projects

Cal Poly Special Collections and Archives

  • Increased collection-guides available online by 93% providing public access to previously unavailable collections.
  • Conducted survey and assessment of collections backlog to prioritize processing and provide immediate research access to over 4,000 LF of unprocessed materials.
  • Developed accessions and processing procedures.
  • Wrote department disaster response plan.
  • Founded and coordinated Archives & Archivists Roundtable, a collaborative community of practice, uniting archivists across 23 statewide campuses for monthly discussion and quarterly thematic presentations.
  • Coordinated server files reorganization to facilitate more efficient file management, segregate secure records, and provide student assistant access to non-secure records.

Casa Grande Valley Historical Society

  • Initiated Pinal County Museum Meet-Up, a no-cost forum for rural museums and cultural centers to engage with fellow leaders, cross-promote, and share resources.
  • Planned and installed gallery exhibits and quarterly off-site public exhibits.
  • Processing project manager for The Gorraiz Collection.  40LF of photographic images and negatives arranged and processed with interns.
  • Created a project-based internship program for students of museum studies, library science, and archives.
  • Coordinated professional development workshops and presentations  via state and national archives, museums, and library associations.
  • Redesigned print marketing collateral and initiated active social media presence.

Visit Casa Grande: Task Force
Collaborating with local agencies to research and develop marketing collateral and promotional incentives for local tourism.

Casa Grande Art Museum: Operations Ad Hoc Committee
Developed recommendations to revitalize the local art museum and drafted strategic recommendations report. Based on recommendations the Art Museum reopened with defined hours and has formed a small partnership with local artists for workshops space with shared responsibilities for facility, landscape, and gallery maintenance.

Doors to the Past: Public History and Art Installment
Researched subjects for use in the Doors to the Past public history and art installment project. Assisted with selection of key subjects. Worked with Casa Grande MainStreet and volunteers to develop subject descriptions.

SAA Annual Meeting Task Force
Member, Meeting Model Subcommittee, 2011-2013

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