David W. Talley

Syracuse, N.Y.

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Professional Resume
Library-Focused CV

Skill Summary

Online information management

  • Structure information for online delivery: information architecture, web user experience, metadata structures – Dublin Core, Semantic Web/RDF,
  • Guide content strategy & messaging – Online editorial, social media, media formats & streaming
  • Interview stakeholders, gather requirements, map system interactions
  • Configure & manage web content management technologies – HTML, CSS, DotNetNuke, WordPress, Drupal, Sharepoint, Google Search Appliance, Urchin/Google Analytics

Project management

  • Interview stakeholders, gather requirements, map system interactions
  • Draft functional requirements, test plans, other project documentation in collaboration with SMEs – Confluence/Jira
  • Break down tasks, map task & data flows – MS Visio, flowcharts, IPO charts, Gantt charts
  • Develop project schedules, track & report performance – Custom Excel spreadsheets, MS Project, Team Foundation Server
  • Communicate continuously with stakeholders – One-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-many

User support

  • Research & create documentation: process, project, & technical
  • Train technically naïve users
  • Answer queries, debug issues, respond productively in person or via phone or email

Print publishing – books & periodicals

  • Writing & editorial, all materials – Chicago, APA, MLS styles
  • Collaborate on page layouts, proof pages – InDesign, Quark Xpress

Professional Experience

August 2022 to the present
Reference Librarian
Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville, DeWitt, N.Y.

  • Respond to patron queries in a public library setting
  • Monitor Business and Investing resources within the collection, weed and acquire new resources
  • Support patrons in use of technologies around the library including A/V tools in meeting rooms
  • Monitor the physical facility & maintain secure control of access

August 2019 to December 2020
Adjunct Instructor
Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.

  • Develop & document curricula for courses in information management
  • Teach in person & online for undergraduate & graduate audiences

January 2018 to June 2018
Consultant in e-Commerce & Information Management
Capgemini DCX NA (formerly Lyons Consulting Group)
Chicago, Ill. (working remotely from Syracuse, N.Y.)

February 2016 to December 2018
Business Analyst Lead
Lyons Consulting Group
Chicago, Ill. (working remotely from Syracuse, N.Y.)

June 2013 to January 2016
Senior Business Analyst
Seattle, Wash.

  • Discover & document business process requirements for world-class e-commerce initiatives
  • Author, organize, & revise functional, technical, & process documentation in a JIRA/Confluence environment
  • Collaborate with UX and visual designers plus technical architects and developers for optimal user experience in complex online environments
  • Interact productively & continuously online & in-person with agency colleagues & client representatives, including training of new users
  • Research & monitor the functional & technical capabilities of Salesforce Commerce Cloud (formerly Demandware) software in relation to project functional requirements


August 2012
Master of Library and Information Science
University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.

  • Cumulative GPA: 3.89
    Beta Phi Mu International Library & Information Studies Honor Society
  • Emphasis on knowledge organization, information architecture, metadata, interaction design
  • Workshop participant and grant writer for IMLS-funded Learning Linked Data project, Feb.-Sept. 2012
  • Culminating project to create new DCMI instructional documentation model

MLIS Portfolio: https://preciserecall.com/index.php/ischool/coursework

Professional Work: https://preciserecall.com/index.php/profession/samples

May 1980
B.A.–Liberal Arts
St. John’s College, Santa Fe, N.M.

  • Rigorous studies of the classics of Western philosophy & literature through seminar-style discussions
  • Program emphasized detailed, analytical reading combined with persuasive argument, verbally & in writing.

Professional Seminars

  • Google Search Appliance admin, March 2009
  • Flash 2.0 authoring/implementation, July 2008
  • Business process/project mgmt., Oct. 2007, July 2006, Nov. 2005
  • XML/XSLT applications, June 2006, May 2005


  • Talley, D. 2013. Learning Linked Data. Managed discussion, LITA Library Linked Data Interest Group, ALA Midwinter Conference, Seattle, Wash. January 2013.
  • Talley, D. 2012. Learning Linked Data: A platform of instructional resources, poster session, UW iSchool Research Fair, Seattle, Wash., Nov. 2012.
  • Talley, D. 2012. A process documentation model for DCMI. SIGDOC 2012, Seattle, Wash., October 2012.
  • Talley, D., J. Hortin, & J. Bottomly. 2011. Information needs of public policy lobbyists. iConference 2011, Seattle, Wash., poster #245.
  • Talley, D. 1993. Lost in the computer. Colorado Libraries 19(3) (Fall): 8-12.

References furnished upon request