Résumé

Dan Weltsch

185 West End Avenue
Apt. 29-E   New York, NY 10023
tel. 212-769-9796
e-mail: danweltsch (at) yahoo.com

Skills

Library Skills
  • Knowledge of library practices including cataloging, database searching, use of citation indexes and metadata schemes (MARC, Dublin Core, CCO) and interlibrary loan procedures.
  • Library computer skills: experienced with WorldCat/OCLC FirstSearch, Millennium ILS circulation module, internet search strategies, wiki/blog software (Mediawiki, WordPress), and digital library/repository systems (DSpace, CONTENTdm).
  • Knowledge and experience with organizinational schemes: Dewey, LOC, archival finding aids.
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of online and print reference sources.
  • Special training in art librarianship: knowledge of art-specific resources and familiarity with the needs of art library patrons.
  • Good "Library attitude": a dedication to public service, maximizing availabilty of resources, advocacy for the profession, eager for developing new modes of service appropriate to cultural and technological changes.
Computer Systems
  • PC and Mac proficient.
  • HTML, XHTML, CSS coding.
  • Adobe web/graphics programs (Photoshop, Fireworks, Flash, Dreamweaver).
Operations Management
  • Managed staff of three at a busy New York City sign shop.

  • Executed large projects, including:
  •     Way-finding and fire-evacuation signage for Empire State Building.
  •     Bookshelf and office signage for several branches of the Brooklyn Public Library.
Client Relations
  • Coordinated hallway and tenant signage systems for the Graybar Building, NYC.
  • Oversaw completion of signage project and cast bronze plaque for Open Door Senior Center in the old Police Headquarters Building on Mulberry Street, NYC).
  • Experienced with heavy-volume customer, vendor, and filmmaker interaction (phone and email) at Alexander Street Press.
Good oral, visual and written communication skills.

Work History

Alexander Street Press
      3212 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA    Dec. 2010—present
  • Head of single-title sales.
  • One-man department. Process and fill orders for DVDs, books, and online streaming video for industry-leading electronic publisher.
  • Handle inquiries from customers. Maintain high standards of customer satisfaction.
  • Responsible for accurate and timely communication with other departments in the firm: editorial, production, marketing, and finance.
Filmakers Library (acquired by Alexander Street Press, Dec. 2010)
      124 East 40th Street, NYC    Jan. 2008—Dec. 2010
  • Processing and filling requests for distinguished documentary films.
  • Phone & email customer service.
  • Updating the Filmakers Library website.
  • Preparing "one-sheets" - promotional flyers sent along with films to festivals and conferences.
ProPublica.org
      55 Broadway, NYC    Aug. 2009—Dec. 2010 (ongoing freelance work)
  • Computer-assisted research for reporters at leading investigative journalism newsroom.
  • Gathering and organizing data from public records databases.
ABC News Research Center   Internship
      47 West 66th Street, NYC    Sept. 2008—Jan. 2009
  • Worked with a team assembling a historical video database
  • Was in charge of researching and writing concisely about historical events
College of Staten Island Library (CUNY)
      2800 Victory Boulevard, S.I., NY    Nov. 2006—Dec. 2007
  • Processing and filling requests for interlibrary loan materials, both borrowing and lending.
  • Locating books and journal articles; executing document delivery using scanner and email.
Pratt Institute Manhattan Center Library, NYC
      Sept. 2007—Aug. 2008
  • Part-time work at circulation desk — assisting patrons with searching and database use; checking materials in and out using Millennium software.
185 West End Avenue Library
      Sept. 2007—present
  • Maintain 1500-volume library in a 435-unit apartment building.
    (volunteer)
Audrey Signs, NYC
      1998—2005
  • Computer graphic artist / Designer / Signmaker for high-volume sign shop.

  • Work included layout, manufacture and installation of metal, plastic and vinyl signs and letters, including raised letters and Braille (ADA compliant signs)

  • Communicated with clients and suppliers.
Manhattan Signs and Designs, NYC
      1985—1997
  • Manufactured signs and promotional materials for clients large and small — primarily restaurants, real estate companies and parking garages. Supervised three employees.
Cooper-Hewitt Museum, NYC
      1980—1985
  • Assistant manager of the gift shop. Responsible for inventory, daily receipts, assisting visitors, knowledge of collections and exhibitions.

Education

Pratt Institute
M.L.I.S.  

New York Institute of Technology
M.A. in Communications / Computer Graphics

Amherst College
B.A.   Fine Arts Major


Exhibitions

Gallery at Synergy Signs, — Chelsea, NYC, 1997
One-man show in industrial garage/sign shop

"Surreal Cartoons"
     at A.K.A. gallery and music club,  — Soho, NYC, 1994
Solo show: exhibited 15 paintings

"The Unseen World"
     at Robert's Restaurant — Hell's Kitchen, NYC, 1992
Solo show of paintings