Research Data Service, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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                                                                      


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                                                                                         


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                                                                                                


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                                                                                                               


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                                                                       


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


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.