Librarian and Book Artist

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Desired position type: Full-Time

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Recent MLIS graduate seeking a position in the Boston area


Master of Fine Arts in Book Arts, Anticipated 2014
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Master of Library and Information Studies, 2013
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Bachelor of English, Summa cum Laude, 2010
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL


Proprietor, 2012-present
Roygbiv Press
• Design and produce letterpress artist’s books, fine bindings, broadsides and ephemera
• Utilize basic digital imaging and HTML editing to maintain WordPress portfolio website

Student Intern, 2013-2014
University of Alabama Press, The University of Alabama
• Designed jackets and covers for new scholarly manuscripts using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
• Created original book interior designs from MS Word styled manuscripts using Adobe InDesign
• Formatted cover mechanicals and copyright pages for over 30 hardcover-to-paperback conversions

Graduate Research Assistant, 2013-present
School of Library and Information Studies, The University of Alabama
• Gathered citation analysis data for an open access research study conducted in fall 2012
• Provide online synchronous classroom support for two ongoing courses

Graduate Assistant of Emerging Technology and Research
The Faculty Resource Center, The University of Alabama, 2011-present
• Helped plan and implement a campus-wide learning management system transition
• Supervised a team of graduate students performing course data migrations across systems
• Research emerging technology tools and participated in faculty development programs

Faculty Search Committee, 2012-2013
School of Library and Information Studies, The University of Alabama
• Evaluated prospective faculty candidate applications for a new assistant professor position
• Participated in online Skype information sessions and in-person campus visit interviews and events

Student Intern, 2012
The W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama
• Refined the cataloging terms for an established artist’s book collection using controlled vocabularies
• Built an organizational framework for an unprocessed broadsides and ephemera collection
• Authored an original EAD finding aid using Archivists’ Toolkit and DACS-compliant description


  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Archivists’ Toolkit
  • Omeka
  • WordPress
  • OSX
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • EpsonScan Software
  • Instructional Technology

Groups & Associations

    American Library Association, College Book Arts Association, Guild of Bookworkers, Ladies of Letterpress

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