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Tutor profile: Laura H.

Laura H.
Library tutor with 7 years of experience in academic libraries


About Laura

About Laura
I am a library professional with 7 years of experience an academic libraries. I have a Master's of Science in Library and Information Science as well as a Master's of Science in the History of Art and Design from Pratt Institute.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have experience teaching colleagues about new metadata concepts. I have experience with reference interviews as I was selected for the Ask-A-Librarian virtual reference internship at Columbia University.
Pratt Institute - Main
Art History
Master's Degree
2015 - 2019
Pratt Institute - Main
Library and Information Science
Master's Degree
2015 - 2019
University of South Carolina
Fine Arts
Bachelor's Degree
2013 - 2015

Work Experience

Work Experience
Binghamton University, Catalog and Metadata Management Librarian
2018 - Present
-Assist with database quality control and bibliographic database problem resolution via adherence to local and national standards including Dublin Core, RDA, and MARC21 -Copy and adjusted cataloging of current receipts and gifts -Cataloging of dissertations and theses -Onsite bibliographic control services at the Libraries’ Annex including adding and modifying item records to facilitate access to hidden collections -Provide guidance and instruction to staff on metadata concepts including the development of cataloging workflows for use in Alma
Columbia University, Cataloging Intern
2018 - 2018
-Proposed internship to music cataloger Russell Merritt -Created original and adjusted bibliographic records for donated collection of hip-hop LPs
Columbia University, Ask-A-Librarian Intern
2017 - 2017
-Provided virtual reference services to Columbia Libraries patrons -Copy-cataloged bound-with scores -Created original MARC records for hip-hop LPs in Voyager ILS -Transferred archival metadata for sound recordings to spreadsheets -Authored blog post concerning structural difficulties of describing hip-hop music via current music cataloging standards which are based in description of Western art music
Columbia University, Tibetan Studies A/V Cataloging Intern
2017 - 2017
-Designed internship with Tibetan Studies Librarian Lauran Hartley and Music Cataloger Russell Merritt to meet departmental and educational goals -Created original MARC records for Tibetan VCDs by mapping AACR2 formatted data to RDA -Coordinated with supervisor and colleagues to develop best practices/workflow for the cataloging of the collection, including the creation of a Tibetan term thesaurus -Created (completed) Dublin Core formatted metadata records for grant-funded Tibetan Special Collections Digitization Project -Examined structural...
Visual Resources Department, Pratt Institute Libraries, Graduate Assistant for Cataloging and Metadata
2016 - 2016
-Managed slide circulation -Copy-cataloged films, adjusted records according to local practice -Cleaned up image metadata for Industrial Design Department's student work archive via Shared Shelf, making adjustments according to CCO/VRA Core -Adjusted metadata for Virginia Thoren collection via Shared Shelf -Assisted in management of image collections to support Pratt architecture, design, and art history classes -Created promotional material for department's weekly film theme with Photoshop
Thomas Cooper Library, Student Assistant
2014 - 2015
Staffed library circulation and course reserves desk, including group study room reservations. Shelved books, shelf-read materials, and collected books paged by patrons.
University of South Carolina Music Library, Student Assistant
2014 - 2014
Staffed library circulation and course reserves desk, including group study room reservations. Shelved books, shelf-read materials, and collected books paged by patrons.


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