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Grace D.
Recent MLIS graduate with 10+ years of libraries & archives experience
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About Grace

About Grace
I recently completed my Master of Library & Information Science at UCLA. In the past I have worked in library reference & instruction, archival processing, collections management, and public services. I also have a background in architecture, urban and regional history, geography, environmental history, and art history. I am interested in increasing equitable access to information through research and reference support.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
During my time at UCLA I worked in the Arts Library and the Information Studies Lab where I supported traditional and online learning by developing and teaching workshops on topics include image resources, navigating library databases, and using collections management systems.
University of California - Los Angeles
Library and Information Science
Master's Degree
2018 - 2020
Bard College
Urban Studies
Bachelor's Degree
2011 - 2015

Work Experience

Work Experience
San Francisco Public Library, Jail and Reentry Services Reference-by-Mail Intern
2020 - 2020
-Researched and responded to reference questions submitted by mail from incarcerated patrons -Questions ranged widely, covering current events, images, computer science, music, and biographical information, and required a prompt and detailed response to keep up with demand
Santa Barbara Historical Museum, Archives Intern
2020 - 2020
-Conducted genealogical and historical research to enhance agent records in ArchivesSpace with the goal of illuminating the history of Santa Barbara-area women in the donor records -Supported through a UCLA Information Studies Digital Resource Development Initiative Award
UCLA Arts Library, Reference & Digital Support Assistant
2018 - 2020
-Provided instruction in use of library resources & databases and recommended research strategies at the reference desk and on digital reference -Used JSTOR Forum to ingest visual resources, clean and enrich metadata, implement controlled vocabularies, and promote collections in the UCLA Artstor Digital Library -Entered and evaluated reference metrics to improve virtual reference services -Developed and assisted with classroom and library instruction in traditional and online settings -Created and edited research guides
UCLA Information Studies Lab, Reference & Collection Services Assistant
2018 - 2020
-Managed collection catalog, oversaw stack maintenance, and processed new acquisitions -Created and implemented a plan for a comprehensive collections inventory and trained colleagues in associated best practices and workflows -Enhanced collection development based on department research areas -Supported traditional and online learning by connecting students to collections and online resources, developing workshops, and creating digital learning objects
UCLA Center for Primary Research and Training, Processing Scholar
2019 - 2019
-Processed and identified preservation needs for 42 linear feet of papers, photographs, slides, negatives, plans, and digital materials pertaining to the architect Davida Rochlin -Created a finding aid in ArchivesSpace with folder-level description (published in the Online Archive of California) -Established an item-level digital inventory using Excel
Los Angeles Public Library, Photo Collection Archives Intern
2019 - 2019
-Processed and identified preservation needs for photographs, programs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera pertaining to early 20th century music impresario L. E. Behymer -Created a finding aid with item-level description (forthcoming in the OAC) -Used library and genealogical databases to research people and places in the collection
Free Library of Philadelphia - Rare Book Department and Theatre Collection, Library Assistant
2016 - 2018
-Answered questions and informed patrons of library policies at the front desk -Inventoried and rehoused 18th-20th century photographs, playbills, newspapers, and lobby cards pertaining to Philadelphia and London film and theatre history -Entered metadata and created unique IDs for digitized photographs -Conducted a collection assessment and contributed to a finding aid for 18-19th century scrapbooks
Free Library of Philadelphia - Richmond Branch, Library Assistant
2015 - 2016
-Processed materials, prepared items for interlibrary loan, maintained stack, updated rotation of current periodicals, and designed special displays from the collections -Provided technological support for computer and printer use -Assisted patrons at the circulation desk
Center for Curatorial Studies Library & Archives, Library Assistant
2012 - 2015
-Processed and copy-cataloged specialized volumes in curatorial studies and contemporary art and maintained stacks and shelf shifting operations -Digitized course readings with Adobe Photoshop and organized in an online database -Assisted patrons at the front desk and in use of library materials and research databases

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