Experience

Outreach Librarian, Rakow Library, Corning Museum of Glass (October 2013 – present)

I lead the library’s outreach and oral history programs, and provide reference and instruction services for both on- and off-site users. I lead and contribute to several library- and museum-wide committees related to marketing, outreach, archives, and user services. I also train and lead our Wikipedia editors group.

Special Collections Coordinator, Special Collections, University of Maryland, College Park (January 2013 – October 2013)

I led and contributed to undergraduate instruction, outreach projects, graphic design and marketing projects, and website testing and redesign. I worked on several digital initiatives, including coordinating shipments to the Internet Archive. I also provided reference services to students, faculty, and independent researchers. In addition, I led our Wikipedia editors group.

Library Assistant, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, American Institute of Physics (December 2012 – March 2013)

I assisted with a retroactive security project and space planning for the collections. Additional responsibilities included preservation, graphic design, and outreach.

Graduate Student Assistant, University Archives, University of Maryland, College Park (August 2011 – December 2012)

I contributed to instruction, outreach projects, and website redesign and maintenance. I also managed the University Archives’ social media presence. I provided reference services to students, faculty, and independent researchers, and assisted with additional archival tasks.

Graduate Student Assistant, Document Management Team, University of Maryland, University College (July 2011 – November 2012)

I processed interlibrary loan requests for users, created and updated library SharePoint wiki pages, and trained new student workers.

Oral Historian, Fletcher-Ferrill Oral History Project (July 2011 – July 2012)

I conducted weekly oral history sessions with Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher-Ferrill with the purpose of documenting their family history. I transcribed the sessions and compiled the transcriptions into a manuscript for family members.

Special Collections Student Assistant, Special Collections, Augustana College (August 2009 – May 2011)

I processed collections, contributed to digitization and preservation tasks, and provided reference services to users. I completed a collections survey for the repository. I also curated an exhibit on early female students at Augustana College.

Internships

Archives Intern, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, American Institute of Physics (August 2012 – November 2012)

I curated an exhibit featuring the archives’ collection of 1,500+ oral histories. I created several social media campaigns to accompany the exhibit and wrote an article about my internship. At the end of the term, I presented the project at the iSchool Experiential Learning Expo.

Oral History Intern, History Department, Augustana College (November 2010 – August 2011)

I researched American feminism, particularly the National Organization for Women in the 1970s and 1980s. I recorded sessions with a former Quad Cities NOW member with the purpose of documenting the activities of the chapter and her association with it. I processed her personal collection for donation to Augustana Special Collections, and wrote a paper based on the transcript and my research.

Senior Archives Intern, Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois (March 2010 – July 2010)

I supervised two archives interns, wrote a manual for future interns and volunteers, and created a disaster recovery plan for the archives. I appraised, accessioned, processed, and digitized archival materials, and performed basic preservation tasks. I also created databases for the collections, and designed a webpage and a Flickr page for the GSEIWI Archives. At the end of my internship I presented the project to annual all-staff meeting in July.

Education

Master of Library Science (Archives & Records Management), University of Maryland, College Park (2012)

GPA: 4.0

Bachelor of Arts (History, English, German), Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois (2011)

GPA: 3.928, graduated summa cum laude

Volunteer

Judge, National History Day Regional Contest (2015-2017)

Library Interns Coordinator, The Wikipedia Library (2015)

Community Representative, Digital Public Library of America (2014)

Archivist, Corning Painted Post Historical Society (2014 – present)

Wikipedian (2012 – present)

Crowdsourcing contributor (2011 – 2015)

I have contributed to several crowdsourcing projects, including DIY History, What’s on the menu?Citizen Archivist, and the Civil War Diaries & Letters Transcription Project.

Skills

Natural Languages: English (native), German (9+ years)

Web/Markup Languages: HTML, CSS, XML, JavaScript, Wiki markup

Applications: Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Acrobat

Archival/Library Applications: ArchivesSpace, PastPerfect, Springshare products

Archival/Library Metadata Standards: EAD, DACS

Content Management Systems: WordPress, Drupal, Hippo, webspinner

Learning Management Systems: Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas

Social Media Management Systems: Hootsuite

Social Media Platforms: WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Storify, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, Delicious, LinkedIn

Professional
(please see my Portfolio for publications and presentations)
Associations

American Alliance of Museums (2014 – present)

South Central Regional Library Council (2014 – present)

Advocacy Advisory Committee; Working Group (2014-2015)

Art Libraries Society of North America (2014 – 2015)

Upstate New York Chapter, member of the ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Travel Award Committee (2014)

American Library Association (2012 – present)

Association of College & Research Libraries Division

Rare Books and Manuscripts Section

New Members Round Table, member of the Shirley Olofson Memorial Award Committee (2015)

Society of American Archivists (2011 – present)

Reference, Access, and Outreach Section

Oral History Section

Students and New Archives Professionals Roundtable

Maryland Library Association (2012 – 2013)

ALA@UMD [ALA student chapter] (2012)

Student Archivists at Maryland (2011-2012)

Webmaster (2012)

Training and Continuing Education

Introduction to Project Management, Library Juice Academy (October 2015)

Assessing and Improving Your Library’s Social Media Presence, Library Juice Academy (November 2014)

Persuasive Speaking to Small Groups, South Central Regional Library Council (September 2014)

If You Can’t See It Don’t Say It Writing Workshop with Kris Wetterlund, Corning Museum of Glass (August 2014)

Advocating for Archives, Society of American Archivists (August 2014)

Giving Voice: Interpreting and Preserving Oral Histories, Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (November 2013)

Archives Overview, Society of American Archivists (June 2010)

Awards and Honors

Phi Beta Kappa, Augustana College (May 2011)

Phi Alpha Theta (History Honors Society), Augustana College (May 2011)

O. F. Ander Award for the Outstanding Student in History, Augustana College (May 2011)

Senior Honors Seminar, History Department, Augustana College (August 2010 – February 2011)

Aristeia Honor Society, Augustana College (May 2008)

Trustee Award, Augustana College (September 2007 – May 2011)

Presidential Scholarship, Augustana College (September 2007 – May 2011)

Girl Scout Silver Award (2004)