Resume Gisela Ruiz

JOB POSITION

Library Director and Children Librarian

SUMMARY

Experienced Library Director and librarian specialized in children and teen services very committed to reading promotion. Strong believer in the power of books for knowing oneself, understanding, enjoying life and strengthening our communities in a way to make a better world. Proven knowledge of children and young adult literature, from the classic collectors and authors such as Grimm’s Brothers, Charles Perrault or Hans Christian Andersen, to the latest ones, namely Maurice Sendak, David Wiesner, Chris van Allsburg, Roberto Innocenti, Kvéta Pakóvska, Suzy Lee or Shaun Tan. Creator and developer of great and successful reading programs for children and their families in public libraries.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enthusiastic about books & libraries
  • Deep knowledge of children’s literature
  • Capacity for organize events related to books
  • Highly creative person
  • Love working with children
  • Team management & eager team player
  • Friendly
  • Leadership
  • Storyteller

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EDUCATION

* In Spain a Licenciatura is a 5-years degree that gives you directly access to a PhD program.

** In Spain, Licenciatura in Medicine is a 6-years degree that gives you access to a PHD program.

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EXPERIENCE

Library Director
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Children and Youth Can Butjosa Public Library (09/2013-Current, Parets del Vallès, CATALONIA, Spain).

  • Library management (team, budget, scheduling, public relations, social media).
  • Selecting, acquiring and cataloging books for children and teens.
  • Conceiving, developing, implementing, leading and improving reading promotion programs for children, teens and their families, as well as other activities in the library.
  • Coordinating and developing programs related to books at schools and high schools.
  • Teaching children’s literature to teachers from Preschool level to High School level.
  • Coordinating City Reading Program in Parets del Vallès (Parets Municipi Lector) between libraries, schools, other public services and the community.
  • Programming professional conferences about children’s literature, books and reading promotion.
  • Storytime for babies, toddlers and children until 12 years old.

The team of the library received an Honorable Mention for Innovative Practices in Public Libraries 2015. Library Services Department. Catalan Government (Generalitat de Catalunya).

 

Children Librarian & Community Manager

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Children and Youth Can Butjosa Public Library (06/2011-09/2013, Parets del Vallès, CATALONIA, Spain).

  • Cataloging books for children and teens.
  • Developing reading promotion programs for children, teens and their families, as well as other activities in the library.
  • Developing programs related to books at schools and high schools.
  • Coordinating professional training courses about children’s literature, books and reading promotion.
  • Storytime for babies, toddlers and children until 12 years old.
  • Conceiving and developing a virtual program of volunteers for helping children with reading problems.

 

Consultant Professor

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Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (02/2013-07/2014, Barcelona, CATALONIA, Spain).

Teaching the following subjects in Bachelor’s degree in Library & Information Science:

  • Cataloging Books and Non-Book Materials.
  • AACR2, MARC21 Format.

 

Consultant Professor

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Universitat Pompeu Fabra (04/2007-Current, Barcelona, CATALONIA, Spain)

Teaching the subject Management of E-Serials in Libraries and Information Centers in Master of Digital Information.

 

Associated Professor

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Universitat de Barcelona (09/2005-08/2014, Barcelona, CATALONIA, Spain)

Teaching the following subjects in Bachelor’s degree in Library & Information Science:

  • Cataloging Books, Audiovisual and Non-Book Materials.
  • AACR2, MARC21 Format.
  • Indexing and Classification Systems.
  • Collection Management.
  • Management of Libraries, Archives & Information Centers.
  • Retrieval Systems Design.

 

Trainer for Librarians

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Col·legi Oficial de Bibliotecaris-Documentalistes de Catalunya, COBDC (2008-2010, Barcelona, CATALONIA, Spain).

Training librarians in Cataloguing, AACR2 and MARC21 Format.

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PUBLICATIONS

  • Anàlisi documental II : material docent de la UOC. 1a ed. Barcelona. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, 2013. 180 p. DL B-575-2013.
  • Catalogació i format MARC21: curs introductori. 70 p. ©Col·legi Oficial de Bibliotecaris-Documentalistes de Catalunya, 2009.
  • “Gestión de colecciones en entornos consorciados: modelos de catálogos colectivos y organización de recursos electrónicos”. In: El profesional de la información, 2005, mayo-junio, v. 14, n. 3, pp. 174-18.

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LANGUAGES

  • English     Post-Advanced level
  • Spanish    Mother tongue
  • Catalan     Mother tongue

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AWARDS

  • Honors Final Year. Bachelor of Information Science, University of Barcelona
  • 1st Award. Best Academic Essay, Col·legi Oficial de Bibliotecaris-Documentalistes de Catalunya

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AFFILIATIONS

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SOCIAL MEDIA

 

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