Overview


I am a librarian, writer, and musician. I am passionate about the digitization and preservation of non-textual materials in general, and audio materials in particular. Unlike static media — such as artworks, illustrations, photographs, and manuscripts — musical recordings are time-based media and cannot be preserved for the long term without being digitized.

I hold a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Denver, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder. I specialize in digital curation and the creation of digital collections. In May 2013, I was inducted into Beta Phi Mu, the international library and information studies honor society.

My passion for the digitization and preservation of audio materials stems from my life as a musician. I am a classically trained pianist and have been studying music for 29 years.

Professional Experience


Starz
  • Photo Production Specialist: Managed all metadata application and organization of internally produced digital assets, locally and within a DAM environment. Fulfilled ad hoc image requests, coordinated retouching of public-facing assets, and managed talent approvals.
Coloradans for Voting Integrity
  • Information Architect: Surveyed information needs, made recommendations, and built the website for a non-partisan, non-profit group of Colorado citizens working for integrity in local, state, and national elections.
Nielsen Library, Adams State University
  • Digitization Consultant: Provided expertise on best practices and workflows for an audio digitization project that documents the oral musical tradition of Mexican-Americans in the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado. When completed, the project will be a part of an academic digital repository consortium and will have a public-facing web portal.
DaVita Healthcare Partners
  • Digital Asset Management Specialist: Selected, purchased, and configured a digital asset management solution for company-wide assets that included photos, videos, audio files, presentations, and HIPAA release forms. Fulfilled requests to locate and deliver a wide variety of digital materials to employees throughout the company.

  • Information Architect: Interviewed various department heads to ascertain information needs, created a controlled vocabulary, and built a taxonomy for the redesign of the company’s intranet.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science Image Archives
  • Practicum: Digitized nitrate negatives, optimized images in Photoshop, ascribed metadata, ingested to Luna, and created an online collection for permanent exhibition on the DMNS website.
Measuring Usability, LLC
  • Paid Intern: Provided website design, graphic design, and UX expertise. Helped statistically analyze human behavior and quantify user experience.
Digital Pioneers, University of Denver
  • Information Architect: Designed and built the website for a series of video interviews that document early innovations in the use of digitization in libraries, museums, and archives.
U.S. Geological Survey Library
  • Historical Photo Archive Intern: Ascribed metadata for historical photography collections and organized collections in preparation for migration to CONTENTdm.
Diesel, A Bookstore
  • Store Manager: Supervised and trained staff; placed book orders; received and processed shipments and returns; maintained inventory database and store website; provided customer service.

  • Events Coordinator: Scheduled author events at all three store locations; developed and maintained a cooperative advertising program with national book publishers; marketed store events in print and online.

  • Newsletter Editor: Wrote original book reviews and edited coworkers’ reviews for the monthly newsletter, which was consistently recognized as one of the best in the country.
Rockridge District Association
  • Board Member: Active board member of a 501(c)(3) Business Improvement District within the City of Oakland, CA.

Education


MLIS, University of Denver, 2013
  • Coursework in digital librarianship, information architecture, and the creation of digital collections with a special emphasis on the preservation and digitization of audio materials.
BA English, University of Colorado Boulder, 2004
  • Coursework emphasis in creative writing, literature, and fine art.

Accolades


Beta Phi Mu
  • Inducted into the international library and information studies honor society on May 17, 2013.
President, LISSAA
  • President of the University of Denver’s Library and Information Science Student and Alumni Association for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Dean’s Scholarship, Spring Quarter 2013
  • Financial assistance for Spring Quarter 2013 based on outstanding academic achievement.
Dean’s Scholarship, 2012-2013
  • Financial assistance awarded for the 2012-2013 academic year based on academic potential and achievement.
Dean’s Scholarship, 2011-2012
  • Financial assistance awarded for the 2012-2013 academic year based on academic potential and achievement.

Music


Memorybell
  • My debut as Memorybell, Obsolete released June 1, 2016 on Hidden Shoal Recordings and is an ambient record of sparse piano. It has been met with critical acclaim.
Grant Hazard
  • Genus Euphony, released in 2010, was my first solo record of ambient, classical piano infused with subtle electronics.
The Very Hush Hush
  • A duo with my good friend and filmmaker, Peter Bo Rappmund. TVHH has been fortunate to share the stage with many talented musicians including Sterolab and TV on the Radio.

  • Washing Songs, our debut EP, was released in 2003, followed by two LPs, Mourir C’est Facile in 2005 and Evil Milk in 2008.