Current and recent
Librarian & Manager
NoodleTools, Inc., Palo Alto, CA — August 2011 to present
We provide K-12 and upper education an online platform promoting authentic research and original writing with integrated tools for note-taking, outlining, citation, document archiving/annotation, and collaborative research. I provide user support, develop instructional and training materials, manage social media communications, and work on business development and marketing programs.
Web Services Manager
Bay Area Library & Information Network (BayNet) — October 2008 to 2015
A regional multi-type library association serving librarians, information professionals, and library students in the San Francisco Bay Area. I revamped and managed their website, coordinated volunteers with social media, discussion lists, membership management, and event registration systems.
DataCenter, Oakland, CA — December 2010 to July 2011
DataCenter (now closed) helped grassroots organizations, communities of color and the poor to address social justice and sustainability issues through research, training, and collaboration activities. I created an implementation plan for a new document management system and drafted a research methodology guide for interns and volunteers.
Before becoming a librarian, I worked as a website and marketing manager for various high-tech and non-profit organizations.
- American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
- American Library Association (ALA)
- Bay Area Library & Information Network (BayNet)
- California Public Library Advocates (CPLA)
Committees I am currently on
- Board Director: El Cerrito Library Foundation
- Founder and Member: El Cerrito New Library Committee
- MLIS, San José State University School of Information, San José, CA., 2010.
- BA, Economics, Mills College, Oakland, CA.
While in library school I interned and worked in different types of libraries. Here are few of my projects during this period that are still accessible.
A digital topical stamp collection
|“The Story of the Digital Book”
A video about
California Digital Library’s
efforts to digitize UC’s collection
|Avery Index Tutorial
An online tutorial for Environmental Design Library, UCB, on using an academic library database
The name arosheaf represents my initials along with sheaf which means “a bundle.” When information resources are bundled right, users receive relevant information when they need it.