Ian H. Terrell, MLIS
7909 SE Martins St.
Portland, OR 97206
(503) 490-8385
ianterrell.weebly.com
[email protected]
Summary of Qualifications
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Efficient and detail-oriented archivist and librarian.
Thoughtful cataloger and processor of large quantities of library materials.
Organized, problem-solving and multi-tasking manager of library collections.
Personable and informative reference representative.
Effective and succinct communicator.
Professional Experience
Oregon Health and Science University Library 2005 –
Historical Collections and Archives
 Evaluate acquisitions for historical value.
 Arrange and describe museum and manuscript collections.
 Write detailed finding aids; includes research and writing of biographical and
organizational histories.
 Create and maintain order in large records and manuscript collections.
 Provide physical and electronic access using Archivist’s Toolkit, DACS, and
Dublin Core.
 Assistant curator of exhibits utilizing artifacts and archival materials.
 House and inventory museum artifacts for long term storage.
 Participate in the digitization of heritage collections.
Some specific accomplishments in Historical Collections and Archives
o Medical Museum Collection and Pharmaceutical Preparations Collection –
inventory, record development, and maintenance.
o School of Nursing Records – Process, create finding aid, and
maintenance.
o OHSU President’s Office Records – Process, create finding aid, and
maintenance.
o School of Dentistry Collection – Process and create finding aid.
o Public Health Survey Records – Process and create finding aid.
o Historical Image Collection – Record and collection maintenance.
o Subject, Vertical, and Biographical Files– Record and collection
maintenance.
Cataloging
 Catalog new library materials using Library of Congress and National Library of
Medicine classification systems.
 Maintain Library holdings using OCLC Connexion.
 Create, maintain, and troubleshoot electronic records of digital and physical
circulating materials using Innovative Millennium.
 Process new books weekly for circulation through eight individual collections.
 Responsible for taking inventory of the History of Dentistry Collection and
reprocessing books to create uniformity.
 Revise processing procedures using OHSU wiki.
Circulation
 Help OHSU students and staff to develop good information seeking and reference
skills.
 Use Innovative Millennium to create and maintain patron records, and to adjust
and track electronic records of library materials
 Help maintain course reserve collection.
 Process Summit orders and receipts.
 Provide backup support for Inter-Library Loan.
 Train new employees in library procedures and responsibilities.
 Project Manager for the inventory of the Off-Site Storage collection.
 Lead worker in the integration of newly acquired library collections into the
OHSU Library.
 Help maintain the stacks in re-shelving, shelf reading, and participate in large
shelving shifts in the collection.
 Trouble-shoot and maintain copiers and printers and help patrons with their use.
 Maintain office machinery and multimedia equipment.
 Trouble-shoot and document computer systems problems.
Acquisitions
 Order books listed on the OHSU Library approval plan and adjust the plan to
Library needs.
 Create, organize, and track electronic and paper order records for incoming titles.
 Research new titles for weekly purchasing approval.
 Receive and document large numbers of incoming books.
 Mend large numbers of modern, rare, and antique books.
 Assist with maintaining easy access to electronic materials.
Serials
 Check in and process new serials for circulation.
 Create, adjust, and maintain electronic records in Innovative Millennium.
 Prepare periodicals and theses for binding, and communicate with the bindery
about processing needs.
 Ship and receive bindery materials.
 Process bound periodicals for circulation.
Administration
 Shipping and receiving of library parcels.
 Sort and deliver departmental mail.
 Coordinate with Administrative Assistant to create lists of supplies to order.
 Assist with logistical duties.
 Help maintain a safe and orderly workplace.
OHSU Library Fundraising Committee
 Helped to organize the 2009 International Dance Festival.
 Assisted in coordination of 2010 tea sales for the Library’s Late Night Study
Space.
Portland Community College Writing Lab 2003 – 2004
Writing Tutor
 Assist a diverse range of students – from beginning ESL to highly educated native
speakers – with scholarly and professional writing for essays, creative writing, job
applications, and scholarship and grant applications.
Plaid Pantries, Inc. 2001 – 2003
Manager, Assistant Manager
 Provide exemplary customer service.
 Perform precise cash reconciliation counts daily.
 Maintain sales statistics tracking.
 Perform prospective employee interviews.
 Provide training, training schedules, evaluation, and discipline for new and
continuing employees.
 Draw up weekly schedules.
 Write weekly inventory orders.
 Receive, stock, and track sales of inventory.
 Ensure a clean, safe, and comfortable work environment.
Education
Emporia State University
School of Library and Information Management
Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science – 2010
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Modern librarianship
Organizations and their administration
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Archives and archival description
Web design
Portland State University
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Bachelor’s Degree in English – 2006
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English literature
Professional, personal communication
Writing fiction/nonfiction
Continuing Education
 Archivists Toolkit online training
 Innovative Millennium module training.
 Preservation and emergency management.
References
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Karen Peterson
Archivist, OHSU Historical Collections & Archives
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd. Portland, OR 97239
[email protected]
503-494-3239
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Judith Norton
Head, Access Services & Special Projects Librarian, OHSU Library
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd. Portland, OR 97239
[email protected]
503-494-3499
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Sara Piasecki
Former Head, OHSU Historical Collections & Archives
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd. Portland, OR 97239
[email protected]
503-704-9194
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Tami Wilkerson
Library Technician III/Acquisitions Assistant, OHSU Library
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd. Portland, OR 97239
[email protected]
503-494-0690
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