Resumé

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Brandon G. Kidd

519.830.6793 | brandon@cellardoorpress.net


Highlights of Application

  • advocate for library services with a proactive, client-centred mindset

  • community developer and volunteer with experience in communications and promotions

  • entrepreneur with an established reputation for professionalism and reliability

  • professional with project management experience who is quick to learn and adapt

  • award-winning instructor and presenter with excellent reviews and references

Software Experience

  • Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows, Apple OS, Linux Desktop

  • Web Authoring: WordPress, Pinegrow, Notepad++, HTML/CSS

  • Media: GIMP, IrfanView, Photoshop, Audacity, Scribus, OpenShot

  • Productivity: Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, Zotero, HootSuite, MailChimp

  • Library Systems: Polaris, Koha, Greenstone, Sirsi, MyTurn, MARC Edit

Education

Master of Information, Library & Information Science

2017

  • University of Toronto, iSchool, with honours

  • transcript includes graduate-level project management course


Bachelor of Education, Intermediate & Secondary Instruction

2009

  • Lakehead University, with highest honours


Master of Arts, Media & Culture Studies

2008

  • University of Guelph, with distinction


Conference Participation

Lending Libraries Symposium, Institute for a Resource-Based Economy

2017

  • presented: "Information Horizon Interviews at the Guelph Tool Library"


iSchool Special Libraries Exhibition, University of Toronto

2016

  • presented poster: "Building the New Guelph Tool Library"


Upper Grand District School Board's Rainbow Coalition Conference

2016

  • tabling/outreach for "Out On The Shelf” (LGBTQ Lending Library)


Ontario Libraries Association Superconference

2016

  • poster: "Out On The Shelf LGBTQ Lending Library"


Building Futures” — Lakehead University

2009

  • attended workshops on curriculum design, instruction, etc.


T.A. Conference – Teaching Support Services, University of Guelph

2007

  • presented: “Preparing & Delivering: The First Day of Class”


"Tarsands Revealed" — Council of Canadians

2008

  • organized & presented: "Canadian Press Media Filters at Work"


Advocates For Responsible Curricula, University of Guelph

2007

  • organized & hosted


SETS Master of Arts Colloqium, University of Guelph

2007

  • presented: "Greening 'Canada's New Government'"


Library Work Experience

Assistant to Coordinator of Youth Services, Cambridge Idea Exchange

Summer 2017

  • assess efficacy and impact of recent technology investments

  • develop training resources for staff on various technologies

  • research and report on use and integration of STEAM learning resources in children's programming

  • 8-week work placement through the University of Toronto, iSchool


Librarian, Guelph Tool Library (www.guelphtoollibrary.org)

2016-Present

  • develop and maintain a website and web-based catalogue

  • supervise and train other library staff

  • develop and implement knowledge management strategy

  • catalogue and photograph a collection of tools and other resources


Library Services Consultant, Out On The Shelf (www.outontheshelf.com)

2015-Present

  • Conduct outreach, marketing activities, and volunteer training

  • Draft and manage budget for library operations

  • Manage purchasing, cataloguing and processing of materials

  • Liaise with board members and volunteer coordinators


Circulation, Guelph Public Library (www.guelphpl.ca)

2010-Present

  • circulation desk, occasional Bookmobile driver, managed registrations

  • staff library’s “Tech Bar” and provide assistance/training to patrons

  • answer reference queries from public, monthly book club host


Additional Work Experience

Continuing Education Instructor, Upper Grand District School Board

2014-2015

  • taught a range of creative writing and composition classes


Sole Proprietor, Cellar Door Press (www.cellardoorpress.net)

2013-Present

  • website/publication design and content for a range of clients

  • extensive contract work with the publishing industry


Teacher, Cotelands Secondary School, Ruskington, Lincolnshire, UK

2009-2010

  • plan lessons and instruct students aged 11-16 in English and Drama


Communications Coordinator & General Volunteer, Guelph Greens

2003-2014

  • design environmentally-themed publicity, website, etc.

  • manage communications budget, liaise with media contacts


T. A., University of Guelph, School of English & Theatre Studies

2006-2008

  • grade assignments/exams, manage online discussion, lead seminars


Assignment Officer, University of Guelph, Student Housing Services

2001-2005

  • supervise summer staff, coordinate room assignments, design publicity


General Volunteer, Kadampa Meditation Centres

2005-Present

  • Maintain website, assist with programming, lead introductory classes


Awards & Recognitions

iSchool, University of Toronto

2017

  • Kathleen Reeves Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in a special library work placement project (Guelph Tool Library)


School of English & Theatre Studies, University of Guelph

2007

  • Nancy Bailey Award for excellence as a teaching assistant