Student Work

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.

For examples of my work, see Information Access, Technology, or Community.

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
Oct.-Nov. 2009

  • 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

Fall 2008:

  • Introduction to Library & Information Science, Prof. Janice Del Negro
  • Reference & Online Services, Prof. Michael Leonard

Spring 2009:

  • Organization of Knowledge, Prof. T. Kanti Srikantaiah
  • Management of Libraries & Information Centers, Prof. Lorelle Swader

Summer 2009:

  • Indexing & Abstracting, Prof. T. Kanti Srikantaiah

Fall 2009:

  • Internet Fundamentals & Design, Prof. Kate Marek
  • Archival Administration & Services, Prof. Kathy Young

Spring 2010:

  • Library 2.0 & Social Networking Technology, Prof. Michael Stephens
  • Advanced Archival Administration, Prof. Cecilia Salvatore

Summer 2010:

  • Descriptive Bibliography, Prof. Edward Valauskas
  • Online Information Systems, Prof. Marjorie Bloss

Fall 2010:

  • Preservation & Conservation, Prof. David Twomey
  • Capstone Course, Prof. Kate Marek

View my student transcript.