Emily O'Connor

Emily O'Connor

Dean, Library & Learning Services | Tutoring, Information Literacy, eResources Guru | Passion for Adult Higher Ed

Location
Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
Industry
Education Management

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Emily O'Connor's Overview

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Emily O'Connor's Summary

Leader of academic services - specifically libraries & learning centers - with special interest in developing innovative services to students that incorporate social networking technology; collaborating with faculty to improve communication about students and our services; and developing/implementing successful assessment practices. I am always seeking opportunities to become a better leader by improving my communication and performance management/evaluation skills.

Specialties

leadership, teaching, service leadership, Information Literacy, reference, library instruction, budgeting, fiscal management, collection development, customer service, web 2.0, Microsoft Office 2007, Second Life, vendor relations, copyright, hiring, training, collaboration, marketing

Emily O'Connor's Experience

Dean, Library & Learning Services

Rasmussen College

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Education Management industry

July 2013Present (1 year 3 months) Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

I am responsible for providing overall leadership and have college-wide responsibility for establishing and maintaining a teaching, learning and working environment for Library and Learning Center operations, services and resources in all modalities. Responsibilities include: leading financial planning and budget management for all campus and online library and learning center resources and services; ensuring organizational structures through allocation, supervision, development and management of library and learning center staff; providing library and learning center leadership and instructional leadership for the development and management of college-wide library and learning center services, such as information literacy and learning skills instruction, materials selection, circulation, tutoring services, and automated services; and representing the College in local, state, regional, and national library and learning center organizations and initiatives to advance the interests of the College.

Director of Library and Learning Resources

Rasmussen College

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Education Management industry

January 2009Present (5 years 9 months)

Leadership of library and learning center services at a private, career-focused, baccalaureate college. I have dotted-line responsibility for two units at each of our 24 campuses in 5 states, as well as National Online campus. I oversee the budget and acquisitions related to all resources in the department, and the implementation and continuation of services for students, faculty and staff.

Library Director

Rasmussen College

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Education Management industry

May 2006January 2009 (2 years 9 months)

Management of the campus library, including acquisitions/collection development, cataloging, reference, instruction, marketing, budgeting, and programming.

Librarian

Rasmussen College

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Education Management industry

February 2005May 2006 (1 year 4 months)

Librarian

Reference Librarian

State of Florida

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Government Administration industry

January 2003February 2005 (2 years 2 months)

Responded to in-person and online public information and reference queries and organized and maintained the library collection.

Emily O'Connor's Organizations

  • American Library association

    • February 2002 to Present
  • Association of College & Research Libraries

    • February 2005 to Present
  • College Reading & Learning Association

    • September 2011 to Present
  • Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA)

    • February 2008 to Present
  • National Association of Developmental Education

    • February 2009 to Present
  • National College Learning Center Association

    • September 2011 to Present
  • Sigma Alpha Iota

    President, Secretary
    • 2000 to Present

Emily O'Connor's Publications

  • Formative Assessment: Redesigning the Library Workshop

    • A Collection of Papers on Self-Study and Institutional Improvement, Higher Learning Commission
    • April 2009

    Co-authored the paper with Emily O'Connor, director of library and learning resources. Co-presented a related presentation at the 114th Annual Meeting of the Higher Learning Commission, Chicago, Illinois.

Emily O'Connor's Projects

  • Our Online Village: Building an Effective Online Tutor Training Course

    • October 2012 to October 2012
    Team Members: Emily O'Connor, Jon Mladic

    Presented at the National College Learning Center Association Conference, October 2012

  • A Tapestry of Tutor Training: Creating a Multi-Campus/Discipline Work of Art

    • May 2013 to Present
    Team Members: Emily O'Connor, Jon Mladic

    September, 2013
    Presenting at the National College Learning Center Association (proposal accepted)

  • A Tutor Training Revolution: A Multi-Modality Tutor Training Program

    Team Members: Emily O'Connor, Jon Mladic

    November, 2013
    Presenting as a Pre-Conference Institute at the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) annual conference (proposal accepted)

  • A Stellar Evolution: Learning Skills and the Developmental Student

    • March 2014 to Present
    Team Members: Emily O'Connor, Jon Mladic

    Presented at the National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) annual conference

Emily O'Connor's Skills & Expertise

  1. Information Literacy
  2. Library Instruction
  3. Customer Service
  4. Budgeting
  5. Hiring
  6. Vendor Relations
  7. Collection Development
  8. Libraries
  9. Staff Development
  10. Public Speaking
  11. Higher Education
  12. E-learning
  13. Mentoring
  14. Microsoft Office
  15. Strategic Planning
  16. Problem Solving
  17. Team Building
  18. Library
  19. Fiscal Management
  20. Writing
  21. Supervisory Skills
  22. Administration
  23. E-Learning
  24. Budgets
  25. Library Science
  26. Instructional Design
  27. Teaching
  28. Curriculum Development
  29. Adult Education
  30. Curriculum Design
  31. Educational Technology
  32. Distance Learning
  33. Student Affairs
  34. Classroom
  35. Training
  36. Resume Writing
  37. Virtual Reference
  38. Library Management
  39. Leadership
  40. Social Networking
  41. Academic Libraries
  42. Electronic Resources
  43. Library Reference
  44. Academic Administration
  45. Student Development
  46. Library 2.0
  47. Academia
  48. Web 2.0
  49. Librarians
  50. Faculty Development

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Emily O'Connor's Education

Florida State University

Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS), Library and Information Science

20022003

West Virginia Wesleyan College

BA, Music Theory

19982002

Activities and Societies: Sigma Alpha Iota Alpha Phi Omega 4-H

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