Vice-President for LIBRAS

Serve as Vice-President (President Elect) for LIBRAS – a regional library consortium focused on professional development and education.

Studs Terkel Radio Archive Description Internship

  • Gained experience working with a Digital Asset Management tool (Starchive) and managing digitized audiovisual content.
  • Improved access to records by adding a title, brief description, tags (natural language and Library of Congress Subject Headings), and categories (from a taxonomy) to records.
  • Corrected mistakes in existing metadata to ensure accuracy and improve usability.

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.

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