work

  • 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.
     
  • July 2014 to August 2016Samuel French Collection Processing Archivist in Archives and Special Collections at Amherst College. Arranged and described 463 linear feet of materials in the Samuel French collection of theatrical publications and 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.

  • 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, accessioning, 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 including the Ella Fountain Pratt papers and the Campus Club records. 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 at 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: the Becca Albee collection, the Outpunk archive, and the Molly Neuman Riot 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.