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    Cleveland Public Library Announces Hiring of Two Staff Members - New positions focused on education and literacy

    11/19/2012 10:43:06 AM

    Cleveland Public Library (CPL) is proud to announce the hiring of two significant additions to their staff: Learning Strategist and Literacy & Education Coordinator.

    Buffy Hamilton, well-known as “The Unquiet Librarian” and one of Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers for 2011, has accepted the position of Learning Strategist in the Knowledge Office of CPL. She will serve as an internal consultant to management and staff on matters related to CPL’s mission as the “People’s University”, the center of learning for a diverse and inclusive community. Ms. Hamilton will champion the formation of innovative, sustainable, library-supported communities of participatory learning throughout the city with special attention and focus on those that address specific deficits affecting our community. She will also work to coordinate and design a learning and teaching agenda based on the 2012-2014 strategic plan, and work with the new Literacy & Education Coordinator to build an array of effective learning programs at each of CPL’s onsite Learning Centers. As CPL’s liaison to the school systems, she will develop strategies to support curricula through library resources and services.

    Ms. Hamilton has twenty years of experience as an educator, having worked as a high school English teacher, technology integration specialist, and librarian. She received her Master’s Degree in English Education (2003) from the University of Georgia, and her Ed.S. in School Library Media/Instructional Technology from the University of Georgia (2005).

    Ms. Sherri Jones has accepted the position of Literacy & Education Coordinator for CPL and will be working with Outreach and Programming Services to coordinate, develop, and implement CPL’s system-wide Learning Centers. The Learning Centers, modeled after the Rice Branch Learning Center, are made possible with the support of a grant from The Cleveland Foundation.  They will provide neighborhood children, teens, and adults with educational support and resources in the areas of college preparation; GED, SAT and Ohio Proficiency Test preparation; tutoring; and English as a second language.

    Ms. Jones has over twenty years of experience in higher education and library services. She holds a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Kent State University (2005), and a Master’s Degree in Education from Cleveland State University (1996).