Team Member on the LIBRAS ILEAD USA

  • Selected for a continuing education program focused on participatory technology skills and leadership training
  • Explored ways to improve Constellation, the Institutional Repository managed by LIBRAS libraries

Treasurer for LIBRAS

  • Serve on the executive committee of a regional library consortium focused on professional development and knowledge sharing
  • Create budgets, manage the corporate account, handle all invoicing and reimbursements, coordinate with legal help to ensure national and state non-profit status

Member of the CARLI SFX System Committee

  • Work collaboratively with other librarians from across the state of Illinois to promote best practices for using SFX, an open-URL link resolver
  • Develop training materials for new SFX administrators as well as best practices for integrated SFX data into other library services

Online Family Archives

I started using the content management system Omeka to manage a small collection of digitized family photos. This represents my earliest attempts at website design and hosting, digitization and file management, and metadata. I will imagine this will be a constant work in process but I’m also irrationally proud of it.

I call the site Greenlock – the name of my maternal grandfather’s farm.

Intern for the Center for Railroad Photography and Art

  • Created metadata for more than 8,000 black and white negatives in the Fred M. Springer collection following local practice and national metadata standards
  • Performed quality control on the scanned images and organized files according to local conventions

Webmaster for the Northfield Historical Society

  • Updated and maintain the website for the Northfield Historical Society
  • Provide technical support and metadata expertise to ensure that digital content is accessible and the website can accommodate a growing collection of digital images