Volunteering


Contingent Employment Study II Task Force

New England Archivists, Inclusion and Diversity Committee
Remote
November 2020 – present

Volunteer member of the Contingent Employment Study II Task Force organized by the New England Archivists’ Inclusion and Diversity Committee. Duties include developing and designing a Contingent Employment Survey, compiling and analyzing data points from archival job listings, and conducting outreach to promote the survey. Duties from Summer 2021- Spring 2022 include analyzing survey results, submitting a report to the NEA Executive Board, and submitting an article for publication in a professional journal.

Skills: data analysis | project management | social media outreach | survey design
Tools: Excel | Google Docs | Google Sheets | Zoom


Tag Wrangler

Organization for Transformative Works
Remote
October 2020 – present

Volunteer position working on the Archive Of Our Own (AO3) project to organize user-generated tags to improve content discoverability with faceted searching. The Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) is an international, online, non-profit organization of fans, formed for the protection and preservation of fannish culture.

Skills: crowdsourced tagging | metadata standards
Tools: MediaWiki | Slack


Audio Transcript Editor

New York University Special Collections
Remote
October 19-30, 2020

Volunteer for NYU Libraries’ “Soul of Reason” virtual transcribe-a-thon: a two-week project to hand-correct auto-generated transcripts of audio recordings from the “Soul of Reason” radio show using Konch transcription service and following the Oral History Transcription Style Guide from Columbia University’s Center for Oral History Research. These recordings are part of the Records of the Institute of African American Affairs in NYU Special Collections.

Skills: audio transcription | copyediting
Tools: Konch | Slack | Zoom


Document Scanner and Transcriber

New England Historic Genealogical Society
Boston, MA
November 2016 – November 2017

Volunteer scanner and transcriber for the joint NEHGS and Boston Archdiocese project, Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920. Project duties include on-site scanning and remote transcription of large, bound volumes of handwritten sacramental records.

Skills: digitization | handling fragile materials | handwriting transcription | remote project work
Tools: Dropbox | flatbed scanner


Project Archivist

The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston
Boston, MA
November 5, 2016

Volunteer at a Day of Service event organized by the New England Archivists’ Roundtable for Early Professionals and Students (REPS). Volunteers collaboratively arrange, describe, and rehouse, 10 cubic feet of archival materials.

Skills: archival description | archival processing | collaborative project management


Project Archivist

Worcester Refugee Archive, Clark University
Worcester, MA
October 17, 2015

Volunteer at a Day of Service event organized by the New England Archivists’ Roundtable for Early Professionals and Students (REPS). Volunteer work included writing item-level descriptions of the Worcester Refugee Archive’s collections for their WordPress catalog/blog.

Skills: archival description | research


Library Volunteer

Westford Academy
Westford, MA
September 2004 – June 2012

Intermittent volunteer work at the Westford Academy High School library throughout high school and undergraduate education.

Skills: customer service | inventory | library circulation | library materials processing | shelf reading | shelving | technology support
Tools: Destiny LMS