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Geoffrey Alan Hooker, MA, MLS

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2011 Edgar Springs Community Library and Historical Society, Edgar Springs, Mo.
Cataloging Volunteer
Created the first catalog for a new library using LibraryThing.
Copy cataloging with adding Library of Congress subject headings, Dewey call numbers, and summaries as necessary.
Performed some original cataloging.
Supervised the move to a new location.
Gave presentation on using and searching LibraryThing to the local homemakers club.

Summer 2008Ruth Lilly Law Library, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Ind.
Summer Projects Assistant
Worked as part of a team to select volumes for withdrawal from the collection, based in part on physical condition.
Updated holdings records in the local Sirsi Dynix system to reflect withdrawals.
Physically removed volumes and shifted remaining materials.
Provided accidental reference while in the public stacks.
Summers, 2001-03, ‘05 Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N. Dak.
Access Services Assistant
Reshelved materials in a Library of Congress classification based library. 
Performed general shelf maintenance. 
Identified materials classified incorrectly, and reported the errors for resolution.

EDUCATIONUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
graduate study focusing on data curation
Notable Class Projects : Presentation on downloading and use of OCLC records and other cooperative cataloging
Presentation on Social cataloging platforms
Creating DublinCore and PBCore records for lolcat webpages (group project)
MLS, 2009
Indiana University School of Library and Information Science at Indianapolis
Notable Class Projects : Presentation on downloading and use of OCLC records
Evaluating the mathematics collection of Eastern Mennonite University
Creating a collection development plan for the linguistics department of a small, factitious college
Designing a web site for a small public library
Summer Institute of Linguistics at
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota
graduate study, Linguistics
MA, 1999 Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
BA, 1996, Magna cum laude Taylor University, Upland, Indiana
Alpha Chi honor society
International studies--French ; mathematics
Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Français pour non-francophones, niveau supérieur 2, été (summer) 1996
AA, 1993,
High honors
College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Phi Theta Kappa honor society
Honors program completed


  • American Library Association, including
    • Association of College and Research Libraries
      (College Library Section, University Library Section)
    • Association for Library Collections and Technical Services
      (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section)
    • New Members Round Table
  • Association of Christian Librarians
  • Illinois Library Association
    Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries
  • Former member, Missouri Library Association
  • Former member, Mathematical Association of America
  • Former member, Virginia Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges


2012-2013Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois
Instructor, mathematics
Classroom instruction of general education mathematics
2000-2007Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge, Virginia
Instructor, mathematics
Classroom and self-paced instruction, classroom scheduling, selection of textbooks, observing and evaluating adjunct faculty
Adjunct instructor, mathematics
Illinois, 2014Lake Land College
Missouri, 2010-11 Central Texas College, Southwest Baptist University, Ozarks Tech Community College
Indiana, 2007-08 University of Indianapolis, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College (Indianapolis region)
Illinois, 1999-2000 Benedictine University, Robert Morris College (now University)
Missouri, 1997-99Teaching assistantship at Saint Louis University


Independent study: College Arithmetic
introductory algebra
as TA:Integral calculus,
Multivariable calculus
Lecture:Introductory algebra
Intermediate algebra
College algebra
Trigonometry (separately and together)
Math for liberal arts (includes intro to probability and statistics and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets)
precalculus (algebra)
Differential calculus
Integral calculus
Brief applied calculus
Lecture, honors
Math for Liberal Arts I (first math honors course ever offered at Woodbridge campus)
In distance learning classroom:Introductory algebra
technology used:
Blackboard Elluminate


Woodbridge Campus
  • Selection committee, Who's Who among American College Students
  • Honors Day organizing committee (2001-04, 2006) : commencement-style ceremony for the campus
  • Campus Honors Committee (2001-07) ; charged with the task of promoting Honors classes, Honors option classes, and the Honors program in general at the Woodbridge campus
NVCC cross-campus
  • Reviewing course content summaries for developmental math courses (2000, 2006)
  • Edgar Springs (Mo.) Community Library Board (2011-12)


  • Native speaker of American English
  • near-native fluency in French (Canadian and standard)
  • some Spanish and German
  • can read Cyrillic (Russian) and Greek alphabets


  • HTML with CSS, some Javascript
  • Java
  • XML
  • Drupal content management system