Alexandra Patterson


Research Librarian
Mercersburg Academy, Lenfest Library
Mercersburg, Pennsylvania

  • 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)
  • Developed and managed Fiction and Reference section weeding projects
  • Managed the shift from Destiny ILS to TLC ILS
  • Staffing reference and circulation desks

ILL & Serials Library Intern
EPA RTP Library  
Durham, NC      

  • Taught three courses on open access and traditional publishing
  • Presented topics to EPA researchers in classroom and webinar formats
  • Managed electronic database with renewal and pricing information for journals
  • 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  
Hillsborough, NC              

  • 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 
Gambier, OH
8/2008-5/2010, 8/2011-5/2012

  • 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
Gambier, OH

  • 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

  • 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
Chapel Hill, NC  

  • 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 
Durham, NC

  • Logged in manuscripts using FileMaker
  • Wrote descriptions of titles up for consideration by editorial board
  • Prepared packets for the editorial board
  • Processed author and reader payments
  • Trained new interns



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

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


 Last updated May 2015