Resume

I am a biblio-generalist with practical experience in special collections reference, cataloging, conservation, and collections management. My academic interests include the history and future of writing and print, books and manuscripts, and their stewardship; cultural heritage crime and destruction; and the material culture of textual objects.

Currently a bojon librarian, I am interested in private projects, consulting, and regular positions with libraries, archives, museums, bookstores, and any organization or individual with collection-related needs.

Experience
Education
Coursework
Skills
Societies and Honors
Publications
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Experience

Appraisal project assistance
John V. Henley LLC
Portland, OR, USA
August 2017-present

  • Object handling and documentation assistance during physical assessment
  • Assistance with client report

Fact-checker
Oregon Encyclopedia, Oregon Historical Society
Portland, OR, USA
August 2017-present

  • Fact-check scholarly articles related to Oregon history

Inventory generalist I
Powell’s City of Books
Portland, OR, USA
August 2016-present

  • Shelve books, maintain section organization, report discrepancies, and collect resorts
  • Assist customers throughout sections, at information desks, and at checkout tills
  • Pull books to fulfill online orders
  • Sort incoming used books
  • Straighten book displays and write recommendations for merchandising
  • Train new staff on primary inventory tasks
  • Participate in seasonal inventory cycle counts and stock culls
  • Assist at author events, including physical setup and introductory presentations

Library and collections consultant
Portland Japanese Garden
Portland, OR, USA
September 2015-May 2016

  • Researched, tested, and advised on collections management systems and cataloging
  • Created book inventory and cataloging procedures
  • Trained volunteers on book collection inventory and performed data quality control
  • Created Collections Management Policy for print, archives, photographs, and objects

Reference librarian
Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum
Salem, MA, USA
December 2013-July 2015

  • Monitored reading room and addressed customers’ reference, research, and imaging requests
  • Assisted staff with curatorial research, exhibition, and circulation requests
  • Corrected and refined existing catalog records, particularly rare and Japanese print materials
  • Created, tested, and implemented digitization and metadata procedures
  • Performed acquisitions and collection development of print monographs and print and electronic journals and created acquisition records database
  • Planned conservation operations, rehoused materials, and processed archives as needed
  • Helped create social media strategy, policy, and content
  • Conducted tours and presentations for internal and external guests
  • Coordinated Frances E. Malamy Research Fellowship program

Reference librarian assistant
Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum
Salem, MA, USA
January 2011-November 2013

  • Assisted with patron and curatorial research requests
  • Archives processing, cataloging, material conservation, and digital imaging as needed
  • Administered and supervised volunteers for 2012 Art Museum Libraries Symposium
  • Prepared for building renovation, collection reclassification, and retrospective conversion
  • Documented and helped monitor collections move to temporary location

Dean’s research assistant
GSLIS, Simmons College
Boston, MA, USA
September 2010-January 2012

  • Provided research assistance and transcription for publication on history of preservation
  • Created lecture presentations

Archives intern
Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum
Salem, MA, USA
September 2010-January 2012

  • Physically processed collection of 19th-century shipmaster and merchant’s papers
  • Created folder-level finding aid
  • Tagged associated digital objects with appropriate metadata

Library clerk
Boston Architectural College
Boston, MA, USA
March 2010-January 2011

  • Provided reference and circulation service for students and faculty

Conservation intern
Mary Baker Eddy Library
October 2009-January 2011

  • Conserved and repaired rare books and special collections materials at the MBE and the Christian Science Monitor offices

Visual resources assistant
Frances Loeb Library, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Cambridge, MA, USA
April 2010-July 2010

  • Created metadata using controlled vocabularies for Boston-area maps from the 1700s to the present
  • Added metadata to records in Harvard’s OLIVIA system

Archives intern
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
Jamaica Plain, MA, USA
October 2009-May 2010

  • Appraised and physically processed plant sale records collection
  • Compiled metadata and created item-level finding aid
  • Encoded finding aid in EAD for retrieval via Harvard’s OASIS search system

Circulation clerk
Des Moines Public Library
Des Moines, IA, USA
January 2006-August 2009

  • Performed public customer service, including materials circulation and information assistance
  • Assisted with complex patron situations, including language and culture barriers, disabilities, and pecuniary disputes
  • Assisted with additional department tasks, including book repair, federal depository document processing, audio-visual material processing, printer maintenance, and supplies management
  • Initiated and completed collaboration with technical services for reviewing and correcting bibliographic records for biography and foreign language collections (8,500 items)

Master stagehand
Iowa State Center, Iowa State University
Ames, IA, USA
August 2001-December 2008

  • Performed stage construction and dismantling, backstage crew work, security, and other facilities duties as needed for athletic, theatrical, and other events

Data consultant
Meredith Corporation
Des Moines, IA, USA
July 2007-August 2008

  • Added metadata to digital images for easier access in searching

Front desk clerk
Embassy Suites
Des Moines, IA, USA
September 2005-March 2006

  • Checked guests in and out and coordinated their needs during their visits

Education

Master of Science in Library and Information Science
Archives management concentration
Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College
Boston, MA, USA
2012

Study abroad
British Libraries, Archives, and Special Collections
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS, USA and London, England, United Kingdom
Summer 2010

Bachelor of Arts
Political science, international studies; French
Iowa State University
Ames, IA, USA
2005

Study abroad
Liberal arts
University College Cork
Cork, Ireland
Spring 2005

High school diploma
Ankeny High School
Ankeny, IA, USA
2001

Selected Coursework

Graduate

  • Evaluation of Information Services
  • Reference and Information Services
  • Information Organization
  • Preservation Management in Libraries and Archives
  • Archival Access and Use
  • Establishing Archives and Manuscript Programs
  • Art Documentation
  • Managing Records in Electronic Environments
  • Technology for Information Professionals
  • Advanced Descriptive Cataloging
  • Rare Books and Special Collections Librarianship
  • Concepts in Cultural Heritage Informatics
  • British Libraries and Information Centers

Undergraduate and secondary

  • Archaeology for International Students
  • Introduction to Biological Anthropology and Archaeology
  • Introduction to Architecture
  • History of Design
  • Principles of Statistics
  • AutoCAD

Continuing education

Skills

Librarianship

Cataloging, reference, circulation, book/paper conservation, acquisitions and collection development, collections management, project management, archives processing, finding aid creation and encoding, strategic planning, policymaking, records management, fact-checking, genealogy

Bookselling

Shelving, sorting, Internet order pulling, cycle counts, stock culls, merchandising, cash register operation, retail customer service, reader advisory

Standards and vocabularies

AACR2, RDA, DACS, LCRI, DCRM, Descriptive Cataloging Guidelines for Pre-Meiji Japanese Books, MARC, EAD, LCC, DDC, SuDoc, custom classifications, LCSH/FAST, TGM, RBMS vocabularies, Getty thesauri, Dublin Core, MODS, PREMIS, HTML, CSS, XML

Hardware, software, and processes

ExLibris Voyager, Sirsi-Dynix Horizon, Aeon, OCLC Connexion, PastPerfect, MuseumPlus, CONTENTdm, databases, 90 wpm, Mac OS X, Windows, iOS, mobile devices, Microsoft Office, Google Apps, digital imaging, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, oXygen XML editor, Prezi, wikis, WordPress

Languages

native English; advanced French; beginning Swedish, Japanese, German, Russian

Societies and Honors

Publications

Conversant blog, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum

Photography and Digital Images