2009-2011: Graduated with distinction from Pratt Institute with a Master of Science in Library and Information Science, with an Advanced Certificate in Archives. Studied management of archives & special collections, art librarianship, digital archives, & metadata. Instructors: Deborah Rabina, John Berry, Maria C. Pattuelli, Ken Soehner, Amy Lucker, Rick Block, Anthony Cocciolo, Alexis Hagadorn, and Susan Hamson.
2007-2009: Coursework in the Master of Arts program in Liberal Studies at the New School. Studied 20th century art history & polemics (with a particular focus on artworks and writings by Donald Judd, Robert Irwin, and Robert Smithson), cultural criticism, humanities, aesthetics, & writing. Instructors: Melissa Monroe, Christopher Hitchens, Terri Gordon, Jim Miller, and Jed Perl.
2004-2007: Graduated with honors from the Bachelor’s program in Liberal Studies at the New School. Studied 20th century art history (with a particular focus on Minimalism, Conceptual Art, and Earthworks) visual culture, fiction writing, & experimental poetry. Instructors: Larry Fagin, Tim Quigley, Sharon Mesmer, and Joshua Shenk.
1998-2001: Coursework in English education, American literature, poetry, and writing at Northwestern University. Instructors: Bill Savage, Sheila Donohue, and Julia Stern.
July 2014 to August 2016: Samuel French Collection Processing Archivist in Archives and Special Collections at Amherst College. Arranged and described over 450 linear feet of materials in the Samuel French collection of theatrical publications/documentation. Wrote an EAD-encoded finding aid using Archivists’ Toolkit and ArchivesSpace. Managed student worker processing projects. Coordinated outreach efforts including presenting at professional conferences and contributing write-ups to the Archives’ blog/other outlets. Worked under the supervision of Mike Kelly, Head of Archives & Special Collections.
May 2013 to June 2014: Project archivist intern at the Duke University Medical Center Archives. Performed second iteration of arrangement and description for the C. J. Lambertsen papers. Updated and expanded EAD-encoded finding aid using Archivists Toolkit. Digitized a large portion of materials for repository access/storage. Worked under the supervision of assistant director Jolie Braun and director Rusty Koonts.
January 2014 to March 2014: Freelance processing archivist for the North Carolina collection at the Durham County library. Arranged and described photography collections. Created baseline descriptions for several collections in backlog. Worked under the supervision of local history librarian for the North Carolina collection, Lynn Richardson.
November 2012 to August 2013: Audiovisual collections intern at the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University. Arranged and described documentation and audiovisual materials related to the Jazz Loft Project. Created an EAD-encoded finding aid using Archivists’ Toolkit. Assisted with rehousing and digitizing audiovisual materials from the Doris Duke collections. Worked under the supervision of Audiovisual Archivist Craig Breaden to coordinate media transfers with the Duke Digital Production Center, process oral history transcripts and tapes, and edit digital oral history recordings for online use by researchers.
May 2013: Music library reorganization project for at the Perlman Music Program. Arranged, described, and cataloged all musical scores in the Perlman Music Program library on Shelter Island, NY. Reformatted, edited, added metadata, and created a new user interface for the existing catalog of library materials. Weeded collections, developed and implemented a new in-house classification system, and rehoused over 850 scores. Designed check-out, accession, cataloging, and processing workflows for future use. Project completed in collaboration with D. Edward Davis.
June 2012 to October 2012: Project archivist intern at the Duke University Medical Center Archives. Arranged and described almost two hundred linear feet of materials contained in the C. J. Lambertsen papers. Created an EAD-encoded finding aid using Archivists’ Toolkit. Worked under the supervision of Dawne Lucas, head of technical services.
June 2012 to July 2012: Volunteer exhibitions assistant at Duke University Libraries. Performed exhibition research and created online exhibition components using Omeka. Worked under the supervision of Meg Brown, exhibits coordinator for Duke University Libraries.
June 2011 to May 2012: Isobel Craven Drill archives intern in the University Archives at the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University. Completed technical processing of multiple archival collections. Created EAD-encoded finding aids using Archivists’ Toolkit. Generated accession records for incoming acquisitions using Aleph and Archivists’ Toolkit. Co-curated “From Campus to Cockpit: Duke During World War II“, a physical/virtual exhibition of archival materials. Other projects included: completing an inventory of the Sports Information Photograph collection, building a LibGuide for visual materials in the Duke University Archives holdings, establishing/maintaining social media, surveying collection control files, reference/research cross-training, and answering reference questions related to the University Archives. Worked under the supervision of Kim Sims, Technical Services Archivist and Amy McDonald, Assistant University Archivist.
July 2011 to May 2012: Volunteer archivist for the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture within the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University. Assessed, arranged and rehoused multiple collections including the Dwayne Dixon zine collection and the Bingham Center Women’s zine collection. Created and updated finding aids for collections processed using Archivists’ Toolkit. Worked under the supervision of Kelly Wooten, Research Services and Collection Development Librarian for the Sallie Bingham Center.
August 2005 to May 2011: Office and operations manager for the Illustration program, Parsons the New School for Design. Managed all day-to-day clerical, operational, & facilities-based issues. Established and maintained the program’s social media presence via WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, & Flickr. Hired, trained, & supervised student workers. Tracked budgetary expenditures & developed curricular schedules. Coordinated programmatic event planning including symposia, guest lectures, workshops.
January 2011 to May 2011: Processing archivist intern in the archives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Projects included: arrangement, rehousing, & description of 19th c. financial records; implementing MPLP & using Archivists’ Toolkit to create accession & resource records for unprocessed collections; using an excel database to generate an inventory of historical records held by the exhibitions office. Worked under the supervision of Managing Archivist James Moske and Associate Archivist Adrianna Del Collo.
June 2010 to May 2011: Processing archivist intern in the Fales Library and Special Collections at New York University. Completed arrangement, description, rehousing, and simple conservation treatments for archival collections including the Guerrilla Girls archive, Split Britches archive, and three archives from the Riot Grrrl collection. Created EAD-encoded finding aids using Archivists’ Toolkit. Cataloged and inventoried a variety of materials including photography, film, ephemera, & other media in multiple collections. Worked under the supervision of Senior Archivist Lisa Darms.
2011: Marsha Trimble MARAC meeting travel scholarship
2011: SAA Conference spontaneous scholarship via Kate Theimer/ArchivesNext community
2010: Celine Palatsky travel award from ARLIS/NY
service + participation
2015: Member, NEA Awards committee
2014-2015: Participant in the NEA mentoring program
2012-2014: Member-at-large, ARLIS/NA communications & publications committee
2012-2013: Participant in the SAA career mentoring program
2012: Post-production assistant/transcriber for the SAA oral history project
2010-2012: Co-coordinator of Art Library Students and New Professionals (ArLiSNAP)
conference + symposia attendance
2016: MARAC spring conference [Pittsburgh, PA]: Session chair/speaker for “Grant Cycles, Deadlines, and Labor Advocacy: A Roundtable about the Changing Work of Project Archivists”
2016: Documenting Punk Social Change Colloquium [Amherst, MA]
2015: ASTR/TLA joint conference [Portland, OR]: Presented TLA plenary speech on my work with the Samuel French Archive at Amherst College
2015: Performing the Archive conference [Galway, IRL]: Presented on my work with the Samuel French Archive at Amherst College
2015: RBMS conference [Oakland, CA]
2014: SAA annual conference [Washington D.C.]
2012: Society of North Carolina Archivists annual conference [Greenville, NC]
2011: SAA annual conference [Chicago, IL]
2011: ARLIS/NA + VRA joint spring conference [Minneapolis, MN]
2010: MARAC fall conference [Harrisburg, PA]
2010: Contemporary Artists Books conference [Long Island City, NY]
2010: SAA annual conference [Washington D.C.]
2010: ARLIS/NA annual conference [Boston, MA]
2010: Digital Archives: Navigating the Legal Shoals at Columbia University Law [New York, NY]
professional education + training
2016: Welcome to the Library: Success of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives [OCLC webinar]
2013: The Metadata [R]evolution: Transformative Opportunities [webinar hosted by Johns Hopkins University]
2011: New Roles for Research Libraries: Digital Curation for Preservation [ARL webinar]
2011: Archivists’ Toolkit fundamentals workshop at Pratt Institute [New York, NY]
2015: Contributing author for the Samuel French “Breaking Character” magazine
2015: Samuel French Company Theater Collection page for the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections website
2014: Publication review of [Through the] Archival Looking Glass: A Reader on Diversity and Inclusion for Journal of the Society of North Carolina Archivists
2009-2014: Art Libraries Society of North America
2011-2014: Society of North Carolina Archivists
2010-2012: Archivists Round Table
2009-2011: Special Libraries Association