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EDUCATION

2017 Certificate in Front End Web Development

2016Udemy

2016Library Juice Academy

2010Masters of Information and Library Science

  • Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration

2008Master of Arts, Humanities
2005Bachelor of Arts, English Literature and Art History

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS PROFILE

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, Snapchat, Instagram, Tweetdeck, HootSuite
CMS Software: WordPress, Blogger, LiveJournal, Tumblr
Library Automation: LibGuides, Innovative products, OCLC products
Content Curation: SEO, content writing, social media management, documentation, project management, tailored research
Office Software: Microsoft Office
Languages: Intermediate: HTML and CSS; Beginner: Javascript
Supervisory experience: 5+ years

EXPERIENCE

Freelancer, Consultant 07/2014 — Present
Skaldic Press, Louisville, KY

  • Consultant with clients on archival, library, and social media needs
  • Freelance writer specializing in media and pop culture reviews, mental health, librarianship, and technology
  • Published in A Practical Wedding; No Flying, No Tights; Talk Space

Digital Archivist 05/2016 — 08/2016
Contract, New York, NY

  • Played an active role in acquisition, arrangement and description, preservation, and providing secure access to born-digital and digitized collections
  • Employed agile (iterative) methodology for fixity and data validation quality assurance and quality control reviews
  • Collaborated with corporate archivist, processing archivist, and IT to identify problems, troubleshoot, fix and improve processing
  • Participated in ongoing development and contribute to policies and workflows

Systems and Web Librarian 02/2011 – 07/2014
Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI

  • Provided library, subject focused, and technical instruction to patrons and staff of GRCC Library in the use of online catalogs, databases, eBooks, and other technologies
  • Acted as a liaison to various departments on campus and provided library and information literacy classes and tours, collection development and maintenance, and outreach as required
  • Implemented outreach programs for staff and students as well as the community; managed library’s digital properties in support of these programs
  • Managed daily operation of the library’s automation systems which included performing backups, upgrades, maintenance, catalog enhancements, statistics and additional digital library services as needed
  • Developed and maintained social media policies, web development, brand site and consistency and editorial control for the library’s digital properties
  • Provided outreach and community engagement for the GRCC and surrounding communities, and additionally using social media, the web, campus communications, and traditional marketing to disseminate information
  • Work with college’s web development team to develop brand and site consistency and continuity

Archival Practicum Student     08/2009 – 05/2010
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI

  • Surveyed and inventoried a 38 cubic foot, mixed format collection
  •  Arranged and described collection according to repository manuals and DACS
  • Prepared and executed appraisal report and processing plan for the collection
  • Act as a consult on administration and troubleshooting of the archives’ blog and social media
  • Curate, support, create taxonomy, design, and layout of digital projects and exhibitions

Digital Librarian/Social Media Specialist      05/2009 – 02/2012
Archive Media Partners, Detroit, MI

  • Created and implemented best practices for archival digitization project
  • Installed, configured, and administered Archive Media Partners’ WordPress website
  • Utilized website optimization, SEO awareness, and analytics
  • Managed AMP’s digital properties
  • Designed and execute planning strategy and workflow for posting and updating content to AMP’s digital properties

Reference Librarian, Graduate Student Assistant 01/2009 – 05/2010
Purdy/Kresge Graduate Library, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

  • Assisted patrons in person, online, and on telephone with questions ranging from ready reference to extended research support
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize search strategies with online catalogs and databases
  • Provided library instruction to patrons on the use of the graduate and undergraduate libraries, online catalogs and databases as well as technical instruction
  • Edited and updated the Graduate Student Assistant manual for the 2010-2011 academic year

Lead Fiction Bookseller      10/2005 – 01/2009
Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Grand Rapids, MI

  • Responsible for inventory ordering and maintenance
  • Provided superior and knowledgeable one-on-one reference, customer service, and reader’s advisor
  • Maintain inventory levels while tracking sales and trend reports to best fulfill customer needs and requests
  • Created cross-referencing and programming tools for customer use
  • Aided in training of new hires

Senior Internet Systems Engineer      10/1999 – 10/2002
UUNet Technologies, Inc./WorldCom, Ashburn, VA

  • Worked with customers on routing (static, dynamic, BGP, EIGP) configuration, DNS, IMAP, POP, and NNTP
  • Implemented and configured customer premise equipment
  • Supervised a team of five engineers and acted as point of contact for troubleshooting and escalate problem resolution
  • Designed and taught classes that covered specific areas of interest such as new hires, on the job training, computer literacy, and company software

Volunteer Work

Librarian      01/2017 – Present
Jane Austen Society of North America – Greater Louisville Region

  • Obtained and manage OPAC
  • Responsible for collection maintenance
  • Manage circulation policies and procedures

Digital Archivist      01/2011 – 09/2011
Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation

  • Organized materials, The Peninsular Club magazine, for digital preservation
  • Preserved materials using industry standards and created master files to ensure long term preservation
  • Used OCR to ensure digital findability
  • Consulted on creation of digital pathfinders and digital presentation

Consultant      08/2009 – 12/2009
Royal Oak Historical Society

  • Organized materials for digital preservation
  • Consulted on creation of digital pathfinders and digital presentation
  • Consulted and trained on using social media for outreach and digital exhibition

Docent     01/2004 – 06/2004
Grand Rapids Art Museum

  • Conduct museum tours
  • Worked with communications to deliver education programs
  • Assist staff as needed

Presentations

Professional Research Interests & Projects

  • Graphicdemia – Collection development, circulation, and teaching of graphic novels in academia
  • Social media – Best practices, use, content curation, managing, and the community engagement of a library’s digital properties
  • Web design and development, including IA, UX, and UI, as applied to libraries’ digital properties
  • GIS technologies – Citizen mapping, GIS related classroom opportunities, and georeferencing
  • The future of libraries – Trends and interests as applied to libraries of all sizes
  • Digital humanities – The intersection of technology and digital applications with the humanities

Professional Organization

  • Kentucky Library Association 2017 – Present
  • American Library Association 2008 – Present
  • Library and Information Technology Association 2008 – Present
  • Michigan Library Association 2008 – 2015 ­