Experience

Research Data Service, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

5/2015-present

Data Curation Specialist

Lead Data Management Plan review service for grant applications; coordinated development of policies for the Illinois Data Bank; worked with team to establish user-centered approach to designing Illinois Data Bank; lead efforts to establish interoperable and robust metadata schema for the Illinois Data Bank; consult with and advise researchers regarding management of research data; develop instructional materials and educational activities for data management workshops.

Roper Center for Public Opinion Research                                                                      

9/2013-4/2015

Metadata Production Specialist

Manage and coordinate various dataset processing workflows; oversee production of metadata content for online retrieval systems for data discovery; produce documentation to describe processing methods and descriptive practices; develop long-term digital preservation policy; lead implementation of digital curation best practices into all aspects of processing workflow; analyze processing streams and write scripts to develop more efficient production workflows; build and maintain thesauri to enhance browsability and discoverability of holdings; supervise and manage projects for data entry and quality control staff. 

Massachusetts Historical Society                                                                                         

4/2013-8/2013

Library Assistant

Greeted, authorized, and directed all researchers entering the library; explained library policies and procedures; answered telephone and E-mail reference queries; monitored reading room to ensure security and proper handling of materials. 

Simmons College Archives                                                                                                

10/2012-8/2014

Leveraging Encoded Archival Description Skills (LEADS) Project Intern and Volunteer

Converted legacy finding aids to EAD while adhering to template and local implementation guidelines; developed EAD templates and implementation documentation for Phase II of the LEADS Project, in which student volunteers will encode Simmons College Archives institutional records finding aids in EAD; reviewed encoded finding aids for content, technical accuracy, and adherence to template; communicated with volunteers regarding changes and edits. 

Social Law Library                                                                                                               

9/2011-8/2013

Patron Services Assistant

Patron Services: Staffed circulation desk; ensured patron adherence to sign-in policies; retrieved materials to fulfill circulation and document delivery requests using library catalog and electronic databases; arranged for pick-up/delivery of books and copied materials; fielded basic reference questions; assisted with event preparation; assisted in training of new employees.
Collection Maintenance: Scanned, sorted, and shelved library materials; assisted in shifting of library materials; updated loose-leaf publications; filed microforms materials. 

Bunker Hill Community College Archives                                                                       

9/2011-11/2011

Processing Intern

Examined college records using BHCC Archives Retention Schedule; determined whether records were of enduring value; discarded materials in accordance with Retention Schedule; incorporated archival materials into archives; developed finding aid for Midnight Classes Record Group; proposed and implemented revisions to Retention Schedule. 

Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections & University Archives

8/2010-8/2011

Special Collections/Archives Student Assistant

Supervised Reading Room; provided reference assistance; processed Family Sciences/Home Economics Division/Department Collection containing manuscript, artifact, and audio/visual materials; curated exhibits; assisted with presentations; completed minor preservation projects; created accession records for incoming materials; fulfilled research requests in-house and for outside researchers; assisted digital projects librarian: ran OCR software on scanned images and edited transcriptions.

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