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EDUCATION

  • MLS, with a Certificate in Archives, Records Management, and Preservation, Class of 2012- Queens College, GSLIS, CUNY
  • B.A., English, Class of 2002- Clark University, Worcester, MA

SPECIALTIES

  • A talent for prioritizing and organizing in chaotic environments; an eye for the unusual; unapologetic enthusiasm.
  • Confidence to discover the unknown; humility to falter and improve.

 

EXPERIENCE

RELATED EMPLOYMENT

Archivist, Center for Jewish History, New York- August 2015- Present
CJH provides a collaborative home for five partner organizations, all tasked with collecting essential timelines of Jewish life, history and culture. Processing archivist duties include physical processing of collections and original EAD finding aid creation for use on the Center’s website.

View a growing list of my completed CJH finding aids here: https://jveazue.wordpress.com/completed-finding-aids/center-for-jewish-history-2/

Project Archivist- Field Book Collections Project, American Museum of Natural History, New York- April-August 2015
Leon Levy-funded project to create rich MARC records of the processed field books, notes, and logs associated with the museum-led Whitney South Seas and Expedition.

Digital Asset Associate, Center for Jewish History, New York- November 2014- Present
Grant-funded digitization, metadata creation, and organization of photographic collections from various partners in the CJH institutional family.

Rare Book Cataloguing Assistant, Barnes and Noble, Inc., New York- 2010 – 2014
Duties include the proper bibliographic description, handling, and sales of nearly two thousand used and rare titles.

Archives Digitization Intern, Wildlife Conservation Society Library & Archive, New York- Summer 2013
Assigned with creating and preparing metadata of recently digitized Bronx Zoo founder William T. Hornaday scrapbooks for integration into Omeka.

Read more about the project here: http://www.hornadayscrapbooks.com/about_project

INTERNSHIPS/ VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Hidden Collections Intern, American Museum of Natural History, New York- Fall 2013-2015
Original finding aid creation, Archivists’ Toolkit input, and EAC-CPF database entry creation for various institutional expeditions.

Read more about the project here: http://images.library.amnh.org/hiddencollections/

Intern, Explorer’s Club Library and Archive, New York- Fall 2012
Founded in 1905, The Explorer’s Club has diligently collected both institutional and personal notes, ephemera, and publications from a generation of members and adventure-seekers. Duties include auditing past processing and aiding in research requests.

Volunteer, Darwin Manuscripts Project, American Museum of Natural History, New York- Summer 2012
The DMP was founded in 2003 at Drew University to create Charles Darwin’s Scientific Manuscripts, an online historical and textual edition of the large body of manuscripts that document Charles Darwin’s life’s work as a scientist. I aided the project through creating direct transcription from scans of Darwin’s manuscripts, XML mark-up of those documents, and cross-checking of bibliographic content for future use online.

Read more about the project herehttp://darwin.amnh.org/

Intern, NYPL: Manuscripts and Archives Processing Facility, Long Island City, 2011
Duties included using MPLP to process backlog collections for the Library of Performing Arts and shadowing supervising Archivists during their bi-weekly reference shifts in the Steven A. Schwarzman Rare Books reading room.

View a list of my completed NYPL finding aids here: https://jveazue.wordpress.com/completed-finding-aids/nypl/

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Archivist’s Round Table (ART)
  • Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)
  • Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
  • Rare Books and Manuscript Section (RBMS)

SKILLS

  • Growing knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud suite, Excel, WordPress, and XML.
  • Growing proficiency in digital ingest of materials
  • Proficiency in finding aid construction structures and standards
  • Proficiency in the preservation and proper handling of rare materials
  • Proficiency in database information retrieval

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. 


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