Seasoned Librarian trained in multiple content areas related to library operations and collection analysis. Advance knowledge of automated library and museum systems. Outstanding qualifications and extensive experience conducting research in manuscript archives, sound recordings, and historic photographic for exhibitions, presentations, publications and rights clearance. Subject expertise: anthropology, Southwestern archaeology, history and cultures of the American West and in-depth knowledge of Los Angeles and California history and American Indian cultures, art, history and collections. Experience as a special collections curator/archivist.
"Respecting Their Words: How the Braun Research Library Works with Native Communities." Through the Archival Looking Glass: A Reader on Diversity and Inclusion, edited by Mary Caldera and Kathryn Neal. Chicago: Society of American Archivist. 2014
"Kastina in Hopi Life" with Susan Secakaku and Paige Bardolph. Tribal Arts Magazine Vol. VVII-2, Number 67 Spring 2013.
"Catching Archaeology Alive: The Wax Cylinder Collection" with Michael Khanchalian. Convergence, Los Angles: Autry National Center 2009
"Autry National Center, Looking West - Two Libraries one Institution" with Marva Felchlin. Journal of the West vol. 47, no. 1 pp. 19-26 Winter 2008
"The Braun Research Library" with Marva Felchlin. Convergence, Los Angeles: Autry National Center Winter 2004
"Southwest Textiles: Weavings of the Navajo and Pueblo" by Kathleen Whitaker, co-editor. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press in conjunction with the Southwest Museum. 2002
"Anthropological Resources of the Braun Research Library, Southwest Museum." Anthropological Resources: A Guide to Archival Library and Museum Collections. Edited by Lee S. Dutton. New York: Garland Publishing, pp. 82-84. 1999
"Conversations in Place, 2012: Reconciling Perspectives: Anthropology, History and the Native Community" Rancho Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA June 2012
"Katsina in Hopi Life" radio interview with Susan Secakaku, Native America Calling, Albuquerque, NM June 2012.
Interview on KCET "SoCal Departures Series: Chapter 2: Arroyo Culture. Discussion about Charles F. Lummis the founder of the Southwest Museum. Spring 2011. http://www.kcet.org/socal/departures/highland-park/arroyo-culture/
"Hidden Archives: Charles F. Lummis: Collecting the Southwest." Annual Conference of the Old Spanish Trails Association, Pomona, CA June 2011.
"Accessing Indigenous Resources and Funding at Independent Research Centers: REsearch at the Autry National Center." Annual Conference of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, Sacramento, CA May 2011.
"The Fremont Flag in the Autry National Center Collection." Keynote Speaker, Annual Conference of the North American Vexillogical Association, Pasadena, CA Oct. 2010.
Native American history, culture and art
Archaeology of the western United States.
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