Margaret Rohde Idzikowski

560 Little Lake Drive Unit 4
Ann Arbor MI 48103
Phone: (919) 491-3172


Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI (Spring 2001 - Spring 2002)
Certificate Program: Elementary Education, major in Elementary Science

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (Fall 1997 - April 1999)
Degree Program: Masters of Science, specialization Library and Information Science (LIS)
Graduate Student Research Assistantship working for Karen Drabenstott, Ph.D. (

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (Fall 1992 - Spring 1997)
Graduated with High Honors (magna cum laude), Honors College
Degree Program: Bachelor of Science in Microbiology
Grade Point Average: 3.7

Professional Experience
Media Specialist (Fall 2012 - present)
Bryant Elementary and Northside Elementary Schools, Ann Arbor, MI

Elementary Teacher (Fall 2010 - Spring 2012)
Ann Arbor Open School, Ann Arbor, MI
Principal: Kit Flynn

Media Specialist (Fall 2002 - Spring 2010)
Allen Elementary School, Ann Arbor, MI
Principal: Joan Fitzgibbon

Children's Librarian (Spring 2001 - Winter 2002)
Canton Public Library, Canton, Michigan
Supervisor: Judy Teachworth, Youth Department Head (

Reference and Public Services Librarian (Fall 2000 - Spring 2001)
Milan Public Library, Milan, Michigan
Supervisor: Gail Hardenbergh, Director (

Research Librarian (Summer 1999, Summer 2000)
University of Michigan Biological Station, Pellston, Michigan
Supervisor: Dottie Reimenschneider, Head Librarian (

HelpNet Administrative Assistant (Fall 1999-May 2000)
HelpNet, SOS Community Services
Supervisor: Faye Askew-King, Director for Programs and Services (

Youth Services Library Intern (Fall 1998)
Howell Carnegie District Library, Howell, Michigan
Supervisor: Holly Lamb, Youth Services Coordinator (

Information Consultant Intern (Summer 1998)
SOS Community Services

Reference Desk Volunteer (Fall 1998)
Internet Public Library
Supervisor: David Carter, IPL Head Librarian (

Information Technology Support Staff (January 1998 - May 1998)
School of Information
Supervisor: Dennis Hogan, supervisor (

Web Page Design/Technology Consultant (September 1996 - present)
SeeMore Web Design
Examples of professional work:

Teaching Assistant (September 1996 - May 1997)
Department of Biological Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
203 Natural Science Building, (517) 355-4640
Supervisor: Sonya Lawrence, Lab Coordinator (
Fall Semester, 1996: Apprentice Teaching Assistant, BS 111 Laboratory
Spring Semester, 1997: Teaching Assistant, BS 111 Lecture

Library Staff (Summer 1996)
Main Library, Michigan State University

Laboratory Research Assistant (January 1994 - May 1996)
Principal Investigator: Dr. Leonard Robbins, Zoology, Michigan State University, Drosophila melanogaster genetics lab (
National Science Foundation $2000 grant, undergraduate research (Spring 1994-95, renewed Spring 1995-96)
Experience in the following areas:

Other Experience, Training and Volunteer Work
  • First Aid and CPR Certification (Winter 2000)
  • Board Member, LILA: Lavender Information & Libraries Association (Winter 1998 - Winter 1999)
  • Crisis Line Listener (Winter 1996 - August 1997)
  • Co-director, ALBGTS:
  • Volunteer, Sparrow Hospital, Medical Ward (Fall 1993)
  • Volunteer, Ingham Medical Center, Emergency Room (Summer 1993)
  • Information Technology Skills
    Online Searching: Trained in online searching using Dialog, Lexis-Nexis, and web-based digital resources. Familiar with RLIN technical interface, searching using RLIN and other OPACs.

    Desktop Publishing: Three years experience editing, organizing, and computer-based layout and design for community journal. Experienced with both pen-and-ink and computer-aided graphic design and artwork.

    Software and Internet: Over twenty years substantial experience with HTML and web site design, including Javascript, Perl and CGI programming. Experienced user of Microsoft and MacOS productivity suites and multimedia applications.

    Platforms: Comfortable working with MacOS, Windows and UNIX/Linux environments. Adaptable to new platforms and systems.

    Awards and Honors
  • School of Information Graduate Student Research Associate: fully-funded four-semester education and stipend (September 1997 - May 1999)
  • Dean's List for 3.5 and above semester GPA, four consecutive semesters (September 1992 - May 1993)
  • Michigan State Honors College (June 1993 - May 1997)
  • Community Service Chairperson, Tower Guard, Sophomore Service Honor Society (Fall 1993 - Spring 1994)
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, Freshman Honor Award for 4.0 GPA (1993)
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • MSU Homecoming Court for excellence in leadership, academics and student involvement (Fall 1996)
  • Lansing Area Student Advocate PRISM Award for community service (Fall 1996)

  • References available upon request.
    Last updated: May 5, 2014.