Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION


University of California, Los Angeles - Master’s of Library & Information Science, Specialization in Media Archival Studies (Expected June 2019)


University of Southern California - Bachelor of Arts, Communication

 

EXPERIENCE

The Autry Museum of the American West, CLIR Recordings at Risk Intern

Burbank, California - October 2018-Present

  • Create new and enhanced catalog records in Mimsy XG for the sound and moving image collections identified in the Digitizing a Century of Native Voice and Song project.

  • Compose and enter item-level finding aids for the audiovisual collections in ArchivesSpace for posting to the Online Archive of California.

  • Stabilize and rehouse collection items in archival enclosures.

  • Track, retrieve, and return collection items to/from preservation reformatting vendor.

  • Work closely with the Autry’s Repatriation and Community Research Manager to prepare notices for affiliated tribal groups.


Visual Communications, Mellon Community Archives Intern

Los Angeles, California - October 2018-Present

  • Digitize photographic images.

  • Conduct full inventory of film negative and transparency collection.

  • Develop filing and retrieval system for 35mm color slide images.

  • Supervise undergraduate interns.

  • Curate and design a two-month long photo exhibit using archival images in a Little Tokyo gallery space. Present on the digitization and curatorial process and conduct a live interview with one of the contributing photographers.

UCLA Music Library, Graduate Student Assistant

Los Angeles, California - October 2017-Present

  • Aid students with inquiries and research at the reference desk.

  • Process new materials (CDs, scores, and books) into collection.

  • Prepare and process (edit MARC 21 records) the LP collection for offsite storage.

  • Assist Inquiry & Research Librarian and Technical Services Librarian with projects and exhibits.

Los Angeles Public Library, Administrative Clerk

Los Angeles, California - February 2017-Present

  • Charge library holdings in and out.

  • Collect fines and assist patrons at the circulation desk.

  • Maintain and process collection materials (books, CDs, DVDs, and periodicals).

John Levin Cylinder Collection, Fieldwork Intern

Los Angeles, California – January 2019-April 2019

  • Took inventory of brown wax cylinder collection.

  • Researched existing library, museum, and archive CMS and metadata fields captured in catalog records.

  • Constructed a database in FileMaker Pro for the Levin Cylinder Collection catalog records.

  • Entered the catalog records for 579 of the brown wax cylinders.


Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, Junior Fellows Summer Intern

Culpeper, Virginia - May 2018-August 2018

  • Performed the archival processing (sorted, researched, described, assessed physical condition, and rehoused) of lacquer disc master recordings from the Universal Music Group collection.

  • Created, curated, and presented a Display Day final project on the “Life of a Lacquer Disc” to Library staff, members of Congress, and the public.

UCLA Library Special Collections, Graduate Student Assistant

Los Angeles, California - March 2018-May 2018

  • Sorted and rehoused books and periodicals in the Eiko Ishioka collection.

  • Assisted processing archivist with maintaining audiovisual inventory database.

Living Out Loud – Los Angeles, Senior Staff Editor

Los Angeles, California - June 2013-January 2018

  • Copyedited all online content.

  • Oversaw staff of writers, photographers and interns (assigned articles, coordinated interviews)

Campus Circle Newspaper, Editor-in-Chief

Los Angeles, California - August 2004-January 2012

  • Copyedited and designed cover and layout of weekly newspaper.

  • Oversaw staff of writers, photographers and interns (assigned articles, coordinated interviews).

AWARDS & LEADERSHIP

  • 2019 Music Library Association (MLA) Kevin Freeman Travel Grant

  • 2018-2019 American Library Association Spectrum Scholarship

  • 2018 Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Conference Travel Grant

  • 2018-Present: Membership Officer, MLA’s Music Library Students and Emerging Professionals Group

  • 2018 Conference Committee, AES International Conference on Audio Archiving, Preservation & Restoration

  • 2018-Present: ARSC Newsletter Editor

  • 2017-Present: Founder and Chair, the Student Chapter of ARSC at UCLA

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“Digitizing a Century of Native Voice and Song at the Autry Museum,” presentation with Liza Posas scheduled for October 1, 2019 at the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) 50th Annual Conference in Hilversum, Netherlands.

“Community Collaboration and Access: Digitizing Native American Sound Archives,” presentation with Joshua Garrett-Davis, Amanda Minks, Lina Ortega, and Liza Posas scheduled for October 10, 2019 at the International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM) in Temecula, California.

The Archival Processing of Master Recordings from the Universal Music Group Collection,” presentation and panel discussion on September 25, 2018 at the Audio Engineering Society (AES) L.A. Section meeting on Audio Archiving, Restoration, and Preservation - Past, Present, and Future in Hollywood, California.

A Summer of Mid-1940s Melodies: Processing Master Recordings from the Decca Label,” presentation on September 21, 2018 at the MLA California Chapter meeting in San Diego, California.

Wes Anderson: Audio Auteur,” poster presentation with Chloe Patton in May 2018 at the ARSC Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

WEB-BASED PUBLICATIONS

“A Summer of Mid-1940s Melodies: Processing Master Recordings from the Decca Label,” The Library of Congress Blog, July 23, 2018.

LIBRARY & ARCHIVAL SKILLS


CMS: Mimsy XG, CONTENTdm, ArchivesSpace
Library Systems and Cataloging Tools: Voyager, CARL-X, OCLC Connexion
Metadata Structure and Content Standards: EAD, DACS, MARC, PBCore
Thesauri and Controlled Vocabularies: AAT, LCNAF, LCSH, ULAN

RELEVANT SKILLS

Protégé, Zotero, Airtable, FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Office Suite, advanced proficiency with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, OSX and Windows operating systems, graphic design, grant writing, and exhibit curation, preparation, and installation