Experience

The News-Herald

Community Engagement Editor

January 2012 to present

Copy editor and digital content curator

June 2007 to January 2012

Cleveland Public Library Special Collections Department

Practicum student

May through August 2010

  • Fulfilled general reference requests for patrons in person, over the phone and via email
  • Developed a processing plan for the Thomas J. Stepwith Collection, a personal collection consisting of Cleveland photographs, slides, creative works, travel materials, correspondence and personal papers
  • Researched Cleveland buildings, architecture and history to ensure accurate representation of the photographs in the collection’s finding aid
  • Created a finding aid on the collection’s photographs using DACS with the OhioLINK EAD Finding Aid Creation Tool for OhioLINK’s Finding Aid Repository
  • Scanned and uploaded several of the photographs to a Flickr collection, adding date and location data to the photos as well as tags to improve SEO
  • Composed a blog entry about the collection for the Special Collection Department’s blog

Western Reserve Historical Society

Library volunteer

May through August 2009

  • Took inventory of the library’s newspaper collection —which spanned 50 states and dated back to the 18th century — noting missing editions or those with notable content
  • Assisted with cataloging unique items for the genealogy collection using the Library of Congress Classification system and Sirsi

Zanesville Times Recorder

Copy editor and paginator

June 2006 through June 2007

The Post

Copy editor and columnist

May 2004 through June 2006

  • Edited articles and wrote headlines
  • Wrote a weekly column from January through June 2006

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