Relevant Job Experience:
- The Strong | Rochester, NY
Archivist, March 2013- present
Appraise, accession, and process traditional and digital archival collections and institutional records at the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play. Organize and preserve materials, create DACS-compliant finding aids, implement standards and procedures for the organization and use of archival collections. Assist patrons and museum staff with research inquiries. Perform maintenance tasks for digital collections.
- American Institutes for Research | Washington, D.C.
Program Manager, Sept 2012- Feb 2013
Research Associate, Apr 2009- Aug 2012
Research Assistant, Aug 2007- Apr 2009
Most recent role: Managed Operations team of Assessment division in execution of operational components of large-scale assessment programs, including production of test booklets and supporting ancillary materials. Controlled records and supervised production processes. Aided in internal and external coordination of operational activities, including communication with vendors and clients as well as research staff. Created production cycle schedules for several programs. Worked with other reviewers and staff to ensure technical accuracy and consistency; assured overall quality of testing materials. Managed and reviewed Operations team staff. Wrote accompanying manuals for test administrations. Managed proposals for educational assessment contracts.
- National Archives and Records Administration – Boeing Learning Center | Washington, DC
Learning Center Volunteer, Sept 2012 – Feb 2013
Staff ReSource Room and Learning Lab at NARA’s Boeing Learning Center, providing research and reference assistance and promoting the archives’ resources through educational outreach activities.
- University of Pittsburgh – Nationality Rooms Program | Pittsburgh, PA
Archives Graduate Student Assistant, Aug 2011- Aug 2012
Use archival experience to organize and preserve previously unprocessed collections of Nationality Room Committees. Arrange, describe, process, and house archival materials. Create in-depth finding aids for use by Nationality Room Program staff and University Archives. Digitize photographic materials and input metadata for digital images. Aid in creation of Archives webpage for Nationality Rooms. Help identify preservation grants and collaborate with staff in writing grant proposals.
- Martha’s Vineyard Museum | Edgartown, MA
Library/Archives Intern, Jun 2006- Sept 2006
Assisted patrons with archival research. Answered research inquiries on history and genealogy for patrons and organizations via telephone, email, or in person. Worked in the Historical Society’s archives, rehousing and processing archival materials, arranging collection, and creating finding aids. Made accession lists of new library/archives pieces from donors. Constructed online exhibits using personal research, highlighting materials from the archives. Used fee schedule for use of images from museum collection in publications. Also guided tours on museum campus, helped with community programs, and staffed museum shop; interacted with curatorial, education, and oral history departments.
- Roanoke College – Fintel Library | Salem, VA
Circulation Desk Student Assistant, Aug 2002- May 2006
Utilized Library of Congress system for reshelving/locating books, familiarized with many computer applications, as well as an excellent grasp of library systems, research methods, patron interactions. Worked on special projects involving serial titles and acquisitions. Assisted patrons in using equipment including computers, photocopiers, and microfilm machines. Retrieved items for interlibrary loans. Prepared periodicals for bindery. Opened and closed library when professional staff was unavailable. Also involved with reference, cataloging, and archives departments. Promoted to Lead Student Assistant in 2005.
- Roanoke College – Henry Fowler Archives | Salem, VA
Archives Student Assistant, Jan 2005- May 2006
Retrieved and replaced archived materials for patrons and other research projects; created exhibits featuring items from college archives. Familiarized with archival processes, including acquisitions, preservation, and arrangement.
- Oakmont Carnegie Library | Oakmont, PA
Library Aide, Dec 2000- Dec 2001
Assisted patrons in finding library materials, performed clerical work, utilized Dewey Decimal system for reshelving/locating books, worked at circulation desk.
- Very experienced with all standard Microsoft Office software, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Audition, Millennium Circulation and Millennium Serials systems.
- Familiar with digital management systems, including Archivists’ Toolkit, PastPerfect, CollectiveAccess, ContentDM, DSpace, and Omeka.
- Experience with DACS content standard, EAD and MARC structure standards, Dublin Core and MODS metadata standards.
- Proficient in HTML and XML formatting.
- Knowledgeable about social media.
- Skilled with all standard office/library/archives equipment, including computers, scanners, printers, photocopiers, microfilm machines, and circulation desk tools.
- Adept at transcribing 18th- and 19th-century handwriting as well as oral histories.
- Excellent hand skills.
Authored over 40 comprehensive collection finding aids written for the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, the University of Pittsburgh’s Archives Service Center, and the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play at The Strong. Examples available upon request.
French [advanced in reading, writing, speaking], Latin [proficient in reading].
Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society; Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority, President (2004-2005); Pi Delta Phi national French honor society, Vice President (2005-2006); Roanoke College Historical Society, Vice President (2005-2006); Phi Alpha Theta national history honor society, Vice President (2005-2006); Lead Student Assistant at Fintel Library (2005-2006); AIR forms manager (2008-2011); AIR proposal manager (2009-2012); AIR Program Manager (2012- 2013).
Member of the Society of American Archivists (SAA), Member of Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC), Member of Rochester Regional Library Council (RRLC).