Managing information with a community and organizational focus is my passion. In my last role as the Special Programs Director at the Turks and Caicos National Museum, I adapted traditional information management methods to local culture by incorporating tacit knowledge collected from stakeholders. The resulting system is easy to use for both management and community members.

Parallel to the organization projects in the TCNM collections, I enacted a public engagement program to increase the museum's visibility in the community. I arranged and gave seminars, added an archives component to a "Behind the Scenes" tour, and prepared collection-based articles for internationally distributed publications. As a result of these efforts, the government is currently considering continuous funding for the museum's archives projects.

Professional career goals include combining interests in science and knowledge management by innovating knowledge flow in technical organizations.

A long term supporter of women in science, I consistently strive to develop restraint-free and encouraging learning environments for all individuals.

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    Skills

    BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • Project management.
  • Strategic planning.
  • Developing innovative and logical solutions.
  • Public speaking and staff training.
  • Grant writing and management.
    KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
  • Sentencing according to PROS 07/01.
  • Proficient in current social media.
  • Development of processing methods according to DACS.
  • Operational experience with Archivists' Toolkit, FileMakerPro, and PastPerfect software.
  • Experienced with theoretical and practical appraisal practices as per United States, Canada, and Australia.
  • Familiar with Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and Greene-Meissner (MPLP).
  • Familiar with Library of Congress Authorities, MARC records, and MODS, TEI, and ONIX metadata schemas.
    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
  • Database development using PHP and MySQL.
  • Operational experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript, and Adobe multimedia software.
  • Experienced with MS Suite applications for MAC and Microsoft operating systems.

    Education

    MASTERS OF SCIENCE
    Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston, MA Aug 07 - May 09
    BACHELORS OF SCIENCE
    Chemical Engineering, Lafayette College, Easton, PA Aug 00 - May 04

Employment History

    ARCHIVES OFFICER
    Department of Sustainability and Environment, Heywood VIC Jun 11 - Present
    GALLERY ATTENDANT
    Grainger Museum, University of Melbourne, Melbourne VICJan 11 - Jun 11
    SPECIAL PROGRAMS DIRECTOR
    Turks and Caicos National Museum, Turks and Caicos Islands, B.W.I. Jan 10 - Jun 10
    ARCHIVES CONSULTANT
    Saul Hertz, M.D. Collection, Greenwich, CT Nov 09 - Sept 10
    LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES HURRICANE RELIEF COORDINATOR
    Turks and Caicos National Museum, Turks and Caicos Islands, B.W.I. Sept - Oct 09
    RESEARCH ASSISTANT
    Simmons College, Boston, MA Apr 09 - May 09
    ARCHIVES ASSISTANT
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), Cambridge, MA Jan 07 - Dec 09
    DEPARTMENT MANAGER
    H&M, Hennes & Mauritz, Phillipsburg, NJ Jun 04 - Aug 07

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