Resume

4617 CR 103
Florence, CO 81226
kieran.hixon@gmail.com
719-371-0034
Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kieranhixon

Profile

• Consultant who works with librarians on selecting relevant emerging technology.

• Technology trainer who meets librarians where they are and helps them move forward.

• Public Speaker who engages as well as entertains.

• Skilled librarian with years of instructional experience in a rural library.

• Website wrangler experienced in using all manner of code and systems that are appropriate for the given situation.

 

Library Experience

Technology & Digital Initiatives Consultant

Colorado State Library                3/2013 to Present

  • Production, maintenance, and training to libraries on using Plinkit, WordPress, and Drupal
  • Consultation and training to libraries on use of technology to enhance services to the public
  • Design and creation of training modules for libraries

Founding Partner

Kixal, Inc                6/2014 to 12/2015

Subject Matter Expert

Public Library Association – Edge Benchmarks Project                     9/2012 – 6/2013

  • Review Edge Initiative Library Technology Benchmarks curriculum
  • Work with curriculum developer to create curricula that resonates with rural libraries

 Public Computer Centers Trainer

Colorado State Library                1/2011 to 3/2013

  • Developed best practices for laptop lending
  • Created an online repository for training resources using Drupal
  • Contributed to Colorado Public Computer Centers Blog
  • Designed, promoted and delivered statewide training events as part of a team
  • Coordinated and delivered online meetings and national webinars using Adobe Connect
  • Provided face to face training workshops for over 480 people
  • Provided consulting services to library directors on developing technology training programs
  • Helped librarians prioritize technology needs
  • Collaboratively designed nationally recognized competencies for library technology trainers
  • Developed instructional materials for public technology training programs
  • Created websites using Google Sites for synchronous training activities
  • Presented nationally and statewide on technology training at conferences
  • Coordinated two-day conference event for 60 participants with a $21,000 budget

Web Master

Association for Rural and Small Libraries                                                 9/2011to Present

  • Collaborated with committee to plan website
  • Customized JavaScript social media widget
  • Customized theme with PHP
  • Established and maintain WordPress installation
  • Installed and customized CSS photo viewer
  • Created tutorial for ARSL Board and committee members
  • Provided face to face training for Board on website and social media use

Library Finance and Technology Manager

John C. Fremont Library District            6/2006 to 12/2010

  • Started a gaming night for teens that increased young adult participation and circulation and garnered attention from several national professional publications
  • Automated John C. Fremont Library District from card catalog to computer catalog
  • Fostered a sense of tech enthusiasm that led to Ebsco Excellence in Small/Rural Libraries Award for the library
  • Wrote weekly newspaper feature about the library
  • Implemented Google Apps for Your Domain
  • Supervised volunteers in organizing and bar coding 20,000 library materials
  • Administered network planning
  • Produced and maintained website in WordPress
  • Created and maintained social media presences for library
  • Assisted and trained patrons using public access computers
  • Provided Systems administration of ILS (Koha)
  • Managed accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll
  • Developed collection including acquisitions, weeding and processing
  • Supervised a technical assistant
  • Cataloged materials according to MARC standards

 Library Tech 1

Canon City Public Library, Canon City, CO        2/2006 to 10/2006

  • Performed all circulation desk duties
  • Provided professional-level customer service, including reference and technology instruction

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