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I hold a Masters of Library and Information Sciences (MLIS) from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science in Film and Video Production from the Rochester Institute of Technology. My concentration in graduate school was in preservation management with a research emphasis on photographic and moving image material. My current interests are in the use of automation to migrate magnetic media.

Professionally, this is my second year as an archivist. My current position as Graphics Project Archivist at the Rhode Island Historical Society Library (RIHS) is an eighteen-month grant funded position. I survey, catalog, re-house and quantify the backlog of unpublished material found in the graphics collection. In concert with identifying material, I assess any preservation and disaster planning concerns that may arise. Additionally, I am cataloging 16mm news-film of the former mayor of Providence, RI, Vincent "Buddy" Cianci.

My professional interests are in the preservation and making accessible photographic and moving image material through digitization, cataloging, on-line collaboration and resource sharing across institutions.



University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA


Master of Library and Information Science

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY


Bachelor of Science in Film and Video

  • Specialization in film and video production with a concentration in documentary film
  • Significant coursework in film and video production and editing


Rhode Island Historical Society Library and Archive, Providence, RI

1/2007 – present

Graphics Project Archivist

  • Developed and implemented an Access database to capture inventory and preservation information for the backlog of unprocessed graphics material held by the Rhode Island Historical Society
  • Create original catalog records for unpublished graphics material in the Access database *Identify 19th century photographic and mechanical printing processes, architectural drawings, and audiovisual material
  • Re-house items using archival quality supplies; make additional preservation recommendations
  • Catalog WJAR 16mm news reel footage of Vincent “Buddy” Cianci
  • Developed and successfully taught an audiovisual identification and care workshop

The Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh, PA

10/2006 – 12/2006

IT Trainer

  • Taught basic computer applications such as Word and PowerPoint
  • Assisted patrons in computer lab

The Coro Center for Public Leadership, Pittsburgh, PA

10/2006 – 12/2006

Library Consultant

  • Planned and developed a Shelflist of the books, student papers, and research material held by the Center
  • Entered Shelflist information into an Excel spreadsheet
  • Organized books based on Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • RESULT: Completed project on time and on budget

The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

9/2006– 10/2006

Image Research Consultant

Andy Warhol and the Twentieth Century Timeline Educational Project

  • Researched appropriate public domain images for an online educational website
  • Organized images, rights and reproduction information, and contact data for project team
  • RESULT: Completed project on time and on budget

Carnegie Museum of Natural History , Pittsburgh, PA

Spring 2006

Archival Processing Internship

  • Appraise, arrange, describe and assessed the archival papers of Arthur C. Twomey
  • Collaborated with Head Librarian/Archivist
  • Created a paper finding aid, bibliography, case and preservation file
  • Conducted background research using primary sources, library OPAC, email and phone interview
  • Assisted researchers
  • RESULT: Completed a successful project on time resulting in a paper finding, bibliography, case and preservation files in the Word and PDF format

Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh, PA

8/2005 – 2/2006

Network Support Specialist

  • Provided technical, hardware and network support to Allegheny County Regional Library system

National Archives, The Pacific Alaska Region, Seattle, WA

4/2004 – 5/2005


  • Processed Oregon state highway contracts and photographs
  • Updated the electronic finding aid in an Access database
  • Performed archival rehousing of a large photographic collection




Sponsored by the New England Archivists and the Rhode Island Historical Society, June 20, 2008


  • EAD for RIAMCO (NoteTab Pro training)- Providence College, RI, 8/20/2008
  • Summer Educational Institute For Visual Resources and Image Management – James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, 7/7/-13/2008
  • Cataloging Photographs for Librarians and Archivists, Simmons College, 6/7/2008
  • Copyright and Digital Collections - NELINET, Southborough, MA, 2008
  • Alphabet Soup: A Metadata Overview – NELINET, Southborough, MA, 2008
  • Introduction to MARC – Online course, 2008
  • Demystifying Cataloging – Connecticut State Library, Middletown, CT, 2007
  • Arranging and Describing Archives - Brown University, Providence, RI, 2007


New England Archivists

  • Richard W. Hale Jr. Professional Development Award, 2008

University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Sciences

  • Partners Program Recipient, 2005-2006
  • Alumni Society Conference Scholarship, Spring/Summer 2006
  • Scholarship Recipient, Summer 2006
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