Tutor profile: Sandra D.
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I am a library and archives professional with 6 years of historical and contemporary public policy research experience. I hold a BA in History from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a Master's in Library and Information Science with an Archives Management concentration from Simmons University.
As an undergraduate, I worked in the Writing Center of Montgomery College (Maryland) as a Student Tutor, where I tutored students with learning disabilities in English grammar, writing, and reading. Currently, as a Volunteer at the Historical Society of Washington, DC, I answer research questions for patrons and help them with local history and online database inquiries.
Library and Information Science
2016 - 2019
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
2007 - 2014
Sibley Memorial Hospital, Archival Consultant
2020 - Present
Provide guidance on archival principles of arrangement and description of historic material Process and catalog administrative records, photographs, books, and other print material Advise Bancroft Foundation staff members about purchasing archival materials and community conservation resources
Historical Society of Washington, DC, Volunteer
2018 - Present
Uses the Historical Society archival collection and finding aids to provide comprehensive in-person and remote reference services and research assistance for patrons. Authors and updates subject research guides for Historical Society patrons. Provides instruction to researchers about how to navigate and utilize Historical Society’s resources and services. Assists staff with special events and educational programming. Processes new Historical Society archival acquisitions. Greets visitors and directs researchers to Historical Society resources.
Congressional Research Service, Information Resources Librarian
2018 - 2018
Provided non-partisan, authoritative research and reference support for Congressional Research Service analysts, Members of Congress, and Congressional staffers. Assisted with division-wide cataloguing and surveying project for print and digital foreign policy, defense, and trade publications. Utilized online databases, federal agency resources, and non-government organization publications to gather information. Collaborated with diverse contacts in federal agencies, Congressional offices and committees, academic institutions, and Library of...
George Washington University, Visiting Fellow
2017 - 2018
Processed a new archival acquisition while incorporating archival description and metadata best practices. Scanned and converted university archival materials to digital formats to prevent, minimize and remediate deterioration, damage and loss of information. Created metadata about the university’s Washington Metro oral history collection. Performed archival research to help structure curriculum for course taught by Research Center Librarians. Researched George Washington University archival collections of primary source material.
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