As processing archivist, my main responsibility is essentially the same as when I was a project archivist: organizing and describing unique historical material. In cooperation with cataloging, conservation, accessioning, public service, and many other staff, my work assists scholars and other users with their research. I help coordinate the physical movement and disposition of collections, and publish guides that represent them intellectually. I also codify and document our processing guidelines and workflows.
- MLS from San Jose State with an Archives concentration
- BA in American Studies/Folklore from UNC-Chapel Hill
I've worked at Stanford for over ten years, processing collections for Manuscripts, University Archives and the Archive of Recorded Sound. My background is in media, 20th century history, popular culture, radicalism, art, and especially music. A long time ago I catalogued sound recordings and scores, and I still have more than a little bit of cataloger in me. The preservation of audiovisual materials is an ongoing concern of mine, and I also try to keep up with the latest trends in contemporary librarianship.
More about me
When I’m not at work I’m usually eating, playing records, or riding my bicycle. I'm addicted to Northern Californian nature, and hike and camp frequently. I also collect photographs, magazines and ephemera and try to share as much of it as possible.