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Staff Achievements

Branch Manager, Winter Garden Branch

Published Staff Member | August 2013

Authored a chapter entitled "Youth Contests as Outreach," which has been selected for inclusioin in the  anthology Pre-School Through Teen Library Outreach to be published by McFarland Publishers in 2013.

Technology Trainer, Casual, Washington Park Branch

Certification Received | August 2013

Received the Microsoft Office Specialist certification by passing the Word 2010 test.  This certifications demonstrates proficiency in at least 80% of Word’s functionality. Users are able to create, modify and format professional looking documents using Intermediate to Advanced tools.

Assistant Department/Branch Manager, Orlando Public Library

Course Completed | August 2013

Successfully completed the Case Western Reserve University's online course, Inspiring Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence.  This course examined effective leadership practices through emotional intelligence by reviewing behavioral and neuroscience evidence, completing personal exercises and study individual cases.  The course required a commitment of approximately  6-8 hours per week to complete assigned readings, lecture videos, personal learning assignments and weekly quizzes.  The course was presented from May until August, 2013.

Program & Promotions Development Manager, Orlando Public Library

Sunshine State Leadership Institute Graduate | July 2013

Graduated from the 2012-2013 Sunshine State Leadership Institute in July 2013.  The Institute offers an intensive 10 month  learning experience that requires significant time, energy, and commitment from participants and their libraries.  The Sunshine State Leadership Institute is designed to prepare library leaders to serve the residents of Florida in the most effective and innovative manner that will meet today's needs and tomorrow's challenges.

Branch Manager, Edgewater Branch

SEFLIN Presenter | July 2013

Presented at the SEFLIN Evolving Library Technologies Conference in Miami on July 11th 2013. Clarke presented on the topic How to Build Your Own E-book Platform from Scratch. She spoke about the specific components of building an eBook platform. She addressed assessing your community needs, defining your library eBook lending business model, constructing a contract and negotiating with vendors. Clarke and colleague Ricardo Viera explained the steps, successes and challenges that OCLS has had in implementing a hosted eBook platform.

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