Leota Sigrid Boesen Resumé

Employment History

President, Leota Sigrid Boesen, Inc.
The Woodlands, TX - 1993 to present

Violinist, Trinity Lutheran Church
Spring, TX - 1995 to present

Adjunct Reference Librarian, North Harris College
Houston, TX - 1993 to present

Professor of Strings, North Harris College
Houston, TX - 1994-2002

Adjunct Reference Librarian, Montgomery College
Conroe, TX - 1998 to 2002

Adjunct Reference Librarian, Tomball College
Tomball, TX - 1993 to 1998

Substitute Teacher and Librarian, CISD
Conroe, TX - 1990 to 1993

Computer Technical Writer, Indiana University
Bloomington, IN - 1989 to 1990

Indiana University Reports & Survey Officer
Bloomington, IN - 1984 to 1989

Information Specialist*, Indiana University
Bloomington, IN - 1979 to 1984

Computer Consultant* for Indiana State Library
Bloomington, IN - 1983 to 1984

Reference Librarian in Education, Indiana University
Bloomington, IN - 1982 to 1983

Reference Librarian, Interlibrary Loan, Indiana Univ.
Bloomington, IN - 1980 to 1982

Library Assistant, Vocational Education Services
Bloomington, IN - 1978-1980

Library Assistant, Modern Languages
Bloomington, IN - 1978-1980

Extra in the movie, Breaking Away
Bloomington, IN - August 1978

Violin Tutor
Greencastle, IN - 1973 to 1974

Library Assistant, DePauw University
Greencastle, IN - 1972 to 1973

Farm Worker at Boesen Dairy
Greencastle, IN - 1961 to 1978 

(*Denotes concurrent part-time appointments)

Education

Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas

  • Completed core courses for the M.A. in counseling and the LPC 1994-95.

Indiana University Bloomington

  • Received MLS in Music Librarianship in 1980.
  • First person to complete the specialization in Music Librarianship.

Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts

  • Received B.A. in May 1978 with major in music.
  • Named to Dean’s List 1977-78.
  • Studied violin from 1974-78 with Philipp Otto Naegele, one of the founders of the Marlboro Music Festival.
  • Violinist in Smith College Orchestra 1974-78.
  • Violinist in Smith College Chamber Orchestra 1975-78.
  • First Soprano in Alpha Choir 1974-75.
  • First Soprano in Smith College Glee Club 1976-78.
  • First Soprano in Smith College Chamber Singers 1976-77.
  • First Soprano in Smith College Glee Club which made the recording, “College Choirs at Christmas” for the Book-of-the-Month-Club in February 1977.
  • Performed Hector Berlioz’s Requiem in Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center in New York City as a First Soprano in Smith College Glee Club along with choirs from Amherst College, Union College, and Columbia University in April 1977.
  • Toured Europe in June 1977 with Smith College Chamber Singers.
  • Competed in the International Koor Festival in The Hague, The Netherlands in June 1977 with the Smith College Chamber Singers.  This choir won the first prize in the female youth division, the second prize in the female adult division, and the Audience Award.
  • Performed in concerts on stage, on radio, and on television in London, Geneva, The Hague, Paris, Amsterdam, Strasbourg, and in Chartres, France in Chartres Cathedral in June 1977.

Greencastle High School, Greencastle, Indiana

  • Received High School Diploma in May 1974
  • Graduated Valedictorian.
  • Named to High Honor Roll 1970-74.
  • Elected to and member of National Honor Society 1972-74.
  • Received Bartley Book Award.
  • Received Valedictorian Award.
  • Elected to the 1974 Senior Class Hall of Fame as “Most Studious Girl.”
  • Violinist in Greencastle High School Orchestra 1970-73.
  • Studied violin privately from 1965-74 with Patience Thompson Berg and Herman Clyde Berg, Professors of Violin at DePauw University.
  • Violinist in DePauw University Symphony 1969-74.  Played under the guest conductors Aaron Copland, Howard Hanson, and Lukas Foss.
  • Violinist in pit orchestras for the Putnam County Playhouse from 1969-74 which were conducted by Dan Hanna, Director of Bands at DePauw University.  I played violin for  Fiddler on the Roof, Mame, Hello Dolly,  110 in the Shade, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, The Music Man, and My Fair Lady.
  • Violin Tutor 1973-74 for young students in Patience Berg’s studio.
  • Served as a Page for Representative John Thomas in the Indiana State Legislature 1970-71 and 1972-73.
  • Parliamentarian of the Indiana Junior Classical League 1971-72.
  • Secretary of Latin Club 1971-72 and Latin Club Member 1970-74.
  • President of Intercultural Studies Club 1972-73
  • Thespians 1970-74.  Portrayed Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible in November 1973.
  • French Club 1970-74.
  • Spanish Club 1973-74.
  • Soprano in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Choir, 1973-74.

Greencastle Junior High School (GJHS) 1968-70—Greencastle, Indiana

  • Named to High Honor Roll 1968-70.
  • Violinist in Greencastle Junior High School Orchestra 1968-70.
  • Received The Rotary Award for Most Outstanding Female Student in May 1970.
  • Student Council Representative 1969-70.
  • Received drama, music and writing awards in May 1970.
  • Received Journalism award in May 1969.
  • Member and Officer of GJHS Science Club 1968-70.
  • Received First Place in Science Fair in February 1970 for my project, “Our Continents Through Geologic Time.”
  • Received DePauw University ROTC Award in February 1970 my project, “Our Continents Through Geologic Time.”  Awarded a trip to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.
  • Received Third Place in Science Fair in February 1969 for my project, “Continental Drift.”
  • Portrayed Mrs. Otto Frank in a production of The Diary of Anne Frank in May 1970.
  • Soprano in GJHS Choir 1968-70.

Publications 

  • Boesen, Leota Sigrid.  Cameras on School Buses a Great Idea.  Houston Chronicle.  10 April 1992, 37A.
  • Boesen, Leota Sigrid.  One’s Company:  Women Share the Highs and Lows of Living Single.  Financial Disadvantage.  Smith Alumnae Quarterly. Winter 1991/92, 83 (1), 16-17.
  • Boesen, Leota Sigrid., and Stager, Sue.  Planning for Student Computing.  SIGUCCS Newsletter.  Spring 1990, 20(1), 27-35.
  • Boesen, Leota Sigrid., and Schlene, Eric J.  IU School of Music Library.  University Computing Times.  March 1990, 16-17.
  • Boesen, Leota Sigrid.  Critics Not ‘Bashers.’  Herald-Times 12 October 1989, A12.
  • Boesen, Leota Sigrid., and Londergan, Margaret.  Starting Up.  University Computing Times.  September 1989, 25-26.
  • University Budget Office.  Indiana University Fact Book 1988-89.  Edited and compiled by Leota Sigrid Boesen.  Bloomington:  Indiana University Printing Services, 1988.
  • University Budget Office.  Indiana University Fact Book 1987-88.  Edited and compiled by Leota Sigrid Boesen.  Bloomington:  Indiana University Printing Services, 1987.
  • University Budget Office.  Indiana University Fact Book 1986-87.  Edited and compiled by Leota Sigrid Boesen.  Bloomington:  Indiana University Printing Services, 1986.
  • Boesen, Leota Sigrid.  PC Talk III:  The Refinement of a Classic Software Package.  Link-Up:  Online and Videotex for Business, Personal, and Educational Use.  December 1986, 3 (11), 7+.
  • Boesen, Leota Sigrid.  4-1-1:  File Retrieval Package.  The Electronic Library:  The International Journal for Minicomputer, Microcomputer, and Software Applications in Libraries.  July 1985, 3 (4), 170-71.
  • University Budget Office.  Indiana University Fact Book 1985-86.  Edited and compiled by Leota Sigrid Boesen.  Bloomington:  Indiana University Printing Services, 1985.
  • Boesen, Leota Sigrid.  Making Communications Convenient.  Information Today.  September 1984, 1 (9), 9+.
  • University Budget Office.  Indiana University Fact Book 1984-85.  Edited and compiled by Leota Sigrid Boesen.  Bloomington:  Indiana University Printing Services, 1984.
  • Boesen, Leota Sigrid.  Will the Microcomputer Revolution Destroy Document Evolution?  Proceedings.  American Society for Information Science.  May 20-23, 1984.
  • Boesen, Leota Sigrid., and Laughlin, Sara G.  The Information Connection Project:  A Model Microcomputer System for Regional Library Networks.  Proceedings.  American Society for Information Science.  May 20-23, 1984.
  • Boesen, Leota Sigrid.  VES Library:  The Information Connection.  Communique, Spring 1984, (36), 1.
  • Boesen, Leota Sigrid.  Software Listings and Review Sources.  In:  Singer, Norman M., Comp.  A Recap of the Sixth Nationwide Vocational Education Dissemination Conference: Disseminating for Tomorrow’s Voc Ed.  November 15-17, 1983.  Columbus, OH:  Ohio State University, 1984:  79-96.
  • Boesen, Leota Sigrid., and Brooks, JoAnn.  Vocational Education Services:  A Microcosm of the Zeitgeist.  Indiana University Libraries:  A Quarterly Journal, 1981, 1 (4), 2-5.
  • Boesen, Leota Sigrid.  Vocational Education Services.  InULA Quarterly, 1981, 11 (4), 2-5.

Presentations 

  • Boesen, Leota Sigrid.  Career Options for Renegade Librarians.  Paper presented at the School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, March 1985.
  • Boesen, Leota Sigrid.  Will the Microcomputer Revolution Destroy Document Evolution?  Paper presented at the 13th mid-year meeting of the American Society for Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, May 1984.
  • Boesen, Leota Sigrid., and Laughlin, Sara G.  The Information Connection Project:  A Model Microcomputer System for Regional Library Networks.  Paper presented at the 13th mid-year meeting of the American Society for Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, May 1984.
  • Boesen, Leota Sigrid.  Searching for Software Sources.  Paper presented at the Sixth Nationwide Vocational Education Dissemination Conference, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, in November 1983.
  • Boesen, Leota Sigrid.  Sex-Fair Teaching.  Paper presented at Indiana University School of Education Commission for Women, Bloomington, Indiana, February 1983.
  • Boesen, Leota Sigrid.  Vocational Education Services and the Advent of Automation.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Smith College Librarians’ Organization, Northampton, Massachusetts, November 1982.

Special Performances 

  • Violinist for Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring, Texas on Christmas Eve and Easter since 1995.
  • Planned and played the reception music for Senior Presentation of the National Charity League in The Woodlands, Texas in April 2005 and 2004.
  • Planned and played the music for the 10th anniversary celebration of Keller-Williams Realty in The Woodlands, Texas in September 2002.
  • Planned and played the music for the opening of Dr. W. David Brown’s Sleep Disorder Clinic in The Woodlands, Texas in August 2001.
  • Planned and played the music for the dedication of The White Stone Gallery in The Woodlands, Texas in December 2000.
  • Planned and played the music for the dedication of the new Library and Administration Building at North Harris College in Houston, Texas in December 2000.
  • Violinist for Trinity Lutheran Church Orchestra for the 125th celebration of Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring, Texas.
  • Planned and played the music for the 10th anniversary celebration of Tomball College in Tomball, Texas.
  • Planned and played music for fashion shows for Just Sara Boutique in The Woodlands, Texas in 1995 and 1996.
  • Planned and played a concert of love songs for Valentine’s Day 1997 at Barnes and Noble Bookstore in The Woodlands, Texas.
  • Violinist for the orchestra that played for President George Bush during his visit to The John Cooper School in 1994.
  • Planned and played the music for numerous weddings and funerals since 1993.

Memberships

The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra

 Violinist, 1993 to 1994

Alumnae Association of Smith College (AASC)

Member, 30th Reunion Committee for Class of 1978
Secretary, Class of 1978 from 1993 to 1998
Director-At-Large on Board of Directors, 1986 to 1989

Youngest alumna ever elected to serve on the AASC Board of Directors

Member, Clubs Committee, 1986 to 1989
AASC Liaison, Smith College Trustee Medal Committee, 1987 to 1989

Candidates Chair for Bloomington and Southern Indiana, 1980 to 1990

Community Chamber Music Association of Bloomington, Inc.

 Board of Directors, 1980 to 1982; 1986 to 1987; Member 1980 to 1990

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