Isabella Elizabeth Kent León

E-mail: lkent@sbc.edu

Education

Master of Library Science
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Specialization: Library Science

Bachelor of Arts
East Carolina University
Major: English
Minor: Writing

Experience

Research Services and Instruction Librarian: Head of Digital Initiatives and Outreach
Cochran Library, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia
Supervise one librarian and three paraprofessionals in providing the library outreach services. These services include library displays; organization, management, and promotion of library events; library web presences; orientation for first year students; one-on-one office visits to build relationships and create understanding of faculty teaching and research needs; providing trial databases for departments; and managing the Personal Librarian program for students.

Purchase, manage and review electronic resources. Maintain access to these resources including management of EZ Proxy. Develop, create, implement and maintain library's web site using LibGuides and CSS / HTML. Plan classes and instruct students and faculty in information literacy. Provide reference services. Serve as personal librarian to majors in specific departments.

Create original institutional archival resources and access to existing digital archival resources. Serve as archivist in organizing and digitizing college archives. Manage Rare Book collection. August 2015-to date

Reference, Instruction, and Digital Resources Librarian
Cochran Library, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia
Purchase, manage and review electronic resources. Maintain access to these resources including management of EZ Proxy. Develop, create, implement and maintain library's web presence using LibGuides and CSS / HTML. Plan classes and instruct students and faculty in information literacy. Provide reference services. Serve as personal librarian to majors in specific departments. Oversee and digitize college archives. June 1991-August 2015

Serials Librarian
Cochran Library, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia
Oversaw the purchase, the receipt of, and the physical and digital organization of paper and online serial subscriptions. Taught information literacy classes and provided reference services. August 1998-May 1991

Director
Gifts of Speech, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia
Created, developed, and maintained the largest database of speeches by women, available free, online. Solicited speeches directly from speech makers. Maintained and organized records. Supervised volunteers.
September 1996-December 2010.

Honors and Awards for Gifts of Speech Project - (http://www.giftsofspeech.org)
  • Isabella E. Kent selected as a biographee in Marquis Who's Who of American Women for 2008 - to date
  • Selected the Voice of America Our World Web Site of the Week for March 17, 2006
  • Encyclopedia Britannica Education Site of the Week -- selected June 2, 1999
  • Permission from the Nobel Foundation to post all of the Nobel Lectures by female laureates to Gifts of Speech -- October 29, 1998
  • Scout Report for the Social Sciences -- selected July 30, 1998
  • USA Today Hotsite -- selected February 11, 1998
  • Executive Speaker Newsletter's Top Ten Sites for Speechwriters and Speakers for 1997 -- selected January 11, 1998
  • Yahoo! Picks of the Year -- awarded December 29, 1997

 

Conferences – Workshops – Presentations

THATCamp Prime - Washington, DC : June 7 - 8, 2013

THATCamp Piedmont - Charlotte, NC : March 22 - 23, 2013

THATCamp Feminisms East - New York, NY : March 16, 2013

National Women's Studies Association annual conference - Atlanta, Georgia : November 12-15, 2009.

 

Foreign Language

Spanish

 

Continuing Education

Modern Archives Institute, at National Archives & Records Administration, June 2 - 13, 2014

Introduction to Archives for Special Collections Librarians, Rare Book School at Yale University, June 17 - 21, 2013

NEDCC Identification and Care of Photographs; Digitizing Vintage Photographs & and Negatives; & Metadata for Digital Photographic Collections, April 24 - 26, 2012

 

Desktop / Network Software, ILS products and Content Management Systems

Acrobat
DreamWeaver
EZProxy
LibGuides
Lightroom
Microsoft Office
Photoshop
Publisher
SmartDraw

 

Organizational Memberships

American Association of University Professors
July 2015 - to date

Society of American Archivists
April 2013 - to date

Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York
April 2013 - to date

Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society
April 2007 - to date

Virginia Library Association
August 1998 - to date

American Library Association
August 1998 - to date