • Work with webmaster to develop and maintain the library’s web presence
  • Participate in collection development of the reference collection in all formats.
  • Serve as liaison to multiple academic departments in the humanities.
  • Teach credit-bearing courses including “Using the Web for Research” and “American Graphic Media”.

 Head of Digital Services & Systems/ Associate Professor
Rollins College Olin Library, Winter Park, FL, March  2008 – May 2012.

  • Selected, implemented, and supported all digital systems deployed by the Olin Library, including the SirsiDynix Symphony Integrated Library System (ILS), Serials Solutions 360 Suite and Summon webscale discovery service, the library’s web presence, EZProxy, ILLiad, RefWorks, ContentDM, Turnitin, and all third-party vendor online resources (article databases etc.)
  • Supervised two faculty librarians and two staff members.
  • Oversaw interlibrary loan and collection development operations of the Olin Library
  • Integrated all library systems and maintain awareness of developing opportunities for integration within and outside the library.
  • Oversaw the maintenance all usage, licensing, and budgetary data concerning library operations and incorporate this data into library management, planning, and liaison.
  • Assessed needs and coordinate library technology training for all library personnel.
  • Provided reference assistance & information literacy instruction.
  • Served as liaison to multiple academic departments in the humanities
  • Taught credit-bearing courses including “Using the Web for Research” and “American Graphic Media”.

 Electronic Resources Librarian/ Associate Professor
Rollins College Olin Library, Winter Park, FL, September 2003 – March 2008.

  • Provided instruction in library technology to faculty, staff, and students.
  • Provided reference service and bibliographic instruction.
  • Evaluated and implemented library electronic services.
  • Customized and administered Sirsi ILS, EZproxy, Serials Solutions AMS, 360 Link and 360 Search, dozens of online research databases, and various other digital services.
  • Designed and maintain library Web pages.
  • Supervised one staff person.
  • Communicated with sales and tech support staff for contracted digital services.
  • Coordinated library technological efforts and needs with college IT department.
  • Negotiated and managed some contracts, licenses, and access.
  • Served as liaison to multiple academic departments in the humanities.
  • Taught credit-bearing courses including “Using the Web for Research”, “Information Fluency”,  “Comic Books and American History”, and “American Graphic Media”.

Reference Librarian/Assistant Professor
Rollins College Olin Library, Winter Park, FL, January 2000 – September 2003.

  • Provided reference service, assisting students and faculty with numerous electronic and print resources.
  • Provided bibliographic instruction.
  • Coordinated selection and use of library electronic resources.
  • Designed and maintained library Web pages.

Information Technologies Librarian
Newbury College Library, Brookline, MA, February 1998 – December 1999.

  • Maintained and administrated library technological resources.
  • Advised Director on purchase and use of information technologies.
  • Designed and maintained library Web pages.
  • Provided reference service, assisting students and faculty with numerous databases and print resources.
  • Provided and scheduled bibliographic instruction.

 Webmaster
Newbury College, October 1998 – December 1999.

  • Designed for and maintained the Newbury College Web site

Reference Librarian
Newbury College, October 1997 – February 1998.

  • Provided reference service, assisting students and faculty with numerous electronic and print resources.
  • Provided bibliographic instruction.
  • Participated in and authored documents for Minuteman Library Network User Documentation committee.

 

Education

1995       Master of Information and Library Science, State University of New York at Buffalo
1991       New York State Teaching Certification, State University of New York College at Brockport
1990       M.A. in English, Syracuse University
1988       B.A. in EnglishUniversity of Dallas


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