Resume

MeLEANN SUCHY
lsuchy at gmail dot com


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EDUCATION

M.L.S. in Library and Information Science, 2006
Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

B.A. in English with an emphasis in writing, 2002
Minnesota State University Moorhead

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

Metronet Information Literacy Initiative (MILI) Program Manager
Metronet, St.Paul, MN, August 2009 – Present

  • Design MILI program and train media specialists and teachers on promoting and establishing best practices for integrating information literacy, research, web 2.0 tools, social media, iPad apps, and emerging technologies in the classroom.
  • Create MILI training materials: websites, videos, webinars, and resource guides.
  • Assist in developing and promoting programming for Camp Read-A-Lot, History Day @ Your Library, STEM Day Conference, Wind Downs, Appy Hours, and other professional development events.
  • Manage statewide multitype library system Twitter account – @mnmultitypes.
  • Design 23 Mobile Things mobile app training program utilized by library staff around the state.

Associate Librarian (part-time)
Walden University, Minneapolis, MN, April 2010 – Present

  • Assist global student base on use of the library catalog, databases, and bibliographic management systems.
  • Market available resources by creating websites on library databases, RSS feeds, and tools for research using a library-targeted CMS.
  • Utilize screen capture tools to make videos and graphics and share resources internally via SharePoint.

Adjunct Faculty
Master of Library and Information Science, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN, January 2013 – Present

  • Design and teach two courses – Ebook Technology and Readers’ Advisory Services. Ebook Technology briefly introduces students to ebook issues in libraries. Readers’ Advisory Services enhances students’ skills in matching books to readers and promoting reading.
  • Develop course syllabi, select books and articles, evaluate student success through homework assignments, maintain course in D2L, and deliver instruction in a face-to-face setting.

Reference & Information Literacy Librarian
College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, St. Joseph, MN, July 2006 – August 2009

  • Designed and taught library instructional classes to student and faculty base.
  • Answered reference questions via chat, email, telephone, and individual research appointments.
  • Marketed library services through social media outreach, programming, and library marketing campaigns.

PRESENTATIONS

2013
2012
  • Suchy, L., Given, L., & Bessey, K. (2012, October). Things in a Flash: An iPad App Buffet. Presentation at the Minnesota Educational Media Organization Conference, St. Cloud, MN.
  • Suchy, L., Hammond, H., Mastel, K., Morlock, L., & Walton, N. (2012, October). Going the Extra MILE: MLA Institute for Leadership Excellence 2013. Panel presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Conference. St. Paul, MN.
  • Suchy, L., Wurl, J., Baladad, R., & Collins, D. (2012, October). Appy Hour Breakfast. Presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Conference, St. Paul, MN.
  • Suchy, L., Baladad, R., & Hatinen, A. (2012, March). Things in a Flash: An iPad App Buffet. Presentation at the Library Technology Conference, St. Paul, MN.
2011
  • Suchy, L., Paek, G., Doolittle, J., & Monroe, M. (2011, October). Information Literacy, 21st Century Skills, and Teacher-Librarian Collaboration in Schools. Presentation at the American Association of School Librarians Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Suchy, L., Lee, M., & Peterson, K. (2011, April). Minnesota Library Futures Initiative Update. Presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Academic and Research Libraries Division Day, Chanhassen, MN.
  • Suchy, L. (2011, March). My Life as a ChaCha Guide: Are They Our Competition? Presentation at the Library Technology Conference, St. Paul, MN.
  • Suchy, L., Hardy, M., Springer, A., Sippel, J., & Symons, D. (2011, March). Things in a Flash: The Latest Web 2.0 Tools. Presentation at the Library Technology Conference, St. Paul, MN.
2010
  • Suchy, L. (2010, November). Using Delicious for History Day Research. Presentation at the History Day @ Your Library Conference, St. Paul, MN.
  • Suchy, L., Young, D., Sippel, J., & Conger, K. (2010, October). Shushing the Stereotype: Librarians in the 21st Century. Presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Conference, Rochester, MN.
  • Suchy, L., Bessey, K., Baladad, R., & Mastel, K. (2010, October). Beyond Search: The Glitz and Glam of Google. Presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Conference, Rochester, MN.
  • Suchy, L., Baladad, B., Bessey, K., Springer, A., & Wurl, J. (2010, October). Things in a Flash: The Latest Web 2.0 Tools. Presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Conference, Rochester, MN.
  • Suchy, L., Paek, G., & Monroe, M. (2010, October). Becoming a Web 2.0 Leader. Presentation at the Education Minnesota Conference, St. Paul, MN.
  • Hootman, J. & Suchy, L. (2010, October). Research Project Calculator. Presentation at the Minnesota Educational Media Organization Conference, St. Cloud, MN.
  • Suchy, L. & Melton, L. (2010, October). Web 2.Wh0a! Technology Integration in the Classroom. Presentation at the Minnesota Educational Media Organization Conference, St. Cloud, MN.
  • Suchy, L., Bauer, K., Eidem, K., Hope-Hofher, E., & Melton, L. (2010, October). Things in a Flash: The Latest Web 2.0 Tools. Presentation at the Minnesota Educational Media Organization Conference, St. Cloud, MN.
  • Suchy, L. (2010, October). Statewide Web 2.0 Training: Why, How, and the Success of 23 Things on a Stick. Presentation at the Minnesota Innovative Users Group meeting, Northfield, MN.
  • Suchy, L. (2010, March). Personal Learning Networks. Presentation for staff day at the Traverse des Sioux Library System, Mankato, MN.
  • Suchy, L. (2010, March). New Tools to Watch: What’s Next? Presentation for staff day at the Traverse des Sioux Library System, Mankato, MN.
  • Suchy, L., Baladad, R., Lee, M., Post, P., Leebaw, D., Partlo, K., & Bauer, K. (2010, March). Fast & Fun: Tech Topics for Libraries. Presentation at the Library Technology Conference, St. Paul, MN.
  • Baladad, R., Leon, R., & Suchy, L. (2010, March). Google Wave: Ripple or Tsunami? Presentation at the Library Technology Conference, St. Paul, MN.
2005-2009
  • Suchy, L. (2009, November). Research Project Calculator. Presentation at the History Day @ Your Library Conference, St. Paul, MN.
  • Suchy, L. (2009, November). Online Images for History Day. Presentation at the History Day @ Your Library Conference, St. Paul, MN.
  • Walker-Smalley, A., Post, P., & Suchy, L. (2009, October). Fast & Fun: Lightning Presentations on Web 2.0 Tools. Presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Conference, Mankato, MN.
  • Walker-Smalley, A., Post, P., & Suchy, L. (2009, October). Fast & Fun: Lightning Presentations on Web 2.0 Tools. Presentation at the Minnesota Educational Media Organization Conference, Rochester, MN.
  • Tompkins, H., Suchy, L., Alcorn, L., Keniepp, T., & Wurl, J. (2008, March). Avatarbrarians: Librarians at the Point of Need, Virtually. Panel presentation at the Library Technology Conference, St. Paul, MN.
  • Suchy, L. (2008, April). Web 2.0 Tools in the Media Center. Presentation at the East Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange Spring meeting, St. Michael, MN.
  • Suchy, L. (2008, February). Web 2.0 and You! Using Tools for the Library, for Patrons, and for Yourself. Presentation to the Traverse de Sioux Library System, Mankato, MN.
  • Suchy, L. (2007, October). Using Social Networking Tools in Library Marketing. Presentation at the Minnesota Library Association Conference, Mankato, MN.
  • Tompkins, H., Suchy, L., Neu, D., & Sinkler-Miller, C. (2007, April). The Catalog as a Participatory Platform. Presentation at the Minnesota Oberlin Libraries Symposium on the Catalog, St. Joseph, MN.
  • Suchy, L., & Bedoya, J. (2005, February). Teaching Librarians to Assist International Students: Part II. Presentation at the BOBCATSSS Symposium, Budapest, Hungary.

PUBLICATIONS & WRITING

Minnesota Reads. Reviewing books here since December 2009.

Walker-Smalley, A., & Suchy, L. (2013). 21st Century Skills: Training the Teacher. In K. Burhanna (Ed.) Informed Transitions: Libraries Supporting the Student Transition to College (123-132). Santa Barbara, California: Libraries Unlimited.

Suchy, L. (2012, September). What is MILI? Minitex Reference Notes (September), 9-10.

Suchy, L. (2010). MILI Tools for You to Use. Minitex Reference Notes (January), 3.

Suchy, L., Baladad, R., & Leon, R. (2009). Google Wave. Minitex Reference Notes (November), 5.

Suchy, L. (2008). Scholarly and Information Literacy Embedded in the Disciplines. Minitex Reference Notes (November/December), 6-7.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE & AWARDS

Minnesota Educational Media Organization

  • Conference Planning Committee, 2014

Minnesota Library Association

  • Strategic Planning Committee, 2013
  • Conference Planning Committee, 2012
  • Chair of the Communications Committee, 2011 and 2012
  • Member of the Minnesota Library Association Institute for Leadership Excellence, 2011-2013
  • Honored with the Minnesota Library Association President’s Award, 2011
  • Attended Library Legislative Day, 2010-2013

Library Technology Conference

  • Conference Planning Committee, 2012

Minnesota Library Futures Initiative

  • Selected Member, 2010-2012

Minnesota Multitypes 23 Things on a Stick

  • Program Coach, 2008-2009
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