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Textile Museum Library
Textile Museum
Arthur D. Jenkins Library of Textile Arts

Reference and Cataloging Assistant Volunteer Washington, D.C.,
September 2009-present
Answer public inquires and fulfill requests from closed stacks.  Conduct copy and original cataloging of new acquisitions, assign call numbers, use internal classification scheme, assign Library of Congress Subject Headings, export MARC records from OCLC and import records into the Library’s database; create original MARC records when needed, modify imported records as needed and prepare items for circulation with shelf labels and affix security tags.  Assist with serials and gift acquisitions.  Create curatorial literature updates.  Index periodical articles including assigning Library of Congress Subject Headings and inputting articles into Library database. 

The catalog for the library and Textile Museum library web site page offer additional information.



US Geological Survey Library United State Geological Survery Library
Reston, Virginia
Provided reference assistance in federal library by telephone, in-person and email, offering guidance and access to information resources for USGS scientists and general public. Familiar with internal and collaborative external library resources. Responded to instructional opportunities to assist with public access catalog and databases including Jstor, GeoRef, Web of Science, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, and OCLC WorldCat, locating information of a specialized or technical nature. Familiar with inter-library loan, circulation, and document delivery workflow process built on a shared electronic mail and file system. Searched integrated library system. Knowledgeable about the collection development process to meet research requirements of end-users. For more information, see USGS Library web site.

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Marist Hall, Catholic University of America

Special Libraries Association
Catholic University of America

September 2009-August 2010
Chapter supported Lubuto Library Project book drive, mentor program with DC-SLA chapter, outreach with Maryland SLA, maintained social networking community on Facebook, and organized tours to Corcorran School & Museum Library, Department of Justice Library, Manuscript Division of Library of Congress and Folger Library.

Web Master
September 2008-August 2009
Maintained and updated web site for student organizations using the university content management system. Assisted with marketing book drive, established calendar and related resources.


CUA Special Libraries Association web site has current information.


While president of Catholic University chapter of Special Libraries Association (SLA), the international SLA Student and Academic Affairs Advisory Council (SAAAC) presented the chapter with merit award for Creative Use of Electronic Resources. 2010.


Washington Monument


Special Libraries Association
Washington, D.C.

Community Outreach Committee member

Attended SLA National Conference in Washington, D.C., June 2009.

Receive Information Outlook magazine of The Special Libraries Association.

Washington DC Special Libraries Association web site has current information.



American Libraries Association
Member of Library & Information Technology Assoc.; Association of College & Research Libraries; and Federal & Armed Forces Round Table.
Receive American Libraries magazine.

Virginia Library Association
Association of College & Research Libraries

Attended annual conference October 2010.

American Society for Information Science and Technology

Student member
Received Journal of American Society for Information Science and Technology.


Society for American Archivist
Student member
Received Archival Outlook magazine.


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