Tutor profile: William O.
Librarian for 10 years
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Experienced library professional with over 10 years of experience working in the field. Skilled in Library Reference, Library Science, Special Collections, Cataloging, Library Services, and Archives. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master's degree in Library and Information Science, and received a Bachelor's degree in Art History.
In my current position, I work closely with students, faculty, and members of the public providing library reference services. I also train and mentor an undergraduate and graduate student staff of 12-15 students annually. At the University of Virginia, I facilitated 35 five-day non-credit courses taught by an international roster of specialists in the history of the book, typography, illustration, bookbinding, descriptive bibliography, rare book librarianship, archiving, and digitization.
North Carolina Central University
Library and Information Science
2017 - 2019
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2005 - 2009
Duke University, Technical Services Assistant, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
2013 - 2019
Provide regular reading room reference service Manage departmental student hiring, recruiting, and training; monitor budget lines to ensure staffing is consistent and equitable across the department throughout the academic year Coordinate with acquisitions department in the tracking, arrival, ingest, and bibliographic review of incoming print and archival purchases acquisition budget Developed an automated acquisitions tracking system to communicate all steps in the order arrival process to curatorial and accounting departments Coordinate...
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Metadata Cataloger
2009 - 2013
Created metadata for the North Carolina History of Health Digital Collection, an online resource in CONTENTdm, containing approximately 300,000 pages or 1,000 volumes of core documents in North Carolina medicine, public health, dentistry, pharmacy and nursing from 1849 to 2011 Implemented an optimized custom metadata scheme allowing for advanced searching and browsing at the collection, title, and volume level, in response to solicited user needs Implemented page level tagging for bibliographic information, textual and graphic content, with...
University of Virginia, Programs Staffs- Rare Book School
2008 - 2009
2008 E. Ph. Goldschmidt Fellowship Recipient, recognizing a promising newcomer to a career in rare books, the antiquarian book trade, or related fields Facilitated 35 five-day non-credit courses taught by an international roster of specialists in the history of the book, typography, illustration, bookbinding, descriptive bibliography, rare book librarianship, archiving, and digitization Employed excellent communication skills to welcome and assist over 300 professional students, including rare book librarians and curators, catalogers, digital...
Learning Machines Inc., Data Migration Specialist
2006 - 2009
Provided data migration, cleansing, and conversion services to school districts across the country as part of a small team operating as a subcontractor to the world’s largest publisher of instructional resources and educational software, achieving near-perfect track record of on-time delivery, under budget and ahead of schedule
Walters Art Museum, Curatorial Intern, Rare Books and Manuscripts Department
2007 - 2008
Copy edited The Archimedes Codex: How a Medieval Prayer Book is Revealing the True Genius of Antiquity’s Greatest Scientist, by William Noel and Reviel Netz, one month prior to publication Expedited the preparation of a successful NEH digital preservation grant for the creation of full digital surrogates of the Walters’ Islamic manuscripts holdings, converting Museum’s entire bibliographic database into Chicago Manual of Style Collaborated in creation of post-1500 deluxe editions catalog; prepared exhibition labels Assisted scholars in...
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Research Assistant
2006 - 2007
Digitized professor’s extensive slide collection and course materials, manipulating and optimizing images with editing software for quality control, fidelity to the original, and OCR usability
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