Rebecca Karlis

Royal Oak, Michigan info@rebeccakarlis.com

Hi! I'm Rebecca. I'm an information services professional in the Detroit area. After a brief stint working in advertising in Chicago I decided I wanted to hone deeper skills in research and technology so I earned my master's degree in Library and Information Science. I have six years of experience building my skills in libraries that are complemented by my prior experience in communications.

I am passionate about learning, but especially learning about communications, information, and technology. I'm currently looking for a new opportunity to expand my experience.

Experience

Writer

Tweddle Group
  • Developed instructional video scripts for the automotive consumer market.
  • Optimized workflows by initiating reorganization of network files, developing process documentation, and revamping workflows.
  • Collaborated across project teams to ensure rigorous standards in content accuracy.
  • Verified content by researching client’s new model features and vetting existing and new content against source material.
  • Tested audio and navigation systems, Bluetooth, and in-vehicle apps for comprehensive product knowledge.
August 2016-April 2018

Information Services Analyst/Librarian

Kelly Services
  • Supported electronic services, reference, circulation, and cataloging for the internal global General Motors eLibrary.
  • Provided research assistance by request for trends in automotive innovation, patent and trademark information, scientific literature, and technical engineering standards.
  • Maintained electronic access to content and announcements on GM eLibrary SharePoint website.
  • Copy cataloged print materials and maintained internal cataloging standards for Research and Development reports from multiple global sites.
  • Maintained regular communications with vendors.
  • Led occasional library orientation sessions for new R&D employees.
  • Coordinated supplier-provided training sessions for employees globally.
July 2015-August 2016

Reference & Electronic Services Librarian

Marygrove College
  • Managed electronic resources subscription spending.
  • Created documentation for maintaining both administrative and user access to databases and electronic services, including introducing guest management software.
  • Managed oversight and troubleshooting of the proxy server for off-campus access.
  • Developed information architecture and custom CSS styling for LibGuides research subject guides.
  • Supported student research and instructed students on database search strategies at the reference desk.
  • Led information literacy instruction sessions for students to gain comprehensive research skills.
  • Collaborated with vendors to configure access to the library’s electronic resources.
September 2013-July 2015

Reference & Instructional Services Librarian

Marygrove College
  • Supported student development of research skills by leading information literacy instruction sessions and providing reference desk research services.
  • Planned and led library events with event committee.
  • Provided first-line technical support for library computers and peripheral devices.
  • Designed marketing brochures, pamphlets, flyers, and signage for events and services.
June 2012-August 2013

Education

Wayne State Univeristy

Master of Library and Information Science
2009-2011

Michigan State University

Bachelor of Arts, Advertising
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology
2000-2005

Skills

TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGIES

Operating Systems:

  • Windows OS/ Mac OS
  • Linux (Debian/Ubuntu)

Software:

  • MS Word
  • MS Excel
  • MS PowerPoint
  • MS OneNote
  • MS Outlook
  • MS Publisher
  • MS Visio
  • LCA/Trisoft
  • Arbortext
  • JIRA
  • ProQuest/Serials Solutions 360 Link (administration)
  • Polaris ILS
  • Horizon ILS
  • Millennium ILS
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • SublimeText 2

Middleware

  • EZProxy

Content/Enterprise/Learning Management Software

  • Joomla!
  • Drupal
  • SharePoint
  • LibGuides
  • Blackboard

Coding:

  • CSS3/HTML5/XML
  • Working knowledge: SQL, JavaScript, Bash, Sass

Professional Interests

  • Information architecture
  • User experience
  • Social media
  • Content strategy
  • Metadata
  • Coding