Stephanie Morna Roach

College of San Mateo Library ∙ San Mateo, CA ∙ 94579 ∙ (650) 574-6186 ∙


San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

Master of Library and Information Science, December 2010

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Bachelor of Arts, Major: English Literature; Minor Geological Sciences, March 1996

Post-baccalaureate coursework: Poetry, Music, Theatre Arts, Art History


  • Celebration of Scholarship Certificate of Achievement Recipient – John F. Kennedy University, 2012-2014
  • New Leader Award – Technical Services Interest Group, California Library Association, 2011
  • Golden Key National Honor Society Nominee, 1995
  • Parke-Davis Epilepsy Scholarship Award, 1991

Professional Experience

Cataloging, Online and Digital Resources LIBRARIAN: College of San Mateo Library. San Mateo, CA. August 2014 – Present.

  • Digital resource management.
  • Cataloging and technical services projects.
  • Reference and instruction.


  • Leads Interest Group projects and administration
  • Serves as liaison to California Library Association

INSTRUCTOR, ADJUNCT FACULTY: John F. Kennedy University. Pleasant Hill, CA. September 2013 – August 2014.

  • Teaches information literacy and related topics in a hybrid course environment
  • Delivers in-class lectures & online content
  • Manages course using eCollege course management system

Librarian: Robert M. Fisher Library, John F. Kennedy University. Pleasant Hill, CA. January 2012 – August 2014.

  • Koha migration and implementation team member.
  • Summon by SerialsSolution discovery platform implementation team member.
  • Original & copy cataloging of all formats for Pleasant Hill, Berkeley & San Jose campuses.
  • Planned and led our RDA transition project.
  • Capstone acquisition liaison.
  • Website updates, blog coordinator, event planning & outreach.
  • Reference & instruction.


  • Assists the Chair on Interest Group projects and administration
  • Fills in as needed when the Chair is unavailable

Instructor, Adjunct Faculty: Contra Costa College. June 2013 – July 2013.

  • Teaches information literacy and related topics in a hybrid course environment
  • Delivers in-class lectures & online content
  • Manages course using Desire-2-Learn course management system

Event Coordinator: Technical Services Interest Group, California Library Association. December 2011 – November 2012.

Records Management & Project Assistant: Certified Employment Group. Emeryville, CA. March 2011 – December 2011. Clients include: ARCADIS U.S., Inc.; Emeryville Child Development Center; Certified Employment Group; Holy Names High School.

  • Evaluated and performed records life-cycle activities including retention and disposition.
  • Performed digitization, archiving, preservation, and database management tasks.
  • Arranged, classified and deselected items for the newly created Technical Library.
  • Developed a Technical Library User and Subject Guide.
  • Created newsletters, directories, reports and other documents and publications.
  • Performed other administrative and organizational tasks as needed.

Dramaturg: John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, by Frank Galati, School of the Arts, Department of Theater Arts, Chabot College. Hayward, CA. January 2011 – April 2011.

  • Provided research and reference support for student and faculty company members.
  • Developed a visual reference resource available in print and online.
  • Delivered digital content online using social media and blogging as part of a digital dramaturgy initiative.
  • Creation of production and historical notes for the program.

Web Developer, Blog Host & Blogger: LIS Lady. 2010 – Present. Available from and

  • Library and information science themes range from social media, the intersection of dramaturgy and LIS, to intellectual property and the history, ethics and values of the profession. My experience and education at SJSU SLIS are also featured.

Project Assistant (On-call): Pettingell Book Bindery. Berkeley, CA. 2009 – 2010.

  • Performed binding and repair tasks on large orders and special projects.

RDA Tester: Library of Congress, Graduate Students of Library and Information Science Funnel. June 2010 – December 2010.

  • Created AACR2 and RDA records in MARC format for varying resource types for a functional comparison of AACR and RDA.
  • Completed FRBR & RDA training modules and participated in RDA discussion forums.

Manuscripts Processing Intern: Regatta Storage Facility, Bancroft Library, University of California – Berkeley. Richmond, CA. September 2010 – December 2010.

  • Processed and arranged two collections (8.75-12.5 linear feet).
  • Applied archival survey, appraisal, arrangement, conservation & description methods according to industry standards and guidelines.
  • Developed catalog records & finding aid for each collection to enable retrieval & access.

Digitization Intern: Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, Graduate Theological Union. Berkeley, CA. June 2010 – August 2010.

  • Planned, assessed, and created descriptive, administrative, and structural metadata for the discovery, management, and preservation of digital audio files.
  • Assessed and drafted a report on intellectual property and privacy issues and specific institutional risk surrounding the digitization of the Jesuit Tape Collection.

Library Page (Volunteer): Multnomah County Library, Hollywood Branch. Portland, OR. 2006 – 2007.

Shelving Assistant (Volunteer): Shaarie Torah Library. Portland, OR. 2006.

Copywriter and Proofreader: Harvest Communications. New York, NY. 2000 – 2001.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Tutor: Self employed. Ashland, OR. 2000.

Teaching Assistant (Volunteer): University of Oregon, Department of Physical Education and Recreation. Trampoline. 1996.

Course Facilitator: University of Oregon, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. Introduction to Women’s Studies. 1995.

Additional Work Experience

In-store Buyer and Sales Associate. See Jane Run. Oakland, CA. 2008 – 2010

Admissions Coordinator. Kindred Care Center of Rossmoor. Walnut Creek, CA. 2007 – 2008

Regional Apparel Buyer and Sales Associate. new balance – Portland & Seattle. Portland, OR. 2003 – 2007

Buyer and Sales Associate. Paddington Station. Ashland, OR. Seasonally 2000, 2002-2003, 2007. Employee of the Month, 2000.

Manager. Beau Soleil Vacation House. Ashland, OR. 2002 – 2003. Varsity Theatre. Ashland, OR. 1996 – 2000

Related Skills

  • Content Management and Publishing Software: CONTENTdm, WebGenDB;
  • Course Management Software / Virtual Learning Environments: Moodle, eCollege, Desire2Learn, Blackboard, Angel, Elluminate;
  • Online research databases;
  • Cataloging and metadata management: Koha, Innovative Interfaces Millennium and Sierra, OCLC Connexion, Resource Description and Access (RDA), AACR2, MARC, Dublin Core;
  • Web development, online tools & emerging technologies: XHTML/CSS; Social media;
  • Office Productivity skills & tools: Copywriting, proofreading, editing; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); Google Apps;
  • Management, collaboration, purchasing, merchandising, customer service, sales.

Publications and Presentations (selections)

Roach, S. M., Thomas, L., & Velarde, L. (2015, Jan. 21). Makerspace for the classroom: Activities to encourage collaboration. Session presented at the biannual Flex Day of College of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA.

Kyauk, C., Roach, S. M., Nowlain, L., Ford, L., Estes, M. E., & Mullarkey, A. (2014, Nov. 8). Crowdsource your interview! Session presented at the annual conference of the California Library Association, Oakland, CA.

Flynn, S. X., Ivins, T., Roach, S. M., Hertel, M., & Azadbakht, E. (2014, June 29). Open cover letters revealed: Job search stories and advice from newly hired librarians. Panel presented at the annual conference of the American Library Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Roach, S. M., & Dezember, J. (2014, March 8). The future of the book in a networked world. Session presented at the annual Day of the Book conference, John F. Kennedy University.

Roach, S. M. (2013, June 5 & April 29). Social media ABCs for professionals. Workshop presented in cooperation with the John F. Kennedy University Libraries and Hub for Educational Innovation.

Roach, S. M. (2012, November 3). Social media use by groups of information professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the California Library Association.

Roach, S. M. & Varady, C. (2012, October 29). Tips for planning and hosting professional networking events using the cloud. Sync, 1(2), 2. Available from the California Library Association website:

Roach, S. M. (2011, October; 5771-5772, Tishrei/Elul). Social media and the Jewish community. The Omer, 31(2), 8. Available from

Roach, S. M. (2011, February 28). Internships: Making the most of your experience [Online presentation]. Society of American Archivists Student Chapter – San Jose State University Elluminate Meetup. Available from the SJSU Elluminate Live! Manager recordings website: Title: Student SAA Eira; Password: saa; Time Marker: 50:00

Roach, S. M. (2011). Commentary in response to: Notice of inquiry – Federal copyright protection of sound recordings fixed before February 15, 1972 [No. 53].Retrieved from United States Copyright Office: