At Dominican University, I pursued a course of study that was split as evenly as possible between archives and special collections; the development and organization of information resources; and modern digital technologies. My goal was to acquire a thorough understanding of the principles and practices of librarianship; to nurture my passion for service and uphold the core values of this profession; to gain substantial knowledge of the requirements of special materials and archives; and to build a foundation of technological skills for use in our increasingly digital age.
These are some of the projects I completed as a graduate student:
Oak Park Public Library Special Collections Department, Oak Park, IL
- March 2011-June 2011 — Volunteered two nights a week in the Collections Department, performing collection maintenance tasks, weeding/deaccessioning, and collection development.
- May 2010 — Performed a Special Collections inventory and collection policy assessment.
Webster Institute for the History of Astronomy, Adler Planetarium, Chicago, IL
Dec. 2009-Jan. 2010
- Assisted in performing a Special Collections inventory and processing materials.
Loyola University Archives, Chicago, IL
- Performed an inventory and assessment, and created a Finding Aid for a collection of personal papers.
I received letters of recommendation from my project supervisors at both the Oak Park Public Library and the Adler Planetarium:
- Bleue Benton, Collection Development Manager at the Oak Park Public Library in Oak Park, IL.
- Jill Hamrin Postma, Research Librarian at the Webster Institute for the History of Astronomy at the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum in Chicago.
This is my complete MLIS Class List
- Introduction to Library & Information Science, Prof. Janice Del Negro
- Reference & Online Services, Prof. Michael Leonard
- Organization of Knowledge, Prof. T. Kanti Srikantaiah
- Management of Libraries & Information Centers, Prof. Lorelle Swader
- Indexing & Abstracting, Prof. T. Kanti Srikantaiah
- Internet Fundamentals & Design, Prof. Kate Marek
- Archival Administration & Services, Prof. Kathy Young
- Library 2.0 & Social Networking Technology, Prof. Michael Stephens
- Advanced Archival Administration, Prof. Cecilia Salvatore
- Descriptive Bibliography, Prof. Edward Valauskas
- Online Information Systems, Prof. Marjorie Bloss
- Preservation & Conservation, Prof. David Twomey
- Capstone Course, Prof. Kate Marek