Rebecca Vogler Splain



EXPERIENCE

Quality Control Clerk
Government Contractor
2014-Present

- Perform quality audits on task workers

- Work with a team of quality assurance workers and trainers to create work instruction manuals 

- Assist in training employees on new tasks


Weekend/Evening Circulation Manager – Olin Library
Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
2013 – 2014

- Supervise, schedule, and train a staff of over forty student assistants
- Responsible for the circulation activities of a large main university library
- Bibliographer for the Popular Literature Mystery books
- Provide reference services through in-person, telephone, e-mail, and web chat interviews


Librarian – Holland America Line
MS Statendam
2013 – 2013 (6 month contract)

- Managed a library of 4000 books, games, and magazines through cataloging, collections development, and circulation duties
- Served the needs of 1200-1400 guests and nearly 600 crew members by providing information on the ship, including the activities aboard and   the ports on the itinerary, and provided readers’ advisory assistance
- Created metadata records for each item in the library in order to better access the books guests wanted

Graduate Library Assistant – Special Collections – Ellis Library
University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
2008 – 2013

- Answered in-person, phone, and e-mail reference questions
- Promoted the Special Collections Department by designing displays highlighting the multiplecollections in the department, composing blog posts and Facebook posts
- Executed rare book preservation projects including an Adopt-A-Book program and recording measurements for phase boxes

Graduate Library Assistant – Mathematical Sciences Library
University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
2011 – 2012

- Oversaw the daily operations of a university branch library including reference services, circulation services, and inter-library loan
- Cultivated professional relationships with the Mathematical Sciences faculty, staff, and students through reference interviews and Math Committee meetings
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EDUCATION

ALA-Accredited Master of Arts in Information Science and Learning Technologies
Emphasis in Library Science
2011 – 2012                                                                                                       
University of Missouri
GPA: 4.0


Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Religious Studies
Earned an Honors Certificate
2007 – 2010                                                                                                            
University of Missouri
GPA: 3.68
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ASSOCIATION and ORGANIZATIONAL ACTIVITY

Active Member– American Library Association and Missouri Library Association
2011 – Present

Head Editor for Ohio – INALJ.com
2013 - 2014
Searched for new library job listings among various college, university, public library, and school district websites
Edited a WordPress blog by keeping current job listings posted and deleting old job postings
Created and submitted a new blog post every month on some aspect of librarianship or job hunting

Commissioner – City of Columbia Cultural Affairs Commission
2010 – 2013

Collaborated with other members of the Small Requests Subcommittee to evaluate various arts agencies funding requests
Advocated the benefits of the arts and art education with city and state government officials


Professional Development Chair – Library and Information Science Graduate Students Association (LISGSA)
2011 – 2012

Developed and organized professional development events on behalf of LISGSA including resumé workshops, panel discussions, and mock interview sessions
Served on the Executive Board by assisting in making budget decisions, fund-raising, and helping to facilitate the transition from one executive board to a newly elected one in April 2012.


Secretary – Tau Sigma National Transfer Students Honor Society (MU Chapter)
2008 – 2009

Recorded the minutes of each monthly meeting
Assisted with organizing the annual academic year welcome party and annual induction ceremony
Promoted and recruited new members into the organization