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Graduate Assistant- Cataloging

Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Use of OCLC Connexion Client to do original cataloging of print material, musical scores, media, and anatomical models
  • Creating original authority records
  • Constructs Library of Congress Classification literary author numbers for submission to and approval by the Library of Congress
  • Provides reference services for university students, staff, and faculty
  • Provides reference services electronically through instant messaging service and email
  • Collection development for ESL students
  • Teaches and co-teaches library information sessions for non-native English speaking freshmen

  • Training fellow Graduate Assistants in copy cataloging of CDs with ANSCR classification and scores
  • Social media outreach on the Facebook page
  • Analyzing Facebook analytics to optimize page views

Work on special projects:

  • Provided tours during orientation
  • Ran the Freshman orientation table and answered questions of students and parents
  • Completed subject analysis for the Undergraduate Research Journal to be put in the Digital Repository
  • Worked with the ESL department to order and make students aware of library materials bought for their use
  • Updated library instruction worksheets to reflect the school’s common read material
  • Supervised student workers while they assembled packets for incoming freshmen
  • Created cataloging documentation to make future GAs aware of local cataloging practices
  • Created a Metadata dictionary mapping local metadata with Dublin Core and Proquest standards
  • Created information literacy program for senior citizens at a local community center
  • Worked with high school students to help them prepare their projects for history day

Weeding Assistant

Carlow University
  • Worked with SIRSI/Dynix and Connexion to perform batch deletion
  • Updated journal holdings in the OPAC
  • Compiled and reviewed standing orders
  • Copy cataloged and edited Ebook records according to local practices
  • Facilitated massive weeding project to update monographs and serials

Library Assistant

University of Pittsburgh
  • Provided reference services to art and art history students
  • Produced and maintained LibGuides
  • Collection development in the areas of contemporary art, landscape architecture, and fashion
  • Executed withdrawals
  • Created exhibitions of artists' books
  • Performed circulation duties



Master of Library and Information Science

University of Pittsburgh

Field experience in Technical Services at Grace Library, Carlow University

Special Project: Ran a recycling campaign at Gumberg Library, Duquesne University


Bachelor of Arts in Art History

New York University

Minor: Studio Art

Special Project: Created a preservation plan for a digital artwork at MOMA


2015: “Video Classification Research” Webinar Presenter for the Minnesota Library Association

2015: "Hug a Bear: Boosting your Facebook presence" Lightning Talk Presenter at the Library Technology Conference, St. Paul, MN

2014: "The Video Lifecycle: Working Together for Selection and Processing of Video Collections" Session Presenter at the Minnesota Library Association conference, Mankato, MN

2014: "Professional Conduct for New English TAs" Presenter at Minnesota State University Mankato

Professional Service


  • 2015: Taught information literacy session to senior citizens through local senior center
  • 2014: Worked with high school students to help them prepare their projects for history day
  • 2014-2015: Maintains the Facebook and Twitter of Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Pilot Course Tester, ALCTS

  • 2014: Took the new online course, "Fundamentals of Cataloging" before it was released to the public and provided feedback to the instructor


  • 2015: Worked with a student preparing for the TOEFL exam
  • 2014: Worked with a student to improve his academic writing skills and to help him through his first semester of college
  • 2014: Worked with a linguist to improve his English pronunciation

Related Experience

2009-2011: Volunteer at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Costumes and Textiles Department

Professional Development

MarcEdit workshop attendee, Edina, MN 2015

"NACO Authorities" series of webinars, 2015

ALA Midwinter attendee, Chicago, IL 2015

NACO training attendee, Kansas City, MO 2014

Online Audiovisual Catalogers Conference attendee, Kansas City, MO 2014

Minnesota Library Association Conference attendee, Mankato, MN 2014

“Fundamentals of Cataloging Course” ALCTS, 2014

Music and RDA webinar, 2014

RDA webinar, 2014

Took cataloging course from Minneapolis Community and Technical College, 2013

Art Librarians of North America Conference attendee, Toronto, ON 2012


American Library Association



          Will be  a part of the Continuing Education committee starting July 2015

Minnesota Library Association

Online Audiovisual Catalogers


French and Italian- read and write with basic competence