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Emily Fardoux

7010 N. Ashland Blvd. Apt 100

Chicago, IL 60626

My work in the library field began immediately after high school & my skill & devotion to librarianship
has only grown since. I live & breathe my status as librarian, & strive to share my love of books &
information to every person I encounter. In the year 2014 alone, I have read over four hundred books
for children & young adults alongside my passion for librarianship is my fervor for literature of all kinds
& for all ages.

Master of Library & Information Science
Bachelor of Arts, major in Religious Studies

Dominican University, River Forest, IL

Beloit College, Beloit, WI.


North Shore Country Day School, Winnetka, IL
My position at North Shore began as an assistantship in 2011 but upon my attainment of a MLIS in
spring of 2014, continued as librarian. Intended as a one- to two-year position, my time at North Shore
stretched to include an unprecedented third year due to my high level of service & devotion to the
school & its library. My daily responsibilities included provision of reference, Readers Advisory, &
technological support on the librarys front lines for faculty & students JK-12. I was additionally
responsible for the supervision & management of the library space & its inhabitants for most of the
librarys open hours. This included managing all circulation of library materials as well as overdue
notices, billing, & replacement of lost items. I also served as the librarys acquisitions department:
ordering, processing, & cataloging of new items. I managed all library expenses & budgets in
alignment with school Business Office records.

Implemented fiction & nonfiction genrefication of 18,000 item collection to iBrowse (Metis) classification
system: adapted system, reclassified materials, supervised relabeling process, recataloged. Presented I
Dont Dewey, iBrowse, detailing genrefication process at 2014 ISLMA conference.
Created & maintained curricular, promotional & instructional guides for materials, library programs &
offerings using Smore, Haiku Learning Management System, Pages, & Microsoft Office Suite.
Established library presence on social media sites: Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, GoodReads, & Tumblr.
Responsible for fiction book selection & collection development for grades JK-5.
Manage eRead Illinois e-book program for students and faculty, planned and programmed roll out
party, provided tech support for e-book checkouts across multiple devices and platforms.
Curated book recommendation lists for faculty, staff, & students; annual book talks to 5th grade.
Weekly storytime with senior kindergarten focusing on ISLMA Monarch nominees & curricular tie-ins.
Readers Advisory: students & faculty across all grades have learned that when looking for a good
book, I have at least five personally tailored selections.
Programs: Banned Books Week, National Library Week, Dr. Seuss Birthday Party, Winter Olympics viewing.
Oversee, manage, & nurture self-appointed student assistant (a 9th grader) in library work.
Trained & managed fifteen parent volunteers to assist in library throughout each school year.

Library Aide
Highland Park Public Library, Highland Park, IL
I began working at HPPL as a shelver, and after graduating high school, was promoted to Library
Aide. As my career has changed, I have taken less hours & responsibilities, but my dedication to the
library and its patrons has never wavered.

Provided stellar reference & Readers Advisory service, with several dozen RA regulars.

Emily Fardoux
7010 N. Ashland Blvd. Apt 100
Chicago, IL 60626
Supervised & planned special programs for up to sixty children, most recently a Gaming Tournament for
grades 4-8 (Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. Brawl).
Designed non-traditional & innovative publicity for library programming (tape body outlines on the floor
for a forensic science event).
Prepared & facilitated annual Mock Newbery & Mock Caldecott discussions for Youth Department staff.
Reworked reading programs from traditional format to Evanced Summer Reader online software,
developed and administered annual staff training.
Wrote and prepared over 150 Book Match (Battle of the Books) questions
Assisted with reworking of new iterations of library website.
Prepared & maintained Nook devices with sixty two books, rotating each year, for circulation to youth.
Develop and maintain over 40 filmographies.
Assist with management of middle school volunteers in Junior Page job preparation program.
Trained two Library Aides on daily reference desk responsibilities.
Member of Summer Reading Committee and Green Team.

Other Experience

Graduate Assistant to Janice Del Negro, Dominican University

Temporary Library Aide, North Shore Country Day School
Youth Services Shelver, Highland Park Public Library


Professional Skills

Library-related software & systems: SirsiDynix, Destiny, Bibliocommons, Enterprise, eRead Illinois, Overdrive
suite, Gale databases
Productivity: MS Office, Google Apps, basic Photoshop Elements,
Technology: basic HTML, iPad and Nook management
Social Media Proficiency

Professional Involvement

Conferences attended: ILA 2011 (presented poster session); ALA Annual 2013; ISLMA 2014 (presented);
YALSAs YA Lit Symposium 2012, 2014; ALA Midwinter 2015
Member of ISLMAs Bluestem Award Reading Committee
Member of Illinois School Library Media Association
Member of ALA, YALSA, ALSC

Emily Fardoux
7010 N. Ashland Blvd. Apt 100
Chicago, IL 60626

* letter available upon request

Lane Young, Director of Library & Educational Technology

North Shore Country Day School - 847-881-8803
Chris Boyle, Assistant Head of School
North Shore Country Day School - 847-441-3311
* Susan Schinleber, Middle School Humanities and French Teacher
North Shore Country Day School - 847-881-8893
* Kathy Irvin, Director of Early Childhood Program
North Shore Country Day School - 847-441-3335
* Katie Kirsch, Upper School Academic Integrator
North Shore Country Day School - 847-345-0285
* Janice Del Negro, Associate Professor and Follett Chair
Dominican University Graduate School of Library & Information Science - 708-366-6871
Linda Wicher, Director of Youth Services
Highland Park Public Library - 847-432-0216 (x114)