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Cheryl Klimaszewski

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									Cheryl Klimaszewski                                                         1916 Pemberton Street
215.696.3790                                                                Philadelphia, PA 19146
ck336@drexel.edu                                                         www.onehandlaughing.com



Proficiencies
        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
         practices.
        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.

Intern
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
ck336@drexel.edu                                                      www.onehandlaughing.com



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.




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Cheryl Klimaszewski                                                       1916 Pemberton Street
215.696.3790                                                              Philadelphia, PA 19146
ck336@drexel.edu                                                       www.onehandlaughing.com



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.

Paralegal
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.




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Cheryl Klimaszewski                                                    1916 Pemberton Street
215.696.3790                                                           Philadelphia, PA 19146
ck336@drexel.edu                                                    www.onehandlaughing.com



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
       regulations.
      Compiled, edited and produced course time schedules, catalogs and directories.
      Developed and maintained databases for student records, admissions and faculty job
       searches.
      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)




Education
      M.S. Library and Information Science, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 2008 (GPA
       4.0)
      B.S. Fine Art Photography, Bradley University, Peoria, IL, 1994 (Magna Cum Laude)




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Cheryl Klimaszewski                                                    1916 Pemberton Street
215.696.3790                                                           Philadelphia, PA 19146
ck336@drexel.edu                                                    www.onehandlaughing.com



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

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

Skills
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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