Education

Pratt Institute, Masters of Science in Library and Information Science with distinction & Advanced Certificate in Archives, August 2014–May 2016

University at Buffalo-SUNY, New Media Design – Advanced Certificate

Rochester Institute of Technology, BFA in Graphic Design, Minor in Women’s Studies


Professional Experience

Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center, Buffalo, NY

Volunteer: October 2016-Currently

Contributions:

  • Transcribing, accessioning, deaccessioning, rehousing, and using ContentDM to describe Forest Lawn Cemetery’s archival material
  • Assisting the archivist by gathering support materials, writing and editing content, and scanning images for exhibitions, Forest Lawn Cemetery’s Flickr, NY Heritage Digital Collections and more.

Thomas J. Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Fellowship recipient: August 2015–May 2016

Part of a small elite group to be awarded a fellowship through Pratt Institute & Watson Library

Contributions:

  • Digital image processing of scanned slides of past exhibitions
  • Copy cataloging in MARC
  • Receiving and processing book purchases/gifts in Millennium & Sierra
  • Acquisitions
  • Attending to patrons at the registration desk
  • Book preservation assessment
  • Creating metadata in Excel and ContentDM for the Digital Collections of the Metropolitan
  • Technical services workflows
  • Assessment of periodicals, digital and physical holdings

Ark Media, Brooklyn, NY

Internship in Archival Research for the PBS mini-series production “BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE” (airdate November 15 & 22, 2016): October 2015–December 2015

Contributions:

  • Researching, sourcing, acquiring archival materials (footage, photos and periodicals) in-house and off-site
  • Microfiche and photo scanning for post-production
  • Processing, describing and maintaining archival material in the FileMaker Pro database

American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY

Internship at the Research Library’s Special Collections, Digital Lab: February–August 2015

Contributions: scanning, digitizing and preparing images from the special collections for researchers’ access by utilizing Photoshop and Epson scanning software


Other Work Experience

Apple Store, Walden Galleria, Buffalo, NY

Specialist: June 2010–August 2013

Contributions: translated customers’ needs to Apple products and services; trained and assisted special needs customers in utilizing their Apple products to enrich their lives

Hadley Exhibits Inc., Buffalo, NY

Junior Designer: October 2005–November 2008

Graphic design team member in a collaborative environment

Contributions:

  • Production art
  • Historical and scientific research
  • Image acquisition and research
  • Design, layout and bind proposals
  • Production scheduling
  • Created and managed our archives and file management system with the IT team
  • Updated the company website content
  • Edited project profiles for marketing materials

Librarian & Archival Skills

  • Reference and research services
  • Original and copy cataloging
  • Describing with metadata
  • Processing collections
  • Creating finding aids
  • Digitizing collections for access
  • Transcribing materials for access
  • Preservation and conservation of digital & physical archival materials
  • Knowledge of standards: EAD, DACS, MARC, LCSH, LCNA, AACR2, Dublin Core, VRA Core, METS, MODS, CDWA

Technology Skills

  • Millennium
  • Sierra
  • Filemaker Pro
  • ContentDM
  • Omeka
  • AtoM
  • ArchivesSpace
  • oXygen XML editor
  • GitHub
  • Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
  • Corel PaintShop Pro X6

Professional Membership & Activities

ARLIS/NA member: Received a travel grant to attend the annual conference in New Orleans, February 2017. I presented a poster with a colleague on “Artists’ Books Holdings” at the conference.

Society of American Archivists member

New York Public Library’s Correctional Services Volunteer: Reference services for incarcerated individuals January 2015-May 2015

Treasurer of ASIS&T, student chapter of Association for Information Science and Technology at Pratt Institute, New York, NY: May 2015–December 2015

SAA@Pratt member, Pratt Institute’s Student Association of SAA

SILSSA Member, Pratt Institute’s Student Association of ALA, New York, NY


 Awards

The Pratt Circle Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, May 2016

Fellowship recipient from Pratt Institute and Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, August 2015


Presentations

Infoshow at Pratt Institute: May 2015

– Group presentation on LibGuides project for “Information Services & Resources”: Presented with my partner on our LibGuide for Senior Citizens of Elizabeth, NJ.

PRO-TIP/Fellowship presentation to Watson Library staff of the Metropolitan Museum of Art: May 2016

Infoshow at Pratt Institute: May 2016

– Archiving practices for our Pratt information school exhibit

– Programming for Cultural heritage project: International holdings of Artists’ Books


Additional Information

In June 2015 I attended Pratt Institute’s Summer International Program on E-Publishing at King’s College London. This included a symposium on Public Engagement (link here), tours to various international publishing companies such as Elsevier and ProQuest, daily classroom lectures at King’s College, as well as tours to various institutions such as the British Library, Oxford University, and Cambridge University.

In August 2016, I attended the SAA annual meeting in Atlanta, GA, and I participated in the following sessions:

  • Out of the Box Finding Aids: Design and Development for Contemporary Research
  • Archival Records in the Age of Big Data
  • Accessible Archives and Special Collections
  • Movers and Shakers: Organizational Change in Established Archival Programs
  • We’ve Figured Out Our SIPs and AIPs and Now It’s Time to Deal with Our DIPs

In February of 2017, I attended the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA and attended these sessions, as well as presenting a poster:

  • Expanding Web Archives for the Arts
  • Digitization and preservation: Small Easy and Built Environment Research Directory (BERD)
  • Collaborations that Re-envision Library Management, Service and Space
  • Scope Drift: New Directions in Visual Resources
  • Critical Information Literacy in Art and Design Libraries
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