Education and Experience


Master of Science in Information Studies, University of Texas at Austin, December 2010
Specialization in archives and special collections

Master of Arts in Art History, University of Missouri, December 2003
Coursework on medieval manuscripts, early printing, and illustration
Thesis supervisor: Dr. Anne Rudloff Stanton

Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Spanish Literature, University of Missouri – Columbia, May 2001
Magna cum laude; honors thesis in art history

Continuing Education

“The Medieval Manuscript in the Twenty-First Century,” course taught by Will Noel and Dot Porter at Rare Book School, University of Pennsylvania. July 11-15, 2016.

Professional Experience

Special Collections and Rare Books, University of Missouri Libraries

Librarian II, September 1, 2015-present
Librarian I, February 15, 2011-August 31, 2015

  • Research, develop, and teach instruction sessions on a variety of topics in the humanities. To date: 150+ sessions in art, art history, classics, education, English, history, general humanities, information science, religious studies, textile and apparel management, and theatre.
  • Provide reference and information services for all print, manuscript and microform collections.
  • Lead in designing, developing and maintaining the departmental website and digital initiatives, including managing digital exhibitions, digital humanities projects, and social media outreach.
  • Work collaboratively with library staff to develop outreach events such as orientations, workshops, and presentations for school and community groups.
  • Curate exhibitions to highlight materials from various collections, and serve as the department’s primary liaison and coordinator with area museums to plan and implement cooperative exhibition and programming opportunities.
  • Coordinate selection and treatment of materials for a donor-funded rare book conservation initiative and oversee in-house preservation efforts.
  • Under the supervision of senior colleagues, participate in collection development decisions through purchase or donation.
  • Supervise three student employees in their work on digitization, reference, stacks management, and preservation.

Pre-Professional Experience

Alexander Architectural Archive, University of Texas Libraries

Project Archives Assistant, August-December 2010
50% FTE, limited-term position

  • Processed 9.2 linear feet of professional papers and over 20,000 photographic materials from the Walter Eugene George Collection and updated the finding aid for the collection in EAD.
  • Constructed and curated a digital exhibit of photographic materials in the Drupal content management system.

Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Research Associate, National Digital Newspaper Program, September 2009-August 2010
50% FTE

  • Wrote historical essays on selected titles for the Library of Congress Chronicling America site.
  • Re-developed advisory board selection website and databases to streamline selection processes.
  • Directed the work of a graduate student intern.

Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Digital Projects Assistant, August 2008-August 2009
50% FTE

  • As part of a limited-term, grant-funded position, created Dublin Core metadata for scanned images, encoded finding aids in EAD, and developed web pages and digital exhibit frameworks in PHP/MySQL.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, Texas

Web Editor, November 2006-August 2008

  • Coordinated web publishing and editing activities for a large departmental website, including HTML validation, accessibility remediation, and Dublin Core metadata for all electronic publications.
  • Developed Microsoft Access databases and programmed VBScript macros to meet departmental needs.

Special Collections and Rare Books, University of Missouri Libraries

Library Information Specialist II, March 2004-October 2006

  • Assisted with reference and instruction services for special collections and microforms.
  • Redesigned the division website and constructed web-based databases for microfilm finding aids.