PAST

education

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.

work

July 2014 to August 2016: Samuel French Collection Processing Archivist in Archives and Special Collections at Amherst CollegeArranged 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 collectionCreated 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.

recognition

2012: Kress Foundation scholarship to attend the Peabody Essex AMLS conference

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

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

August 2014: SAA annual conference [Washington D.C.]

September 2012: Art museum libraries symposium at the Peabody Essex Museum [Salem, MA]

March 2012: Society of North Carolina Archivists annual conference [Greenville, NC]

August 2011: SAA annual conference [Chicago, IL]  

May 2011: MARAC spring conference [Alexandria, PA]: Presented “Art, Activism, & Grrrl Power: Archiving Contemporary Feminism” as part of student scholarship session

March 2011: ARLIS/NA + VRA joint spring conference [Minneapolis, MN]

March 2011: Archivists’ Toolkit fundamentals workshop at Pratt Institute [New York, NY]

November 2010: MARAC fall conference [Harrisburg, PA]

November 2010: Contemporary Artists Books conference [Long Island City, NY]

August 2010: SAA annual conference [Washington D.C.]

April 2010: ARLIS/NA annual conference [Boston, MA]

April 2010: Digital Archives: Navigating the Legal Shoals at Columbia University Law [New York, NY]

professional education

April 2014: Editing for Equality: Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons and the Politics and Practice of Partnering with Wikipedia [ARLIS/NA webinar]

September 2013: The Metadata [R]evolution: Transformative Opportunities [webinar hosted by Johns Hopkins University]

April 2013: Intro to Digital Preservation [series of four ASERL webinars]

April 2011: New Roles for Research Libraries: Digital Curation for Preservation [ARL webinar]

professional writing 

2014: Publication review of [Through the] Archival Looking Glass: A Reader on Diversity and Inclusion for Journal of the Society of North Carolina Archivists 

2012: Publication review of Perceptions of Promise: Biotechnology, Society and Art for ARLIS/NA Reviews

2012: Debussy in the Dark” for Duke Magazine 

2011: Week of Students: Rosemary K. J. Davispost for “The Devil’s Tale” blog 

former memberships

2009-2014: Art Libraries Society of North America

2011-2014: Art Libraries Society of North America–Southeast chapter

2011-2014: Society of North Carolina Archivists

2010-2014: Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference

2010-2012: Archivists Round Table

2010-2012: Visual Resources Association

2009-2011: Art Libraries Society of North America–New York chapter

2009-2011: New York Library Association

2009-2011: Pratt School of Information and Library Science Student Association (SILSSA)

2009-2011: Special Libraries Association

2009-2011: Special Libraries Association student group @ Pratt

2009-2011: Special Libraries Association–New York chapter