Resumé

EDUCATION

The University of Texas at Austin — Master of Science in Information Studies, specialization in digital curation, 2007

University of Georgia, Athens, GA — Bachelor of Fine Arts, specialization in drawing & painting, 1995 (Magna Cum Laude)

EXPERIENCE

Digital Resources Librarian, Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin, 2008 – present

  • Develop and implement digital asset management strategies that provide for the preservation, management, and delivery of digital collections, including metadata specifications, format standards, capture protocols, workflow development, software and hardware configuration and training
  • Monitor technology trends and liaise with the IT and digital preservation communities on campus to update and standardize Library services, policies, and procedures
  • Manage the Library website, intranet, custom web applications, and content management systems while planning content strategies, ensuring accessibility compliance, and developing practice standards and documentation
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of web-based services and resources, including current awareness and chat reference services, online research guides, and virtual exhibits
  • Develop and provide technology documentation and training for Library staff
  • Participate in the Library’s communication and promotional campaigns, including social media initiatives and content development
  • Supervise software developer and oversee graduate student projects

Electronic Publishing Specialist, Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin, 2007-2008

  • Maintained and updated the Library website and staff intranet
  • Designed and produced web and print publications
  • Maintained Library databases
  • Digitized special collections materials
  • Prepared physical and virtual exhibits
  • Planned events and created publicity materials
  • Trained and assisted staff on various digital imaging and publishing technologies
  • Initiated institutional repository pilot project in the UT Digital Repository
  • Provided administrative support to Library Directorʼs office

Scanning Technician, Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006-2007

  • Digitized print and photographic materials with flatbed, slide, and planetary scanners.
  • Organized and maintained digital files on networked servers.
  • Tracked orders and created records in an image database.
  • Produced digital derivatives in various formats.
  • Documented digitization procedures and policies.
  • Trained new staff on scanning, image editing, and data entry.
  • Initiated use of collaborative online project documentation and staff scheduling.

Teaching Assistant, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin, 2004-2007

  • Provided technology support and instruction to students and faculty in computer lab and classrooms
  • Developed face-to-face technology courses and online tutorials on various topics
  • Worked as part of a team to monitor and improve lab operations
  • Prepared electronic reserves, web pages, and Blackboard materials for various courses
  • Provided writing assistance, reference and technology support to students, in person and via online chat
  • Conducted copyright research and content analysis for digital collections
  • Completed usability testing for a multimedia cataloging application

Media Technology Specialist, Austin Community College, 2000-2004

  • Provided technology support and instruction to faculty and staff in computer labs and classrooms
  • Produced course-specific instructional media, including digital images, graphics, web pages, and videos
  • Designed and produced training manuals, instructional presentations, and departmental publicity materials
  • Managed the media collection in the library, technology in the instructional development center for faculty, and equipment in classrooms across campus
  • Circulated audiovisual materials and equipment using the Millennium integrated library system
  • Performed routine record-keeping, scheduling, and purchase requests

Library Assistant, Austin Community College, 1996-2000

  • Provided circulation services, processed fines, and maintained patron and item records using the Millennium integrated library system
  • Managed the periodical and microfiche collections

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Able to communicate effectively with both novices and experts on technology topics
  • Comfortable in both Windows and Mac computing environments
  • Experience using command line tools in web development and digital curation context
  • Experience applying archival digitization and metadata standards for images, audio, and video
  • In-depth understanding of metadata standards and best practices used for digital preservation and access
  • Familiarity with harvesting, management, preservation, and access methods for digital materials (including Linked Open Data)
  • Familiarity with accessibility standards and copyright law in an academic context
  • Digital libraries and preservation: CONTENTdm, DSpace, OCLC Digital Archive, XML, XSLT, Dublin Core, METS, MODS
  • Web development: HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP, MySQL, Drupal 7, WordPress, LibGuides, Google Analytics/Webmaster Tools, SVN
  • Productivity & multimedia: Microsoft Office, Sharepoint, Confluence Wikis, Adobe Creative Suite, Camtasia Studio

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & MEMBERSHIPS

Library and Information Technology Association, Member

Texas Conference on Digital Libraries, Austin, TX

  • May 2013, Presentation: “Extreme Makeover, Digital Library Edition
  • May 2012, Poster: “Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS) Working Group @ UT: Pooling Efforts to Find Solutions”

American Association of Law Libraries

  • July 2012, Poster and demonstration: “Making the Most of LibGuides in Law Libraries”
  • March 2012, Article, AALL Spectrum: Making the Most of LibGuides in Law Libraries
  • 2008-present: Member; Computing Services Special Interest Section member

Digital Asset Management System Working Group, UT Austin

  • 2011-2012: Collaborated with staff from the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, Briscoe Center for American History, and Visual Resources Collection at the School of Architecture to develop needs requirements, identify and test digital asset management solutions, and explore resource-sharing strategies across campus units

Digital Preservation Interest Group, UT Austin

  • 2009-present: Co-facilitate group meetings of staff from various departments across campus to share information, discuss challenges, and brainstorm solutions. Co-moderate group list-serv and wiki

UT System Library Directors’ Award Committee

  • 2008-2009: Worked with librarians across the UT system to solicit nominations for the Library Directors’ Award for Excellence in Library Integration, select winners, and present awards at the Innovations in Online Learning conference

Institutional Repository Implementation Committee

  • 2008: Joined UT Libraries staff on preparations to launch the UT Digital Repository, a Texas Digital Library DSpace initiative, working to refine the online interface, develop policies, create instructional documentation, and plan campus-wide PR strategies

HONORS

  • Employee of the Month, UT School of Law, October 2011
  • Community Arts Award, City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, October 2007
  • Outstanding Capstone Award, School of Information, UT-Austin, May 2007
  • Magna Cum Laude, University of Georgia, 1995

INTERNSHIPS & VOLUNTEERISM

UT-Austin Gender and Sexuality Center Advisory Committee member, 2011-present

  • Promote the center’s programming and provide feedback to center administration
  • Serve as Chair on history and information sub-committee as part of 10th anniversary planning activities

Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center volunteer, 2006-2007

  • Performed preservation assessment of a 1960s 16mm film collection
  • Processed correspondence in the Norman Mailer manuscript collection

Texas Media Awards volunteer, 2006 & 2007

  • Judged entries for the Texas Library Associationʼs annual Texas Media Awards, recognizing excellence in amateur media production and its importance in life-long learning

City of Austin Art in Public Places Program intern, 2005-2007

  • Organized and cataloged image collection of 35mm prints and slides
  • Selected and digitized photos, slides, audio, and video from program archives; recommended digitization standards
  • Designed and produced a 45-minute digital video highlighting the program’s 21-year history
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