EDUCATION

Master of Arts, Public History, 2008

Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX

Thesis: "A Glimpse of Life in Nineteenth Century East Texas: Material Culture and the Durst-Taylor House"

Bachelor of Arts, History, 2005

Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX

Minor: Anthropology/Archaeology

 

CERTIFICATIONS

Digital Archives Specialist, February 2014

Certified Archivist, September 2014

EXPERIENCE

University Archivist & Special Collections Coordinator, April 2013-present

University Archives, Roesch Library, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.

Oversee the acquisition, processing, and preservation of physical and digital materials in the archives, special collections, memorabilia, and rare book collections. Coordinate digital projects including selecting and preparing material for digitization as well as creating metadata and working with vendors. Create finding aids on new and backlogged collections. Work with university official to create and implement a records retention program. Work with and train university offices and organizations concerning the deposition of their records. Collect papers and publications of faculty, alumni, and student organizations. Promote the use of the archives and university history by creating displays and making public presentations. Assist students, professors, and community members with research needs. One of several administrator for library’s Twitter and Facebook accounts. The administrator for the university's web archiving program with Archive-It. Administrator and coordinator for our installation of and migration to ArchivesSpace.

Assistant Director & Digital Archivist, 2010-March 2013

East Texas Research Center, Steen Library, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX.

Acted on behalf of the department when director was absent. Processed, maintained, managed, and acquired material for the East Texas Research Center's (ETRC) digital repository known as East Texas Digital Archives & Collections. Maintained and managed websites associated with the digital repository utilizing javascript, html, xml, php, css, and CONTENTdm database. Created, implemented, and managed metadata, workflows, guidelines, and policies regarding digital donations, digitization projects, and long-term preservation of ETRC's digital material. Established and maintained community and donor (internal and external to the university) relationships through outreach and educational programs. Assisted community members and other institutions with digitalization needs and questions. Assisted students, professors, and community members with research needs. Established and managed the “I Found it in the Archives!” contest in 2011 and 2012.

Archivist, 2008-2010

East Texas Research Center, Steen Library, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX.

Processed manuscript, map, photograph, and oral history collections at ETRC. Maintained and managed ETRC material housed in digital repository and the ETRC website. Assisted with preservation and conservation of ETRC material. Established and maintained community and donor (internal and external to the university) relationships through outreach and educational programs. Assisted students, professors, and community members with their research needs. Established and administered East Texas Research Center’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Library Associate, 2007-2008

East Texas Research Center, Steen Library, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX.

Managed student employees including but not limited to payroll, staffing, and processing assignments. Oversaw basic office functions including but not limited to supply orders, patron requests, county record interlibrary loans, and deposits. Processed manuscript, map, photograph, and oral history collections. Built and maintained community and donor (internal and external to the university) relationships through outreach and educational programs. Assisted students, professors, and community members with their research needs.

Graduate Assistant, History Department, 2006-2007

Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX.

Assisted professors with teaching, grading, and testing. Assisted with the maintenance of Clio's Eye: A Film & Audio Visual Magazine for the Historian.

Volunteer, 2006-2007

City of Nacogdoches and Millard's Crossing Historic Village, Nacogdoches, TX.

At Millard's Crossing performed and processed an inventory of artifacts in a room in one of the houses. Researched and created an exhibit for the city's newly opened Durst-Taylor Historic House Museum. Also helped organize exhibits and files associated with exhibits at the city's Sterne Hoya Museum and Library.

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