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I am a rare books librarian with experience in reference work, preparing manuscripts collections for accession, large-scale digitization projects, as well as supervising and training new hires and student workers. I just finished an M.Phil program in Medieval Language, Literature, and Culture at Trinity College Dublin, ultimately studying the codicology of a fourteenth-century English book of hours. I am extremely organized and love to study workflows and tweak them to make them as efficient as possible.

I am currently seeking professional employment. I feel that all experiences help me develop my professional career and I welcome the opportunity to work outside my chosen field. I have a passion for helping people and figuring out puzzles and am dedicated to lifelong professional development.

My professional interests include rare books and manuscript librarianship, cataloging, archival collections, museum collections, exhibit curation, outreach activities, and history (medieval history in particular).

Specialties: Rare Books Librarianship, Digitization, Codicology, Archival Processing

Profile of Skills

  • Proven track-record supplying customer service.
  • Successfully developed an academic collection for a cultural institution for a proposed joint fellowship program with New York University.
  • Technological fluency with Microsoft Office, digital scanning, and Web 2.0 applications (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, Blogspot, WordPress).
  • Experience with basic HTML, AACR2, MARC, LOC, and OCLC.
  • Experience with rare books and manuscript collections, tutoring, and reference interview, including familiarity with NoveList, NextRead, and Readers Advisor.
  • Working knowledge of French, Spanish, and Latin, bibliographic knowledge of Italian, limited experience with German.
  • Proven ability to adapt to new computer systems and job duties with ease and flexibility.
  • Highly creative, able to think of innovative ideas and solutions.
  • Exceptional motivator, adept at inspiring others to do the best job possible.
  • Ability to leap small objects in a single bound, two tops.


Trinity College Dublin, School of Language, Literature, and Culture, Dublin, Ireland

September 2012 (Degree will be conferred April 2013)
Master of Philosophy, Medieval Language, Literature, and Culture

  • Dissertation on the codicology of a fourteenth-century English book of hours held by the Manuscripts Library at Trinity College Dublin under the direction of Professor John Scattergood.

Indiana University, School of Library and Information Science, Bloomington, Indiana
December 2007
Master of Library Science, Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarianship Specialization


  • S401 (L401) – Computer-Based Information Tools
  • S501 (L524) – Reference
  • S502 (L528) – Collection Development and Management
  • S504 –           Cataloging
  • S505 –           Evaluation of Resources and Research
  • S551 (L527) – Library Management
  • S582 (L514) – Preservation
  • S583 (L587) – Rare Book Librarianship
  • S604 (L597) – Topics : Rare Book Curatorship
  • S605 –           Internship
  • S681 (L589) – The Book 1450 to the Present
  • S683 (L620) – Reference Sources for Rare Books
  • S684 –           Descriptive Bibliography

Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
May 2005
Bachelor of Arts in History, Specialization in Medieval History and Art History

  • Junior Year Abroad: St. Andrews University, St. Andrews, Scotland (2003-2004)
  • Senior Thesis: From Tusk ‘Til Pawn: The Evolution of the Chess Bishop
  • Activities and Societies: Bryn Mawr and Haverford Chamber Singers

Professional Affiliations and Certifications

  • 2012 :            Grant Writing Workshop
  • 2012 :            LSSC certification from Amigos Library Services
  • 2007 – 2012 : ALA
  • 2008 – 2009 : RBMS

Professional Experience

Volunteer Book Reviewer

June 2011 – Present
Rare Books and Special Collections Group, CILIP

  • Read and review books for the Rare Books and Special Collections Group newsletter, produced by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) based in the United Kingdom.

Volunteer Editor
April 2011 – July 2011
Lewis Carroll Society of North America

  • Edit essays to be compiled in a book related to a large exhibition that will span across New York City at institutions such as: The Grolier Club, New York University, Columbia University, The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York Public Library, Sotheby’s, and others.

Project Librarian
August 2008 – September 2009
Westchester Italian Cultural Center, Westchester, NY

  • Created collection development plan for a 3,000-book library for a fellowship proposal with NYU.
  • Evaluated current library and assessed and balanced needs of patrons with expected academic needs.
  • Worked with center director regarding the deaccession of items.
  • Created a scholarly collection in Italian literature and Italian-American Culture.

Archival Assistant
February 2008 – March 2008
Fantasy Fountain Fund, Inc./Greg Wyatt Studio, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

  • Designed and instituted new filing and archival system for all materials related to Mr. Wyatt’s foundation, artistic pursuits, and commissions

Special Collections Manuscript Curator Intern
July 2007 – October 2007
The Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

  • Helped with retrospective conversion of manuscript collections.
  • Evaluated, arranged, housed, and described over 15 linear feet of modern manuscript collections to the folder level.
  • Created finding aids for collections.
  • Identified preservation issues and communicated with departmental staff about proper conservation procedures.
  • Gained experience in acquisition policies, accession procedures, electronic description, and preservation measures.

Special Collections Reference Intern
July 2007 – October 2007
The Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

  • Provided email, phone, and in-person reference assistance at a rate of approximately 1,200 questions per month.
  • Facilitated and prepared materials for class research visits.
  • Organized exhibits.
  • Instructed patrons on use of the reading room and ensured correct handling of rare materials.

Library Assistant III
April 2007 – December 2007
Bindery Preparation, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

  • Determined appropriate binding treatments for books and periodicals in both Western and non-Western languages.
  • Created and modified online bindery records using information retrieved from ILS.
  • Resolved problems with binding information and maintained quality control.

Library Assistant III
October 2006 – December 2007
Serials Acquisitions, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

  • Worked with SirsiDynix, integrated cataloging system, OCLC Connexion, online databases, and publisher websites to assist in ordering process.
  • Created and manipulated complex Excel spreadsheets, maintained cancellation confirmation files, and reviewed incoming vendor reports.

Executive Secretary
July 2005 – February 2006
General Clinical Research Center, Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY

  • Compiled data for federal grant applications and progress report.
  • Researched racial demographics breakdown for all submitted protocols and submitted data in detailed table format for review and approval.
  • Conducted professional library research.
  • Creatively solved various problems at request of Administrative Director.
  • Helped recruit subjects for all divisions of the GCRC.
  • Prepared reports and questionnaires.
  • Edited minutes for committee meetings.
  • Scheduled patients.

Other Experience

Admissions Processing Assistant

2009 – 2011
Admissions Office, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

  • Recurring temporary position.
  • Train and oversee performance of new employees and student workers.
  • Aid International Admissions Office with complex document organization in various Western and Eastern languages.
  • Process scanning of large volume of documents.
  • Organize and maintain computer files using scanning and imaging software.
  • Perform investigations for retrieval of documents when necessary.
  • Use software system to enter data into student files in a timely manner.
  • Utilize strict record keeping for maintenance of confidential files.
  • Assists in organization and prioritization of daily tasks.

Temporary Supervisor’s Assistant
June 2010 – September 2010
Supervisor’s Office for Town of Islip, Islip, NY

  • Managed for daily schedule for highest ranking official in Town.
  • Documented and processed mail.
  • Daily large-scale scanning and organization.
  • Answered telephone queries and worked with constituents.
  • Research duties as assigned.

Teacher’s Assistant
September 2002 – May 2003
Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr PA

  • Instructed and monitored computer lab of over 100 students.
  • Aided students with computer assignments and trouble-shooting.
  • Tutored students in calculus.

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