Education

 

2017

Graduate Certificate 

Photographic Preservation and Collections Management

George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY

 

2008

Master of Fine Art

Visual Studies

Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

 

2003

Bachelor of Art (Magna Cum Laude)

Journalism/Mass Communication

St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY

 

2000

Associate in Art (Honors Certificate)

Liberal/Fine Arts

Finger Lakes Community College, Canandaigua, NY

 

Work Experience

 

2013 - Present

Photography Instructor/ Darkroom Monitor

Flower City Arts Center, Rochester, New York

  • Instructor of Introduction to Black and White Photography, Wet Plate Collodion, and Alternative Process Photography
  • Once monthly shift managing darkroom facilities, providing technical expertise in darkroom practices and basic photography to community members

 

2008 - Present

Digitization Specialist

Digital Scholarship Lab, Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester

  • Production of digital surrogates and born-digital content to support teaching and research activities, including audio, video, text, and images
  • Provides leadership in digital asset production by keeping abreast of technological innovation, format migration, and academic library trends for digital projects.
  • Liaise with project stakeholders through the entire project lifecycle, advising as necessary on how to navigate the many dimensions of a digitization project.
  • Classroom instruction in photogrammetry, digital imaging standards and best practices, photo history, and Photoshop
  • Supervision of graduate student assistants in the Digitization Lab

 

2007-2008

Manager, Newspaper and Microform Center

Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester

  • Managed Microform Center including scanning and assisting in the development of digital delivery of documents
  • Review of and shifting of microform collection
  • Organized and oversaw library's newspaper subscriptions
  • Worked to interface library presence within Simon School of Business' SharePoint website

 

2005

Custom Lab Technician

Maine Photographic Workshops

  • Assisted workshop students on a daily basis with film and image development
  • Daily processing of over 100 rolls of film and printing contact and work prints
  • Maintenance of lab space and ordering of supplies and equipment
  • Assisting students in troubleshooting camera and film problems

 

Special Projects

2017-Present

Digital St. George’s

Smith’s Island, Bermuda

http://smithsislandarchaeology.blogspot.com/

Photographic documentation of archeological sites on Smith’s Island. Creation of a photographic catalogue of excavated diagnostic artifacts intended to illustrate field reports, as well as support additional scholarship in the field surrounding maritime archeological activities.

 

2016 – Present

Reading Blank Walls

Oplontis, Herculaneum, Stabiae, Italy

https://readingblankwalls.wordpress.com/

Field team member specializing in capturing GPS-embedded photo series for modeling, coordinating streaming image capture from the FLIR Infrared camera, and field processing UV, on site data management and best practices

 

2013 - Present

Reenvisioning Japan

University of Rochester

https://rej.lib.rochester.edu/

Responsible for Digital Imaging, Photography and Color Correction of non-film collection items, and the creation and organization of master digital surrogate archive.

 

Library Activities

  • Member, Director of Digital Scholarship Lab Hiring Committee, 2017

  • Member, Library Systems Analyst Hiring Committee, 2017
  • Member, Rare Books & Special Collections Library Assistant Hiring Committee2016
  • Chair, Scare Fair Halloween Festival Committee…………………………….2015
  • Member, Humanities Librarian Hiring Committee…………………………...2015
  • Digital Asset Manager, Islandora Phase II Implementation Team….…2015 - Present 
  • Co-Chair, Digital Signage Content Group………………………......…2015 - Present
  • Designer, Digital Signage Content Group……………………………..2014 - 2015
  • Member, Communal Principles Project Committee………….………..2013 – Present
  • Coordinator, Strategic Planning Exploration Group: Learning Spaces…2013

 

 

Professional Development

Continuing Education

  • Online Class: Programming for Humanists, Texas A&M University, 2015
  • Workshop: Preservation of Digitally Printed Materials for Libraries, Archives, and Museums, Image Permanence Institute, 2013
  • ALA Online Course: Using Wordpress to Build Library Websites, 2013
  • Graduate Class: Grant Writing for Educators, University of Rochester, 2012
  • Online Workshop: Digital Mapping, Rochester Regional Library Council, 2012
  • Workshop: CSS and HTML for Website Design, Visual Studies Workshop, 2011
  • University Leadership Program, University of Rochester, 2011
  • Digital Asset Management, University of Arizona Department of Online Learning, 2009

 

Conferences Attended

  • Digital Transitions Cultural Heritage Roundtable, Morgan Museum, NYC, 2017
  • R-CHIVE Conference, RIT & University of Rochester, 2017
  • DH + Design Symposium, Georgia Tech, 2017
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, Rochester, 2014
  • Decoding the Digital, University of Rochester, 2013
  • THAT Camp: The Humanities and Technology Un-Conference, SUNY Geneseo, 2013
  • OLA Super Conference, Toronto, 2013
  • New York State Library Association Conference, Corning, 2011

Presentations

  • Digital Scholarship Colloquium 2014: Pedagogy and Practice, Case Western, 2014: "Re-Envisioning Japan: a Faculty-DH Center Collaboration”