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 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 and Special collections. 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 1997-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 1993-May 1997

 

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

Presented “Universal Access at Cochran Library” at the VLACRL Spring “Diversity in Our Libraries” Program at the Charlottesville Public Library : June 7, 2017

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

Co-Chair of the Virginia Library Association Diversity and Inclusion Forum

October 2016 - to date

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