Presenting documents from the Carlton Lake Collection to a visitor at the Harry Ransom Center. Photo by Erin Fletcher.
As a digital archivist and metadata specialist, I am interested in expanding access to cultural heritage resources through user-oriented digital collections and innovative approaches to metadata.
My knowledge areas include:
In my current position as Discovery Metadata Librarian at Yale University's Sterling Memorial Library, I work to refine and enhance metadata for diverse physical and digital collections with an emphasis on user discovery. From 2011 to 2013, I worked at the Harry Ransom Center in digital collections and public services, combining technical projects with attention to user needs. Previously I was Digital Collections Assistant and Manuscripts Processor at The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley, and Cataloging Assistant at St. Mary's College of California.
I received my Master of Science in Information Studies degree with a specialization in Archives, Metadata, and Digital Collections from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2013. I also hold an MA in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA with highest honors in English and Comparative Literature from Swarthmore College.