Employment History

Central New York Library Resource Council (CLRC)
Digital Collections Librarian (April 2015 – Present)

  • Perform a metadata audit and normalization of the New York Heritage online collection and contribute to a detailed report for improving the service
  • Work with local institutions to develop digitization workflows for cultural heritage materials and develop workflow documentation
  • Analyze user needs and write user stories for an upcoming statewide EAD finding aid repository

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Onondaga Community College – Coulter Library
Copyright and Digitization Intern (December 2014 – March 2015)

  • Independently researched the copyright status and fair use allowances for a collection of sound recordings on long playing vinyl records
  • Digitized one hundred recordings using Audacity software and recorded technical and descriptive metadata

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Syracuse University – Belfer Audio Archive
Archivist Intern (May 2014 – August 2014)

  • Processed, rehoused, and cared for audio collection materials in a major repository of recorded sound that includes Edison cylinders, 78rpm records, and a number of other media formats
  • Handled inventories for potential donations, making recommendations based on existing collections and Belfer acquisition goals
  • Processed patron requests; entered descriptive and technical metadata related to the digital surrogate listening copies; photography of discs and cylinders
  • Developed a best practices guide for photographing cylinders
  • Performed basic cataloging and rehousing for items in the Morton J. Savada Collection, which includes over 200,000 items.
  • Reevaluated and revised workflows and local best practices

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Syracuse University – iSchool 
Program Assistant – Graduate Recruitment Office (September 2013 – May 2015)

  • Assist in planning, coordinating and executing graduate recruitment activities
  • Host visiting prospective students, give tours, and answer questions via email and online chat sessions
  • Help to plan open houses, visiting appointments, receptions and other events for prospective students
  • Coordinate the iSchool’s presence at the ALA Annual Conference, attending the 2014 conference in Las Vegas and serving as a representative at the iSchool’s booth in the Exhibition Hall

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Audio Technician (November 2012 – Present)

  • Assist with load-in, set up, operation, and teardown of concert sound systems in venues across the Northeast
  • Perform a variety of inventory and maintenance tasks in preparation for events

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Event Crew (March 2012 – November 2012)

  • Provide assistance in setting up, operating, and tearing down timing equipment for cycling and running competitions
  • Offer guidance and support to race directors and voluntary staff to assure the best possible experience for competitors
  • Assist with inventory, race packet pickup, and other maintenance responsibilities as necessary

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Audio Technician (May 2012 – September 2012)

  • Performed a variety of audio production roles including load in, setup, operation, and teardown of concert sound systems in a diverse set of performance venues
  • Served as the audio technician for the Skycoasters, a nine-member cover band based in Rochester—mixing audio, and assisting with client relations
  • Serviced a wide spectrum of events, including the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, Kingdom Bound, East End Festivals, and Park Point Festivals, as well a number of weddings and bar performances in the Rochester area
  • Worked closely with IATSE and freelance professionals in executing event productions and performing stagehand duties

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Event Support: Education Media Specialist (June 2011 – September 2012)

  • Performed tasks related to reserving and planning for campus events by handling written, phone, and online reservation requests
  • Assisted with servicing events on an as needed basis, providing expertise in running and coordinating large campus events

Event Support: Student Supervisor (September 2004 – May 2011)

  • Addressed audio-visual, technical, and general set up requests—providing services and resources for hundreds of on-campus events per year, held at various University venues
  • Coordinated pre-event needs of clients and ran audio, lighting, or video projection equipment during events and performances, ensuring client satisfaction and the successful execution of events
  • Performed office work involving event planning with clients and logistical oversight of special projects, prioritizing and making use of limited resources and personnel
  • Scheduled, assigned, monitored and trained approximately 15-30 student employees annually to serve within event support roles, encouraging teamwork and setting high standards for professionalism
  • Provided individual event coordination and customer support for high-profile university events, with a strong attention to detail under time constraints

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