University of Wisconsin, Madison — MA in Library Science with an emphasis in Art History
Degree received: AUGUST 2019
University of Wisconsin, Madison — BA in English with Digital Studies Certificate
Degree received: DECEMBER 2014
DECEMBER 2019 – APRIL 2022
Fromagination — Corporate and Catering Manager Facilitate and organize logistics for large-scale events, including weddings and conferences. Develop robust scheduling and communication systems for each aspect of the business. Work one-on-one with clients. Manage digital assets on website. Order and maintain inventory, including creating a digital library of artisan cheeses. Teach and moderate classes, in person and via Zoom. During holidays, work as expeditor in the shipping department.
AUGUST 2015 – AUGUST 2019
UW Special Collections — Reading Room Supervisor Train new student employees. Assist patrons by phone and in person. Open and close the desk. Page and shelve rare books and manuscripts. Assist classes and organize materials. Process archival collections. Enter statistics for climate, usage, and preservation. Perform basic preservation tasks. Process collections. Help stage and install exhibits.
JUNE 2018 – JUNE 2019
Chazen Museum of Art — Registrar’s Assistant Assess and create metadata for collections. Prepare physical and digital files for new acquisitions. Research and organize provenance, conservation and exhibition information.
SEPTEMBER 2017 – SEPTEMBER 2018
Kohler Art Library — Night and Weekend Supervisor Assist patrons by phone, email and in person. Open and close the library. Page and shelve circulating and non-circulating materials. Help stage and install exhibits.
AUGUST 2017 – AUGUST 2018
Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture — Research Assistantship Create tutorials for Digital Mappa, an open-source digital humanities platform for open-access workspaces, projects, and publications. Managed social media. Perform quality control checks to Virtual Mappa and Old English Poetry Project. Organized the 2017 Book History and Digital Humanities (BH+DH) conference.
SEPTEMBER 2015 – SEPTEMBER 2017
Memorial Library Reference — Instruction Assistant Manage library instruction scheduling. Maintain assessment tools and tutorials. Create and manage libguides. Assist with collection development decisions. Instruct patrons in how to use UW Madison’s resources. Assist with circulation.
SEPTEMBER 2015 – OCTOBER 2016
UW Digital Collections — Metadata Assistant Assess and create metadata for books, photographs, and other materials using Excel. Perform quality control checks on digital assets. Perform data cleanup.
Driftless Historium & Mount Horeb Area Historical Society – Year-long graduate course taught by Dr. Ann Smart Martin to help design the first featured exhibit at the Driftless Historium. Created their museum catalog and exhibit labels.
Holding History – Student curator. Introduced The Odyssey Project, Madison community members, and K-12 students to specific materials in Special Collections. Taught attendees how to handle materials and use the library and its collections.
Practicum in Library Instruction – Placed at Steenbock Library. Taught and assisted over twenty information literacy sessions to undergraduate classes.
Digital Humanities Research Network – Co-coordinator from 2016 to 2018. Managed website and social media. Interviewed DH scholars for original podcast. Coordinated with Research Data Services on blog posts.
2021 Panel Member – “Ask a Librarian: (Re)Searching for Queer Histories in the Archives & Special Collections Libraries.” Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference (MBLGTACC). Madison, WI, October 9.
2018 Lightning Talk – “My Biggest Problem Isn’t Time Management: Trauma and Academic Ableism in LIS.” Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium. Boston, MA, July 20.
2018 Paper Presentation – “Trauma and Academic Ableism in LIS Programs.” Diversity, Equity, Race, Accessibility, and Identity in LIS (DERAIL) Forum. Boston, MA, March 4.
2017 Poster Presented – “Holding History: A Pedagogical Approach to Archival Outreach.” Archival Education and Research Initiative (AERI). Toronto, Canada, July 12.
2017 Partial Scholarship – School of Library and Information Science Travel Scholarship. San Gemini Preservation Studies course in Italy. Book Binding Restoration, instruction by Flavio Marzo of the British Library.
2017 Grant Recipient – Friends of the UW Madison Libraries Rare Book School Grant. Two Rare Book School courses: Digital Approaches to Bibliography and Introduction to the Principles of Bibliographical Description.