Last updated October 2014, please see linkedin for more recent updates.

Alexandra Patterson



Research Librarian, Mercersburg Academy                                               (August 2014-present)

  • Collaborating with teaching faculty and developing information literacy sessions
  • Teaching information literacy sessions
  • Preparing/updating/creating pathfinders and research exercises
  • Analyzing circulation data and creating usage reports for the Director
  • Providing staff training on new technology (ex. Evernote, RefMe)
  • Created new acquisitions management system (Fall 2014)
  • Staffing reference and circulation desks
  • Assisting the Director with ongoing projects

ILL & Serials Library Intern,EPA RTP Library                                 (July 2013-June 2014)

  • Created presentation on open access and traditional publishing
  • Presented topics to EPA researchers in classroom and webinar formats
  • Managed electronic database with renewal and pricing information
  • Gathered COUNTER statistics from various publishers
  • Created usage statistic reports using Access and Excel
  • Requested ILL materials using OCLC WorldShare
  • Created internship brochure to highlight the program
  • Developed marketing materials for new collections

Teen Services Intern, Orange County Public Library                                                (2012-2013)

  • Responded to patron inquiries from reference desk 3 nights a week
  • Wrote Common Core guide for teen room, including book recommendations
  • Assisted with teen advisory board meetings
  • Created readers advisory lists
  • Developed displays for new books and featured titles

Student Assistant, Multimedia Library, Kenyon College                         (2008-2010, 2011-2012)

  • Responded to patron inquiries using Millennium
  • Assisted patrons with locating multimedia resources and monitor their use
  • Checked-out books and materials to patrons
  • Shelved print and non-print materials
  • Located titles in online database
  • Ran publicity campaign for new exhibitions
  • Created new OHIOLINK materials
  • Managed digital equipment storage

Welcome Desk Attendant, Olin Library, Kenyon College                                          (2011-2012)

  • Monitored use of library gallery & kept usage statistics
  • Answered patron inquiries
  • Responsible for monitoring gate counts
  • Responsible for opening and closing the library

Archives Volunteer, Special Collections, University of Exeter, Devon, UK                   (2010-2011)

  • Created preliminary catalog of incoming photographic materials from the Exeter Theatre
  • Used archival techniques to prepare new housing for photographs and playbills





E-book Production Intern,Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill                             (Summer 2013)

  • Prepared titles for distribution using Sigil and Kindle Previewer
  • Edited HTML and CSS in titles
  • Reviewed titles for design, validity and cross-platform functionality
  • Gained familiarity with CoreSource

Editorial Intern,Duke University Press                                                         (2012-2013)

  • Logged in manuscripts using FileMaker
  • Prepared packets for the editorial board including writing descriptions of titles
  • Processed author and reader payments
  • Trained new interns in standard operating procedures

Blogger, The Library of Alexandra                                                                         (present)

  • Publish book reviews weekly using the WordPress platform
  • Established relationships with industry contacts
  • Participate in blog tours and giveaways

Social Media Assistant, Public Affairs, Kenyon College                                            (Spring 2012)

  • Managed student social media presence for the college   by live tweeting events and creating
    picture posts

Contributing Author, College Prowler Guides                                                                    (Fall 2011)

  • Wrote eBook guide to Kenyon College integrating student experiences and surveys

Associate Editor,Graduated And Clueless (e-book), Greater Nashville Area   (Fall 2010)

  • Edited several chapters for publication in Graduated and Clueless: Guidebook for a Passionate, Purposeful and Profitable Career After College



University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC                                        MSLS  May 2014

  • Tuttle Fellowship Fall 2013
  • Wilson Fellowship Spring 2013

New York University, New York, NY                                         Certificate in Publishing, July 2012

Kenyon College Gambier, OH                                             Bachelor of Arts in English, May 2012

University of Exeter Exeter, Devon, UK                                                               Junior Year Abroad





Young Adult Literature and Related Materials (INLS 530)

  • Produced book trailer and book website for popular teen title
  • Created a website for teens on a challenging social issue

Library Assessment (INLS 782)

  • Assessed the reference and computer lab desks at a major university library to determine feasibility of a single service point model

Introduction to Cataloging (INLS 721)

  • Cataloged print and electronic materials, including e-books and foreign language materials

Information Resources and Services (Reference) (INLS 501)

  • Provided reference services to online users through a variety of mediums including chat reference and the traditional service point

Resource Selection and Evaluation (Collection Management) (INLS 513)

  • Assessed the collection at a major international library and created suggestions for additions to their reference collection