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Tenley Sablatzky     



Hardworking and professional librarian with experience in public, health, law and museum collections. Passionate about creating a diverse and engaged community with the knowledge I’ve acquired during my MLIS and BA degrees. I have worked independently large-scale cataloging, and digital marketing projects, I have 4+ years of experience in both technical and creative writing, and intermediate level skills in Python and HTML programming.



MLIS Wayne State University                                                                                                                                                                December 2019

Library and Information Science

Health Informatics & Data Management


BA Western Michigan University                                                                                                                                                                      May 2018

   English Literature and Creative Writing

   World Literature Minor


AS Central Virginia Community College                                                                                                                                                         May 2014 

Culinary Arts and Management



Medical Librarian                                                                                                                                                                     January 2020 - Present

       Prairie View A&M University

• Creates and manages the Undergraduate Medical Academy library collection

• Established and maintains an online presence for the UMA

• Participates in scholarly research opportunities related to health and library science

•  Oversees student library aides and provides direction on necessary tasks

• Develops research methods classes, LibGuides and tutorials as necessary for student base

• Maintains a strong relationship with UMA, Coleman library, and Prairie View campus faculty members


Library Intern                                                                                                                                                                   June 2018 - December 2020

       AirZoo: Aerospace & Science Museum

• Cataloged 6000 materials in ReSourceMate in proper Dewey notation
• Determines and executes changes to the organization, collection, and design based on user needs.
• Created and maintained social media presence of the library, for networking purposes
• Expanded and redesigned children’s section to meet guest needs


Law Library Intern                                                                                                                                                          June 2018 - December 2020

       Kalamazoo Public Library

  • Assists patrons in finding accurate, informative legal information

  • Organizes library collections, for maximum efficiency, in Dewey formation

  • Navigates law databases, such as Westlaw and LexisNexis, with ease and efficiency

  • Provides fast and friendly reference interviews in order to determine patron needs

  • Contributes ideas during quarterly meetings, based on observations of the law library



Staff Writer, Western Herald                                                                                                                                               June 2016 — April 2018

       Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

  • Produces articles once a week without missing a deadline

  • Recognized for two article-of-the-week awards

  • Conducts interviews and performs background research

  • Brainstorms article ideas and determines potential interviewees

  • Assists in promoting the paper via social media networks

Writing Center Consultant                                                                                                                                                 August 2016 - April 2018

       Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

  • Assisted undergraduate/graduate students improve their writing abilities

  • Worked with international/English Language Learner students

  • Attended Michigan’s Annual Writing Center Conference

  • Knowledgeable of APA/MLA/AP/Chicago style citation formats

  • Ability to write and explain the structure and form of an essay



  • Access to Health Information                                                                                                                                      January 2019 – Present

This research project is designed to look at how diverse populations find health information on the internet. While many electronic medical databases provide physicians and health information professionals with access to reliable health information, the question remains whether average citizens are aware of these databases, or if they’re locating for information from popular sites such as Google or WebMd. Through a meta-analysis of literature of the search strategies and semantic language used on a variety of databases, this study is designed to determine the effectiveness of general medical websites, compared to subject specific health databases.  

  • Quiet Education Research Project                                                                                                                    September 2017 -- April 2018

“Quiet” students experience many counter-intuitive effects based on classroom size, knowledge of the subject, peer and authority figure demographics, as well as the specifics of their own personality. Determining the specific struggles of each student is a significant problem area and can cause many teachers challenges when it comes to engaging these students in their classrooms. By observing a variety of “quiet” personality types, determining the specific factors and traits associated with each, it is plausible to adjust the classroom scenario to the needs of all students, thus making it easier to engage all students in the classroom.

  • Erasure Poetry Collection                                                                                                                                    September 2017 - April 2018

While all poetry can present unique challenges for artists, the form of Erasure produces many unique questions. Over the course of the project, I learned how the process of creating an Erasure is different from other forms of contemporary poetry; how each poem should speak to each other and to what extent they should exist individually; how to balance the lyrical with the narrative; and, of course, the numerous, unique ways Erasure artists have of revising work that, on the surface, seems permanent.



  • Publication of poem “Eternal Fibonacci of my Mind”                                                                                                                     October 2017

      Within the Flecks of Red anthology, published by Nautical Life Press

  • Publication of poem “Suffragette Colors” in The Laurette                                                                                                                   April 2017

  • Finalist (Poetry) Gwen Frostic Creative Writing Awards                                                                                                                     March 2017

  • Finalist (Creative Nonfiction) Gwen Frostic Creative Writing Awards                                                                                              March 2017

  • First Place for essay “The Struggle for Humility”                                                                                                                                    June 2016

Kalamazoo Valley Community College Essay Contest

  • Second Place for audio poem “Uncertainty”                                                                                                                                          June 2016

Digital Storytelling Contest, Kalamazoo Valley Community College

  • Honorable Mention for poem “Apology”                                                                                                                                                April 2016

Ned Foskey Poetry Prize, Kalamazoo Valley Community College



Python programming              

HTML Programming      

Microsoft Office

Website Design                      


Adobe Premier

Final Cut Pro                

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