Lauren B
Writer #8351
Los Angeles, CA
Joined 12/16/2013
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Lauren is a librarian who has worked in public libraries for over five years and two years as a high school librarian. Lauren's current position includes teaching the basics of computers and the internet to adults at the public library. She has developed materials and videos that help patrons download free library e-books onto their many devices which include Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iPad, and smartphones

She has a masters degree in library science and a bachelors in English literature. Lauren has been writing regular articles on a website for book lovers as well as her own site centered on library related topics where she maintains the content, Wordpress back-end, and SEO.
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Electronics
Education
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Gaming
Craft
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Technology

Lauren B's Technology Industry Experience

50 Projects Completed

Lauren's current job allows her to help customers load e-books, streaming video, audiobooks, and music onto their e-readers, tablets, and smartphones. Not only does she get a chance to use the latest devices, but she creates written instructions that she can print out for customers to use at home.

Lauren has the most experience with Kindle, Kindle Fire, Kindle Paperwhite, Nook, NookHD, Kobo, KoboArc, and the whole family of iOS products including the iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPods of varying generations.

Specialties

Lauren has extensive experience giving seminars that outline the process of downloading academic journals and using online reference materials. During her time as a school librarian, she did some instructional writing for students grades 7-12. Book talks that would encourage young students to become intrigued by young adult fiction was a frequently requested service from teachers. Lauren built, updated, and maintained a Wordpress website for the school's library and has the skills to develop a Wordpress post that will return positive SEO on requested keywords. She has been working in public libraries for over five years, giving her exposure to what the public is reading and can write excellent book reviews.

Interests

Lauren has an enthusiastic interest in books and reading but especially enjoys bestsellers, fantasy/scifi, romance, and young adult titles. Lauren enjoys gaming on all major platforms and has been playing video games since youth. She's also an enthusiastic supporter of indie gaming.

Education

San Jose State University

Lauren studied database technologies, web design, and management strategies during her graduate work at San Jose State.

University of California Irvine

UC Irvine gave Lauren a comprehensive overview of literature while also ensuring that she wrote numerous academic papers of varying lengths.

Software

200 Projects Completed

Lauren works with the public where she teaches adults how to use computers. Her role at the public library includes making materials that will guide them through basic computer functions such as e-mail and her classes are attended by mostly senior citizens in the community who want to learn. Internet browsers are the major kind of software in Lauren's classes, but she also covers programs like iTunes, PDF viewers, and word processors.

Education

150 Projects Completed

Lauren worked as a school librarian for several years, giving her a great deal of experience communicating with school administrators, teachers, parents, and students grade 7-12.

While she enjoys writing intriguing book reviews for kids, she has plenty of experience creating instructional materials, tutorials, and notices.

Electronics

100 Projects Completed, Elite Badge Awarded

Lauren's current job allows her to help customers load e-books, streaming video, audiobooks, and music onto their e-readers, tablets, and smartphones. Not only does she get a chance to use the latest devices, but she creates written instructions that she can print out for customers to use at home.

Lauren has the most experience with Kindle, Kindle Fire, Kindle Paperwhite, Nook, NookHD, Kobo, KoboArc, and the whole family of iOS products including the iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPods of varying generations.

Entertainment

50 Projects Completed

Whether it be bestselling novels, the latest movies, or popular music, Lauren has a good idea of what is popular in Los Angeles. As a librarian who works in a library in LA, Lauren can see how many library patrons have reserved a particular book by viewing these titles in the library's computer software. She also gets a good idea of what people like by what is asked for most often at the public library. Lauren writes recommendations for a different bestselling novel each week that is posted at her library's branch.

Non Profit

50 Projects Completed, Elite Badge Awarded

Since Lauren works at a public library, she has had the pleasure of doing promotional work for various non-profit organizations that are hosted at the branch's meeting room. She had created promotional materials for Peace Corps, VITA, Farhang, and many others. The public library itself also functions as a non-profit organization and Lauren has created proposal letters and strength weakness and opportunities to threat analysis reports.

Technology

50 Projects Completed

Lauren's current job allows her to help customers load e-books, streaming video, audiobooks, and music onto their e-readers, tablets, and smartphones. Not only does she get a chance to use the latest devices, but she creates written instructions that she can print out for customers to use at home.

Lauren has the most experience with Kindle, Kindle Fire, Kindle Paperwhite, Nook, NookHD, Kobo, KoboArc, and the whole family of iOS products including the iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPods of varying generations.

Gaming

4 Projects Completed

Having started gaming at a young age with titles like Quest for Glory, Baldur's Gate, and Zelda, Lauren is familiar with the gaming industry and how it has grown. Being married to an independent game designer, Lauren offers a unique perspective that she takes seriously. She writes game reviews for both console and PC games, and is intrigued by the ever-growing subsection of video games that are intended to appeal to women.

Craft

4 Projects Completed

Lauren is a librarian at a public library that frequently hosts craft projects for children, teens, and sometimes adults. The projects often require organization, coordination, and written instructions.

Web Development

2 Projects Completed

Lauren has developed web sites using Wordpress, Google Sites, and HTML and CSS on Dreamweaver. She completed a class in graduate school that focused on using CSS and professional looking table elements to build a web page.

She has made several wedding websites for friends and clients in addition to the professional websites she creates for each library where she has worked. Lauren keeps a blog that was designed with a Wordpress theme that was carefully edited through CSS style sheets and HTML.

Women

1 Projects Completed

Lauren took several classes on feminist literature during her undergraduate work at UC Irvine and has since written a articles that are intended to appeal to women in a positive, healthy way for the online women's community.

 

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