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Curriculum Vitae (02/13)
Cheryl Delson
08/11-present Instruction Librarian, Irvine Valley College, Library, 5500 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618
                        Professional duties include managing access services; EOPS book reserves; curriculum development; Student Learning Outcomes for the library courses and services; program review; resource requests; library workshop development and scheduling for five different workshops (Using Google for Research, Research in your PJs, Cite Right!, Finding Articles, Ready, Set, Research); library website maintenance (; outreach; collection development; library publications; library foundation; law library planning; bi-annual library newsletter; department co-chair; staff and faculty hiring committees; reference desk (15 hours weekly); emerging technologies research and development, including Libguides, LibCal, LibAnswers, virtual reference services (LibraryH3lp), Camtasia online tutorials through campus media site server; Blackboard librarian pilot; monthly reports to dean; bibliographic instruction for multiple undergraduate courses; facility and IT requests.
           Outreach Events:
Fall 2011
            “IVC Library Celebrates Jane Austen’s 200th Anniversary of her First Published Novel,” October 19, 2011. Event included displays in the library, an essay contest, afternoon tea for students and staff, and a library scavenger hunt.
                        Spring 2012
            Faculty Flex Week: “Library Resources for Students and Faculty,” January 5, 2012.
Academic Senate Brown Bag: Library Resources, April 10, 2012.
“Senior Day” Library Booth, March 6, 2012
            Fall 2012
Faculty Flex Week: “Using the Library as a Tool to Help your Students Succeed,” August 18, 2012.
            Spring 2013
Faculty Flex Week: “Library Resources for Students and Faculty,” January 16, 2013.
“Senior Day” Library Booth, March 5, 2012
Student Learning Outcomes Coordinator (October 2012-May 2013):
            SLO Website
Faculty Flex Events for education and development – November 5, 2012; January 17, 2013, February 25, 2013.
TracDat Training
Generating TracDat reports
SLO Newsletter
ACCJC reports
Chair of SLO Task Force
Member of Institutional Effectiveness Committee
Committee Work:
            Curriculum Committee
            Library Task Force
            Distance Education Task Force
            Technology Advisory Task Force
            Instructional Council
            EOPS Advisory Board
            Paralegal Advisory Board
01/11 – 8/11 Adjunct Librarian, MiraCosta College, Library, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056
Professional duties include information literacy instruction to various undergraduate courses; reference desk instruction; QuestionPoint 24/7 reference; creating and maintaining LibGuides for philosophy ( and for individual courses; develop content and instruction for the LIBR101: College Research Skills Course online via Blackboard.  
11/09 – 8/11    Adjunct Librarian, Palomar College, Library, 1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos, CA 92069
Professional duties include information literacy instruction to various undergraduate courses; reference desk instruction; electronic serials maintenance using Serial Solutions, and monitoring freely accessible online serial collections; QuestionPoint 24/7 reference; collection development; Web guide creation for counseling 110 (
8/09 – 8/11      Adjunct Librarian San Diego City College, Library, 1313 Park Blvd., San Diego CA 92101
Professional duties include information literacy instruction to various undergraduate courses; reference desk instruction; library orientation tours; reviewing print reference materials and electronic databases; collecting and compiling reports and graphs on reference and instructional survey statistics.
8/09 - 8/11       Adjunct Librarian, San Diego Mesa College, Learning Resource Center, 7250 Mesa College Dr., San Diego CA 92111
Professional duties include information literacy instruction to various undergraduate courses; reference desk instruction.
2/09-06/09       Adjunct Librarian, Kellogg Library, California State University San Marcos, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos CA 92096
Professional duties included bibliographic instruction to the Human Development, Nursing, Kinesiology & Psychology departments; reference instruction using Meebo chat, QuestionPoint 24/7 and by appointment; outreach development, tours and class instruction to local community groups; special projects and research with an emphasis on virtual communication, such as Meebo, Camptasia, Jing, Userfly, and Library à la Carte.
6/05-02/09       Library Assistant, Art Reference Library, San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado,
San Diego, CA 92101
                        Duties included original and copy cataloging, cataloging instruction, circulation, reference, scanning, technical support, archival arrangement and preservation, rare book room maintenance, Web page creation and instructional manuals.
2/07-12/07       Graduate Assistant,             School of Library and Information Science,
San Jose State University, One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192
                        Duties included assisting with the development of the SLIS social networking platform SLISLife (, Web accessibility testing, Web design, blogging, and CSS.
9/00-06/06       Computer Resource Specialist II, Social Sciences and Humanities Library,
University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093
Duties included staff, student and faculty training and support for all library hardware and software applications; liaison to Library IT Department and other library and campus wide groups; communication and working with library groups and committees to evaluate services, recommend equipment, draft policies and generate solutions; PC and MAC hardware and software installation and maintenance; inventory development and management; Web programming and publishing; installation, support and training of various desktop software such as MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, email, database, billing and ILL loan applications; network troubleshooting; policies, procedures and software documentation; installation and support of PDAs, printers and other peripherals; virtual CD Network support; image and application deployment for desktop delivery services; research and recommend new hardware and software; supervision of student employees; Innovative Millennium installation, support, training and testing; Webmaster for
2008    Master of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University
1999    M.A. Art History, California State University, Long Beach
1991    B.A. Art History, California State University, Long Beach
1988    A.A. Associate in Arts, Cottey College, Nevada MO
ALA Webinar: “Embedding Librarianship in Learning Management Systems,” February 7, 2013.
CLA Webinar: “Delivering Distance Library Services: What Works, What Doesn’t & Where Do We Go from Here?” May 2, 2012
ALA Webinar: “How to Improve your Library Instruction: Assessment in Five Minutes,” February 11, 2012.
ACRL Webcast: “A Mobile Bridge: QR Codes and Libraries,” January 26, 2011
SCIL Works 2011: “Keeping it Real, Keeping it New: Pushing Boundaries in Challenging Times,” National University, January 7, 2011
“Size Matters: Engaging Users Where They Are @”, LACASIST, Claremont Colleges, May 21, 2010
Friday Forum: Listen! Engage! Inspire! The Art and Craft of Teaching,” Joan Kaplowitz, UCLA GSE&IS, February 26, 2010
Friday Forum: “The Teaching Tripod: The Connection between Learning Outcomes, Teaching Activities and Assessment,” Joan Kaplowitz, UCLA GSE&IS, February 5, 2010
Doing Justice Workshop, CSUSM, April 23, 2009
Academic Technology: Assessing the Online Learner, CSUSM, March 11, 2009
SCIL Works 2009: “The Daily and the Visionary,” CSUSM, February 6, 2009
CARL-IT Interest Group: working with other members to offer webinars on technologies that are of interest to libraries and librarians. Led the first webinar on Google + On Air 10/12/12.
The SCIL Summer Retreat: Food for Thought (and Action), Occidental College, June 19, 2009. Co-facilitator with Pearl Ly: “How to Win Faculty and Influence Librarians.”
Using Systematic Review for Higher Steps to Research Methods:  The Case of Business Instruction,” collaboration with Ann Fiegen, Business Librarian CSUSM, February 2009 - January 2010
NCHEA Grant Proposal for Chat Reference committee, Palomar College, Spring/Fall 2011
Making use of emerging technologies for virtual reference, instruction and electronic resources at community colleges; engaging community college students during one-shots
33rd Annual UCLA Graduate Art History Symposium, November 1998
Paper Presented: “Crossing Boundaries: Social Attitudes Connected to an African Scene Painted on the Wall of a 1st Century CE Roman House”
ARLIS & VRA Summer Education Institute, July 2005
Maureen Burns, Visual Resource Curator, UC Irvine
Art History Department, Duke University
Information Literacy Program Teaching Fellowship, Summer 2008
Kellogg Library, California State University San Marcos
Yvonne Meulemans, Behavioral Sciences & Nursing Librarian
Internship, January 2005 – May 2005
San Diego Museum of Art Library, 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Dr. James Grebl, Library Manager
Profile of a Librarian: Leslie Abrams, University of California, San Diego. SLA-SCC Newsletter, April 2005, vol. 32, no. 16, page 16-17.
American Library Association (ALA)
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
California Academic Research Libraries (CARL)
Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)
LOEX Clearinghouse for Library Instruction
Southern California Instructional Librarians (SCIL)
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