About

Professional Experience

Archives Specialist B Louisiana State Archives       January 2017 to present

Archives Specialist A  Louisiana State Archives    October 2015 to December 2016

  • Locate and fill request for materials made by the general public as well as other state agencies. Materials include: legislative calendars, pardons, maps, and process verbal.
  • Rehouse collections for long term storage.
  • Process archival collections and create a DACS compliant finding aid as well as create a container list for each collection.
  • Inventory collection in order to have intellectual control over the materials.

Intern National World War II Museum  January 2013 to September 2015

  • Digitized photographs, photographic negatives, and archival collections, carrying out post-imaging work, and attaching the media record within the Museum’s collection management system, KE Emu Electronic Museum Version 4.2.
  • Assisted with the packaging and placement of 300 reels of cinema film for cold storage.
  • Assigned accession numbers to artifacts (such as cufflinks, medals, ribbons) and photographs from the Museum’s permanent collection.
  • Searched for accessioned items from the collection.
  • Processed and described letters written by soldiers as well as created a DACS compliant finding aid for each collection.
  • Prepared artifacts, wartime letters, and photographs for long term storage
  • Assisted with the monitoring of the temperature and relative humidity in the exhibit galleries as well as in the vaults.
  • Prepared general condition reports for artifacts (medals, wood samples, comic book, badge).
  • Assisted with the removal of artifacts from display cases in the exhibit gallery.

 Intern Louisiana State Museum (Old US Mint)   August 2011 to September 2015

  • Designed, developed and implemented a master inventory for over 10,000 books and periodicals. This inventory provided the Louisiana State Museum with intellectual control over the materials
  • Shifted and reorganized the collection using Library of Congress Subject Headings. The reorganization was done in order to make room for future donations and acquisitions.

 Professional Development Activities

  • “Accessible Archives and Special Collections,” Society of American Archivists. Atlanta, Georgia, August 2016.
    “Should Archivist Continue to Do Continuing Education,” Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 2016.
  • “How to get new archivist involved in archival organizations,” Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives/New England Archivist Conference. Boston, Massachusetts, March 2015.
  • “Conference and Education Platforms Task Force.” New England Archivist Task Force. July 2015-
  • Steering Committee. Government Records Section. Society of American Archivist. July 2015-
  • Scholarship Committee. Louisiana Archive and Manuscript Association. February 2016-
    • Review applications and make recommendations regards to awarding continuing education scholarships.
  • Website and Media Coordinator. REPS Roundtable. New England Archivist. April 2016- March 2017
    • Manage and create content for the Roundtable’s website, Twitter account, and Facebook account.
    • Write post for the Roundtable’s Blog.

 Education

Master of Library and Information Science- Archival Management    December 2013
Louisiana State University

Bachelor of Business- Accounting    December 2006
Our Lady of Holy Cross College

 Skills

  •  Proficient with Windows, Microsoft Office Products, Notepad, Adobe Photoshop, and oXygen XML Editor
  • Proficient in the use of EPSON Expression 1000XL and 11000XL Flatbed scanner
  • Competent with a wide range of coding languages including HTML, CSS, and XML
  • Familiar with metadata schemas including DACS, EAD, EAC, ISAD(G),  MODS, MAD, METS, PREMIS, and Dublin Core
  • Familiar with Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)
  • Familiar with the KE-Emu and Eloquent collection management system

 Professional Organizations

  •  Louisiana Archives and Manuscripts Association (LAMA)
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARC)
  • New England Archivist (NEA)
  • Society of American Archivists (SAA)
  • Society of Southwest Archivists (SSA)