Michelle Belmont


Web Developer

Content Manager

Librarian



Click here for a printable pdfWork History

Web Developer                 April 2014 - present
Anoka-Ramsey Community College & Anoka Technical College, Coon Rapids, MN

  • Web building through SiteCore
  • Troubleshoot errors in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and ASP

Web Specialist                 September 2012 - April 2014
University of Minnesota, College of Design, St Paul, MN

  • Web building through DreamWeaver for clients to use via editable regions in Contribute
  • Manage website design for seven schools and twelve centers affiliated with the College of Design
  • Troubleshoot errors in CSS, jQuery and PHP

Associate Librarian          February 2012 – September 2012
Public Services Assistant January 2011 – February 2012
Librarian Substitute          November 2011 – September 2012,
  April 2014 - present

Hennepin County Public Libraries, Minneapolis, MN

  • Assist patrons from the iDesk with reference questions and reader's advisory
  • Maintain branch library webpage & contributor to Teen Links blog
  • Perform storytime for babies and toddlers
  • Plan teen programming monthly events
  • Assist patrons at the Service Desk with library cards, fees and checkouts
  • Pull and process patron request holds using Horizon
  • Volunteer Aug 2010 – Dec 2010: Sort and shelve incoming materials

Information Specialist     June 2010 – February 2012
Betty Crocker Kitchens Cookbook Library, General Mills, Minneapolis, MN

  • Successfully designed & maintained SharePoint site to promote library services
  • Copy catalog new books and journals using Z39.50 & OCLC CatExpress
  • Manage circulating items via Sydney+ and re-shelving
  • Create research reports per request in food related databases
  • Implement popular internal newsletter of the latest in food trend news

Web/Digital Services Librarian August 2008 – April 2010
Website Consultant                   May 2010 – March 2012

Blackwell Library, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

  • Created new web tools for the library’s web presence
  • Maintained web content for library website and social networking sites: facebook, blog & twitter
  • Spearheaded using Meebo IM as a locally based chat reference service & later migration to LibraryH3lp
  • Assumed responsibility of the Web Committee tasked with the oversight of all website improvements
  • Coordinated the development team for a Faculty Scholarship Database: a searchable online db of all SU scholarship
  • Built consistent, user-friendly web-based subject guides
  • Assisted patrons at reference desk
  • Taught library instruction classes
  • Presented topics on web building to library staff
  • Participated on consortium-level committees for Aleph catalog and the User Interface Task Group, and university committees for sustainability and information technology

Member Services AssistanJanuary 2007 – August 2008
Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC), Tampa, FL

  • Administered content maintenance for organization/program websites and social networking sites
  • Assisted patrons from the Ask a Librarian virtual reference desk
  • Launched a weekly blog for the Ask a Librarian MySpace profile
  • Taught workshops for librarians on current topics, such as gaming in libraries and incorporating social networking services
  • Built Facebook Tabs related to the virtual reference service
  • Consultant to Ask a Librarian August 2008 - Spring 2009

Centralized Scheduler     March 2005 – December 2006
KB Home, Tampa, FL

  • Coordinated scheduling of construction superintendents and vendors to meet projected building dates
  • Utilized Microsoft Access tables and reports to track efficiency

Creative Assistant             January 2004 – March 2005
TVC (Televisual Communications Inc.), Clearwater, FL

  • Implemented a graphic library of backup files & catalog of over 400 videos
  • Assisted with video editing, video production and graphic design
  • Served as liaison to clients during customization process
  • Mastered 10 computer programs over a very short period of time under the tutelage of established graphic artists

Community Service

People Serving People    July 2010 – July 2011
Technology Lab Manager

  • Assist residents in finding permanent housing and employment
  • Act to troubleshoot any computer issues

Project S.U.C.C.E.S.S.         August 2010 – August 2011
Transportation Volunteer

  • Assist in transportation of high school students and their families to performing arts events.

Animal Humane Society  August 2010 – August 2011
Dog Walker & Adoption Floor Volunteer

  • Communicate to potential adopters each animal's particular needs
  • Care for animals and helped out with any task necessary

Hennepin County Library
At Home Services VolunteerMay 2012 – present

  • Deliver materials to home bound library patrons

Support Services Volunteer August 2010 – December 2010

  • Unpack new deliveries
  • Reshelve and sort library materials

Education

Continuing Education Workshops             2007-2008
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

HTML, CSS, XML, JavaScript, Access
DreamWeaver, Photoshop basic and advanced, Flash

Master of Library & Information Science     May 2008
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Specialization in Technology & Web Services
Library School GPA 3.64

Bachelor of Arts in History                             December 2003
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Major in World History, Minor in Latin
Graduated summa cum laude

Presentations

Oleson, Michelle, Krista Knapp, and Mandy Hackley. (2009). "Faculty Scholarship Database: Ingenuity through Collaboration." Presentation: Poster Session. American Library Association Annual Conference: Chicago, IL, July 11.

Computer Skills

  • Web building through HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, ASP and SQL.
  • Social networking services and web application development
  • Adobe CS Dreamweaver, Microsoft FrontPage/SharePoint
  • Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, Camtasia, Flash, Adobe Premiere
  • Microsoft Office Suite including Access and Visio