Jane B. Waks
82 Montclair Ave.
Waltham MA 02451-3067
A team-oriented position where I can contribute my skills at research,
data organization, and management to information projects, such as knowledge
management and/or a corporate library.
|1989-2000, 2001 -
NREC (formerly Northern Research & Engineering Corp., subsidiary of Ingersoll-Rand), Woburn MA and Wilder VT
As solo librarian for turbomachinery R&D firm
with two locations, manage all facets of library and information services.
in-depth research, quick reference, and custom tailored information packages,
using Dialog, Internet and conventional data sources. Initiate current awareness programs, and proactively provide
project resources in support of all departments, from mechanical engineering to
marketing. Conduct bibliographic instruction sessions for library patrons.
create, and maintain internal website for ISO-9001 documentation. Proofread and edit ISO documents for
consistent grammar and formatting.
and manage electronic and print materials, including standards and
specifications, books, CD-ROMs, competitor files, corporate archive, and Web
services. Create MS-Access and Excel
based catalogs and authority lists, and other indices. Set budget, maintain accounts and handle
projects have included creating an interdepartmental competitive intelligence
file, researching a disaster recovery plan, establishing topical files of
articles, and recommending and approving NREC’s first Internet service provider
and web host.
Facility Security Officer 1991 – 2000.
Supervised Defense Industrial Security
program including personnel clearances and control of classified
documents. Held clearance commensurate
with facility (OODEP).
|2001 - present
|Freelance Proofreader, Baen Books, NY
|Proofreading novels and short fiction for grammar, typography, and consistent content.
|2000 - 2001
||Content Producer/Information Scientist, Fact
City, Inc., Waltham MA
Researched and analyzed potential data partners for Fact City's query engine.
Defined and documented requirements for answer presentations from individual
data sets, creating specifications and project plans.
Created search terms for content, anticipating users' information-seeking
behavior. Authored metadata and content modules using XML.
Defined taxonomy of Fact City content, and classified data sets and components
according to hierarchical structure.
|1985 - 1988
||Librarian, The Health Data Institute, Baxter
Healthcare Corp., Lexington MA
|Created and organized corporate library for rapidly growing
management consulting firm. Established core collection and
facility design. Provided ready reference service and in-depth
research. Administered cataloging, acquisitions, and
budget. Designed and executed online searches using Medline and
Dialog. Managed print and tape libraries.
Contract, Part Time, and Volunteer Work Experience:
Reference Librarian, Pine
Manor College, Chestnut Hill MA
Assisted student and faculty patrons in using library facility and collections.
OCLC/Cataloging Assistant for Retrospective Conversion, Emerson
College Library, Boston MA
Reconciliation of Emerson College's card catalog against OCLC records.
Cataloging Assistant, Special Projects, Winchester
Public Library, Winchester MA 1989
Processed new books and discards.
Library Assistant, Wellesley
College Library, Wellesley MA
Circulation assistance, interlibrary loans, evening security, and shelving.
Stage Manager, Carolingian Mummers' Guild, Boston MA 1994-present
Prompting, cueing, sound and light effects, and props for community theatre productions.
M.L.S., Simmons College
Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Boston MA,
B.A., Wellesley College, Wellesley
Proficient in: Dialog (Classic and Web), Microsoft Office
suite (Word, Access, Excel), Netscape Communicator suite (Navigator,
Internet search tools and browsers, Emacs, HTML.
Additional experience: XML, Lotus Notes, OCLC system, RapidSQL, Embarcadero
ER Studio, Visio, HTML Pro, Front Page, dBase III and IV
Special Libraries Association
New England Historical
Society for Creative Anachronism
References available on request.