Sarah Johnston

A techie librarian.

RÉSUMÉ

Education

Experience

Systems & Web Services Librarian, ST. OLAF COLLEGE LIBRARIES 2011-present
Administer and maintain all aspects of integrated library system
Administer and maintain openURL resolver, ILL software, VuFind catalog overlay
Monitor trends in digital services and technology suitable to libraries
Maintain and develop the Libraries' website
Work closely with staff to solve problems with technology
Provide staff with systems and technology training
Provide reference and instruction services to students and faculty
Serve on consortial committees related to software and technology
Interim College Librarian, ST. OLAF COLLEGE LIBRARIES 2009-2010
Responsible for all aspects of the Libraries' program and services
Supervised departmental heads and branch librarians
Monitored trends in libraries and information services; implemented changes when desirable
Head of Technical Services & Systems, ST. OLAF COLLEGE LIBRARIES 2007-2009
Managed all aspects of technical services, including acquisitions, cataloging, serials, and digital projects
Supervised 6 library staff members
Served as Libraries' liaison to IT
Monitored trends in library automation and digital services, analyzed for possible implementation
Maintained and developed the Libraries' website
Systems/Reference Librarian, ST. OLAF COLLEGE LIBRARIES 2004-2007
Administrated and maintained all aspects of III integrated library system
Lead the merger and migration to our shared III system with Carleton College
Worked as Libraries' liaison to IT
Monitored trends in library automation and digital services
Maintained and developed the Libraries' website
Worked closely with staff to solve problems with technology
Provided reference services to students and faculty
Reference/Instruction Librarian, ST. OLAF COLLEGE LIBRARIES 2003-2004
Provided reference services to students and faculty
Served as liaison to various departments for collection development and library instruction
Managed libraries' website
Digitizing/Reference Librarian, WENDT ENGINEERING LIBRARY University of Wisconsin-Madison 2001-2003
Managed library's website
Oversaw digital projects
Provided reference services, including e-mail and chat/virtual reference
Taught variety of classes for undergraduates, graduates, and faculty
Information Services Project Assistant, STEENBOCK LIBRARY University of Wisconsin-Madison 2000-2001
Designed a major database driven web site
Redesigned another large web site
Assisted in digitization projects
Cataloged web sites for informational sites

Technical Skills

Selected Conferences & Training

Recent Publications & Presentations

"Homegrown WorldCat Reclamation: Utilizing OCLC's WorldCat Metadata API to Reconcile Your Library's Holdings." The Code4Lib Journal 27 (2015).

"Improving Library Resource Discovery: Exploring the Possibilities of VuFind and Web-Scale Discovery." Journal of Web Librarianship 7.2 (2013): 154-89.

All Rivers Flow to the Sea: Integrating Web-Scale Discovery with Existing Systems. Presentation at Library Technology Conference. March 2013.

Improving Library Resource Discovery: Exploring the Possibilities of VuFind and Web Scale Discovery in a Consortial Environment. Presentation at Library Technology Conference. March 2012.