Resume

Education

Master of Library and Information Science
Kent State University • 2012 – 2014

Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy
The Ohio State University • 2002 – 2009


Experience

Toledo Lucas County Public Library
Supervisor Digitization Services • 2018 – present

  • Coordinates digitization activities for the Local History and Genealogy department
  • Uploads digitized content to Ohio Memory and generates digital exhibits for distribution of digital assets
  • Oversees preservation of digital assets and management of asset metadata
  • Coordinates with Ohio Digital Network for inclusion of digital assets in Digital Public Library of America

The Ohio State University Libraries
Library Associate 2 • 2006 – 2018

  • Continually supports a collection of 2000+ closed reserve monographs and DVDs distributed among 300+ classes
  • Creates metadata through the Sierra ILS on a daily basis through the creation of bibliographic, item and reserve records
  • Establishes documentation and procedures for closed reserves in the Sierra ILS
  • Develops workflows for what is frequently a self-guided position

Upper Arlington Public Library
Public Services Associate • 2016 – 2018

  • Assists patrons in searching for music and films in the library collection, both at Upper Arlington Public Library and in the Central Library Consortium
  • Provides information and training relating to library computers and software and services offered by the library such as Hoopla, Zinio, and OverDrive
  • Provides consistently excellent customer service in assisting patrons and ensuring their informational, educational, and recreational needs are satisfied

Ohio State University Rare Books and Manuscripts Library
Intern • 2014

  • Organized the personal papers of Hugh Nissenson into a usable, archives-ready collection
  • Collaborated with the special collections processing coordinator to ensure that all work was consistent with departmental policies and adapted as necessary
  • Worked with the ArchivesSpace content management platform to create finding aid using Describing Archives: A Content Standard metadata schema

Volunteering

Ohio State University Libraries, Digital Imaging Lab
2016 – 2017

  • Worked to digitize materials for preservation and access
  • Primarily working with special collections materials
  • Creation of preservation images and ebooks using Adobe suite of software

IFLA World Library and Information Congress
Columbus, Ohio • 2016

Ohio State University Libraries, Conservation Lab
2012 – 2014

  • Worked with a variety of media including periodicals, books, and artwork
  • Utilized a variety of conservation techniques including mending with dry adhesive tissues, encapsulation, surface cleaning, and removal of adhesive residue with solvents

Grants & Awards

Ohio State University Staff Career Development Grant
2017

  • Awarded to an OSU staff member to support professional and career development.
  • Used to purchase camera lenses to continue knowledge acquisition of cultural heritage photography.

Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant
2017

  • Awarded at ALA Annual conferences by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services
  • Awarded to an individual with five or fewer years experience in library and archives preservation
  • Consists of a citation and cash grant

Ohio Preservation Council Professional Development Grant
2016

  • Awarded to an individual seeking educational opportunities such as classes, workshops, or conference attendance
  • Applications accepted twice per year, with two awards dispersed at each application window
  • Used to enroll in five classes offered by Lyrasis to bolster preservation knowledge in a variety of areas

Presentations & Publications

Magical Metadata: How to prepare you metadata for ODN harvest.” ODNFest. Ohio Digital Network. Columbus, Ohio. October 15, 2019. Panelist.

“The State of Digital Collections in Ohio.” Convention and Expo. Ohio Library Council. Cincinnati, Ohio. September 27, 2019. Panelist.

“Digitization Options in Ohio.” Convention and Expo. Ohio Library Council. Cincinnati, Ohio. September 26, 2019. Moderator.

What’s New at Ohio Digital Network.” Outreaching Working Group webinar. Ohio Digital Network. August 28, 2019. Panelist.

Street Photography at Scale: Photographically Documenting Neighborhoods.” Annual Meeting. Society of Ohio Archivists. Akron, Ohio. May 17, 2019. Poster presenter.

Building Tools for Community-Driven Photo Collections.” Community Engagement @ Your Library: Creating Vibrant, Diverse and Inclusive Communities. Ohio Library Council. Columbus, Ohio. May 15, 2019. LIBchat presenter.

Experimenting with IA.” Meeting topic: The Internet Archive: The Ways in Which We Use It. Ohio Digitization Interest Group. Columbus, Ohio. January 9, 2019. Panelist.

“Creating a Digital Hub with CONTENTdm.” CONTENTdm Users Group Meeting. OCLC. Columbus, Ohio. August 2, 2018. Panelist.


Digital Projects


Service


Certifications

Certified Public Librarian
Ohio Library Council
June 2018 – May 2023


Current Organizational Memberships

  • American Library Association
  • Association for Library Collections and Technical Services
  • Academic Library Association of Ohio
  • Ohio Digitization Interest Group
  • Ohio Library Council
  • Society of American Archivists
  • Society of Ohio Archivists