Education & Certifications

2013

Digital Archives Specialist

Certification, Society of American Archivists

2010

Certified Archivist

Certification, Academy of Certified Archivists

2007

MLIS

Archival Studies, San José State University

2003

MA

Art History, specialization in Museum Studies,

 University of Southern California

1999

BA

English Literature, University of Southern California

 

Positions

2017-present

Lanterman House. La Cañada Flintridge, CA

Archivist at the Lanterman House Archives, which collects and preserves materials pertaining to the Lanterman family and the history of La Cañada as well as the Crescenta-Cañada Valley. Current work focuses on increasing access to archival holdings and improving collections visibility through digitization.

2017-2019

Historical Society of Long Beach. Long Beach, CA

Collaborate with the Historical Society of Long Beach and the Sunnyside Cemetery Foundation to digitize, preserve, and make available to the public the cemetery’s extensive historic records

2014-2016

Temporary Space LA, Los Angeles, CA

Archivist and Assistant Curator of Temporary Space LA, a new, innovative exhibition space emphasized the artist and the artist’s entire body of work. Exhibitions: Richard Shelton: 50 Years of Painting, 1964-2014; and Signs & Alarms: The Art of Margaret Nielsen & Scott Grieger, 1970-2015

2013-2014

Broad Art Foundation. Santa Monica, CA

Library consultant, established and implemented metadata, classification, and acquisition policies and procedures. Cataloged and classified monographs. Aided in planning of move of art library collection to the Broad Museum in Downton Los Angeles.

2012

National Library of Ireland. Dublin, Ireland

Project Lead, National Library of Ireland Retrospective Conversion Project. Digital conversion of bound volume catalogs and card catalog records to the NLI OPAC as described here.

2009-2012

Tulane University Hurricane Recovery Center. New Orleans, LA

Assistant Team Lead of Tulane University’s Katrina Recovery Project, made up of over 130 damaged, partially processed, unprocessed and intermixed collections. An example collection that was processed is the Hale Boggs and Lindy Boggs Papers, 1914-2006. Oversaw the Tulane University Finding Aid Retrospective Conversion Project, implementing Archon and converting 500+ legacy finding aids that are now EAD and DACS-compliant with LCHS headings, AAT terms, and LCNAF records. An example finding aid from this project is the Denègre family papers, 1824-2000s.

2006-2008

Museum of Contemporary Art. Los Angeles, CA

Processing Archivist for the MOCA Exhibition Archive, the processing of all curatorial exhibition files, including audio, paper, and digital files. Wrote and encoded finding aids in EAD 2002 XML according to DACS and AACR2 standards. 

 

Awards & Publications

2018

Resolution of Recognition, Society of

 American Archivists Council

National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives Grant Review Committee, Member

2009

ARLIS/NA Worldwide Book Award for

 Electronic Resources

MOCA Exhibition Archive, 2006-2008. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, info here.

2008

This Is Not To Be Looked At: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art

Author of the essays “Billy Al Bengston,” “Julian Schnabel,” and “Robert Therrien” for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2008

 

Involvement

2019

SAA 2019 Annual Meeting

Session Speaker, "Short-Term Jobs for Long Term Careers:

   Designing Ethical Project/Contract Positions"

2019-2021

L.A. as Subject

Executive Committee Member

2017-2020

SAA Independent Archivists Section

Steering Committee

2011-2020

SAA National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives 

Committee Member

©2019 Julie Yamashita