Professional Involvement

Leadership & Service

  • Membership Committee Member, Society of American Archivists, 2017 – present
  • Manuscript Repositories Section Vice Chair, Society of American Archivists, 2017 – present
  • Manuscript Repositories Section Steering Committee Member, Society of American Archivists, 2015 – present
  • Committee on Education Chair, Vice Chair / Chair-Elect, and Member, Society of American Archivists, 2013 – 2017
  • Web Editor, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of ACRL/ALA, 2015 – 2017
  • Membership & Professional Development Committee Member, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of ACRL/ALA, 2013 – 2017
  • Task Force on Core Competencies in Special Collections Librarianship, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of ACRL/ALA, 2014 – 2017
  • Awards Committee Member, Society of American Archivists, 2015 – 2017
  • Archival History Roundtable Chair, Society of American Archivists, 2015 – 2016
  • Web Committee Chair and Webmaster, Archivists of the Houston Area, 2012 – 2013
  • Membership Chair, Society of American Archivists University of Texas Chapter, 2011 – 2012

Presentations & Publications

  • “Born Digital Access Bootcamp” (workshop facilitator). Digital Archivists of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA, August 2017.
  • “Stories We Tell with Students: Pedagogy and Process” (moderator). Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Conference. Iowa City, IA, June 2017.
  • “Providing Access to Born-Digital Cultural Heritage.” Rare Book School (invited speaker). New Haven, CT, June 2017.
  • “Complicating the Canon.” Yale Club of New York City (invited speaker), May 2017.
  • “Collaborative Education for Providing Access to Born-Digital Cultural Heritage Material” (invited speaker). New England Technical Services Librarians Annual Conference. Worcester, MA, May 2017.
  • “Born Digital Access Bootcamp: A Collaborative Learning Forum” (workshop facilitator). New England Archivists Spring Meeting. Hyannis, MA, March 2017.
  • “From Papyri to Penguin Books” chapter in Collaborating for Impact: Special Collections and Subject Librarian Partnerships, The Association of College & Research Libraries, 2016.
  • “From Survey Design to Hackfest: Reflections on Research-in-Practice for Born-Digital Access.” Society of American Archivists Research Forum. Atlanta, GA, August 2016.
  • “What Do Students and New Professionals Want? Assessing Informal Educational Needs,” Archival Outlook, Society of American Archivists, May/June 2016.
  • “Born-Digital Access Hackfest: Collaborative Solution-Building for Current Challenges,” Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, August 2015
  • Born-Digital Access in Archival Repositories: Mapping the Current Landscape Preliminary Report,” 2015
  • “A Balancing Act: Collaborative Instruction in the 21st Century Special Collection,” Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Conference, Oakland, CA, June 2015
  • “Career Development for New Professionals: Fellowships and Internships as Alternative Sites of Education,” Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Preconference, Las Vegas, NV, June 2014
  • From Flows to Finding Aids: Processing the Houston Hip Hop Collections at the University of Houston Libraries,” Society of Southwest Archivists Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, May 2013
  • “I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America” exhibition review for the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) newsletter, Winter 2013
  • “The Woman Behind the Curtain: Winnie Allen as Archivist,” Preserving Our Cultural Heritage Conference, Bloomington, IN, 2011

Honors

  • Directors’ Scholarship recipient, Rare Book School, 2012
  • Houston Endowment Graduate Fellow, University of Texas School of Information, 2011-2012
  • Carolyn Hixson Harris Endowed Presidential Scholar, University of Texas School of Information, 2010-2011

Education

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