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Jessica Lauren

Supervising Librarian

Summary

Passionate community advocate, advanced education in libraries and track record of empowering partnerships and positive change.

Skills

  • Collection Development & Management
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Fundraising
  • Program Development
  • Project Planning & Budgeting
  • Space Design

Work Experience

President of Public Libraries Section

New York Library Association

Present

Serves as representative to NYLA council and spokesperson for the section

  • Directs and conducts board meetings.
  • With Treasurer, approves payment of bills throughout the year.
  • Prepares annual year-end report for PLS membership and presents at annual membership meeting.
  • Plans annual PLS membership meeting at the NYLA Conference.
  • Curates a portion of the annual conference.

Supervising Librarian

The New York Public Library

Present

Supervise and oversee Adult Services team

  • Trouble shot and make improvements to processes and workflows of public service, collection and public programs
  • Seek out opportunities to leverage Library goals and core values in the community
  • Assist in planning and implementation of Library strategic priorities
  • Coach, mentor, and manage the performance of Adult Services team
  • Assist in the development of collection and branch programs

Adult Programming Specialist

The New York Public Library

Jan 2019

Responsible for program development for 80+ branches throughout Staten Island, Bronx and Manhattan with various budget sizes.

  • Worked collaboratively with NYPL curators, various departments, community groups, organizations, and presenters to strategically plan, design and execute programs at the neighborhood branches.

  • Advocated for branch programming needs and concerns.

  • Developed resources and trainings, in a variety of formats to ensure adequate staff support.

  • Assist in the development of library policies and procedures.

Education

Masters Degree in Library and Information Science

San Jose State University

Jun 2003

Bachelor of Arts Degree in History

Northeastern University

Jun 1998

Project

Program and MSA Index

Project Manager

Dec 2019

Developed an online index of vetted program presenters to be viewable throughout all 80+ branches. Along with a process to execute the programs into the branches.

One Book One New York

Collaborator

Aug 2018

Worked with the City of Cultural Affairs to roll out a city-wide reading program throughout all 80+ branches.

Tax Prep

Project Manager

Apr 2019

Collaborated with VITA, AARP, Ariva, Food Bank and MMCC Bank to service 28 branches to provide free tax preparation. Estimated total number of patrons served 7000+.

Book Discussion Program

Project Manager

Aug 2009

Reconfigured book discussion program to be more sustainable and efficient. Program expanded to 40+ branches.

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Arabic
  • German

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