Senior Library Specialist, Electronic Resources
March 2018 — Present
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I am a digital information professional (MLIS 1/2017), researcher, and designer dedicated to facilitating user-friendly access to digital collections.
With my MLIS from St. John's Division of Library and Information Science, I explored the intersection between technology and information services, with an emphasis on design, interoperability, and equity of access.
As a Digital Asset Administrator for Hasbro's Creative Development Studios, I managed Toy and Games digital assets through their lifecycle in the Hasbro Content Services Portal (HCSP) by editing asset metadata on ingestion, coordinating with Global Brand Teams on reveal dates, assigning security policies based on IP-sensitivity, and archiving assets from past seasons.
As a founder & secretary of DLISSA, I set out to establish a brand for the organization. Working with DLIS and my fellow e-board members, I developed the DLISSA logo, and established a web presence on Facebook, Twitter & PInterest
Earning my MLIS degree online left me wanting the IRL interactions with my cohort I expected as a graduate student, so when I approached my fellow DLIS graduate assistants to found an active student association, I was ecstatic to find that they wanted the same thing! With a ton of support from our department and peers, DLISSA became the social nexus of our program.
As an information professional, I aspire to provide equitable access to digital information in a way that is user-friendly and extensible.Click through to explore my Digication ePortfolio, a work in progress that documents the work I complete in order to graduate with my Master's in Library & Information Science.
This was a dynamic part-time role that incorporates aspects of administration, office management, marketing, and design support. At NMA, a boutique architectural design firm, I worked with three design professionals as they managed projects from conception to evaluation. I also helped develop marketing campaigns and identify PR opportunities.
I have wanted to be an LIS professional for as long as I can remember, and used my undergraduate degree in Cultural Anthropology as a platform to explore how humans interact with & shape information - and to develop research skills.
degree awarded cum laude with 3.55 GPA
My two long-term temporary assignments, at MES Solutions in Mass. and Zeta Interactive in NYC, provided a platform to develop administrative and marketing skills in ways that are not possible in retail management. My time at Zeta, in particular, elevated my data analysis toolkit to an advanced level and served as my introduction to the data life cycle.
While in college and immediately after, I learned invaluable skills from my time working in restaurants and retail: customer service, merchandising, sales, budgeting, data analysis, assessment, and management. From a job as a cashier at Shake Shack, to a position as Merchandise Manager at ULTA Beauty, my experience in restaurants & retail shapes my work ethic.