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Verlena Simms

Verlena Simms

Business Professional


Chengdu Neusoft University

ESL Teacher

Increased the English proficiency of college students in seven classes of 60 students each
Taught Oral English I and II for fall and spring semesters
Created lesson plans for over 420 university students

Career medium 01
Career medium 02

Westwood College

Librarian (Manager)

Recruited, trained managed and delegated duties to a staff of up to six part time student workers
Reviewed applications, conducted interviews and verified time sheets
Increased student and faculty interest by publicizing the facility and creating handouts for online procedures
Reference and research assistance for students and faculty
Instructed college mandated information literacy sessions covering 20-50 students per meeting via EbscoHost, LexisNexis and Points of View databases
Maintained the library at the level of acceptance for state and accrediting agencies
Responsible for managing assigned budget for library services ($1,850/mo.) based on reviews and relevancy
Maintained updated knowledge of U.S. Copyright Law
Keeping, compiling and reporting library statistics
Strong attention to detail

Visits to the library increased from August, 2008 Term to March, 2009 Term
Awareness of information literacy increased among students and faculty
Due to increased attendance and need, Library received six additional computers and three desks for group projects
Copycat and original cataloging 879 books and 141 DVDs via Surpass Software, OCLC, I-Share and WorldCat
Completed Reconfiguration Project of the library; book shelves, magazine spinners, posters ($>8,000)
Completed Cataloging Project - backlog of library materials including books and DVDs
Prepared the library for national accreditation standards


LaSalle Language Academy

School Assistant II

Increased the understanding of multi cultural awareness among students
Supervised two students in completing daily assignments
Collaborated with teachers regarding upcoming assignments

Career medium 04
Career medium 05

Kelly Services

Staff Assistant

Collaborated with Hiring Manager regarding candidates' files, including following up with application status
Communicated results and problems to Staffing Represtative
Maintained candidates' files with offer letters, credit and background checks, drug testing and motor vehicular information
General office duties included filing of employees' files



Payroll Assistant

Tracked attendance for salaried - exempt, salaried - non exempt and hourly workers via salaried time sheets and punch detail daily/weekly reports
Transferred information concerning vacation, floater, holiday, leave of absence, workmen's compensation, tardy, left early, absent, sick and personal to yearly calendar cards
Distributed and sorted payroll checks with attachments for 300 employees in two locations Chicago and Lombard by department, shift and alpha order
Transmitted via fax documentation regarding child support payments and 401ks for Olson employees
Payroll tracking of salaried and hourly workers for company president
Laminated ID badges for new employees
Added and deleted calendar cards for new and termed employees
Sorted mail, filed resumes, rejection letters, ads for openings and applications by deparments

Career medium 02

Dominican University

Master's degree, Library and Information Science

Berea College

Bachelor's degree, Business Administration