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• Skilled in metadata creation and taxonomy and ontology management• Experience in folksonomy design and management• Expert in metadata application and population in MARC 21, Dublin Core and other formats• Comfortable working with designers, technologists, and clients to develop usable internet or intranet sites.• Experienced in indexing, assigning subject headings to, and classifying information using controlled vocabularies• Possess great communication skills in verbal, written, and visual mediums• Able to work well both independently and in a team environment• Some experience in designing and carrying out usability tests

Work experience

May 2009Present

Web Communications Specialist

Thomson Reuters

Acting as Information Architect and Web Designer for two high-level intranet portals and their subsidiary pages. Working on metadata and content management plans to increase usability of intranet.• Wrote and executed content management plan which will reduce outdated search results by over 25%, significantly improving user satisfaction with search.• Consult on creation of new metadata schema to optimize the findability of documents in the Knowledge Directory and intranet through both navigation and search paths, manage user-generated folksonomy to make it act more like a controlled vocabulary• Design, architect, and create intranet portals to store important internal resources for members of the corporate technology division, all projects delivered ahead of schedule.• Coordinate designers, technical team, and communications experts to execute client vision for intranet home pages, all projects delivered ahead of schedule.

May 2001May 2009

Metadata Cataloger

Mackin Library Media
  • Created metadata records for both print and non-print materials in a variety of languages, consistently produced more records than any other cataloger
  • Supplied each metadata record with classification and subject tags from several separate controlled vocabularies; input free-text keywords as necessary to optimize findability
  • Created department wiki to document policies and converted paper documents to the new online location
  • Maintained integrity ofall wiki links and organized navigation to new content
Jun 2000May 2001

Information Management and Proposal Development Specialist

Chevron Energy Solutions
  • Designed new taxonomy and navigation system for content storage on shared drive
  • Coordinated with project managers and vice presidents to gain insight into their data storage and retrieval difficulties
  • Created and organized company procedures to attain ISO 9000 certification
  • Coordinated the development, editing, and final production of energy efficiency proposals




Jun 2009Sep 2009

Enterprise Content Management Practitioner


Learn how to take control of your information assets

The new and improved ECM Certificate Program is designed from global best practices among AIIM's 65,000 associate and professional members

  • Enterprise strategies and technologies for managing content
  • Technologies and solutions for DM, Imaging, ERM, WCM, Workflow, and Collaboration
  • Information governance structure and responsibilities
  • Corporate instruments like taxonomies, metadata model, and security model
  • Integration techniques and migration
  • Implementation planning and execution according to the open methodology MIKE2
Dec 2008Mar 2008

Information Organziation and Access Practitioner


Learn how to optimize findability and enterprise search

The IOA Certificate Program is designed from global best practices among AIIM's 50,000 members. The program covers concepts and technologies for:

  • Enterprise search
  • Content inventory and classification
  • Categorization and clustering
  • Fact and entity extraction
  • Taxonomy creation and management
  • Information presentation
  • Information governance


  • Metadata for Internet Resources
  • Organization of Knowledge
  • Information Seeking Behavior
  • Indexing and Abstracting
  • Communication for Leadership


Taxonomy/Thesaurus/Controlled Vocabulary
Eight years of experience applying three different controlled vocabularies and maintaining authority files of exceptions and preferences within controlled vocabularies Some experience with creating and maintaining controlled vocabularies Thorough understanding of how to use controlled vocabularies to improve search results
Some experience in designing metadata schemas 8 years of experince in populating metadata Thorough understanding of the uses of metadata to improve search and findability of web and enterprise content Knowledge of important standards in metadata including XML, Dublin Core, Marc 21, RDF