PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, 2016-present

Image Specialist

  • Digital asset manager for Museum's collections, events and exhibitions assets.
  • Implemented nightly metadata sync between museum's collections management system (TMS) and DAMS.
  • Coordinated photography for museum's Digital Archive.

Dex Media, Santa Monica, CA (formerly DexOne, formerly Business.com), 2008-2016

Taxonomist

  • Created, maintained and optimized proprietary taxonomy for local search website.
  • Developed and implemented taxonomy best practices.
  • Search trend and query analysis.
  • Arts, music, healthcare and automotive subject expert.

JupiterImages, South Pasadena, CA (formerly PictureArts), 2005-2008

 Keywording and Metadata Specialist

  • Developed and implemented controlled vocabulary hierarchy and methodology for stock photography library.
  • Subject analysis, research and keywording of images to facilitate relevance in retrieval.
  • Applied legal metadata for royalty-free and rights-managed images.
  • Culinary and botanical collections subject expert.

Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, CA, 2003-2005

Assistant Registrar

  • Prepared records for incoming and outgoing loans.
  • Assisted with accessioning and deaccessioning of artifacts.
  • Assisted with exhibit installation and deinstallation.
  • Condition reporting, storage, and handling of artifacts.
  • Organized library and archives and provided reference services.

 
Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, 1997-2001

 Cataloguer

  • Cataloging, subject analysis and assignment of controlled vocabulary keywords to oral history testimonies.
  • Wrote concise summaries of testimonies.
  • Extensive historical research and fact-checking using print and electronic resources.
  • Subject expert in testimonies of child survivors.

EDUCATION
 

MLIS, San José State University, San José, CA                     

Master’s of Library and Information Science, focusing on technology and archives. Elective coursework included: vocabulary design, archives and manuscripts, cataloging, EAD, HTML, database management, and information retrieval.

BA, California State University, Long Beach, CA    

History major with a focus on women’s social history in Japan, France, and the United States. Received award for research paper demonstrating mastery of historical methodology.


ADDITIONAL SKILLS

  • Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and Apple iCloud
  • Proofreading, research and fact-checking
  • Digital photography
  • Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
  • SQL querying and updating
  • Content management and web platforms, including WordPress and Squarespace
  • HTML and CSS
  • Social media including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and blogging platforms
  • Familiarity with digital media file formats and FTP services
  • Basic knowledge of French, Spanish, and Japanese