Professional experience

LIBRARY AND MUSEUM EXPERIENCE

Credo
Instructional Design Intern. Boston, MA (April 2014-present)

• Write and edit storyboards and scripts for videos and tutorials on a variety of information literacy topics for academic and public library clients. Subjects have included search techniques, writing thesis statements, library introductions, and digital literacy
• Develop interactive activities for students to demonstrate their understanding of information literacy concepts
• Select images and graphics for videos and tutorials that will reinforce learning objectives
• Attend client meetings; keep accurate records in order to assist project managers in achieving project goals
• Review study guides for primary and secondary school market; check for quality and adherence to standards
• Evaluate current information literacy course module materials; provide feedback and suggestions for future versions

Northwestern Galter Health Science Library
Instructional Design Intern. Chicago, IL (May-August 2013)

• Designed and scripted instructional videos including a website tour and a tutorial on the use of GalterLists, a library reference feature (videos can be seen here http://www.galter.northwestern.edu/about-us/galter-lists and here: http://www.galter.northwestern.edu/Help/Website-Tour)
• Produced videos using Camtasia screencasting software, including recording, sound editing, adding transitions and other visual effects
• Created a resource list for Northwestern Medical School faculty for utilizing instructional technology in their classrooms and lesson planning
• Edited and updated an information literacy tutorial for medical and physician assistant students
• Participated in meetings related to a grant-funded initiative for simulation-based learning, provided suggestions and feedback on online modules

Chicago History Museum Research Center
Research and Access Intern. Chicago, IL (June 2012-January 2013)
• Cataloged original photographs from Civil War era to create a finding aid
• Provided accurate subject, title, photographer, and date information to make collection accessible to staff and researchers
• Cross-referenced photographs with similar examples from other collections

The Jewish Museum
Curatorial Program Associate. New York, NY (August 2006-October 2008)
• Managed regular updates of permanent exhibition; researched and selected objects for display, wrote and edited label texts and participated in installations
• Organize bi-annual acquisition meetings for contemporary and traditional ritual art, including researching objects, coordinating scheduling, corresponding with committee members, writing agendas and minutes, processing paperwork for accessioned objects
• Curated special exhibition of collection objects entitled Repairing the World: Contemporary Ritual Art; supervised every aspect of the show including working with outside designers and installers, selecting object checklist, writing and editing label text, and overseeing installation
• Developed online mini-exhibitions of works from permanent collection
• Assisted curators in preparation of loan exhibitions; authored a chronology for an exhibition catalogue; corresponded with lenders and designers; edited publicity materials and text panels

TEACHING AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE

Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School
Curriculum Consultant (June 2011-February 2014)
• Wrote and edited curriculum review document for use by Jewish Studies department teachers and presentation to Board of Trustees
• Provided advice and assistance to faculty on lesson planning and curriculum writing

Middle School Teacher. Chicago, IL (January 2009-June 2011)
• Served as seventh grade team leader for Jewish Studies faculty
• Taught seventh and eighth grade Jewish history and Hebrew language
• Served on leadership committees for developing several curricula
• Utilized the latest educational technology to facilitate an interactive learning experience

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Camtasia (Mac and Windows); Jing; advanced database searching; web platforms including WordPress; HTML and CSS; ArcGIS (Geographic Information Systems); Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Access; basic SQL.

CATALOGING SKILLS

Familiarity with RDA standards for record creation (including books, audiovisual resources, and online resources); MARC record creation; Library of Congress classification and subject analysis.

VOLUNTEER WORK

 

Yale University
Alumni Interviewer. Chicago, IL (December 2012-present)
• Conduct interviews with high school seniors applying to Yale College
• Write evaluations of interviewed applicants for consideration by the admissions committee

Lurie Children’s Hospital
Family Learning Center Volunteer. Chicago, IL (June 2012-November 2013)
• Created a Consumer Health Resources pamphlet for visiting parents and caregivers to access in the Learning Center and online
• Recorded an instructional video for hospital staff on searching Health Sciences resources
• Provide assistance to parents and caregivers utilizing the Family Learning Center

Chicago Women’s Health Center
Phone and Reception Volunteer. Chicago, IL (June 2009-September 2013)
• Communicate with clients to answer questions about the services and model of care offered by the Health Center; determine clients’ needs and set up appointments accordingly

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