Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Master of Library and Information Science, 2009
Kent State University (Kent, OH)

Concentration: Archives & Special Collections

Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, 2006
Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)

Majors: English & American Literature (high honors), European Cultural Studies;
Minor: Near Eastern and Judaic Studies

Study abroad, 2005 | School of English, Leeds University (Leeds, England)

PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE

Outreach + Public Services Librarian
UC Riverside (Riverside, CA) June 2015 – present

Responsible for public services, outreach, and instruction in Special Collections & University Archives.

Brooklyn Historical Society (Brooklyn, NY) Feb 2011 – April 2015

Head of Reference and User Services

Responsible for delivering high-quality library and archives public services; for managing an interior landmarked reading room; for leading a robust and innovative library instruction program; and for implementing outreach activities, including public programs with broad appeal.

Co-Director, Students and Faculty in the Archives
Outreach and Public Services Archivist

SAFA used primary sources to build document analysis and information literacy skills in undergraduates. Independent evaluators found SAFA students were more engaged and performed better than their peers. TeachArchives.org shares SAFA’s teaching philosophy and findings with a global audience of instructors, administrators, librarians, archivists, and museum educators.
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  • Managed and allocated $400,00 program budget of three-year, US Dept of Education FIPSE grant. Liaised with independent evaluators and national partners, reported to funders, assisted in development efforts. Promoted and disseminated findings.
  • Supervised and trained SAFA team of two paraprofessionals (PT), one professional (seasonal), interns.
  • Provided research consultations and references services to 18 partner faculty from three local colleges (LIU Brooklyn, St. Francis College, City Tech); collaborated on course design, assignments, lesson plans, and activities.
  • Taught 100+ in-archives class visits by 65 first-year undergraduate courses in History, English, Religious Studies, Art History, American Studies, Speech, Architectural Technology, and Photography. Served 1,100+ students.
  • Created and implemented policies and procedures governing SAFA-specific collection usage and patron policies; educate and train SAFA users about library policies, care and handling.
  • Created and implemented systems and workflow to manage item-level SAFA requests (online call slips, tracking tools, pulling procedures). Conduct rights and conditions assessments.
  • Developed and executed annual SAFA Summer Institute, a week-long professional development opportunity for local faculty and national partner faculty and professionals.
  • Developed and directed annual five-week SAFA Summer Fellowship in which undergraduates conduct archival research, produce creative or scholarly projects, and contribute to a small exhibit. See 2012 and 2013 fellowships.
  • Structured, designed and maintain a networked installation of 70 WordPress sites for SAFA class blogs. Provide documentation, training, and on-going technical support to SAFA faculty.
  • Editor and project manager of a project-level website to publish findings, curricula, and articles on pedagogy (TeachArchives.org will launch February 2014).
  • As library reference staff, respond to on- and off-site reference requests, supervise reading room.
  • As co-chair of Technology Committee, promote coordinated use of technology across BHS.


William Reese Fellow | Rare Book School (Charlottesville, VA) July 19 – Aug 2, 2013

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  • Fellowship project: designed instructional activities for RBS faculty to use a small collection of a children’s books publisher’s materials.
  • As RBS staff, “followed” Joel Silver’s reference sources course; pulled and organized books and collections used by courses; staffed events.

Library Assistant Professor / Digital Initiatives Outreach Librarian
The University of Vermont (Burlington, VT) July 2009 – Feb 2011

Engaged students, faculty, staff, and the community as users and creators of digital collections in an open, collaborative environment.
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  • As chair of CDI Collection Development Committee, led policy revision and implementation of collection proposal process. Solicited proposals (see examples: a flyer and poster), created evaluation checklists and weighted rubrics.
  • Oversaw simultaneous production of thirteen digital collections, including rights assessment, loans/transfers, scanning, metadata, quality control. Managed a variety of internal and external collaborators.
  • Helped Brooks Memorial Library secure a $5,000 foundation grant to digitize Porter Thayer photos.
  • Maintained, edited, contributed to CDI back-end, a native XML database, by using XSL, XPath.
  • Was responsible for all http://cdi.uvm.edu front-end design, display, and delivery and CDI branding. Please note: the site has since been re-designed.
  • Strategized and implemented publicity plans via social, campus, and traditional media; email campaigns; print publicity; online videos, public programs and on- and off-campus events. See examples: a bookmark, a banner, online videos, a video tutorial, and a TV PSA.
  • Provided library instruction sessions as requested; created new LibGuides (see an example), added CDI to existing ones.
  • Responded to in-person, phone, email, chat reference queries (general and CDI); documented interactions in LibAnswers.
  • Evaluated and assessed CDI using web analytics, database statistics, user surveys, focus groups, and usability testing. Set and tracked quantitative and qualitative metrics of success. Reported on progress of two-year IMLS grant to improve use and effectiveness of CDI.

Adjunct Faculty, ALANA US Ethnic Studies
The University of Vermont
(Burlington, VT) Summer 2010

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  • Co-taught ALAN 095 OL1 Curating Kake Walk: Race, Memory, and Representation (online, 3 credits). Students utilized an unfinished digitized archival collection and contributed to its production. Kake Walk, an 80-year blackface tradition at UVM, was abolished in 1969. Learn more about the course. See the reading list and assignments.

Gerald H. and Victoria C. T. Read Graduate Assistant | Kent State University,
Special Collections and Archives
(Kent,OH) Sep 2007 – May 2009

Endowed position awards tuition waiver and stipend to support professional-level work.
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  • Responded to on- and off-site reference requests; supervised reading room. Used and edited patron use, accession, and location databases and donor files. Administered reference surveys to patrons.
  • Supported bibliographic instruction sessions and large classroom assignments.
  • Interviewed and transcribed for the May 4 Kent State Shootings Oral History Project. Learn more.
  • Curated, designed, and installed an exhibit (ten cases) on a recently acquired author’s personal papers. Learn more.
  • Created in-house rehousing treatments (see an example), assisted with a large shift, flagged collections for conservation.
  • Processed and described over 60 cu. ft. of archival material at varying levels, from MPLP (see an example) to the richly-described (see an example). Created and updated DACS-compliant HTML and EAD finding aids.

Rare Books Outreach and Reference Masters Practicum (for credit)
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ingalls Library (Cleveland, OH) Jan – May 2009

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Digital Library and Metadata Development Intern (paid) | Yale University,
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (New Haven, CT) June – Aug 2008

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  • Developed, produced, and edited four podcasts on collection highlights; helped add the Libraries to Yale’s iTunesU. Listen to the podcasts.
  • Selected and piloted cell phone audio tour system (Guide by Cell) now used by curators. Learn more.
  • Evaluated practices and made prioritized suggestions in a Digital Environmental Scan. View the final report.
  • Created 614 item-level records for the rapid digitization of the Viola Baxter Jordan papers. Learn more.
  • Presented internship accomplishments to staff, librarians, and administrators of the Yale University Libraries.

Artists’ Books Access Improvement Project (volunteer)
Cleveland Institute of Art, Gund Library (Cleveland, OH) June 2008

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  • Provided suggestions for enhanced, user-oriented description which librarians later incorporated into cataloging guidelines and individual records. Learn more.

English Language Assistant | Lycée Kléber (Strasbourg, France) 2006 – 2007

Foreign Language Assistants in France, Centre international d’études pédagogiques (CIEP)
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  • Fourteen preps per week; all language levels, equivalent of US grades 10 – 12

Tutor of English | McDonogh 35 High School (New Orleans, LA) Summer 2006

Extended school year kept students on track to graduate after Hurricane Katrina.
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  • Assisted in a class of 40 students (grades 9-10, from special needs to gifted).

Outdoor Guide/Educator
BBYO Summer Programs / Teva Learning Center
(NY, CT, MA) July – Aug 2005

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  • Derech Eretz East leadership backpacking trip for high schoolers along the Appalachian Trail and at Isabella Freedman Retreat Center

Creative Arts Staff
BBYO Summer Programs
(B’nai Brith Perlman Camp, Starlight, PA) July – Aug 2004

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  • Taught a combined arts and creative writing course in addition to serving as dorm staff for high school leadership programs.

PUBLICATIONS

Katz, Robin M. “Documenting and Sharing Instruction Practices: The Story of TeachArchives.org.” Educational Programs: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections. Ed. Kate Theimer. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014. Forthcoming.

Katz, Robin M. and Julie Golia. “Finding Hidden Personal Stories in Legal and Financial Records.” Using Primary Sources: Hands On Instructional Exercises. Eds. Anne Bahde, Heather Smeadberg, Mattie Taormina. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2014.

Katz, Robin M. and Julie Golia. “A New Way to Teach in the Archives: Introducing TeachArchives.org.” Archival Outlook (May/June 2014).

Katz, Robin M. “The Benefits of Archival Instruction at Brooklyn Historical Society.” Metropolitan Archivist 19.2 (Summer 2013).

Katz, Robin M. “Teaching Cultural Memory: Using and Producing Digitized Archival Material in an Online Course.” Past or Portal? Enhancing Undergraduate Learning through Special Collections and Archives. Eds. Eleanor Mitchell, Peggy Seidan, Suzy Taraba. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2012.

Katz, Robin M. “Undergraduate Outreach: Students and Faculty in the Archives.” Metropolitan Archivist 18.1 (Winter 2012).

EXHIBITS CURATED

Exploring the Journals of Gabriel Furman. Brooklyn Historical Society. Aug 2012 – July 2014.

The Life and Work of True Crime Historian Jonathan Goodman. Special Collections & Archives, Kent State University Libraries. May – Sep 2009.

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Kelmscott Press Collection. Ingalls Library, Cleveland Museum of Art. 2009. Modular exhibit-in-a-box was designed to be re-used as needed.

Editorial advisor, An American Family Grows in Brooklyn online exhibit, Brooklyn Historical Society, 2011.

CONFERENCE
PRESENTATIONS

“Double Dutch: Explorations in Hybrid Primary Source Instruction.” Panel sponsored by ALA/SAA/AAM Joint Committee on Archives, Libraries, and Museums (CALM). American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA. June 2015. Panelist. Forthcoming.

“Meeting Researchers Where They Are: A User-Driven Manifesto.” Rare Book and Manuscript Sections (RBMS) Preconference. Oakland, CA. June 25, 2015. Seminar moderator. Forthcoming.

“Teaching with Archives (and archivists!)” National Council of History Education (NCHE) Annual Conference. St. Augustine, FL. March 21, 2015. Panelist.

“Lessons from the Archive: Three Colleges Partner with Brooklyn Historical Society.” American Studies Association (ASA) Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. November 21 – 24, 2013. Panelist.

“Primary Source Instruction in Higher Ed.” Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC). Philadelphia, PA. November 7 – 9, 2013. Panelist.

“Museums Work: Success Stories of Students and Faculty in the Archives.” Conference organized by the Baruch College-Rubin Museum of Art Project: “Museums and Higher Education in the 21st Century: Collaborative Methods and Models for Innovation.” Baruch College. New York, NY. April 25, 2013. Panelist.

“Creating the Civil Rights in Brooklyn Collection: Struggles and Lessons in Facilitating Undergraduate Oral History Projects.” Oral History Association (OHA) Annual Meeting. Cleveland, OH. October 10 – 14, 2012. Chair and panelist.

“Engaging Undergraduates, Advancing Archives: Innovative Approaches for a ‘Forgotten’ User Group.” Society of American Archivists (SAA) Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. August 6 – 11, 2012. Panelist.

“21 and Under.” New York City Museum Educators Roundtable (NYCMER) Annual Conference. New York, NY. May 14, 2012. Panelist.

“Teaching Brooklyn History through the Archive.” Brooklyn Aesthetics Conference. Brooklyn, NY. April 21, 2012. Panelist.

“Bringing Students of All Ages to Our Archives.” Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC). Cape May, NJ. April 12 – 14, 2012. Panelist.

“Why You Should Partner with Off-Campus Special Collections – and what to ask before you do!” Columbia University Libraries Symposium. New York, NY. March 16, 2012. Speaker.

“Using Technology to Bring Brooklyn’s History into City Tech’s Future.” CUNY IT Conference. New York, NY. December 1, 2011. Panelist.

“The Survey as Outreach: Measuring Recognition Can Further Promote Resources and Services.” Library Assessment Conference. Baltimore, MD. October 29 – 31, 2010. Poster.

“Laying the Building Blocks of Our Collaborative Digital Future.” Rare Book and Manuscript Section of the American Library Association (RBMS) Preconference. Philadelphia, PA. June 22 -25, 2010. Case study paper.

“Curating Digital Collections: UVM Libraries’ Center for Digital Initiatives.” New England Archivists (NEA) Spring Meeting. Amherst, MA. March 19 – 20, 2010. Poster, co-presented with Sibyl Schaefer.

INVITED TALKS

Colby Museum of Art Symposium. Colby College. Waterville, ME. April 10, 2015. Forthcoming.

“Why to Bring Students to the Archives (and How)” and “Designing an Effective Instruction Program.” University of Georgia. Athens, GA. March 30 – 31, 2015. Lecture and workshop as part of National Speaker Series. Forthcoming.

“Episode 3: Archives in the Classroom.” More Product, Less Process. Podcast interview.

“Using Primary Sources in College Courses: Lessons from Students and Faculty in the Archives at Brooklyn Historical Society.” Panel on teaching with archives organized by ACRL/NY. NYU Poly. Brooklyn, NY. April 30, 2013. Speaker and panelist.

“Using Archives in Place-Based Learning.” Invited to host a half-day session for visiting faculty from Kapi’olani Community College in Hawaii, a partner of City Tech’s I-Cubed project. Brooklyn Historical Society. Brooklyn, NY. February 28, 2013. Presentation and hands-on workshop.

“Public Health, Past and Present: Stories from Brooklyn Historical Society.” Orientation event for Master of Public Health students: “Brooklyn’s Health: Past, Present, and Future.” Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus. Brooklyn, NY. September 19, 2012. Lecture, co-presented with Julie Golia.

“Public Health, Past and Present: Stories from Brooklyn Historical Society.” Orientation event for Master of Public Health students: “Brooklyn’s Health: Past, Present, and Future.” Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus. Brooklyn, NY. September 12, 2011. Lecture, co-presented with Julie Golia.

“Introducing Students and Faculty in the Archives. ” St. Francis College. Brooklyn, NY. September 22, 2011. Presentation.

“Understanding Kake Walk’s History through Primary Sources.” Public program/film screening: “Kake Walk: the event – Bamboozled: the movie – Blackface: the issue.” University of Vermont. Burlington, VT. September 16, 2010. Lecture.

“Collection Development Innovations in the Center for Digital Initiatives.” Vermont Catalogers Roundtable Spring Meeting. Burlington, VT. May 20, 2010. Presentation.

“Tour of the Center for Digital Initiatives.” Staff and Faculty Professional Development event, University of Vermont Libraries. Burlington, VT. December 10, 2009. Presentation and tour.

“William Morris and the Kelmscott Press.” Collection in Focus members program. Ingalls Library, Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH. April 2, 2009. Lecture.

“William Morris and the Kelmscott Press.” Book Arts Cleveland event. Ingalls Library, Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH. April 1, 2009. Lecture.

Read Classroom and Processing Center dedication. Special Collections & Archives, Kent State University Libraries. Kent, OH. October 3, 2008. Speaker.

“Digital Library Development Internship.” Beinecke intern presentations to Yale University Libraries professionals. New Haven, CT. August 15, 2008. Presentation.

GRANTS
SECURED

“Porter Thayer Photographs Digitization,” Windham County Foundation grant of $5,000 awarded in July 2010. Consulted with Brooks Memorial Library (Brattleboro, VT) on the successful proposal.

“Vermont Digital Newspaper Project,” NEH/Library of Congress National Digital Newspaper Program grant of $190,043 over two years awarded in June 2010. Contributed content to successful proposal.

OTHER
EVENTS
PLANNED

TeachArchives.org Launch Party Open House. Brooklyn Historical Society. Brooklyn, NY. February 13, 2014.SAFA Summer Fellowship Symposium / Exhibit Opening. Brooklyn Historical Society. Brooklyn, NY. July 11, 2013.

SAFA Summer Institute 2013 (for faculty partners). Brooklyn Historical Society and Saint Ann’s School. Brooklyn, NY. June 17, 2013.

Organized a private tour of the NYPL Rare Book Division with Michael Inman, Curator of Rare Books, as a reunion event for SAFA Fellows. New York Public Library. New York, NY. January 7, 2013.

SAFA Summer Fellowship Symposium / Exhibit Opening. Brooklyn Historical Society. Brooklyn, NY. August 22, 2012.

SAFA Summer Institute 2012 (for local faculty and national partners). Brooklyn Historical Society and St. Francis College. Brooklyn, NY. June 11 – 15, 2012.

“Civil Rights in Brooklyn: Stories of Struggle and Protest.” Public program. Brooklyn Historical Society. Brooklyn, NY. November 20, 2012.

SAFA Summer Institute 2011 (for faculty partners). Brooklyn Historical Society. Brooklyn, NY. June 13 – 17, 2011.

Reception for the completion of the McAllister photographs digital collection. University of Vermont. Burlington, VT. January 20, 2011.

“Kake Walks and Dance Competitions: Race and Performance in American Popular Culture.” Evening lecture by Dr. Thomas F. DeFrantz. University of Vermont. Burlington, VT. October 4, 2010.

Luncheon for selected students, faculty, staff, and community members to meet Dr. Thomas F. DeFrantz. University of Vermont. Burlington, VT. October 4, 2010.

“Kake Walk: the event – Bamboozled: the movie – Blackface: the issue.” Public program: film screening and panel presentations. University of Vermont. Burlington, VT. September 16, 2010.

Maple Cook Off. Part of maple research website launch. University of Vermont Libraries. Burlington, VT. March 28, 2010.

“The Kelmscott Press” members event, Collection in Focus series. Ingalls Library, Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH. April 2, 2009.

Planned monthly tours of archives and planned SOA records management workshop as leader of Student Chapter of Society of American Archivists (SAA) / Ohio Archivists (SOA) at Kent State University. 2007 – 2009.

PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

“The American Book in the Industrial Era, 1820 – 1940.” Taught by Michael Winship. Rare Book School. Charlottesville, VA. July 29 – August 2, 2013.

Suarez, Michael F. “How to Look at Books: Objects, Systems, Sequences, Series, and Constellations.” Fales Lecture in English and American Literature. New York University. New York, NY. April 17, 2013.

Higher Education Programs (HEP) Project Directors Meeting. US Department of Education. Washington, DC. March 26 – 28, 2013.

“Brooklyn and the Civil Rights Movement.” Teacher workshop with Brian Purnell. Brooklyn Collection, Brooklyn Public Library. Brooklyn, NY. January 14, 2013.

“Teaching the History of the Book.” Taught by Michael Suarez. Rare Book School. Charlottesville, VA. July 2 – 6, 2012.

“Associated Press Corporate Archives.” Archivists Roundtable of Metropolitan New York. Associated Press. New York, NY. March 20, 2012.

“Archiving the Web.” Archivists Roundtable of Metropolitan New York. Columbia University. New York, NY. February 28, 2012.

“Basics of Project Management for Archivists.” Archivists Roundtable of Metropolitan New York. National Archives. New York, NY. January 25, 2012.

“Young Historians, Local Educators, and Availing Archivists: Teaching With Primary Source Materials and Common Core State Standards.” Archivists Roundtable of Metropolitan New York. National Archives. New York, NY. January 19, 2012.

“Local History 101: Brooklyn’s Past (and Present) in the Classroom.” Brooklyn Collection, Brooklyn Public Library. Brooklyn, NY. December 15, 2012.

Bidwell, John. “Paper Making in America: A Progress Report.” Book History Colloqium at Columbia University. New York, NY. October 18, 2011.

Fullwood, Steven G. and Jillian Cuellar. “The Radical Politics of Hidden Archives.” NYU Workshop in Archival Practice. New York University. New York, NY. March 2, 2011.

“The Civil War as a Turning Point.” Scholar-Led Seminar, Turning Points in American History (Teaching American History grant). University of Vermont. Burlington, VT. January 21, 2011.

“Learning Through Collaborative Technologies.” Faculty Resource Network Summer Seminar. New York University. New York, NY. June 7 – 11, 2010.

“Understanding Intercultural Issues Online.” Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Vermont. Burlington, VT. April 1, 2010.

“Multicultural Learning across the Disciplines.” Blackboard Jungle III Symposium. University of Vermont. Burlington, VT. March 25, 2010

O’Meara, KerryAnn. “Engaged Scholars in Public Universities: Recognizing and Rewarding Excellence.” Community-University Partnerships & Service Learning, University of Vermont. Burlington, VT. November 12, 2009.

Refworks Vendor-Supplied Advanced Training. University of Vermont. Burlington, VT. August 2009.

Library Faculty Teaching Retreat. Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Vermont. Burlington, VT. August 2009.

“Reaching Out to Leaders of Scholarly Societies at Your Institution.” Association of Research Libraries. Webinar. August 6, 2009

Duranceau, Ellen. “Open Access and Author Rights: Growing Momentum for Change” and “Starting and Sustaining Conversations about Scholarly Publishing Issues.” UVM Libraries Scholarly Communications Committee Visiting Scholar. University of Vermont. Burlington, VT. December 3, 2009.

Smith, Ellen. Descriptive Bibliography workshop. Yale University. New Haven, CT. July 2008.

Arp, Charles. Records Management workshop. Society of Ohio Archivists. Kent State University. Kent, OH. April 5, 2008.

PROFESSIONAL
MEMBERSHIPS

CURRENT
Society of American Archivists (SAA), Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York (ART), Mid-Atlantic Archives Conference (MARAC), Modern Language Association (MLA)

PAST
Rare Books and Manuscript Section (RBMS) and Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) of the American Library Association (ALA), New England Archivists (NEA), Society of Ohio Archivists (SOA)

SERVICE

  • Diversity Committee, Society of American Archivists, 2012 – present
  • Co-Chair, Technology Committee, Brooklyn Historical Society, 2012 – present
  • Copy Editor, Immigration in New York, K-12 Curriculum, Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, 2012 – present
  • Judge, New York City History Day: Senior Individual Exhibit, 2012; Senior Websites, 2013
  • Volunteer editor (5 chapters edited to date), Alice in a World of Wonderlands, an edited monograph on translations of Alice (forthcoming). Edited by Jon A. Lindseth, foreword by David Crystal. Expected publication in 2015.
  • Field Bibliographer, MLA International Bibliography, 2010 – present
  • Web Committee, New England Archivists, 2010 – 2011
  • Academic Integrity Council, University of Vermont, 2009 – 2011
  • Discovery and Delivery Council, University of Vermont Libraries, 2009 – 2011
  • Chair, Center for Digital Initiatives Collection Development Committee, 2009 – 2011
  • Application Committee, John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations award, University of Vermont Libraries, 2010
  • Launch Week Events Planning Committee, AgNIC Grant Maple Website, 2010
  • Secretary, Student Chapter of Society of American Archivists (SAA) / Ohio Archivists (SOA), Kent State University, 2007 – 2009

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Educational Use of Archives award, Archivists Round Table of Metroplitan New York, 2013
  • William Reese fellowship recipient, Rare Book School, 2013
  • Scholarship recipient, Rare Book School, 2011
  • Nominated, Educational Use of Archives Award (ART), 2011
  • Nominated, ABC-CLIO Online History Award (RUSA/ALA), 2010
  • Scholarship recipient, Rare Book School, 2011
  • Beta Phi Mu (library science honor society), 2010
  • Scholarship recipient, ACRL National Conference in Seattle, March 2009
  • Scholarship recipient, RBMS Preconference in Los Angeles, June 2008
  • Graduate Student Senate Travel Grant, Kent State University, Spring 2007
  • Inducted, Phi Beta Kappa, May 2006
  • High Honors, Brandeis English and American Literature Department Awarded for senior honors essay “‘It Was Over:’ Death in Hemingway,” Spring 2006
  • C. A. Smith Educational Grant, Lyddon Hall Association, Leeds University, 2005
  • Trustee John D. and Margot Davis Scholarship, Brandeis University, 2002 – 2006

LANGUAGES

  • American Sign Language (advanced)
  • French (advanced)
  • Hebrew (intermediate)
  • Latin (reading)

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Metadata: DC, EAD, DACS, MODS, METS, PREMIS, MARC, AACR2, LCSH, AAT, TGM
  • Library Catalogs: Aleph, Voyager, Millenium, Primo, WorldCat Local
  • XML: eXist, Oxygen, XSLT, XQuery/XPath
  • Digital Libraries/IRs: Omeka, CONTENTdm, DSpace, Fedora, PastPerfect
  • Other Library/Archives Software: Archivist’s Toolkit, LibAnswers, RefWorks, EndNote, LibGuides, Blackboard, LibraryThing
  • Web Design: HTML, CSS, WordPress, Drupal, some PHP, Google Analytics
  • Multimedia Software: Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Final Cut Pro, iPhoto, iMovie, iTunes, Audacity
  • Productivity Software: MS Office (including Access), iWork, Google Docs, Acrobat Pro, Sharepoint, Basecamp, SurveyMonkey, Doodle, Sign Up Genius
  • Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, Vine, Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr, iTunes, Wikipedia
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