Professional

EDUCATION

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D. student, American Studies. Fall 2016 – Present
Evidentiary/Non-fiction Media  & Digital Humanities

University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., Moving Image Archive Studies. 2006
Moving Image Archive Studies (now Media Archival Studies)

University of California, Berkeley
B.A., American Studies. 2000
Visual Culture & Art Practice

PRESENTATIONS & TEACHING & PUBLICATIONS

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE AMERICAN SOUTH (UNC)

Southern Oral History Program field scholar. 2017-2018

  • Research
  • Digital exhibits
  • Work with interns
THE AFTERLIFE OF FILM: “TRIBESOURCING” SOUTHWESTERN MATERIALS IN THE AMERICAN INDIAN FILM GALLERY

Metadata and Media Manager. 2017-Present

  • Develop controlled vocabulary/intellectual control
  • Media administration (Mukurtu)
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL

Teaching assistant. 2016-2017

  • “Documenting Communities”
  • “Introduction to American Legal Education”

Community Histories Workshop team member. 2016-2017

CRAWFORD MEDIA SERVICES

Content Services Consultant. 2014-2016

  • Media and archival research
  • Metadata writing, schema creation, and quality control for archival material
  • Online testing and training development
  • Screen-share live training (2014)
  • Data analysis (2014-2015)
  • Online tests developed for Crawford Media Services Metaforce team: 3+
  • Assets/Descriptive metadata written, QCd, and analyzed for Crawford Media Services: 1000s
SAINT MARY’S SCHOOL (RALEIGH, NC)

Substitute Instructor. 2014-2016

BROWN DOGGY PRODUCTIONS

Archival Researcher. 2014-2015
The State of Eugenics

  • Research in North Carolina and other regional archival footage and image repositories, both on-site and online
  • Working with repositories and vendors to procure materials
  • Photo, textual, and audiovisual materials found for Brown Doggy Productions: ca. 100
STATE ARCHIVES OF NORTH CAROLINA

Motion Picture Film Project Archivist. 2013-2014

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

Adjunct Faculty | Professional Consultant. 2013

“Film and the Archive.” (ENG 585) Fall 2013.
Co-taught a graduate seminar with Dr. Devin Orgeron. In this course we covered archival research methods, moving image archive history, copyright and fair use, cataloguing, ethics, preservation issues facing various formats, and other topics.

  • Co-created the syllabus and lesson plans
  • In-class instruction with Dr. Orgeron
  • Arranged site visits and interviews with professionals in the field
  • Evaluated student assignments and projects
  • Graduate students in “Film and the Archive” course: 8
MICHAEL SHEEHAN MEDIA, LLC

Archival Photo and Moving Image Researcher/Consultant. 2013
Moving North Carolina

  • Researched North Carolina and other regional archival footage and image repositories, both on-site and online
  • Found the producer a selection of over 500 images and clips
  • Worked with repositories and vendors to procure and license materials
  • Quality checked images and adherence to specifications
  • Photos and moving image clips found for Michael Sheehan Media: 500+
SCHLESINGER LIBRARY, RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE, HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Audiovisual Cataloguer | Archivist. 2008-2013

  • Processed unpublished audiovisual material collections and related paper documents
  • Created item- and collection-level bibliographic records for Harvard University’s online library catalog
  • Created EAD/XML online finding aids, using DACS as a content standard
  • Inspected and evaluated preservation needs of audiovisual materials at the item-level
  • Created a LibGuide featuring audiovisual collections
  • Created and edited Wikipedia pages for collections
  • Assisted reference staff with inquiries regarding audiovisual materials
  • Processed 80% + of backlog during term appointment.
  • Finding aids/study guides: 50+
  • Items catalogued at the Schlesinger Library: 5000+

Film Committee.

  • Co-curated, coordinated volunteers, outreach and publicity, balanced budget, public speaking, and booked speakers

Social Media Committee.

  • Curated, transcoded, edited, and uploaded video/audio clips for blog and social media posts both alone and in collaboration (YouTube, Facebook, Drupal content management system)

Exhibit committee. “Stepping Stones for New Americans” (Spring/2013), “Siting Julia” (Fall/2012), “Women on the Clock” (Fall/2011), “Inside/Out: The Geography of Gendered Space” (Spring/2010)

  • Curated, wrote captions, and edited video/audio materials for exhibit kiosks
  • Project managed and coordinated with vendor
  • Collaborated with committee on overall theme and appearance
  • Brought audiovisual kiosk up to ADA compliance for the sight and hearing impaired

Related Activities for Radcliffe Institute.

  • Edited and presented audiovisual materials for events such as Radcliffe Institute’s Black History Month celebrations and tenth-year anniversary staff luncheon
  • Contributed work to the yearly Radcliffe Institute staff art show
DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS

Library Information Specialist – Media. 2006-2008

  • Traffic coordination
  • Initiated and quality-checked metadata relating to all incoming media assets into proprietary data management systems
  • Coordinated with management to define work flows for asset management within Library, Production Center, and throughout Discovery Communications
  • Assisted in standardizing technical metadata cataloguing practices
  • Tapes trafficked at Discovery Communications: ca. 100+ per week
WOMEN IN FILM FOUNDATION, LOS ANGELES

Archiving Fellowship. 2006

  • Processed the Foundation’s collection and collaborated with UCLA’s Film and Television Archive staff on its deposit
  • Inventoried oral history project, The Legacy Series, and related historical footage
  • Collaborated with archive staff on a finding aid and study guide for the collection
  • Streamlined and standardized management of future deposits to UCLA
  • Updated and maintained the Foundation’s online database of video materials
  • Women in Film Foundation tape collection: 550+
ACADEMY FILM ARCHIVE

Cataloguing Internship. 2005-2006

  • Viewed, researched, created shot lists and summarized director Henry Koster’s (bulk) and other directors’ home movies for the bibliographic records
  • Located or organized access transfers of the small-gauge footage and the purchase of related feature films for study
  • Maintained and customized an in-house inventory of the behind-the-scenes collection
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES | ARCHIVE RESEARCH AND STUDY CENTER

Access | Outreach Internship. 2005

  • Identified key court case decisions by Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor
  • Researched, viewed and chose relevant news and television programs from the Archive
  • Worked with the Center’s staff on the study guide
UCLA FILM AND TELEVISION ARCHIVE

Curatorial Internship. 2005

  • Trimmed, cleaned, and spliced 16mm newsreels from the KTLA news collection
  • Researched and summarized for bibliographic records
  • KTLA Newsfilm Collection: 63
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY | LIBRARY SYSTEMS OFFICE

Inventory Coordinator. 2002-2003

  • Researched, located and inventoried computer equipment throughout campus libraries
  • Created methodology for database maintenance

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

MOVING IMAGE ARCHIVE NEWS

Secretary of the Board. 2017-Present

ASSOCIATION OF MOVING IMAGE ARCHIVISTS (AMIA)

Board of Directors. 2016-Present

Publications Committee Co-Chair. (With Devin Orgeron). 2013-Present

  • The Publications Committee promotes AMIA’s mission and goals by supervising and coordinating the publication of The Moving Image journal, the AMIA Newsletter, various special publications, and book publishing endeavors.  The Publications Committee recommends to the Board programs, policies, and tools to assist in the creation, direction, and operation of print and electronic publications.
  • AMIA Oral History Project. Conducted 9 videotaped oral histories with AMIA members in commemoration of the Association’s 25th anniversary.

Access Committee Chair. 2009-2013

  1. Solicited project ideas and conference proposals from committee members
  2. Coordinated and chair yearly conference meeting
  3. Maintained committee page on AMIA’s website
  4. Spearheaded and now project-manage the Deep Focus directory project.
  5. Entries in the Deep Focus Directory: 600+

Website task force. 2011-2013

  • Consultant

Activist Archivist events.Various years

 

HOME MOVIE DAY

Volunteer. 2005-Present

      • Hollywood, CA; Washington, DC; Cambridge, MA; and Raleigh, NC
      • Film and video inspection, projection, promotion, etc.
ASSOCIATION OF MOVING IMAGE ARCHIVISTS | UCLA STUDENT CHAPTER

Treasurer. 2004-2006

      • Co-programmed and secured funding for the “Out of the Past” series of restored films
PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE

Library Assistant (volunteer). 2003-2004

      • Processed and researched film-related ephemera, photographs, posters; small-gauge film projection

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

      • Association of Moving Image Archivists
      • American Studies Association
      • Society of American Archivists
      • Society For Cinema and Media Studies (years prior)

HONORS AND AWARDS