September 2016-present: Accessioning Archivist in the Manuscript Unit at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Serves as a member of the Manuscript Unit’s five-person accessioning team. Processes and catalogs new acquisitions to a basic level so that they are discoverable and available for research as soon as possible after acquisition. Assists with other aspects of managing the accessioning of manuscript materials acquired by the Beinecke Library, including arranging and receiving shipments, verifying new acquisitions against available descriptions, and creating and reviewing accession records. Prepares finding aids according to relevant standards and established local practice, including using ArchivesSpace. Creates collection-level records in MARC format for the library’s online catalog. Plans, directs, and reviews work of processing assistants and student assistants. Assists in the preservation assessment of collections and in the selection of materials for conservation treatment. Assists in the ongoing development of the unit’s accessioning and processing procedures for archival collections. Works under the supervision of Mike Rush, Assistant Head of the Manuscript Unit for Accessioning.


2017: NEA Meeting and Travel Assistance Scholarship

2016: Books Tell You Why Rare Book School Scholarship

2015: IMLS-RBS Fellowship for Early-Career Librarians + Honoraria for Engagement with RBS/Connect

service + participation

2017-2018: NEA Spring 2018 Program Committee

2016-2017: Vice-Chair/Chair Elect of the SAA Women’s Collections Section [Chair term in 2017-2018]

2015-2016: Code of Conduct Working Group, NEA Inclusion and Diversity committee

2015: Member, NEA Awards committee

conference + symposia attendance

October 2017: Bibliography Among the Disciplines [Philadelphia, PA]

July 2017: SAA annual conference [Portland, OR]: Session chair for “Intersectionality in Identity Focused Archives: Lightning Talks Presented by the Women’s Collections Roundtable

June 2017: RBMS conference [Iowa City, IA]: Session leader for “The Work of Finding Work: Strategies for Success, Self-Care, and Professional Sustainability

March 2017: Artist Archives Initiative Symposium at Fales Library & Special Collections, Bobst Library, New York University [New York, NY]

March 2017: NEA spring conference [Hyannis, MA]

April 2016: MARAC Spring Conference [Pittsburgh, PA]: Chair/speaker/discussant for “Grant Cycles, Deadlines, and Labor Advocacy: A Roundtable about the Changing Work of Project Archivists” session

April 2016: Documenting Punk social change colloquium [Amherst, MA]

November 2015: ASTR/TLA joint conference [Portland, OR]: Presented TLA plenary speech on my work with the Samuel French Archive at Amherst College

July 2015: Performing the Archive conference [Galway, IRL]: Presented on my work with the Samuel French Archive at Amherst College

June 2015: RBMS conference [Oakland, CA]

March 2015: Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives Symposium and Unconference: Innovation, Collaboration, and Models [Philadelphia, PA]

professional education + training

July 2017: MARC for Archival Description [SAA Workshop –> Portland, OR]

June 2017: Every Stamp Tells a Story: How Postage Stamps, Postal Stationery, Postcards, and Other Postal Ephemera from the 18th Century to Today are Historically Important to Special Collections [RBMS workshop –> Iowa City, IA]

June 2017: The History of European & American Papermaking at Rare Book School [Charlottesville, VA]

March 2017: Fundamentals of Project Management for Archivists [SAA workshop –> Hyannis, MA]

February 2017: Providing Access to Born-Digital Archives [SAA webinar]

November 2016: Welcome to the Library: Success of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives [OCLC webinar]

September 2015: Using Trello to Manage Technical Services Work [ASERL webinar]

June 2015: History of the Book 200-2000 at Rare Book School [Charlottesville, VA]

June 2015: Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop [HASTAC virtual workshop]

professional writing 

2017: Publication review of Appraisal and Acquisition Strategies for Journal of the Society of North Carolina Archivists [forthcoming]

2017: Publication review of Teaching with Primary Sources for the NEA Newsletter [forthcoming]

2017: Publication review of Frank Stella: Prints, A Catalogue Raisonne for ARLIS/NA Reviews

2016: Publication review of The Art of Typewriting for ARLIS/NA Reviews

2015: Publication review of Art History and Fetishism Abroad: Global Shiftings in Media and Methods for ARLIS/NA Reviews

2015: Publication review of Extensible Processing for Archives and Special Collections: Reducing Processing Backlogs for American Archivist

2015: “The Samuel French Collection Takes Center Stage” for the Theater Library Association blog

2015: Publication review of Ephemeral Material: Queering the Archive for the NEA Newsletter 


editing + peer review

2017-present: Editorial Board, The Reading Room: A Journal of Special Collections

2016-present: Associate Editor, Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies 

2016-present: Peer reviewer for Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies

2015-present: Peer reviewer for American Archivist

2014-present: Peer reviewer for Art Documentation

2015-2017: Peer reviewer for The Reading Room: A Journal for Special Collections

2014-2016: Peer reviewer for Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies 


2014-present: Association of College & Research Libraries

2014-present: Rare Books and Manuscripts Section

2010-2011; 2014-present: New England Archivists

2009-present: American Library Association

2009-present: Society of American Archivists