curriculum vitae


Pratt Institute, 2012
Master of Library & Information Science
          Advanced Certificate in Archives
          Advanced Certificate in Museum Libraries

The New School, 2007
Master of Fine Arts
          Creative Writing (Fiction)

Hampshire College, 2003
Bachelor of Arts 
          Writing, Literature, Linguistics


Penn State University — Special Collections Library
Chip Kidd Collection Archivist 
  • Responsible for processing and description of the papers and extensive art and literature collection of graphic designer Chip Kidd.

Center for Jewish History 
Processing Archivist
  • Arrangement and description of mixed-language historical records and manuscript collections, basic preservation, writing and encoding finding aids, publishing EAD and MARC catalog records online, and creating metadata for digital assets
  • Preparing collection highlights, contributing to the “Out of the Archives” blog series, creating and editing related Wikipedia articles and subject guides, and developing departmental training manuals

Metropolitan Museum of Art 
Archival Intern, Library for European Sculpture & Decorative Arts: 2011

Brooklyn College Library, Archives & Special Collections Division 
Archival Reprocessor (part-time): 2011
  • Worked to sort and rehouse collections displaced by flooding

Brooklyn Museum, Art Reference Library 
M-LEAD Program Intern: 2011
  • Trained to create original MARC records for a large vertical file collection of art institutional ephemera (funded by an IMLS scholarship); ~450 catalog records (mid S's through W's)

Female Biography Project
Research & Editorial Assistant (volunteer): 2011-present

Lesbian Herstory Archives
Student Volunteer: 2011
  • Digitized and cataloged original audio cassette recordings from the Audre Lorde collection for preservation and web access as a project for Pratt's Digital Archives course 

Plymouth Church
Student Volunteer: 2011
  • Team-processed historical records for the newly established institutional archives of this historic landmark as class project for Pratt's "Management of Archives and Special Collections"

ASA College, Division of Arts & Sciences
Adjunct Instructor: 2010
  • Taught core English courses in College Reading and Composition

Lori McLean, Ltd.
Assistant Buyer & Retail Manager: 2006-2011
  • Managed daily operations of an artisan jewelry boutique, including sales, customer service, inventory control, web copy, staff training and supervision, trade show attendance, and visual merchandising

Yiddish Book Center

— Digitization Assistant & Project Coordinator: 2000-2004
  • Performed quality assurance on digital proofs for the Spielberg Digital Library, maintained bibliographic records, project reports, scanning vendor communications; conducted copyright research, resolved database errors, and edited Yizkor Book collection print catalog
— Assistant Director of Summer Internship: 2004
  • Trained college interns in rare book handling and bibliographic record maintenance, supervised daily staffing activities, coordinated educational events
— Membership Department & Programming Assistant: 2004-2005
  • Assisted two departments, through database maintenance and donation processing donations, generating correspondence, updating web content, distributing press releases, and emailing monthly newsletters.

Finding Aids

Collections I have processed, arranged, described, and encoded...

At Penn State:
At the Center for Jewish History:
And, as an intern at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Library for the Department of European Sculpture & Decorative Arts), a contributor to:


"Chip Kidd's Creative Biosphere: Collecting by Design, and Designing by Collecting." Fine Books & Collections Spring 2016, Issue 14.2: 63-67. (Print.)

For 16th Street, the CJH blog:
"From the Department of Lost Irony"
"Start Making Sense: Ordering the Chaos of AV Material" (for Preservation Week 2014)
"When Facebook Was an Actual Book"

Conferences, Events, Symposia

RBMS 2016 (Coral Gables/Miami, FL), June 21-24, 2016

— MARAC Spring 2016 (Pittsburgh), April 14-16, 2016

— "Children’s Literature and the Art of the Book" by Seth Lerer, Charles W. Mann Jr. Lecture in the Book Arts. Paterno Library, Pennsylvania State University, March 31, 2016.

Sister Joan Chittister Symposium: Ancient Traditions, Contemporary Questions. Pennsylvania State University, October 14-15, 2015. (Also panelist / moderator.)

SAA 2015 (Cleveland), August 16-22, 2015

— "Why Flashlights? Because Batman! A Bookseller’s Adventures in the Archive" by Lorne Bair, Charles W. Mann Jr. Lecture in the Book Arts. Paterno Library, Pennsylvania State University, March 26, 2015.

Visual Resources Association, 33rd annual conference ("Elevate Your Image"), Denver, Colorado, March 11-14, 2015

Debating Visual Knowledge symposium, the University of Pittsburgh, October 3-5, 2014

— "Acquiring the Future: Speculative Curatorship for the New Millennium" with Seb Chan & Aaron Cope, Beta Phi Mu Theta Chapter (Pratt SILS) Fall Lecture, November 21, 2013

— "The Role of Archives in Supporting Changing Research Practices," Archival Leaders Advocate annual seminar, September 12, 2013

— “Preserving Artist-Originated Audiovisual Materials: XFR STN at the New Museum,” New York Archives Week, October 11, 2013

Society of American Archivists annual membership meeting, August 11–17, 2013

— "Processing Large Collections" panel program, ART annual membership meeting at CJH, June 17, 2013

— "How to Look at Books," by Michael F. Suarez, Fales Lecture in English Literature, April 19, 2013 at NYU

— "Archives and Activism," hosted by ART and The New School Library & Archives, New York Archives Week, October 12, 2012
— "Preserving Digital Artifacts" by Ben Fino-Radin at NYPL Labs, October 16, 2012

DigiBaeck launch event, featuring Brewster Kahle and Nicholas Felton, hosted by Leo Baeck Institute (at CJH), October 16, 2012

American Library Association annual conference, June 23–28, 2011

Continuing Education

— “Introduction to the History of Bookbinding,” Jan Storm van Leeuwen. Rare Book School (University of Virginia): July 24-29, 2016.

— SAA Certificate of Continuing Education (0.75 credits) in Encoded Archival Context - Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families with instructor Kathy Wisser: January 15, 2016

— Certificate in Caring for Audiovisual Material from Connecting to Collections: 2013
Introduction and Advanced Wikipedia for Libraries, Archives, & Museums workshops, hosted by METRO: 2013

— XPath/XSLT workshop (CJH staff training) with Mark Custer (at CJH): 2013

— Digitization Workshop (Introduction to Digital Imaging) with Ken Allen (at Brooklyn Historical Society): September, 2011

— Introduction to Encoded Archival Description (EAD) with Farris Wahbeh (at Pratt): June, 2011

— Introduction to Archivists' Toolkit with Deena Schwimmer (at Pratt): March, 2011

Pratt Coursework 

Core classes:
— Information Professions (LIS-0651) with John N. Berry III, Fall 2011
— Information Services (LIS-0652) with Philip Yockey, Fall 2010
— Information Technologies (LIS-0654) with Dr. Gilok Choi, Spring 2011 
— Knowledge Organization (LIS-0653) with Amber Billey, Fall 2010

Archives & Special Collections:  
— Archives: Appraisal, Acquisition, & Use (LIS-0697-08) with Dr. Susan L. Malbin, Spring 2012
— Conservation & Preservation of Library & Archival Materials (LIS-0697-07) with Slava Polishchuk (at Brooklyn College Library Conservation Lab), Fall 2011 
— Institute on Map Collections (LIS-0688) with Matthew Knutzen (at New York Public Library's Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division), Summer 2011
— Management of Archives & Special Collections (LIS-0625) with Anthony Cucchiara, Spring 2011
— Projects in Digital Archives (LIS-0655) with Dr. Anthony Cocciolo, Summer 2011

Special Topics:  
— Metadata: Description & Access (LIS-0663) with Kara Van Malssen, Spring 2012
— Museum & Library Education Outreach (LIS-0697-09) with Jason Baumann, Spring 2011
— Practicum (LIS-0698) with Dean Tula Giannini (my project entitled "Cataloging Snowflakes: Describing Ephemera & the Convergence of Library, Archives, & Museum Practices"), Spring 2011

(Me as an intern at the Brooklyn Museum, with the five volume Library of Congress Subject Headings)