Anne Wisniewski's SLM Portfolio
Anne T. Wisniewski
Ellicott City, Maryland
Years of Experience
- 1 year at Trinity School, Ellicott City, MD
- 5 years at Worthington Elementary School, Howard County Public School System, MD
- M.S. in School Library Media, May, 2005, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD
- B.A. in Psychology awarded with distinction, May, 1985, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Honors and Awards
- Phi Beta Kappa, Purdue University, 1985
- Phi Kappa Phi, Purdue University, 1985
- Psi Chi, Purdue University, 1984
- Nominated for the Distinguished Assistant Award, Howard County Public School System, January, 2003
- Superior Performance Award, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, December, 1987
As the Media Specialist at Trinity School, I am responsible for all aspects of the media center. Trinity School is a private, Catholic K-8 school in Ellicott City, Maryland. As indicated in Information Power: Building Parnerships for Learning, by the American Library Association, my roles include teacher, instructional partner, information specialist, and program administrator. I teach information literacy skills to all students in kindergarten through seventh grade for approximately 30 minutes each week. I also teach an enrichment course, currently The Arabian Nights, to eighth graders once a week. I actively participate in collaborated and integrated lessons with a variety of teachers; from poetry with the first graders, to social studies with the seventh graders. I maintain a collection of over 16,000 items and promote and manage the use of several online subscription databases. I have established a media advisory committee which assists me in developing appropriate goals and objectives to be met throughout a given year.
Summary of Experience
Media Assistant, Worthington Elementary School, 2001-2004
As the Media Assistant, I performed a wide variety of duties to facilitate the operation of the Worthington media center. Specifically, I maintained and operated The Library Corporation's (TLC) circulation and public access catalog (PAC) systems. I oversaw the updating of patron and material files as necessary. I assisted in readers' advisory, helping students and teachers select materials to meet their needs. I advised teachers, students and administrators in using the PAC system to find books and other items. I created attractive and appropriate bulletin boards for display in the media center. I managed and maintained most of the AV equipment, making minor repairs when necessary. Finally, I shelved materials, repaired books, ordered supplies, and processed new items that were purchased for the media center.
Instructional Assistant, Worthington Elementary School, 1999-2001
As an Instructional Assistant, I worked primarily with the first and second grade teams. I was part of the first grade reading team four mornings per week. My duties included teaching the children various decoding strategies, helping them process and analyze written text, conducting and grading spelling tests and reading aloud to small groups. I also participated in the second grade reading program in a similar capacity. In addition I often prepared materials in advance for instructional use, assisted the teacher during instruction, and supervised the students during lunch. One year I provided the first grade teachers with extra planning time by reading to their classes at the end of the day.
Research Assistant, I-Tech, 1997-1998
I assisted in the development of a strategic plan for the Humane Society of Baltimore County. I collected and assimilated most of the data for the plan as well as typed and co-edited the final report. I also assisted in developing the instructor's manual and accompanying PowerPoint slides for the textbook, Project Management , by Dr. James Clements. Finally, I participated in training the staff of the Bell Atlantic CDSC on the following software packages: Windows NT, Internet Explorer and Lotus Notes.
Research Assistant, George Washington University Biostatistics Center, 1988-1989
I managed and maintained data collected by the Maternal Fetal Medicine Units Network at seven university based clinics across the country. I checked the data for consistence and accuracy. Programming in SAS, I provided information to the Center statisticians for use at meetings and in reports. I edited and tested new software to be used at the clinics for data collection. I also contributed to and edited the manuals that were developed to accompany the new software.
Research Coordinator, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 1986-1988
I co-edited a quarterly, 40-page newsletter, the Research Bulletin . This included collecting, organizing and composing appropriate articles as well as overseeing the typing, printing and distribution of the Bulletin. I was solely responsible for the operation and management of the Research Information Service (RIS), a dBase III Plus database of information about doctoral and postdoctoral communication disorders programs. I was entirely responsible for creating the dBase III Plus programs to print the appropriate RIS information. I assisted in developing, distributing and analyzing surveys and used various graphics packages to disseminate the results. Finally, I represented the Research Division and presented a poster at the 1987 ASHA Annual Convention.
Notre Dame Preparatory School, Towson, Maryland
- Lead designer and seamstress, Spring Gala Quilt, 2003
- Lead designer and seamstress, Spring Gala Quilt, 2002
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Ellicott City, Maryland
- Volunteer Youth Minister for High School Youth, April, 2004 - present
- Eucharistic Minister, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 2000 – present
- Lead designer and seamstress, Confirmation Quilt, 2003
- Chaperone, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Confirmation Retreat, January, 2003
- Catechist, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Middle School IMPACT program, Fall, 2002
McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland
- Provost interviewer, Spring, 2004
Girl Scouts of Central Maryland
- Co-Leader, Girl Scout Troop 324 , 1996 – 2003
- Co-Leader, Girl Scout Troop 1216 , 1997 – 2004
Personal references are available upon request.
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