Katherine Bell
Academic Program Specialist
Completed and Upcoming Classes
Fall 2020
  • LIS5408: Management of Information Organization
  • LIS5485: Introduction to Information Technologies
Spring 2021
  • LIS5472: Digital Libraries
  • LIS5703: Information Organization
Summer 2021
  • LIS5411: Introduction to Information Policy
  • LIS5528: Storytelling for Information Professionals
Fall 2021
  • LIS5271: Research in Information Studies
Spring 2022
  • LIS5661: Government Information
  • LIS5711: Cataloging and Classification
Summer 2022
  • LIS5275: Usability Analysis
Fall 2022 (Graduation Semester)
  • LIS5511: Collection Development Management
  • LIS5590: Museum Informatics
Spring 2023 (optional)
  • LIS5787: Fundamentals of Metadata Theory and Practice
Office Skills
Programs
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (Photoshop, Acrobat DC, InDesign, Premiere Pro)
  • Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, OneDrive)
  • Social Media presentation (HootSuite, Canva, MailChimp, Meta Business Suite)
  • Website Management (WordPress, Drupal, webFTP/HTML, Omeka)
  • Operating Platforms (Windows, Macintosh)
  • Remote Networking (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Discord, GroupMe)
Office Skills
  • Team Management
  • Time Management
  • Supervisory Experience
Volunteer Experience
Outpatient Therapy Services

Cuthbert, GA

4+ hours

The Willows Retirement Community

Cuthbert, GA

100+ hours

References

Available upon request

I'm a former library paraprofessional, finishing my master's to become a library or information professional, seeking to obtain a position where I may utilize and apply my education, experience, creativity, leadership, and organizational skills to benefit the company and my coworkers, as well as ensure a successful work environment.

Education
Master of Science/Master of Library Science (MSI/MLIS))
Florida State UniversityAugust 2020 - December 2022

Completed and upcoming classes: Digital Libraries, Information Organization, Government Information, Research in Information Studies, Storytelling for Information Professionals, Introduction to Information Policy, Cataloging and Classification, Usability Analysis, Collection Development and Management, Museum Informatics

Graduate Certificate in Publishing and Editing
Florida State UniversityAugust 2009 - May 2011

Selected classes: Line-Editing, Copy Editing, Electronic Editing, Editing and Designing Newsletters, Magazine Culture

Bachelor of Arts, English with Professional Writing Option
Georgia Southwestern State UniversityAugust 1998 - May 2002
  • Minor: Sociology
  • Member: Phi Beta Kappa, English Honor Society
  • Selected Courses: Advanced Grammar, Advanced Composition, Professional Writing, Technical Writing, and Creative Writing
Selected Work History
Academic Program Specialist
Florida State University, Reubin O'D. Askew School of Public Administration and PolicyOctober 2021 - present

Social media management, including managing and updating the School's website, creating of images for the School's social media, and updating the School’s social media. Travel and purchasing representative. Advising students on the master's graduate level regarding classes, enrollment, certification, paths to graduation, and more. Creating classes and ensuring textbooks were correct. Making sure grades were entered correctly at the end of the semester. Collecting and storing final theses for graduating master's students. Assisting in bringing 75th Anniversary celebration to completion. Ensuring that orders to orders to Building Facilities, Information Technology Services (ITS), and university police were submitted correctly, as department was without office staff for eight months. Assisting with orientation for incoming graduate students. Participating in the hiring committee for an additional staff member. Supervising 1 federal work-study student and 1 part-time staff.

Administrative Associate
Florida State University, Reubin O'D. Askew School of Public Administration and PolicyApril 2020 - October 2021

Social media management, including managing and updating the School's website, creating a twice-yearly newsletter, creating of images for the School's social media, and updating the School's social media. Began organization of 75th Anniversary celebration. Travel and purchasing representative. Administrative and academic support. Supervised 2 undergraduate federal work-study students and 2 part-time staff.

Academic Coordinator
Georgia State University, University Testing & Prometric TestingApril 2017 - April 2020

Administered and proctored a variety of exams within a university-based Prometric Testing facility, with an emphasis on protecting the intellectual properties of various clients. Controlled test areas by maintaining knowledge of policies, procedures, and best practices. Maintained sufficient security clearance to deliver federal-level Internal Revenue Service (IRS) examinations. Provided daily troubleshooting of technical difficulties. Provided high levels of customer support and service to 30 to 50 testing candidates a day, representing a wide variety of professions.

Library Associate
Library Associate, Robert Manning Strozier University Library, Special Collections and ArchivesDecember 2010 - August 2013

Created and managed schedules via Microsoft Excel and later Microsoft Outlook. Maintained department "out" calendar. Staffed customer service and reference desk. Maintained department statistics. Some limited cataloging of special collections archival objects. Monitoring for consistent temperature and humidity in storage areas for best preservation of materials. Responsible for creating department WordPress blog, as well as authoring posts, creating photographs, and editing images for department blog posts, found at:

http://fsuspecialcollections.wordpress.com

Administrative Support Assistant
Florida State University, Robert Manning Strozier University, Library Administration OfficeApril 2007 - December 2010

Managed and maintained the calendars of a university dean, two associate deans, and two conference rooms. Travel and purchasing representative. Administrative support. Managed library association, including:

Maintaining membership lists; receiving and processing donations and fees; booking catering for board meetings and taking meeting notes; creating RSVP mailings for annual dinner, as well as creating signage for dinner and arranging catering for dinner; and troubleshooting any issues with memberships that might arise.

Senior Library Technical Assistant
Florida State University, Robert Manning Strozier University Library, Undergraduate Services and Programming Department (formerly User Information Services)June 2005 - April 2007

Copyedited undergraduate library newsletter, checking volumes for correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Compiled monthly usage statistics for the department. Retrieved and maintained government documents. Developed and maintained blogs and listservs for use in multiple departments throughout the library. Managed department in supervisor's absence.

Publications
Scholarly
Pending2022

The Mental Health Systems Act of 1980

Fiction
As Katherine Bell
As Ellie Hicks