Skill Highlights


University of British Columbia, January 2014 - January 2016

Masters of Library Science, including specialized work in museology, artists' information behaviour, visual resources and digital libraries

Simon Fraser University, September 2007 - June 2011

Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, with focus on global political economy and systemic power structures
Extended minor in French, with focus on linguistics and discourse analysis
Certificate in the Liberal Arts, with focus on visual arts and languages

Additional open courseware

Art History, Ohlone College, World Mentoring Academy (09/2015)
European Paintings: From Leonardo to Rembrandt to Goya, edX (07/2015)

Recent Experience

Society for the Museum of Original Costume, Vancouver - September 2014 to present
Virtual Museum Liaison
Lead the Kwantlen University Collaboration program, supporting Kwantlen faculty and students
Create a permanent online visual catalogue for SMOC's collection of 8000+ items
Create the appropriate associated documents (ie project plans, funding requests, work-flow maps etc)
Customize input forms to match CHIN cataloguing standards and create simple interfaces for data entry
Photograph and catalogue objects according to best practices

Method Studios, Vancouver - March 2015 to present
Digital Librarian
Project manage and architect two major information organization systems: asset library and archives
Design an internal visual library, catered to artists' and productions' needs, for 30000+ visual assets
Collaborate with programmers, artists and managers to optimize the library's usage
Catalogue thousands of assets from existing, unstandardized libraries, and from projects as they complete
Create cataloguing system and database for on-site archives
Work with legal, accounting, systems and clients to document, organize and weed archival material
Propose new projects for data management that optimize access and retrieval

Capture Photofest Vancouver and UBC, Vancouver - December 2014 to May 2015
Student Curator
Selected and contacted artist to be featured in the Langara Station exhibit
Communicated with curators, team members, artist and administrative staff to ensure selected pieces fit within the parameters of the exhibition
Arranged images for display
Prepared labels and other descriptive text to be associated with the exhibit

North Vancouver District Public Library, Lynn Valley Main Branch - August 2014 to May 2015 (10 month contract)
Student Librarian
Worked at both children's and general reference desks to serve patrons (inluding e-ref)
Maintained the collection through weeding and acquisition requests
Initiated collection development projects, such as the Adult Graphic Novel collection
Created, designed and mounted themed book displays

Faculty of Law, UBC - March 2014 to Sept 2014
Graduate Research Assistant
Quickly adapted to new database and information systems
Supported faculty research through literature reviews and fact-checking
Analyzed and annotated articles from the fields of law, computer science and information studies

Art Libraries Society of North America, UBC Chapter (ARLIS@UBC) - October 2014 to May 2015
Founding member and co-chair
Provided art and music information and resources to interested students at the iSchool
Created projects to promote art in the community

Library and Archive Student Association (LASSA) executive team, UBC - April 2014 to May 2015
First Year Representative, MLIS member-at-large
Organized student-led aspect of orientation for incoming SLAIS students
Created the first LASSA Guide to SLAIS (conglomeration of relevant resources)
Organized and executed various student society events throughout the year

Public Outreach, Lower Mainland - December 2010 to November 2012
Project/Fundraising Manager
Started the first indoor fundraising office in Vancouver (VMO), which operated for 200-400 hours a week
Analyzed and wrote performance reports for 8 individual staff as well as the office as a whole in order to meet various performance targets and contract obligations,
Co-ordinated with higher management in Toronto as well as client services, human resources and various other branches of the company

Professional affiliations

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS-NA)
Diversity Committee
Fashion Special Interest Group
Participant in ARLISNA+VRA 2016 in Seattle, WA

Visual Resource Association (VRA)
Parcipant in mentee program, 2016

British Columbia Library Association/Canadian Library Association (BCLA/CLA)
First Nations Special Interest Group, 2015

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