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									Cheryl Klimaszewski                                                         1916 Pemberton Street
215.696.3790                                                                Philadelphia, PA 19146                                               

        Twelve years experience as an administrator and project manager.
        Teaching and research experience in the U.S. and abroad.
        Excellent technical and expository writing skills.
        Skilled web developer with knowledge of design and usability standards and best
        Adept at implementing innovative Web 2.0 tools and open source solutions.
        Fluent in all phases of relational database design, implementation and management.
        Proficient searcher of electronic databases, including Dialog.
        Strongly grounded in the theory and practice of:
             o Cataloging practices and standards: AACR2, MARC, Dublin Core.
             o Content representation, including image indexing and thesaurus creation
             o Curatorship of special collections

Professional Experience - Highlights
Cataloger/Digital Technician
The Library Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA (September 2008 – Present)

        Creating original cataloging records for a collection of negatives depicting aerial views of
         Philadelphia in the early twentieth century using Ex Libris.
        Conducting ancillary research to ensure completeness and accuracy of records.
        Producing archival scans of glass and film negatives.

Senior Volunteer Collection Developer
Internet Public Library, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (September 2007 – Present)

        Developing special collections, including Blog and Web Technologies.
        Evaluating websites for inclusion in the general, teen, youth and/or special collections.
        Creating, reviewing and revising cataloging records according to Dublin Core standards.
        Updating Literary Criticism and Native American Authors special collections databases.
        Documenting errors in and suggest improvements to staff training manual.
        Assessing usability of web interfaces to access collections data.
        Monitoring and respond to patron e-mails.

The Library Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA (Summer 2008)

        Designed and produced physical and virtual exhibitions featuring the library's collection
         of nineteenth century pharmacists’ trade cards.
        Authored text for web site and exhibition labels.
        Created archival scans of materials according to prescribed digital workflows.
        Created cataloging records for images.
        Conducted research for biographies on notable women.
        Assisted in the reading room.
Cheryl Klimaszewski                                                      1916 Pemberton Street
215.696.3790                                                             Philadelphia, PA 19146                                            

Processing Archivist - Graduate Student Intern
Hagerty Library, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (February - April, 2008)

      Processed the collections of former Drexel University Presidents Matheson and Creese.
      Created finding aids using Archivists' Toolkit.
      Conducted ancillary research.
      Designed a website to promote the collections.
      Selected documents for inclusion in exhibitions.
      Authored blog posts.

Technical Services Assistant
Hagerty Library, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (January – February, 2008)

      Assisted with the relocation of the entire serials collection.
      Compared actual holdings against database records.
      Identified and marked volumes for storage or weeding.
      Performed related logistical tasks that required extensive use of Innovative Interfaces'
       Millenium database.

Technical Writer and Junior Designer/Programmer
avEIGHT, Ink., Philadelphia, PA (2007-2008)

      Designed and coded websites using XHTML, CSS, PERL, JavaScript.
      Developed avEIGHT user support website.
      Edited user manual for Byte Merchant POS Software.
      Researched and wrote business plan to obtain venture capital.
      Provided help desk support to users via phone and e-mail.

Show Manager
Philadelphia Furniture and Furnishings Show, Philadelphia, PA (2004 – 2006)

      Acted as primary point of contact for over 200 potential exhibitors to this annual artisan
       craft show.
      Involved in all aspects of show planning and execution, including extensive dealings with
       Pennsylvania Convention Center.
      Developed and implemented a relational database that streamlined show operations and
       allowed exhibitor communication to be done electronically, which reduced mailing costs
       by fifty percent.
      Hired and supervised show staff.

Cheryl Klimaszewski                                                       1916 Pemberton Street
215.696.3790                                                              Philadelphia, PA 19146                                             

Administrative Assistant
Media Arts Department, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (2004)

      Oversaw department budget.
      Compiled and edited departmental publications.
      Managed two gallery spaces.
      Hired and supervised show staff.
      Wrote press releases.
      Coordinated guest lectures, open house activities, student screenings/exhibitions, and
       departmental field trips.
      Supervised student workers.
      Managed departmental databases.

Employment Litigation Dept., Willig, Williams and Davidson, Philadelphia, PA (2002-2004)

      Managed five to ten cases concurrently.
      Reviewed and managed discovery documents.
      Prepared factual summaries and timelines.
      Developed and created trial exhibits.
      Wrote deposition summaries.
      Edited and finalized pleadings and discover for filing and service.
      Tracked case costs.
      Supervised student workers.
      Coordinated new client intakes.

Administrative Assistant
Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (2002)

      Provided general and legal administrative assistance in a clinical legal setting.
      Edited and finalized court documents and correspondence.
      Prepared course packets.
      Designed PowerPoint presentations.

Historical Maintenance Person
Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust, Philadelphia, PA (2001)

      Led the preservation project on the house at Mount Pleasant (portico and exterior
       woodwork conservation).
      Assisted with other preservation and conservation projects as required.

Cheryl Klimaszewski                                                    1916 Pemberton Street
215.696.3790                                                           Philadelphia, PA 19146                                          

Administrative Assistant
The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (1999-2000)

      Provided support to the museum's Director, Assistant Director and Board of Governors.
      Acted as a liaison between director and museum staff to track status of projects.
      Managed fundraising and donor databases.
      Finalized grant applications and reports.
      Coordinated development of the museum's website.

Departmental Secretary
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago, Chicago,
IL (1997-1999)

      Provided support to the Department Chair and Administrative Assistant.
      Guided students and faculty through a complex set of departmental rules and
      Compiled, edited and produced course time schedules, catalogs and directories.
      Developed and maintained databases for student records, admissions and faculty job
      Coordinated campus visits for prospective students.
      Provided general office support, including such tasks as scheduling classrooms and
       updating the department webpage.

Teaching and Research
      Research Assistant for professors at Ball State University as part of a study abroad
       program in rural Romania (2007, 2008)
      Teaching Assistant for the undergraduate course Beginning Non-Silver Photographic
       Processes, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (2005 - 2006)
      English Teacher, Berlitz Language Center, Istanbul, Turkey (2001)

      M.S. Library and Information Science, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 2008 (GPA
      B.S. Fine Art Photography, Bradley University, Peoria, IL, 1994 (Magna Cum Laude)

Cheryl Klimaszewski                                                    1916 Pemberton Street
215.696.3790                                                           Philadelphia, PA 19146                                          

Honors & Leadership
      Recipient of the Margaret C. Crowl Endowed Scholarship for the 2007-2008 academic
      Treasurer of the Drexel University Special Libraries Association Student Chapter

Professional Affiliations
      American Library Association (ALA)
      Special Libraries Association (National and Philadelphia Chapters)

Web development

      XHTML, CSS, XML
      JavaScript, PERL, PHP, MySQL
      FTP, Telnet, UNIX
      Dreamweaver
      FireFox, Internet Explorer, Safari

Software and Systems

      Windows and Macintosh platforms
      MS Office Suite
      WordPerfect
      FileMaker Pro
      Adobe Creative Suite
      Archivists’ Toolkit
      Innovative Interfaces Millennium
      Ex Libris

References available upon request.


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