Resume

Experience

Cataloging & Exhibition Services Librarian                 Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University                                                                Sept. 2013-present

  • Cataloger for rare books & special collections materials.
  • New technologies subcommittee member in technical services department.
  • Responsible for metadata for exhibits program: including database input for digital collections, and working with curators to create label text for physical exhibitions, and digital metadata entries for digital and web-based exhibits.

 Search Metadata Librarian                                         Washington, DC
General Services Administration (GSA)                          Jan. 2013-Aug. 2013

 Archives Center Volunteer                                    Washington, DC
 National Museum of American History | Archives Center         Nov. 2012-present

  • Provide reference services for visiting scholars and researchers, answering collection inquiries and retrieving archival materials
  • Contribute to the museum’s EAD Legacy Finding Aid project, converting analog finding aids to digital format using Archivist’s Toolkit, the Smithsonian-wide Collections Portal (SIRIS), and Voyager
  • Digitize and add digital artifacts to the catalog alongside direct links to each item’s home collection

Project Librarian – Contract                  Fort Belvoir, VA
Defense Acquisition University Library | PTFS Digital Archiving Solutions       Sept.- Oct. 2012

  • Hired for a short-term project to handle the surviving collection from a recent fire at the Defense Acquisition University including inventorying, rehousing, sorting, and copy cataloging remaining monograph, media, and archival holdings
  • Compile MS Excel spreadsheet for items from scanning barcodes of remaining items, and working with Systems Librarian to compile a shelf-list for the inventory
  • Work with Reference and Technical Services to make decisions to deaccession microfilm report copies and create electronic catalog records linking to official Government Publications Office (GPO) digital archival copies
  • Advise the library on appropriate collections software, procedures, and timeline required to begin a standards-compliant digital archival collection

Cataloging Assistant                                                 Ann Arbor, MI
Law Library, University of Michigan                               Feb 2011 – July 2012

  • Performed retroactive authority file clean-up by analyzing older library holdings in online catalog; use LCSH, VIAF where possible, or created local authorities as necessary
  • Responsible for full-level copy and original cataloging on English and Roman language acquisitions, abided by AACR2/MARC standards and local practice

Volunteer                                                                                         Detroit, MI
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit                                                    Feb-May 2012

  • Volunteered approximately 8 hours/week (typically weekends)
  • Assisted with archival policy evaluation, visitor services, family days, events and programs, and museum projects as called upon (i.e. web updates, graphic design work, & more)

Library & Archives Intern                                                                 New York City, NY
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum                                                       Feb-Mar 2012

  • Integrated, processed, and archived a portion of Guggenheim Collection A0035: The Department of Public Affairs Press Releases
  • Updated & expanded the collection, assisted in digitization, & added downloadable PDF documents to the finding aid
  • Edited and updated Guggenheim website and online finding aid in EAD XML using Joomla! & Oxygen

Museum and Archives Intern                                                             La Paz, Bolivia
Museo Nacional de Arte and U.S. Embassy of Bolivia                             Jun-Aug 2011

  • Developed archival database in FileMaker Pro to launch the first publicly accessible and electronic collection for the museum
  • Worked and collaborated with staff entirely in Spanish
  • Researched repositories in Bolivia to compare cultural ‘best practice’ norms and methodology; performed usability testing
  • Designed layout, aesthetics, and security provisions of archival database
  • Aided event development, including program coordination with curators and administrative staff, and gave English-speaking museum tours
  • Worked with Cultural Affairs sector of U.S. Embassy, filling an external role as a political-cultural liaison between Bolivian & U.S. governments

Curatorial Intern                                                                                 Dearborn, MI
Arab American National Museum                                                           May-Jun 2011

  • Developed content for Patriots & Peacemakers exhibit by researching biographical data on Arab-Americans who served in the military, Peace Corps, or foreign services from the Revolutionary War – present
  • Worked with curatorial department on pattern templates for exhibit components, and translated research to fit those formats
  • Responsible for contact with external entities for the verification of biographical facts, & requests for copyright/photographic licenses

 

Education

University of Michigan School of Information                                      Aug. 2012
MSI, Tailored degree – Archives, Collection Management

University of Michigan                                                                         May, 2010
B.A. cum laude, History, History of Art

Study Abroad Program in Art History, Florence Italy                              Jun-Aug 2008

Skills

  • Software:MS Office Suite, Adobe, FileMaker Pro, iMovie, OmniGraffle, Photoshop
  • Cataloging:PastPerfect, Millenium, OCLC, Archon, Archivist’s Toolkit, Oxygen, SirsiDynix, TMS, Fedora, Digital Commons, Omeka, Greenstone
  • XML & Standards: DACS, AACR2, MARC/EAD, Dublin Core, MODS/MIX, METS/PREMIS, VRA Core (4.0), AAT, CDWA, TEI, OAI-PMH
  •  Other: basic Python, basic HTML/CSS, Grant-writing, Image Rights Research, Usability testing (web & mobile), Audience observation and analysis, Learning & Web Analytics, familiar with rare books and special collections cataloging, pre-20th century materials
  • Spoken Languages: Spanish, Italian


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