current work

  • July 2022 to present: Head of Archival Accessioning, Acquisitions and Collections Control Unit, Special Collections Technical Services, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Performs and leads archival accessioning duties including: pre-custodial appraisal; relationship development + maintenance with donors, creators, booksellers, and vendors; facilitation of packing and transportation for incoming collection material; verification of new acquisitions; payment and acknowledgement of new purchases, gifts, and transfers; creation + review of accurate archival accession records; creation of preservation assessments for incoming collections; identifying materials in need of conservation treatment; post-accessioning archival description and stabilization; and rehousing of collection material. 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 archival materials. Functions as part of a leadership team leading ongoing strategic planning and policy development within the Acquisitions and Collections Control Unit. Collaborates with other Special Collections Technical Services + Yale University Library colleagues 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.