JOHN R. LANG [Linked-In Profile] in Texas
Leadership – Management – Analytical thinking – Productive – Quantitative reasoning – Multi-culturally sensitive – Communications – New media and technology
Wayne State University – ALA-accredited Masters Library Science
Midwestern Baptist College – Bachelors Degree – Double Major: Education/Bible
Oakland Community College – Associates Degree – Library Technical
Michigan State University Graduate School of Business Administration and Lifelong Education, Warehouse Management Certificate Program
LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE EXPERIENCE
Digital/Electronic Librarian 2010 – present
Subject Specific Web Content Portal Creation – OutdoorHistory.com (projected launch date 2017)
Planning and implementing a long-term, large-scale digitization program to create very large digital, content library for non-profit “Outdoor History” – evaluating hardware & software – book scanning processes, OCR, metadata capture, content cataloging/taxonomy, digital library content/asset management, workflow management, UX evaluation, etc., etc.
Digitization program implementation complete and functioning.
Creating searchable digital libraries from the bottom-up. Worked with IT Dept. programmers to create proprietary software for metadata capture (using Dublin Core), image capture/editing, unique book scanning application for BookDrivePro book scanners, unique online book reader, etc. for our particular circumstances
Adobe Photoshop script for multiple image size creation and OmniPagePro 17 OCR for creating individual .txt files to enhance web crawler SEO
Hardware/Software – installation/configuration, training – modified BookDrive Pro book scanning machines & workflow
42,000+ cataloged & digitized items online (20+ million page images), continuous processing — 12TB+ of data
Staffing/Staff Management – multiple book scanning technicians, web developer/programmer, marketing/public relations manager, acquisitions manager
Collection development in subject specialization
User experience planning, coordination, implementation
Setting up physical library of digitized resources
Liaison with library oversight management and other departments
(More details to follow–2014 recommendation on LinkedIn )
Librarian/Historian 2006-2009 (position eliminated in budget cut)
Performed a variety of assignments involving the study, preservation, interpretation, and presentation of BHM history, historical artifacts, records, and archives. This included providing key assistance to the product development and writing teams by determining the extent and location of teaching materials, supplying information for a database of the same, and archiving transcript messages into retrievable files. Notable accomplishments included:
- Evaluated and inventoried non-cataloged, non-organized collection in the main building and 5 off-site locations in 2 states.
- Located missing collection materials
- Proposed conservation and preservation plan
- Created a disaster preparedness plan
- Investigated, reviewed, and selected integrated library software programs, training and maintenance for purchase
- Worked with vendor and IT Dept. to install and configure Atriuum automated ILS Software with OPAC.
- Began the actual process of descriptive and subject cataloging of the library materials (using Dewey Decimal Classification and Library of Congress subject headings), which began August 28, 2006. By April 2007 cataloging began at 2 of the 4 off-site, long-term storage facilities.
- As of September 3, 2009, library-holding records for 17,146 physical items had been classified, cataloged, and entered into the catalog database.
- Electronic documents, such as MS Word and PDF documents of program, meeting, conference and product transcripts were categorized, labeled, and organized (6,062 files to date) on the department server.
- Reference and research service for Staff Writer, Television Director, Web Marketing Manager, Website Staff Writer, Department Graphic Artists, Marketing Director, and CEO
- Reviewed products and manuscripts from publishers, writers, etc. for management consideration.
- Performed ancillary marketing department duties, including product project management for all new products from product concept to production.
OTHER BUSINESS/NON-PROFIT WORK EXPERIENCE (reverse chronological order)
FAMILY CHRISTIAN STORES, Altamonte Springs, FL
Book Store Manager
As manager of a Family Christian Store, one of over 300 stores nationwide, I was responsible to the District Manager to maintain and increase sales, implement company policies and marketing programs, coordinate inventory procedures, oversee the store’s staffing and all daily operations 7 days a week. The store was consistently in the top quarter of all the stores in the district.
CLOUD TEN PICTURES, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Maker of motion pictures such as “Left Behind”, “Apocalypse”, “Revelation”, and “Tribulation”
Executive Vice President
- Oversaw staff of 29 and feature-length movie production projects.
- Developed new product marketing program for 2 full-length movie releases
- Oversaw North American Hollywood movie rights acquisitions
- Initiated and developed media partnership programs with non-profit organizations
JACK VAN IMPE MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL, Rochester Hills, MI (1979-2001)
Non-Profit Organization – Recognized annually by Board of Directors and Chairman of the Board for exemplary service/performance, excellence, and dedication.
- Oversaw 50-100 personnel and daily operations, that included public meetings, staff training & development, TV, radio, print, internet, video, audio, counseling, foreign, fundraising, and donor development. Reported directly to the Board of Directors and President/Chairman.
- Significantly increased average annual multi-million dollar income
- Maintained low organizational overhead expenses (only 12% of gross income used for fundraising and operations, including salaries)
- Created/developed one of the first (1995) and most successful non-profit Internet websites in genre (traffic to website in the top 10 websites in genre from 1996 to 2000, according to Alexa software. Note: online revenues outpaced development and maintenance costs)
- Created large-scale email marketing database and newsletter program (1996)
MS programs, OmniPage17Pro, Direct Mail & Direct Response Marketing, E-mail and Social Media Marketing, CMS Donor Support Database/Market Analysis Software, Fundraising, Library and Information Science Technology, Web Search/Research Protocols, Digitization Hardware [BookDrivePro Book Scanners]/Image Capture and Editing software/workflow management, Television/Radio Production and Marketing, Publishing. Oral and Written Communications.
American Library Association & Special Library Association
Christian Management Association
Christian Booksellers Association
National Religious Broadcasters Association
Cross Timbers Community Church