Education

See also: List of Courses Taken.

  • Certificate in Special Collections - 2007
     University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      Graduate School of Library and Information Science
       Midwest Book & Manuscript Studies Program
  • Master of Science - 2006
     University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      Graduate School of Library and Information Science
  • Bachelor of Arts - 2004
     University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Work Experience

  • Special Collections Cataloging Coordinator - March 2015 to Present
    Interim Unit Orders Coordinator - September 2017 to Present
     Ohio State University Libraries, Ohio State University
      Columbus, Ohio
    • Coordinate a program of effective and consistent processes to provide access to the library's special collections through the library catalog and other library discovery tools
    • Work collaboratively with the Special Collections Processing Coordinator and curatorial staff to improve intellectual and physical control over materials described in the library catalog
    • Develop and implement workflows, policies, and procedures to efficiently and effectively catalog special collections material
    • Manage daily cataloging operations, including distribution of materials to department staff, serving as a resource for cataloging questions, and carrying out quality control
    • Provide training for department staff and students in cataloging rules, policies, and procedures
    • Supervise library associates (3 FTE)
    • Perform original cataloging for a variety of collections as needed with a focus on pre-1800 materials and collections that require a more detailed level of cataloging; when appropriate, apply Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials rules
    • Coordinate receipt and review of newly acquired materials, including collaborating with acquisitions and curatorial personnel to verify receipt, process invoices, and determine priority and processing plans
  • Collection Content Organization Librarian & Adjunct Instructor in Medicine - May 2012 to February 2015
     Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, George Washington University
      Washington, D.C.
    • Supervised library specialist (1 FTE)
    • Managed institutional repository
    • Served as librarian tutor in School of Medicine and Health Sciences Problem-oriented, Case-based Learning (PCL) and Clinical Integration Sessions (CIS) courses
    • Performed original and copy cataloging of books, serials, and electronic resources in MARC format using Innovative Interfaces Sierra and OCLC Connexion
    • Participated in library's departmental liaison program by providing informational services to academic and clinical departments, selecting titles (collection development) for liaison areas, and maintaining online research guides for liaison areas
    • Served on library committees
  • Contract Cataloger - April 2010 to May 2012
     National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Central Library
      Silver Spring, Maryland
    • Performed original and copy cataloging of books, serials, electronic resources, cartographic materials, government documents, manuscripts, and collections in MARC format using SirsiDynix Symphony and OCLC Connexion
    • Assigned Library of Congress classification and subject headings
    • Contributed authority headings (personal, corporate, geographic, series) to national authority file; served as library's NACO Coordinator
    • Prepared metadata records for institutional repository
    • Selected and cataloged electronic publications from the U.S. Government Printing Office
  • Temporary Cataloger - August 2009 to December 2009
     National Academies, George E. Brown, Jr. Research Center
      Washington, D.C.
    • Performed original and copy cataloging of books and serials in MARC format using Ex Libris Voyager and OCLC Connexion
    • Assigned Library of Congress classification and subject headings (LCSH)
    • Assigned headings from specialized thesauri/controlled vocabularies such as Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), NASA Thesaurus, and FireTalk
    • Collaborated with staff in writing a workflow procedures document
  • Rare Book Cataloging Project Manager & Visiting Assistant Professor of Library Administration - June 2006 to August 2009
     Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      Urbana, Illinois
    • Managed the cataloging of 45,000+ volumes of rare books
    • Trained and supervised project catalogers (4 FTE)
    • Wrote workflow procedures for the cataloging of rare books and special collections materials
    • Managed and administered project funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
    • Performed original and copy cataloging of rare books and original cataloging of manuscripts and archival collections in MARC format using Ex Libris Voyager and OCLC Connexion
    • Contributed authority headings (personal, corporate, geographic, series) to national authority file
    • Collaborated on outreach programs (book club, fine press, exhibitions)
    • Provided reference, collection development, and preservation assessment services as needed
    • Served in library's Policy and Planning Group and in university library Bibliographic Maintenance Group
  • Graduate Assistant - June 2004 to May 2006
     Cataloging Unit, Main Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      Urbana, Illinois
    • Performed original and copy cataloging of new monographic receipts in MARC format using Ex Libris Voyager and OCLC Connexion
    • Performed original and copy cataloging of blanket order Italian monographic backlog in MARC format using Ex Libris Voyager and OCLC Connexion
    • Performed original and copy cataloging of rare books including incunabula in MARC format using Ex Libris Voyager and OCLC Connexion
  • Student Worker - August 2001 to May 2004
     Rare Book and Special Collections Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      Urbana, Illinois
    • Paged and shelved rare books and special collections materials
    • Monitored reading room
    • Registered and oriented new patrons

Skills and Abilities

  • Languages
    • Spoken and reading knowledge of Italian
    • Reading knowledge of Spanish
    • Bibliographic knowledge of French, German, and Latin
  • Computing
    • Adobe InDesign and Photoshop software
    • Bepress Digital Commons software
    • Google Drive (Docs, Forms, Sheets)
    • HTML and basic CSS
    • MediaWiki software
    • Microsoft Office software (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
    • Omeka software
    • Springshare LibGuides software
    • WordPress software
  • Cataloging and Metadata Creation
    • Proficiency in Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress classification systems
    • Proficiency in application of Library of Congress subject headings (LCSH) and Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) Controlled Vocabularies
    • Application of cataloging rules and guidelines such as AACR2, DCRM(B) (Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books), and AMREMM (Descriptive Cataloging of Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Manuscripts)
    • Command of cataloging software (OCLC Connexion, Innovative Interfaces Sierra Integrated Library System, SirsiDynix Symphony Integrated Library System, and Ex Libris Voyager Integrated Library System)
    • Working knowledge of Dublin Core metadata standard

Professional Development and Training

See also: List of Conferences Attended.

  • Cartographic Resources Cataloging for Beginners - July 2016
     American Library Association eLearning Workshops (online)
  • MarcEdit Workshop - August 2015
     Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • Copyright for Educators & Librarians - Summer 2014
     Duke University/Coursera (online)
  • RDA from Scratch for Catalogers - May 2013
     Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • PubMed for Trainers - October 2012
     National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland
  • FDsys Introduction and FDsys Advanced Training - November 2011
     U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.
  • Advanced Corporate Name NACO Training for OCLC Libraries - July 2011
     Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • RDA Is Here - Are You Ready? - May 2011
     Maryland Library Association Annual Conference, Ocean City, Maryland
  • Advanced Serials Cataloging Workshop - April 2011
     OCLC, Washington, D.C.
  • Compiling a Federal Legislative History - January 2011
     U.S. Department of the Interior Library, Washington, D.C.
  • NACO (Name Authority Cooperative) Training - September 2010
     Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • Description of Bookbindings - November 2009
     Rare Book School, New York City
  • Adobe InDesign CS4 Level 2 Seminar - July 2009
     University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois
  • Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books) - June 2008
     RBMS Preconference, Los Angeles
  • Cataloging and Organizing Ephemera - March 2008
     Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Rare Book Cataloging - June 2006
     Rare Book School, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • NACO (Name Authority Cooperative) Training - January 2006
     University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois
  • Introduction to Descriptive Bibliography - July 2005
     Rare Book School, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Descriptive Cataloging of Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Manuscripts - June 2005
     RBMS Preconference, St. Louis
  • Book Arts Workshop: Design in Printing - May 2005
     University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois
  • Book Arts Workshop: The Medieval Book from Sheep to Shelf - May 2005
     University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois

Teaching Experience

  • Librarian Tutor - Fall 2012 to Spring 2015
     George Washington University
      School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Rare Book Cataloging - Summer 2009
     University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      Graduate School of Library and Information Science
  • Independent Study Instructor - Spring 2008
     University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      Graduate School of Library and Information Science

Volunteer Service

  • JAPOS Study Group (Journalists, Authors, and Poets on Stamps), Secretary-Treasurer - March 2017 to Present
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Library School Alumni Association, Awards Committee selection volunteer - April 2014
  • Wikipedia, editor - January 2010 to Present
  • Libraries Build Communities - June 2006
     New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Monticello Railway Museum - Summer 2006
     Monticello, Illinois

Awards and Grants

  • 2014 Thomas F. Allen Award - 2015
     American Philatelic Society
      For the best article published in a single year of Philatelic Literature Review.
  • Minor Grant - 2007
     Bibliographical Society (London)
  • Katharine Pantzer Fellowship in the British Book Trades - 2007
     Bibliographical Society of America
  • Rare Book School Scholarship - 2005
     Rare Book School
  • Donald W. and Marilyn Krummel Endowment Fund Award - 2005
     University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      Graduate School of Library and Information Science

Professional Affiliations

Current

  • Bibliographical Society (London) - 2007 to Present
  • Bibliographical Society of America - 2004 to Present
  • Caxton Club - 2006 to Present
  • Dante Society of America - 2003 to Present
  • Past

    • American Library Association (ALA) - 2004 to 2016
      Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
        Health Sciences Interest Group (HSIG) - 2012-2014
        Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) - 2004 to 2016
         Ex-Officio Member, Publications Committee - 2008-2011
         Co-Editor, RBMS Newsletter - 2008-2010
         Co-Assistant Editor, RBMS Newsletter - 2006-2008
         Archivist - 2006-2008
      Map & Geospatial Information Round Table (MAGIRT) - 2010-2012
    • American Printing History Association - 2010-2012
       Chesapeake Chapter - 2010-2012
    • Baltimore Bibliophiles - 2009-2012
    • Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia - 2005-2013
    • Medical Library Association - 2012-2014
       Technical Services Section - 2012-2014
    • No. 44 Society - 2006-2009
       Secretary - 2006
    • Potomac Technical Processing Librarians - 2011-2014
    • Washington Rare Book Group - 2009-2013