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 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. 

  • July 2014 to August 2016: Samuel 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. 

  • 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.