Library Experience

Mina Rees Library, The Graduate and University Center, City University of New York, New York, N.Y.

Sabbatical, 2012-2013

Associate Professor/Associate Librarian (Collection Management), 2002-

  • Manage all technical service functions including planning, workflow organization, policies, daily operations, problem solving and statistics; writes polices and procedures;
  • Supervises three faculty librarians, two clerical staff and two part-time student employees;
  • Created library liaison program with CUNY graduate programs; manages program;
  • Planned and implemented major weeding and collection shifting projects, 2004-2011;
  • Acting Acquisitions Librarian, 2002 and 2003-2004;
  • Tenured as of September 1, 2007;
  • Special Cataloging and Retrospective Conversion Projects:
    • Jeffersonian Americana Microfiche Collection Cataloging, 2007-2008
    • Microfilm Retrospective Conversion, 2003-2005
    • Lozinski Gift Collection Processing, 2004-2005
    • Cherniss Collection Disposition, 2004
    • Masters Theses Retrospective Cataloging, 2003-2004
    • Buttinger Collection Rare Materials Cataloging, 2003-2005
    • Loomis Collection Stack Integration, 2003
    • Ph.D. Dissertation (1965-1981) Retrospective Cataloging Project, 2002-2004
    • Retrospective Database Clean-Up, 2002-2011
    • Activist Women’s Oral History Project Collection, 2004
    • Created finding aid for collection transferred from Center for the Study of Women and Society; created collection-level record on WorldCat and CUNY+

Manuscripts Division, Humanities and Social Sciences Library, New York Public Library.

Volunteer Archivist (part-time), 2004-2005

  • Organized small archival collection primarily of correspondence between a GI and his girlfriend/wife during World War II and created collection finding aid

The Library, Purchase College/State University of New York, Purchase, N.Y.

Head of Technical Services, 1999-2002

  • Managed all technical services functions (acquisitions, serials, cataloging, bindery, and end processing) including planning, workflow organization, policies, daily operations, problem solving and statistics
  • Provided reference service (4 hours a week) and taught bibliographic instruction classes
  • Bibliographer for history, women’s studies, gender studies and library science
  • Special projects:
    • The Price of Vandalism: the Loss of Knowledge library displays, Fall 1999
    • Tie-in to ALA’s Banned Books Week (vandalism is a form of censorship)
    • $2,000 worth of vandalized library materials displayed
    • Peter Pauper Press Retrospective Barcoding and Holdings Clean-Up Project, June 1999

Catalog Librarian, 1997-1999

  • Managed all technical services functions (acquisitions, serials, cataloging, bindery, and end processing) including planning, workflow organization, policies, daily operations, problem solving and statistics
  • Acting Head of Technical Services, January-September, 1999
  • Supervised three full time employees and one student
  • Cataloged (original and copy) and withdrew materials in multiple formats on WorldCat using AACR2, LCSH, LCRI and LC classification
  • Performed routine database clean-up of bibliographic and authority records on MultiLIS database
  • Provided reference service (4 hours a week and two weekend days a semester) and taught bibliographic instruction classes
  • Bibliographer for history and gender studies
  • Special project: Metanoia ’98: Academic and Artistic Freedom in the 90s library display, Fall 1998
    • Tie-in to campus-wide Metanoia ’98 event

SUNY Westchester Community College, Harold L. Drimmer Library, White Plains, N.Y.
Catalog Librarian (concurrent part-time position), 2000-2002

  • Cataloged (original and copy) and withdrew materials in multiple formats on WorldCat
  • Transferred bibliographic records into library database and barcoded materials

S.S. Universe Explorer, Institute for Shipboard Education

Head of the Library (one-term appointment), Fall 1996

  • Supervised one professional and numerous work study students
  • Provided library services for shipboard educational programs
  • Ordered, paid and cataloged materials before voyage and supervised end processing

The Library, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Catalog Librarian (concurrent part-time position), 1992-1997

  • Cataloged books and serials on WorldCat in a variety of Western European languages

Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Library Specialist III-IV, 1991-1997

  • Special project: Cataloging of Archival Collections, 1994
    • A temporary reassignment
    • Wrote reports documenting decisions made for cataloging archival materials
    • Created MARC-AMC records on WorldCat and applied existing archival cataloging rules according to APPM and AACR2 standards
    • Established name authorities using standard reference sources
    • Consulted with archivists to ensure the accuracy of records
    • Special project: Retrospective Cataloging of Titusville Campus Literature, 1993
      • Cataloged books according to national standards and trained paraprofessional staff

Library Specialist I-II, 1989-1991

Pittsburgh Regional Library Center/University of Pittsburgh Retrospective Conversion Project

Consultant (concurrent part-time position), 1992-1994

  • Selected and created cataloging records on WorldCat for library retrospective conversion project

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