Katie Schaper, M.L.S.
900 SE Parkcrest Ave Apt H103
Vancouver, WA 98683


Cedar Mill Community Library – Beaverton, Oregon

·         A two branch, non-profit library that is part of Washington County Cooperative Library Services. It ranks number five in Oregon for circulation.

·         Tech tutor volunteer (January, 2014 to present): Patrons schedule blocks of time with me for tutoring on ebooks/Overdrive, reviewing what was learned in computer classes held at Cedar Mill, and other technology questions.

Multnomah County Library – Portland, Oregon

·         Nineteen branch library system serving the Portland metro area. It has a collection of over two million items and almost 900 computer stations.

·         Answerland reference assistant volunteer (February, 2013 to present): Answerland users asked 34,075 questions during the 2010-2011 year using SparkRef software. I answer reference questions via chat, email, and text.

·         Technohost volunteer at Midland library branch (October, 2012 to January, 2014): the Midland branch is the largest branch of the Multnomah County Library system. It has 49 computers for public use. Questions during my shift include how to sign up for a computer, print, and apply for jobs. – Vancouver, Washington


·         Blogger (July, 2011 to present): I write book reviews of both new and older releases. In 2013, I reviewed 39 books, including The Stand by Stephen King, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison, and Scarlet by Marissa Meyer.

PeaceHealth – Vancouver, Washington

·         PeaceHealth includes eight hospitals in three states.

·         Accounts payable specialist 1 (October, 2009 to present): I index and route over 2500 invoices a month to departments for coding and approval. I also audit invoices for accuracy and request W9s from vendors so they can be added to Lawson, our software system.

Wordstock – Portland, Oregon

·         Annual, four day long literary festival that includes workshops, speakers, and author signings. 2013 had over 200 authors in attendance, including Marissa Meyer and Robin Sloan.

·         Author and information team volunteer (October, 2011; October, 2012; October, 2013): I conduct line and crowd control in the book signing area, along with answer questions about where books can be purchased for signing and when an author will sign books.

Kelso Public Library – Kelso, Washington

·         Rural library with nine staff members. It has a collection of over 40,000 items and six computers for public use.

·         Library assistant/page (June, 2005 to July, 2012): I used the Sirsi Horizon library database to check books in and out and answer reference questions. Additionally, I created, conducted, and analyzed the results of an adult programming survey to determine what programs were of interest to patrons and their availability to attend the programs. There were 106 respondents.

University of North Texas – Denton, TX
Master of Library Science
3.9 cumulative GPA

·         Coursework in: Introduction to Information Professions, Research Methods and Analysis, Introduction to Information Organization, Organization and Control of Information Resources I, Management of Information Agencies, Public Libraries, Information Resources Development, Adult Materials and Reading Interests, Introduction to Information Access and Retrieval, Information Resources and Services in Culturally Diverse Communities, Instructional Materials Production and Use
·         Independent Study: I created a master’s-level syllabus for a class on library programming
·         Coursework specialized in reader’s advisory, collection development, reference, and cataloging
·         Internet research: information databases, scholarly works, and general information
·         Microsoft Office 2003, 2007, 2010
·         Current trends in fiction and book recommendations

Western Washington University – Bellingham, WA
Bachelor of Arts in General Studies
Minor in Political Science

Lower Columbia College – Longview, WA
Associate of Arts in Business

Washington State Certified Librarian

References available upon request