Professional

EDUCATION

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of California, Los Angeles

  • M.A., Moving Image Archive Studies. 2006
    • Access and Curation
    • Areas of Interest: Home Movies, Women/News & Public Affairs, American Indian Films/Videos in UCLA Collections

University of California, Berkeley

  • B.A., American Studies. 2000
    • Visual Culture & Art Practice
    • Areas of Interest: American Art & Cinema, Word & Image Studies, Cultural Geography

City College of San Francisco

  • Transferred credits to University of California, Berkeley. 1998

CLICK HERE FOR PUBLICATIONS, TEACHING, PRESENTATIONS & INTERVIEWS

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

DESERTED FILMS
  • Co-founder/CFO, Curator, Archivist, Film Editor. 2021 – Present
TRIBESOURCING SOUTHWEST FILM [NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant]

Digital Projects Manager/Archivist. 2017-2023

  • Media integration, culturally appropriate metadata, and website curation (Mukurtu)
  • Workshops
  • Dictionary development
ASSOCIATION OF MOVING IMAGE ARCHIVISTS/NATIONAL FILM PRESERVATION BOARD

Project Manager. 2022. “Capturing Changing Technologies In Oral Interviews” project: webinars and oral history interviews.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL

Social Media Manager and Digital Support. American Studies department, 2020-2021

  • Social media management for department
  • Support for digital/promotional projects

Professor/Instructor of Record. Summer 2020

  • AMST 201: Literary Approaches to American Studies | Travel & American Identity
    • Course development and execution — videorecorded lectures (remote instruction during Covid-19 pandemic) and class (Zoom) instruction.

Teaching Assistant, Graduate Research Consultant (GRC), and website creator and student content coordinator. 2016-2017; 2018-2019

  • “How to Study the South Today: Methods in Southern Studies” (AMST 410), Spring 2019 [Grading]
  • “Death & Dying: III” (IDST 190), Spring 2019 [GRC, multimedia website creator and student content coordinator]
  • “Food and American Society” (AMST 276 — now archived), Fall 2018 [Grading, in-class instruction and guest lecturing, multimedia website creator and student content coordinator]
  • “Documenting Communities” (AMST 275H — now archived), Spring 2017 [Grading, in-class instruction and guest lecturing, multimedia website and student content coordinator]
  • “Introduction to American Legal Education” (AMST 287), Fall 2016 [Grading and proctoring]

Community Histories Workshop team member/fellow. 2016-2017

  • WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT?! video crowdsourcing tool (retired)
  • Website, research, communications
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE AMERICAN SOUTH (UNC)

Southern Oral History Program field scholar. 2017-2018

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
  • Remote training (2014)
  • Data analysis (2014-2015)
SAINT MARY’S SCHOOL (RALEIGH, NC)

Substitute Instructor. 2014-2016

BROWN DOGGY PRODUCTIONS

Archival Photo, Footage, and Related Materials 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
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
MICHAEL SHEEHAN MEDIA, LLC

Archival Photo, Footage, and Related Materials 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
THE ARTHUR AND ELIZABETH SCHLESINGER LIBRARY ON THE HISTORY OF WOMEN, RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE, HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Audiovisual Cataloguer | Archivist. 2008-2013

  • Processed unpublished audiovisual material collections and related paper documents
  • Wrote and coded item- and collection-level bibliographic records for Harvard University’s online library catalog
  • Wrote and coded 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.

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
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
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
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

HONORS AND AWARDS

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

ARTIFACT & APPARATUS: JOURNAL OF MEDIA ARCHAEOLOGY

Advisory Editorial Board. 2023-Present

AL LARVICK CONSERVATION FUND

Board of Directors. 2022-April 2024; Advisory Board. April 2024-Present

BAVC MEDIA

Advisory Board for NEH-funded Field-Wide Research Project. 2023

MOVING IMAGE ARCHIVING AND PRESERVATION PROGRAM (NEW YORK UNIVERSITY)

Curriculum Assessment External Review Panel. 2022-2023

INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES (IMLS)
  • Peer reviewer. 2021
ASSOCIATION OF MOVING IMAGE ARCHIVISTS (AMIA)

Publications Committee Co-Chair. 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.
  • Wrote weekly “history lessons” on the association’s 30th year anniversary. Spring 2020
  • AMIA Oral History Project. Conducted videotaped oral histories with AMIA members in commemoration of the Association’s 25th anniversary.

Board of Directors. 2016-2020

  • Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship Program (ADIFP) mentor. Fall 2020

Continuing Education Advisory Task Force. 2020

  • Board of Directors liaison, webinar participant

Access Committee Chair. 2009-2013

  • Solicited project ideas and conference proposals from committee members
  • Coordinated and chair yearly conference meeting
  • Maintained committee page on AMIA’s website
  • Spearheaded and now project-manage the Deep Focus directory project.

Website task force. 2011-2013

  • Consultant
COMMUNITY ARCHING WORKSHOP events. Various years
HOME MOVIE DAY

Volunteer. 2005-Present

  • Hollywood, CA; Washington, DC; Cambridge, MA; Raleigh, NC, Palm Springs, CA; and 24-Hour HMD event
  • Film and video inspection, projection, curation, promotion, etc.
MOVING IMAGE ARCHIVE NEWS

Secretary of the Board. 2017-2022

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
  • The Association for Computers and the Humanities
  • American Studies Association

EDUCATION

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of California, Los Angeles

  • M.A., Moving Image Archive Studies. 2006
    • Access and Curation
    • Areas of Interest: Home Movies, Women/News & Public Affairs, American Indian Films/Videos in UCLA Collections

University of California, Berkeley

  • B.A., American Studies. 2000
    • Visual Culture & Art Practice
    • Areas of Interest: American Art & Cinema, Word & Image Studies, Cultural Geography

City College of San Francisco

  • Transferred credits to University of California, Berkeley. 1998

CLICK HERE FOR PUBLICATIONS, TEACHING, PRESENTATIONS & INTERVIEWS

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

DESERTED FILMS
  • Co-founder/CFO, Curator, Archivist, Film Editor. 2021 – Present
TRIBESOURCING SOUTHWEST FILM [NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant]

Digital Projects Manager/Archivist. 2017-2023

  • Media integration, culturally appropriate metadata, and website curation (Mukurtu)
  • Workshops
  • Dictionary development
ASSOCIATION OF MOVING IMAGE ARCHIVISTS/NATIONAL FILM PRESERVATION BOARD

Project Manager. 2022. “Capturing Changing Technologies In Oral Interviews” project: webinars and oral history interviews.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL

Social Media Manager and Digital Support. American Studies department, 2020-2021

  • Social media management for department
  • Support for digital/promotional projects

Professor/Instructor of Record. Summer 2020

  • AMST 201: Literary Approaches to American Studies | Travel & American Identity
    • Course development and execution — videorecorded lectures (remote instruction during Covid-19 pandemic) and class (Zoom) instruction.

Teaching Assistant, Graduate Research Consultant (GRC), and website creator and student content coordinator. 2016-2017; 2018-2019

  • “How to Study the South Today: Methods in Southern Studies” (AMST 410), Spring 2019 [Grading]
  • “Death & Dying: III” (IDST 190), Spring 2019 [GRC, multimedia website creator and student content coordinator]
  • “Food and American Society” (AMST 276 — now archived), Fall 2018 [Grading, in-class instruction and guest lecturing, multimedia website creator and student content coordinator]
  • “Documenting Communities” (AMST 275H — now archived), Spring 2017 [Grading, in-class instruction and guest lecturing, multimedia website and student content coordinator]
  • “Introduction to American Legal Education” (AMST 287), Fall 2016 [Grading and proctoring]

Community Histories Workshop team member/fellow. 2016-2017

  • WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT?! video crowdsourcing tool (retired)
  • Website, research, communications
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE AMERICAN SOUTH (UNC)

Southern Oral History Program field scholar. 2017-2018

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
  • Remote training (2014)
  • Data analysis (2014-2015)
SAINT MARY’S SCHOOL (RALEIGH, NC)

Substitute Instructor. 2014-2016

BROWN DOGGY PRODUCTIONS

Archival Photo, Footage, and Related Materials 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
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
MICHAEL SHEEHAN MEDIA, LLC

Archival Photo, Footage, and Related Materials 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
THE ARTHUR AND ELIZABETH SCHLESINGER LIBRARY ON THE HISTORY OF WOMEN, RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE, HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Audiovisual Cataloguer | Archivist. 2008-2013

  • Processed unpublished audiovisual material collections and related paper documents
  • Wrote and coded item- and collection-level bibliographic records for Harvard University’s online library catalog
  • Wrote and coded 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.

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
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
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
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

HONORS AND AWARDS

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

ARTIFACT & APPARATUS: JOURNAL OF MEDIA ARCHAEOLOGY

Advisory Editorial Board. 2023-Present

AL LARVICK CONSERVATION FUND

Board of Directors. 2022-April 2024; Advisory Board. April 2024-Present

BAVC MEDIA

Advisory Board for NEH-funded Field-Wide Research Project. 2023

MOVING IMAGE ARCHIVING AND PRESERVATION PROGRAM (NEW YORK UNIVERSITY)

Curriculum Assessment External Review Panel. 2022-2023

INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES (IMLS)
  • Peer reviewer. 2021
ASSOCIATION OF MOVING IMAGE ARCHIVISTS (AMIA)

Publications Committee Co-Chair. 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.
  • Wrote weekly “history lessons” on the association’s 30th year anniversary. Spring 2020
  • AMIA Oral History Project. Conducted videotaped oral histories with AMIA members in commemoration of the Association’s 25th anniversary.

Board of Directors. 2016-2020

  • Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship Program (ADIFP) mentor. Fall 2020

Continuing Education Advisory Task Force. 2020

  • Board of Directors liaison, webinar participant

Access Committee Chair. 2009-2013

  • Solicited project ideas and conference proposals from committee members
  • Coordinated and chair yearly conference meeting
  • Maintained committee page on AMIA’s website
  • Spearheaded and now project-manage the Deep Focus directory project.

Website task force. 2011-2013

  • Consultant
COMMUNITY ARCHING WORKSHOP events. Various years
HOME MOVIE DAY

Volunteer. 2005-Present

  • Hollywood, CA; Washington, DC; Cambridge, MA; Raleigh, NC, Palm Springs, CA; and 24-Hour HMD event
  • Film and video inspection, projection, curation, promotion, etc.
MOVING IMAGE ARCHIVE NEWS

Secretary of the Board. 2017-2022

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
  • The Association for Computers and the Humanities
  • American Studies Association