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EDUCATION

Master of Science in Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois (December 2008)
Certificate in Special Collections

Master of Arts in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (May 2002)
Thesis: News Media Critique by Three Contemporary American Artists

Bachelor of Arts in Art History, summa cum laude, with honors
Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois (May 2000)
Washington Semester: Museum Studies and the Arts, American University, Washington, D.C. (Spring 1998)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Associate Director for Access and Research Services, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut (September 2016-present)
-Work closely with Director of the Arts Library and Associate Director for Special Collections and Public Programs
-Supervise Arts Librarian for Digital and Access Services, who supervises 25-30 student employees and three library services assistants
-Supervise two team leaders and technical services assistant
-Hire and supervise Kress Fellow in Art Librarianship
-Oversee stacks management and access services operations
Above administrative duties in addition to responsibilities of Assistant Director position below:

Assistant Director for Access and Research Services
(October 2015-August 2016)
-Serve as member of Arts Library management team led by Director of the Arts Library
-Supervise Arts Librarian for Digital and Access Services and Kress Fellow in Art Librarianship
-Supervise four library services assistants
-Oversee hiring, training, and supervision of 25-30 student employees
-Oversee operations of Arts Library service desk, serving over 200,000 visitors per year
-Provide reference assistance and research consultations for students, faculty, staff and community
-Serve as library liaison to Yale School of Drama/Yale College program in Theater Studies and Dance
-Organize and teach course-integrated instruction sessions on print and electronic resources in art, history of art, architecture, drama, and theater studies, including images and primary sources
-Coordinate library orientations for incoming Drama graduate students in Dramaturgy, Playwriting, Directing, and Design, and undergraduate and graduate students in Yale School of Architecture, School of Art, and Department of the History of Art
-Select books, journals, and electronic resources for Drama, Theater Studies and Dance via firm orders, approval plans, subscriptions, and gifts; manage transfers to offsite storage and preservation
-Serve as faculty liaison and public services contact for Arts digital collections
-Serve on cross-cutting library committees for digital initiatives and public services
-Administer Artstor and Shared Shelf for Yale University
-Provide tours of Arts Library for students, staff, visitors, and donors

Interim Assistant Director for Public Services (February-October 2015)
-Served on management team during re-organization and transition to new Director
-Supervised four library services assistants
-Managed planning for transition from Visual Resources Collection to Arts Library Digital Services
Above administrative duties in addition to responsibilities of Public Services Librarian position below:

Public Services Librarian, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut (July 2011-February 2015)
-Provided reference assistance and research consultations for students, faculty, staff and community
-Organized and taught course-integrated instruction sessions on print and electronic resources in art, history of art, architecture, drama, and theater studies, including images and primary sources
-Served as library liaison to Yale School of Drama/Yale College program in Theater Studies and Dance
-Coordinated library orientations for incoming Drama graduate students in Dramaturgy, Playwriting, Directing, and Design, and undergraduate and graduate students in Yale School of Architecture, School of Art, and Department of the History of Art
-Selected books, journals, and electronic resources for Drama, Theater Studies and Dance via firm orders, approval plans, and gifts; manage transfers to offsite storage and preservation
-Supervised two library services assistants
-Oversaw service desk; hired, trained, and supervised 25-30 student employees
-Planned and ran weekly Access Services staff meetings
-Managed outreach and assessment efforts for Arts Library
-Provided tours of Arts Library for students, staff, visitors, and donors

Adjunct Lecturer, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (January 2002-January 2011, on a freelance basis)
-Researched and presented general and themed tours of museum collection for adults
-Interacted with patrons at Q&A sessions in galleries for special museum events
-Guided audience responses through object-based, conversational teaching method

Art Collection Public Services Librarian, Northwestern University Library, Evanston, Illinois
(January 2009-June 2011)
-Provided research consultations and assistance for students, faculty, staff and community
-Served as liaison between Art Collection and other library and academic departments
-Designed and presented instruction sessions on art history and image research
-Selected books, journals, and electronic resources in design, fashion, contemporary art, Spanish art and architecture, and photography
-Created LibGuides for art and architecture history and related areas
-Hired, trained, and supervised 10-15 student assistants
-Hired, trained, and supervised library school interns; managed projects; completed evaluations
-Managed reading room operations
-Acted as department head in absence of Head of Art Collection
-Assisted in planning and installation of library exhibits
-Maintained Art Collection website

Art Collection Manager, Northwestern University Library, Evanston, Illinois (November 2004-December 2008)
-Provided research assistance for students, faculty, staff and community
-Hired, trained, and supervised 8-12 student assistants; managed schedules, timesheets, and assignments; completed evaluations
-Managed reading room operations; assisted users with computers, scanners, and other equipment
-Acted as department head in absence of Head of Art Collection
-Maintained Art Collection website
-Assisted with collection development
-Created research guides for art and architecture resources
-Assisted in planning and installation of library exhibits

Special Projects Assistant for Interpretive Exhibitions and Family Programs, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (February 2002-October 2004)
-Collaborated with team of educators and architects to develop label copy, interactive elements and environments for the children’s exhibition Faces, Places and Inner Spaces
-Designed content of interactive computer games on American art and Hindu sculpture
-Edited and contributed to Looking at Art Together: A Parent Guide to the Art Institute of Chicago
-Created and presented tours of the collection for both adult and family audiences
-Responded to information requests from public, provided administrative assistance to Family Programs division
-Assisted with labels, installation, and book signing events for illustration exhibitions
-Assisted with planning and execution of weekend programs, Family Days, Parent-Child Workshops, and Parent Workshops

Program Coordinator, Washington Project for the Arts\Corcoran, Washington, D.C. (June-August 1999)
-Updated, organized, and maintained ArtFile Slide Registry at Corcoran Library
-Oriented and assisted curators, gallery owners, consultants and artists visiting ArtFile Slide Registry
-Wrote and edited articles and press releases about Options 99 exhibition and 1999 Art Auction
-Provided information to public on WPA\C events and volunteer opportunities
-Maintained database of auction artists, patrons, and artworks; created volunteer database/mailing list
-Wrote condition reports on auction artworks, assisted in collection and photographing of artworks
-Coordinated volunteers for SiteProjectsDC, Residue, and $200 Art Sales

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