Archives and Library Resume

At the archivesEDUCATION

Doctor of Musical Arts, Viola Performance, August 2016
Dissertation: The Multi-faceted Artistry of the Violist Emanuel Vardi, Cognate: Music Archives
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Master of Library and Information Science, May 2015
Certificate in Archives and Special Collections
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Master of Music (Magna Cum Laude), Viola Performance, May 2011
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bachelor of Music (Magna Cum Laude), Violin Performance, May 2009
Central Washington University

Study Abroad, September 2007-May 2008
 Akademia Muzyczna, Krakow, Poland


 Special Collections Archivist-Librarian, September 2015-Present
Michigan State University

  • Duties to establish policies for collection development, acquisition, processing, and use of archival collections in Special Collections; assist the Head of Special Collections in soliciting donations and acquisitions of archives and manuscript collections; establish records management guidelines for documentation of acquisitions; revise and update donor agreement and researcher use forms; arrange and describe the archives and manuscript collections of Special Collections according to best professional practice using ArchivesSpace; create and manage pathfinders/libguides/blogs/online exhibits to facilitate discovery and access of archival collections; supervise and train students, volunteers, and other staff in processing archival collections; contribute to social media and outreach efforts to promote the visibility of SPC and integration of SPC holdings into MSU curriculum; and participate in library- and campus-wide committees for implementing universal accessibility measures.

Archivist, June-August 2015
Music Division, Library of Congress

  • NTE appointment to integrate new accruals and update the EAD finding aid for the Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Collection.

Graduate Assistant, January 2013-May 2015
American Library Association Archives, Supervisors: Chris Prom, Cara Bertram

  • 50% Graduate Assistant appointment.  Duties include providing on-site and remote reference service to researchers, including interpreting access policies for sensitive materials; presenting to visiting classes on highlights of the collection and research methods for primary source materials; arranging and describing a high volume of new acquisitions throughout the year according to DACS and using LCSH and LCNA controlled vocabulary, creating and updating finding aids using Archon and MARC records; publishing research guides and blog posts showcasing the collection; contributing to the archives’ Facebook and Twitter accounts; handling and identifying historic formats of photographs, negatives, and audiovisual material; digitizing images and creating metadata in ContentDM for Sjoerd Koopman postcards and WWI glass lantern slides; capturing and curating digitized and born-digital records on the ALA Institutional Repository (ALAIR); creating exhibits; monitoring preservation conditions and performing basic conservation treatments.

Project Processor, May 2014-May 2015
Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Supervisor: Anna Chen

  • Duties to assist in the large-scale (150 cubic feet) processing of the Gwendolyn Brooks papers.  In collaboration with Rare Books and Manuscripts Curator, established processing strategy of manuscript and archival material according to best professional practices, identify items in need of conservation (mold, brittle, damaged items) or sensitive material for access restrictions. Trained and supervised volunteers and incoming Graduate Assistants.

Intern, March 2014
Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University-Newark, Supervisor: Adriana Cuervo

  • Alternative Spring Break project to assist in completing the processing of the Wilma Dobie Collection and preparation of EAD finding aid.

Graduate Assistant,  May-August 2013
Music and Performing Arts Library, Supervisors: John Wagstaff, Kirsten Dougan

  • Duties included identifying areas for development in the collection and recommending acquisitions for the music, dance, and theatre collections; cataloging microfilms of medieval and baroque of musical scores in Latin, French, and German; and creating LibGuides for Krannert Performing Arts Center 2013-2014 performances.

Archives Research Assistant, March-December 2012
University Archives, Supervisor: William Maher

  • Duties included providing reference service to on-site and remote researchers, processing new acquisitions, and creating and updating finding aids.

Project Archival Processor, November-December 2012
Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, Supervisor: Scott Schwartz

  • Cataloging and processing Robert E. Brown collection of ¼ inch audio ethnomusicological recordings.  Duties included carefully handling and identifying acetate and polyester reels, and researching standardized spelling of Indian and Southeast Asian musical terms.

Undergraduate Assistant, January 2006-May 2007
Music Library, Central Washington University, Supervisor: Dennis Claypool

  • Duties included providing reference, assisting patrons in using music playback technology, and circulation assistance.        


ArchivesSpace User Advisory Council member, January 2017-July 2018

Serving on the Prioritization and Reports Sub-Committees for the premiere archives content management system.

“Making Archives and Special Collections Accessible,” Archival Outlook, November-December 2016

“Accessible Archives and Special Collections” panel chair and presenter, Society of American Archivists’ Annual Meeting, August 2017


Assistant Instructor: Music Appreciation, January 2012-December 2013
Osher Life-Long Learning Institute

  • Team-taught continuing education courses on music appreciation with Peter Michalove on Beethoven String Quartets, Bartok String Quartets, and Art of Variation

Viola Teaching Assistant, September 2009-May 2011
University of Illinois School of Music

  • Taught non-major applied viola lessons to undergraduate and graduate students, premiered faculty and student compositions with the Illinois Modern Ensemble, held leadership positions with the University Symphony Orchestra


Archival Administration, Archival Arrangement and Description, Audiovisual Preservation in Libraries and Archives, Rare Books and Special Collections Librarianship, Records and Information Management, Digital Preservation, Enumerative Bibliography, Encoded Archival Description (EAD), Web Site Design and Construction, Foundations of Information Processing, Historical Bookbinding, Preservation and Conservation of General Collections, Music History, Music Librarianship

Languages: Polish, French; working knowledge of musical terms in Latin, German, Italian.  Able to read musical scores in multiple clefs and transpositions.


Society of American Archivists, 2012-Present
Music Library Association, 2015-Present
ACRL Rare Book and Manuscripts Section member, 2015-Present
Academy of Certified Archivists member, 2017-Present



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