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Diamond Newman

Diamond Newman

Library Associate

DC Public Library

Washington D.C. Metro Area, us

My name is Diamond Newman and I am a vibrant professional developing spaces and strategies to support creative-thinking and engagement within cultural entities and beyond! My skills include customer service, public programming, project management, leadership, collaboration, written and verbal communications, community outreac...

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DC Public Library

Library Associate

•Lead in community engagement, customer service, and
technological assistance for 300+ patrons/multi-level
staff monthly

•Co-manage library space and collection
upkeep with senior librarians

•Develop and enforce community policy
for a safe, inclusive, and engaging environment

•Developed and project managed 12+ library public programs
including two book fairs, a library card campaign, and
a digital writing contest

•Developed and organized "The Adult Coloring Club"- a public adult library
program aimed for leisure, relaxation, and connection for 20+ adults monthly
*Featured on CBS Sunday Morning

•Communicate and interpret library policies and procedures for staff
and the public on the phone, through email, and face to face.
Assists in promoting library services and collection usage

•Problem-solve daily library operational issues

•Train patrons in using library resources

• Schedule and manage daily meeting room reservations/ daily
calendar for patron usage using Evanced Solutions computer software

•Operate library data software (SirsiDynix Symphony) for patron,
(print and digital) material, and computer organization

•Serve as “Librarian In Charge” (LIC) when needed

• Co-manage collection upkeep through weeding, processing, and
locating materials

•Seek and maintain relationships with community and library partners

• Write and edit incident reports

Diamond Newman

Independent Curator/Editor

•Developed two online talk exhibits:Twelve
Short-Stories by Twelve 20-Somethings and
The SAY Series

•Recruited 24 writers and respondents through
formal social media invitations and
advertisements

•Edited and organized 24 essays, 100+
responses, two websites, and one logo