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Professional Engagement

Society of American Archivists, SAA

Lone Arrangers Steering Committee Member, Regional Representative, 2020-present

Society of Georgia Archivists, SGA

Appointed Board Member

Mentoring Program Co-Chair, 2020-Present

 

Art Libraries Society of America ARLIS/NA

LoPresti Award CommitteeCommittee /Judge, 2019-2020

36th Annual Mary Ellen LoPresti Art Publication Awards,

Telfair Museums , Friends of the African American Arts FAAA Member, 2017-Present

Atlanta Printmakers Studio Member, 2021-Present

Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) member

Education

Drexel University, 2015 Philadelphia, PA 

Master of Science Library and Information Science, MLIS 

College of Computing and Informatics 

Archival Studies 

Savannah College of Art and Design, 2013 Savannah GA 

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Art, BA 

Graphic Design, minor Art History 

University of Phoenix, 2012 Phoenix AZ 

Associates of Arts, AA 

Elementary Education

Certifications
Certified Archivists, Academy of Certified Archivists 2020-Present

Experience

Archives and Special Collections Librarian, 2017-Present

Savannah College of Art and Design, Jen Library 

Savannah GA

Coordinates all aspects of the Jen Library's distinctive archives and special collections area, including the prominent Don Bluth Collection of Animation, Artist books, and a wide variety of other unique and rare materials.

 

Provides instruction, research, and outreach services that promote awareness of the archives and special collections materials to SCAD students and faculty. 

Acquisition; preservation; organization, and cataloging of archives and special collections materials; coordination of associated digitization projects. 

Develops and maintains standard policies, procedures, and promotion of all aspects of the Jen Library archives. 

Develops workshops, exhibits; initiates and maintains mutually beneficial working relationships within the libraries and across the university. 

W.W. Law Project Archivist 

City of Savannah Research and Municipal Archives, Savannah GA Feb 2016-Nov 2016 

The W.W. Law Collection, which consists of manuscripts, audio visual materials, photographs, artwork, books, newspapers correspondence, and artifacts documenting the life of Civil Rights leader Westley Wallace Law. (1/1/1923-7/29/2002)

 

Completed the basic preservation, arrangement and description, re-housing for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP 

Savannah Branch Records, Series 1121-102 

Created and maintained intellectual access through appraisal, arrangement and description,

 

Georgia Historical Society, Reference Assistant 

Savannah GA, 2013-2015 

 

Provided access to GHS collections by assisting researchers in locating collections through the institution online catalog, and finding aids.

 

Conducted student orientations. Processed newly accessioned and backlog archival collections. 

 

Provided professional research services, both basic and advanced.

Project Management:

Coordinated and managed volunteers for the Documenting Runaway Slaves Project, University of Southern Mississippi

Resource Development:

Created the Georgia Historical Society African American Genealogy Resource Guide.

Georgia Southern University, e-book cataloger 

Zach S. Henderson Library, Technical Services 2012-2015 

 

Entered descriptive data, following AACR2 and RDA guidelines for copy cataloging of new electronic books from PCC, DLC, Ebrary, and Netlibrary cataloging records based upon PDA and DDA statistics. 

 

Utilize Google Docs spreadsheets to access ebook titles. Utilize Marc Editor to perform batch editing of bibliographic and holding records.