Dedicated detail oriented professional with consistently proven effectiveness facilitating access to information, bridging knowledge gaps, and providing collaborative discovery services to better satisfy research needs. A passion for learning, organization, description and discovery, my goal is to improve information seeking literacy to patrons by providing teachable moments for targeted research needs while ensuring the preservation and integrity of the historic public record.
Training and experience in search literacy/ library database instruction/ Boolean Logic/ SQL/ Archon-ArchivesSpace
PC proficient with MS Office Suite/ Internet Research/ HTML/ Content Management
Certified in XML and RDF/ Knowledge of EAD and finding aids
Bilingual Spanish speaker, functional French, Italian and Portuguese; basic Slovak, and Hebrew
Metadata Librarian, 05/2012 to Current ProQuest – Seattle, WA
Responsible for managing electronic records in a global knowledgebase to support information discovery
Conducted WebEx and PowerPoint presentations to clients and external partners to demonstrate discovery services
Acted as principle escalation point for resolving time sensitive access issues reported by clients and external partners
Documented same-day 95% response and success rate of client information access inquiries
Project Manager for implementation of automation tools and worked with internal teams to ensure deliverables
Utilized AACR2-MARC cataloging standards to enrich bibliographic metadata to improve authority control
Responsible for client facing communications and subscriber advisories detailing data migration and discovery issues.
Fiscal Specialist, 02/2012 to 05/2012 University of Washington – Seattle, WA
Provided front office administrative support to a department of 21 professors and 7 staff members
Followed university records managements policies and oversaw disposition and transfer of department records
Managed procurement and security for 15 departmental laboratories and reconciled related budgets and expenses
Contract Archivist, Reference Services, 01/2011 to 01/2012 Maryland State Archives – Annapolis, MD
Served as bilingual Reference Archivist for Spanish speaking patrons and facilitated access to government records.
Provided research, reference services using indexes and databases for patrons to retrieve government records.
Ensured proper alpha-numeric filing of historic materials in an archive of 50,000 cubic feet of storage space.
Provided security for search room and reception, stamp-certified government documents and processed payments.
Library Intern, 01/2010 to 01/2011 University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA
One-year merit-based work study award program where I gained experience in various patron-facing rolls and backend functions in the academic library and archive setting
Developed knowledge and practice of reference theory and integrated library and archive management systems such as Voyager, Serials Solutions, ContentDM, and Archon-ArchiveSpace
Bilingual Enrollment Advisor, 01/2009 to 01/2010 Walden University – Baltimore, MD
Achieved highest enrollment of international students for first fiscal quarter of 2009.
Managed a lead base of 500 prospective international students from South America and the Caribbean.
Established rapport with and consulted with students to better achieve their higher education goals.
Program Coordinator, 01/2007 to 01/2008 University of Washington School of Medicine – Seattle, WA
Assisted the operations of 4 research oncologists
administrative, clinical and travel schedules
Developed an excel budget projection tool to and oversaw 8 clinical trial budgets totaling $900,000
Processed grant applications for clinical trials through the institutional grant system
Coordinated catering and speaker schedules for Oncology lecture series
Contract Records Information Specialist, 11/2006 to 04/2007 EPA Region 10, Superfund Archives Record Center – Seattle, WA
Processed governmental documents, photographic, and cartographic material, maintaining provenance and original order and assigned standardized alpha-numeric identification.
Transformed physical documents into retrievable digital files using Ascent Image Capture system.
Reviewed metadata input, and tagging using established classification schema to digital access and discoverability.
Bilingual Information Specialist, 01/2004 to 01/2006 Epilepsy Foundation LibraryEpilepsy Foundation of America – Landover, MD
Provided research and reference services through email and phone, to patrons researching all aspects of Epilepsy
Promoted Epilepsy awareness to Spanish-speaking community at 2005 National Conference of La Raza
Worked with Communications Manager to oversee lawful usage of content on Facebook and social media pages
Helped launch the foundation's new bilingual website by tagging WebPages to assist in navigation and retrieval
Oversaw digitization of the library's physical collection of historic medical, and government-policy based literature to develop a digital repository for researchers
Archived the foundation's 33 year history by chronicling photographs, correspondences, awards and ephemera
Masters of Library and Information Science: 2011 University of Pittsburgh -
Bachelor of Arts: Spanish and Music Piano Performance, 2003 Towson University - Spanish Music Piano Performance
Certificate of XML and RDF-Based Systems: 2016 LJA -
*Tableau Essential Training,:
*SQL Essential Training,:
*RDA/ MARC Cataloging Basics,:
*Library's Role in Teaching and Learning: Managing Libraries -
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Companies Worked For:
University of Washington
Maryland State Archives
University of Pittsburgh
University of Washington School of Medicine
EPA Region 10, Superfund Archives Record Center
Epilepsy Foundation LibraryEpilepsy Foundation of America
University of Pittsburgh
Job Titles Held:
Contract Archivist, Reference Services
Bilingual Enrollment Advisor
Contract Records Information Specialist
Bilingual Information Specialist
Masters of Library and Information Science : 2011 Bachelor of Arts : Spanish and Music Piano Performance , 2003 Certificate of XML and RDF-Based Systems : 2016 *Tableau Essential Training, : *SQL Essential Training, : *RDA/ MARC Cataloging Basics, : *Library's Role in Teaching and Learning :
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