ed ruscha and me

Hi there. In August 2014, I received my Masters of Science in Information Studies from the School of Information at the University of Texas in Austin, where I focused on archives, preservation, and digital asset management.

Whatever the task may be–creating a finding aid, designing a workflow, assessing a preservation need, digitizing a photograph, helping someone find their favorite book or discover a piece of the past–my passion lies in connecting people with the information and resources they desire and need. I’m interested in archives of all shapes and sizes, special collections, and issues of digital preservation and digital asset management.

I have seven years of archival and collection management experience through positions with the University of Texas Libraries, UT Fine Arts Library, Austin History Center and the Harry Ransom Center. I’ve processed collections from 5 to 150 linear feet consisting of paper, photographs, and digital media, written DACs-compliant and EAD finding aids, created research guides, and curated an exhibit.

Before coming to Texas, I earned my BA in English Literature and Writing and worked in retail for three years as a bookseller and shift supervisor for Half Price Books.

Most recently,  I worked as a project archivist for the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, TX, processing the collection of records belonging to PEN International and English PEN.

When I’m not saving the world one photograph, document, or gigabyte at a time; you can find me in the kitchen trying out a new recipe from my Bon Appetit backlog, cozied up reading a book from my to-read list, enjoying some Texas BBQ, or planning my next adventure.