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I started my career as a college English professor and transitioned into librarianship with an MLIS from San Jose State University in 2009. Some of my professional interests include: information and visual literacy, copyright and culture, information organization and controlled vocabularies, young adult librarianship, and libraries’ cultural roles. My conviction is that libraries are profoundly important to societies, and ultimately are based on a foundation of human rights.

Trevor Calvert


  • MLIS, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA. December, 2008.
  • MFA, English, Mills College, Oakland CA. May, 2002.
  • BA, English, CSU Chico, Chico CA. May 2000.


Acting Branch Manager, Union City (July 2017 – Present)

As Union City’s Branch Manager, I plan, direct, coordinate and supervise the work of Union City Library, I train and supervise staff assigned to work within the branch; assist in the development and implementation of library policies, procedures and service delivery programs with the system and to the public; and perform related duties as required.

Librarian III, Adult Selector (Jan. 2016 – July 2017)

Alameda County Library, Fremont CA

As the Adult Selector for the AC Library my primary role is collection development for adult patrons of the AC Library system.

Some responsibilities include:

  • primary responsibility for selection and ordering of adult materials, primarily print, but in other formats as determined.
  • Working with the Collection Development Manager to set annual goals and objectives for collection development and maintenance of collections.
  • Participating in setting and monitoring materials budgets.
  • Assisting with regular and ongoing collection management projects, such as weeding, collection assessment, use analysis etc.
  • Engaging with service staff to compile promotional booklists.
  • Collaborating with Collection Development Manager and other staff to develop effective methods of internal and external communication with staff and public, via email and social media such as blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc.


  • Acted as a lead in transitioning the Summer Reading Games to an online format.
  • Acted as lead in learning Gale Analytics on Demand and communicating the information gathered to the library’s leadership.
  • Presented to staff with the Deputy Director, Cindy Chadwick, on Project Outcome, a Public Library Association field-driven evaluation tool.

Interim Library Director (Jan. 2015 – August, 2015)

Librarian (July 2009 – January 2016)                                             

Marin Academy, San Rafael, CA

At Marin Academy I supervise an assistant librarian, work with volunteers, and maintain a dynamic library that supports Marin Academy’s curricular, co-curricular, and personal needs.


  • Acted on the web committee and was one of four principles engaged in implementing a new Student Information System and website from Whipple Hill.
  • Researched and led acquisition and implementation of LibGuides, and taught faculty its use.
  • Began the MA Library blog ( and added content.
  • Instructed students regarding research, usage of databases, library resources, and MLA and Chicago citation standards.
  • Fielded reference questions from students and assisted in their research.
  • Performed original cataloging for books and magazines using DDC, and library’s CMS L4U.
  • Collection Development, with lead in fiction and poetry acquisition.
  • Worked with Library Director regarding budgetary decisions and large acquisitions.
  • Maintained library’s web 2.0 resources and educated the MA community on their use.
  • Assisted in supervision of library volunteers.
  • Faculty adviser for Echoes Literary Magazine.
  • Led several experiential, co-curricular mini-courses both on and off campus.
  • Participated in LitFest, taught poetry workshops, and assisted in acquiring author-participants.
  • Committees: Web Development Committee; Diversity Committee (co-curricular panel), Technology and Library WASC panel, Technology and Innovation committee.
  • Implemented the Amazon Kindle check out program.
  • Implemented the OverDrive e-book program.
  • Acted as Interim Library Director (2015) and oversaw one librarian.

Administrative Analyst (Aug. 2008 to Dec. 2008)

California Digital Library – Publishing Group

eScholarship Repository taxonomy project internship

­­Assisted in tagging multiple sample sets existent in the eScholarship repository using a proprietary taxonomy based on National Academies’ three-tiered hierarchical structure in order to teach knowledge management software to assign subject terms to other documents based on the sample sets provided.

Reference Intern (Aug. 2007 to Dec. 2007)

Oakland Public Library, Oakland CA

Science, Business, Soc. Science, & Gov. Documents Department

  • Answered questions at reference desk using Innovative’s Millenium client.
  • Organized and helped implement an informational program on new laws for immigrants.
  • Updated web links on site.
  • Assisted with ordering new books for Hot Picks selection.

Personal Statement Instructor (Summers ‘05, ‘06, ’07, 08)

Academic Studies Associates, Berkeley, CA.

  • Taught college entrance personal statement to a diverse and international student body.
  • Evaluated students’ writing and engagement for end of session reports.
  • Developed instructional materials.

Bookseller (July 2005 to July 2009)

Diesel, A Bookstore, Oakland, CA

  • Ordered books for inventory.
  • Managed IBID database.
  • Conducted targeted reference interviews with customers.
  • Marketed books with original signage and displays.
  • Assisted in changing Diesel’s web platform to Drupal.

English Composition Instructor (July 2003 to January 2006)

College of Alameda, Alameda, CA

  • Taught English courses from basic composition to critical thinking to a diverse student body.
  • Developed instructional materials.
  • Liaised with publisher representatives.

English Composition Instructor (Aug. 2003 to May 2004)

Chabot College, Hayward, CA

  • Taught English courses from basic composition to critical thinking to a diverse student body.
  • Developed instructional materials.


  • Reference and instruction expertise
  • Information management expertise
  • Superb communication
  • Strong research skills
  • Adept with time-mamagement and prioritizing
  • Social media management
  • Strong cataloging skills
  • Dewey Decimal Classification System, familiarity with MARC, LCC
  • Google Suite of tools, Google Analytics
  • Adobe SiteCatalyst
  • Facile with Innovative Interface’s Sierra client

Published Writing         

Library Related

“Uncensored.” Oakbook. October 27, 2008

“Interview with Leslie Wolf.” Spring 2009 issue of the SJSU SLIS AlumnNews Newsletter.


In/Formation. The Volta. 2014

North gives flesh to wind. Little Red Leaves. 2014

Review of Dark Art. OmniVerse. 2014

Five poems. SAGINAW. 2013

Two poems. Beeswax #7. Volta Press. 2012

Four poems. Featherboard Writing Series. 2012.

One poem. Wunderkammer. 2011.

Interview with Eric Baus. Studio One Reading Series. 2010.

Two poems. Sand Canyon Review. Crafton Hills College. Summer 2010.

One poem in Mrs. Maybe No.2. Winter 2009.

Fiction review. Omnidawn Blog (

2009/01/nwf-fiction-review-feature-1-trevor.html). January 11, 2009.

Rarer and More Wonderful. Scrambler Books, 2008.

Anthologized in Bay Poetics. Faux Press, 2006.

Anthologized in Involuntary Vision: after Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams.

Avenue B, 2003.

More available upon request.


  • California Association of Independent Schools – 2015 “Increasing Faculty Engagement with LibGuidesHow Teachers and Librarians Brought a Road Trip into the Classroom”
  • Marin Academy Lit Fest – “Poetic Devices : Line, Syntax, Gaze, and Play in the Craft of Poetry”
  • California Association of Independent Schools – 2013 “Increasing Faculty Engagement with LibGuides”
  • Northern California Independent Booksellers Association – 2007 “Manga and readers” 


  • Bay Area Independent School Librarians
    • 2009 to Present
    • Ning Committee member
    • Consortium Committee member
    • Position Paper member
  • California Library Association
    • 2009 to 2011
  • American Library Association
    • 2009 to Present.
    • GameRT Board member
    • YALSA member
    • LITA member at large
    • LITA Web Development committee member
    • Imagineering Round Table
    • ACRL member


Professional References and professional contacts available upon request.