current work

  • July 2022 to present: Head of Archival Accessioning in the Acquisitions and Collections Control Unit at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale UniversityPerforms and oversees duties including: pre-custodial appraisal and consultation; development and maintenance of relationships with donors, creators, booksellers, and vendors; facilitation of packing and secure transportation for incoming collection material; verification of new acquisitions; payment and acknowledgement of new purchases, gifts, and transfers; creation and review of accurate archival accession records; creation of preliminary surveys and preservation assessments for incoming collections; identifying materials in need of conservation treatment; archival arrangement and description; stabilization and rehousing of collection material; and routing of material for further action. Directly supervises staff members whose work is devoted chiefly to archival accessioning. Collaborates to ensure the timely and effective completion of all accessioning-related functions for manuscript and archival materials. With the Head for Print Acquisitions, forms part of a leadership team assisting in leading ongoing strategic planning and policy development within the Acquisitions and Accessioning Unit. Collaborates with other Special Collections Technical Services and YUL staff to achieve shared goals.

  • ongoing list of completed finding aids

past work

  • September 2016 to June 2022: 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 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. Contributes to the ongoing development of the manuscript unit’s accessioning and processing procedures for archival collections.