Shawn Fellner Reference Librarian/Grant Writer – Office Assistant
Shawn earned a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Kent State University and has worked as a Reference Librarian for PTC for five years. Previously she worked as the Library Resource Manager for Strayer University in Warrendale, PA and prior to that she was employes as a Document Delivery/Reference Librarian at the Pennsylvania State Library in Harrisburg, in both the Main Library and the Law Library sections.
Part of Shawn’s reference responsibilities includes providing library orientation sessions as requested. In addition to reference services, she also manages the periodical collection and periodically updates some of the web resources on the library page.
During the pandemic, Shawn was asked to assist Julie Throckmorton (Foundation, Government, and Corporate Relations Officer) with the Perkins V grant, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, a reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 while continuing her library support. , which allows PTC to provide support to CTE Career and Technical Education) students, with an emphasis on special populations through eligible programs. Shawn assists as needed, with a focus on equipment inventory tasks as well as assisting with various aspects of grant tasks as needed.
Shawn is continuing to combine these two different positions as a roughly 50/50-time commitment.