Résumé/CV

LIBRARY EXPERIENCE

Library Associate – Youth Services, Reference Associate
Main Library, Jacksonville Public Library
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
3/2017-Present

  • Chair of the PLA Continuing Education Advisory Group
  • Member of the ALSC School-Age Programs and Service Committee
  • Chair of the JPL Leadership Awards Committee, 4/2017 – Present
  • JPL named the Florida Library Association “2017 Library of the Year
  • Member of the JPL Makerspace Programming Committee
  • Member of the 2017 Willowbranch Comic Con Organizing Committee
  • Member of the 2017 Maker Con Organizing Committee

Library Associate – Youth Services, Reference Associate
Bradham & Brooks Branch, Jacksonville Public Library
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
1/2016-3/2017

Filled (underfilled) the Youth Services Librarian I position for over a year, assisted in daily reference functions, developed and presented programs for children and teens, assisted in collection development, conducted story time outreach programs to Duval County Public Schools and local preschools/daycare centers, created interactive displays and passive programming. Highlights include:

  • Received the Job Well Done Award for the Pokemon Scavenger Hunt (Passive Program) that I developed and installed at two separate branches
  • Developed a ‘Music & Movement’ program for children 0-8 years old designed to incorporate exercise and music with early literacy skills
  • Member of the JPL Leadership Awards Committee
  • Member of the JPL Youth Services Reader’s Advisory Committee.

AmeriCorps Volunteer, Library Assistant Volunteer
Salinas Public Library, John Steinbeck Library
Salinas, California, USA
8/2009-4/2010

Assisted in daily circulation and reference tasks, primarily in charge of compiling library audio and video files, assisted in the library’s 100th birthday bash, highlights include:

  • Received a Commendation from the Salinas City Council for generous contributions to the Salinas Library’s 100th Birthday Bash
  • Provided Audio/Video support for Emmy Award winning PBS children’s program Between the Lions’ live performances at the library

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Associate Faculty, ELL240-Linguistically & Culturally Diverse Learners
Ashford University, College of Education
San Diego, California, USA
Fall 2016, Winter 2016/2017

This course explores strategies and techniques to support the success of language and culturally diverse students. The values, customs, and communication styles of cultural groups and their implication for teaching are considered. Research-based instructional approaches to developing English learner literacy will be examined. {3 credits}

Associate Faculty, EDU100-Issues in Education
Ashford University, College of Education
San Diego, California
Summer A 2016, Summer B 2016

This is an introductory course for students considering teaching as a career path or individuals seeking an increased understanding of the complexity and importance of education. The first focus is on topics in education that include, but are not limited to, teaching as a profession, diversity in the classroom, facilitation of student achievement and accountability, classroom management, and requirements for continuing professionalism in the field. The second focus of this course is on academic writing as a necessary component in the field of education. {3 credit}

Adjunct Lecturer, EAP200-Communications in College 2
Daytona State College, ESOL Depratment
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
Spring 2012

This course emphasizes the improvement of listening and speaking skills for high-beginning ESL students in both informal and formal English. Students practice the speaking and listening skills necessary to apply high-frequency vocabulary in oral contexts and to respond to simple questions and phrases. {3 credit}

Adjunct Lecturer, EAP100-Communications in College 1
Daytona State College, ESOL Depratment
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
Fall 2011

For non-native English speakers who need communication skills and college success strategies to begin college courses with confidence. Students will be assessed on college-level reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. {3 credits}

Adjunct Lecturer, ESOL-Business English
Daytona State College, ESOL Department
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
Fall 2011

Business English is a basic course designed for high intermediate students of English as a second language who wish to improve their written and spoken business communication skills. The course focuses on level appropriate grammar, introduces vocabulary specific to various business domains, and familiarizes students with the finer points of business etiquette and business correspondence. {Pass/Fail}

Adjunct Lecturer, ESOL-Intermediate
Daytona State College, ESOL Department
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
Summer 2011

This course is an extension of the skills learned previously as a Basic User. It focuses on syntax, continued vocabulary development, reading, listening comprehension, speaking and pronunciation skills, and writing multiple-paragraph compositions that demonstrate organization of ideas, use of a thesis statement, and supportive elements. Intensive grammar instruction that supports academic writing skills is emphasized. This course contributes to skills needed in mainstream classes and universities. {Pass/Fail}

Adjunct Lecturer, ESOL-Beginner
Daytona State College, ESOL Department
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
Spring 2011, Summer 2011, Fall 2011

This course introduces students to basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening, and pronunciation skills.  They expand oral comprehensibility and write complete sentences, a standard paragraph, and short content-based essays. They utilize level-appropriate conventions of grammar and punctuation with a minimum of errors. {Pass/Fail}

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Academic Advisor
Florida State College at Jacksonville, Student Success Department
Jacksonville Florida, USA
7/2014-1/2016

Provided academic advising, assistance with enrollment and class registration, scheduled orientations, provided degree audits, graduation assistance, club & activity sponsorship, and additional duties as needed by the Student Success Department

Graduate Student Ambassador
University of San Francisco, School of Education
San Francisco, California, USA
1/2014-6/2015

Assisted prospective and current graduate students by answering questions and providing information about the university, the School of Education, and their particular program of interest

Content Consultant & Editor
Pearson Education, Common Core System of Courses
San Francisco, California, USA
3/2013-1/2014

Provided accommodations to the curricula for teachers working with students that are English Language Learners or Students with Disabilities, provided additional support and lesson options while providing tie-ins to the course material and maintaining Common Core State Standards

EDUCATION

Master of Library & Information Science, in progress; expected completion – 6/2018
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio USA
Focus: Academic Librarianship, Special Collections and Rare Materials
GPA: 3.626 (current – 8/2017)

Master of Arts – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
University of San Francisco
San Francisco, California USA – 6/2015
Focus: Digital Media & Learning
GPA: 3.89

Bachelor of Arts – English Language Learner Studies
Ashford University
San Diego, California USA – 11/2012
GPA: 3.75

Certifications:

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), 60 hours
    i-to-i, 6/2010
  • TEFL Grammar Awareness, 20 Hours
    i-to-i, 4/2009

SKILLS

  • Library Systems: WorkFlows, Sirsi, Titlesource360, Pharos, Axis360, OverDrive, LibraryAware, Hoopla, ILLiad, Evanced
  • Language Skills: English (Native), Italian (Conversational), French (Beginner)
  • Instructional Devices: Canvas, Blackboard, Orion, WayPoint, Moodle, Turnitin
  • Computer Applications: PC, Mac, Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Adobe Suite
  • Web Development:  Photoshop, WordPress, MS Publisher
  • Multimedia Development: ProTools, GarageBand, iMovie, Adobe Premier

PUBLICATIONS, WEB CREATIONS & MEDIA

Thesis:

  • Baltiero, A.J. (2015). Connecting Florida’s Diverse Linguistic Population and Opening Economic Opportunities Through Regional Multilingualism (Unpublished master’s thesis). University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California.

Blog:

  • Mr. Anthony’s Bookshelf, 2016-present
    Description: The purpose of this blog is to provide me with an outlet to showcase all of the wonderful things that we are doing at the Jacksonville Public Library. This site also acts as a digital portfolio for all of the crafts, programs, outreaches, events, displays and all other forms of awesomeness that I have developed, or been a part of, during my time with the library.

NATIONAL SERVICE

AmeriCorps Volunteer, English Tutor & Literacy Specialist
AmeriCorps, State & National
8/2009-5/2011

Tutored elementary students with low reading achievement scores, created lesson plans, developed comprehension strategies and activities promoting an interest in reading, developed and maintained after school programs and special literacy related events for the community, assisted at the local library and food bank. Served at the following:

  • Cesar E Chavez Elementary School, 8/2009-5/2010
    Salinas, California USA
  • John Steinbeck Library, 8/2009-5/2010
    Salinas, California USA
  • John A Crookshank Elementary School, 8/2010-5/2011
    Saint Augustine, Florida USA

SERVICE/MEMBERSHIPS

National:

  • American Library Association, ALA
    2016-present
  • Public Library Association, PLA
    2016-present
  • Association for Library Service to Children, ALSC
    2016-present
  • The Planetary Society, TPS
    2008-2013

State/Regional:

  • Florida Library Association, FLA
    2016-present
  • Southeastern Library Association, SELA
    2016-present
  • Northeast Florida Library Information Network, NEFLIN
    2016-present

Committees:

  • Chair of the PLA Continuing Education Advisory Group, PLA
    Public Library Association, July 2017 – July 2018
  • ALSC School-Age Programs and Service Committee, ALSC
    Association for Library Service to Children, July 2017 – present
  • Chair of the Leadership Awards Committee
    Jacksonville Public Library, 4/2017-present
  • JPL Makerspace Programming Committee
    Jacksonville Public Library, 2017
  • JPL Willowbranch Comic Con Organizing Committee 2017
    Jacksonville Public Library, 2017
  • JPL Maker Con Organizing Committee 2017
    Jacksonville Public Library, 2017
  • Library Research Round Table, LRRT
    American Library Association, 2016-present
  • Social Responsibilities Round Table, SRRT
    American Library Association, 2016-present
  • Leadership Awards Committee
    Jacksonville Public Library, 2016-present
  • Youth Services Reader’s Advisory Committee
    Jacksonville Public Library, 2016-present
  • Teen Programming Advisory Board
    Jacksonville Public Library, 2016

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, TRAINING & CONFERENCES

Library:

  • Morning Kickoff, 3 hours
  • Teens in the Library, 1 hour
  • Power of the Positive: Cultivating Optimism, 1 hour
  • HarperCollins Spring/Summer 2017 Book Buzz, 1 hour
  • Closing General Session, 2 hours
  • Basic Web-based Reference, 1 hour
  • Leaving Fort Ref – Reaching Out With Reference, 2 hours
  • Readers’ Advisory Services, 1 hour
  • Serving Library Users on the Autism Spectrum: Project PALS, 4 hours
  • Alternative Basic Library Education (ABLE) 13 course program, 24 hours
    Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICFL), 2017

    • Collection Development, 1 hour
    • Collection Development Policy, 1.5 hours
    • Building a Collection, 1.5 hours
    • Collection Maintenance, 2 hours
    • Merchandising, 1.5 hours
    • Introduction to Technical Services and Catalog Records, 1.5 hours
    • Introduction to Subject Headings, 3 hours
    • Introduction to Dewey Classification, 2 hours
    • Introduction to MARC Cataloging, 1.5 hours
    • The Reference Interview, 2 hours
    • Evaluating Reference Sources, 2 hours
    • Basic Reference Sources, 3 hours
    • Ethics and Public Service, 2 hours

Teaching/Academia:

  • Teachers’ Online Professional Development Series, 6 hours
    Library of Congress, 2017

    • America’s Library for Educators, 1 hour
    • Supporting Inquiry with Primary Sources, 1 hour
    • Copyright and Primary Sources, 1 hour
    • Analyzing Primary Sources: Photographs and Prints, 1 hour
    • Analyzing Primary Sources: Maps, 1 hour
    • Finding Primary Sources, 1 hour

Conferences:

  • TCCfx 2016 Mini Conference, November 5, 2016
    TCC Hawaii, Virtual, Hawaii, USA
  • Ashford Teaching & Learning Conference, November 1-3, 2016
    Ashford University, San Diego/Virtual, California, USA
  • TCC Conference, E-learning: The More We Get Together, April 19-21, 2016
    TCC Hawaii, Virtual, Hawaii, USA