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Sylvia Jean Allen


About Me

I am a librarian with 6+ years of professional experience in academic, public, and school libraries. I'm particularly passionate about reference services, collection development, and the right to intellectual freedom for everyone.

Ideal Workplace Values

I would love to be part of a positive, diverse team that values kindness, inclusion, professional ethics, and work/life balance as much as I do.


Le Roy, Empire, Downs, Illinois, US

Open To

Full Time JobFreelance/Contract WorkPart Time Job

Work Settings


Career Interests

Outdoor or Physical WorkService RolesWellness & FitnessWriting & Language Services

Skills & Strengths

Neuroexceptional Talents

I am a persistent, dedicated researcher and am willing to take the time to find the best possible resources for a project or a patron. I'm passionate about inclusivity because I believe that diverse perspectives are always an asset--and my neurodivergence means I know what it's like to feel that I don't belong. I believe in over-communication so that everyone has all the information they need to be successful. I have a very strong commitment to professional ethics, and I want to do my best in my role and contribute to the team in a meaningful way. Sometimes I see creative ways to do things that are easier or more efficient compared to the way they've always been done.

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Inclusion Essentials


Send Questions in AdvanceCommunication PlanReceiving Information in AdvanceWritten InstructionsFlexible scheduleextra time off for appointmentsPeriodic Rest BreaksUninterrupted Work TimeStanding DesksNoise-cancelling HeadphonesQuiet / Individual Workspaces

Sensory Sensitivities

Working with food
Heavy lifting
Loud noises
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)

Certifications & Training

Professional Educator License

Illinois Department of Education
Issued 2019 | Expires 2025