I’m an MLIS student specializing in archives at San Jose State University, anticipating to graduate May 2013. I grew up in South Carolina and live in the Washington, DC area where I work in the History Department at American University and as a Part-time Reference Librarian at American University Library. I previously worked as Contract Reference Archivist at the Smithsonian’s National Anthropological Archives and in the Circulation and Stacks department of American University Library.
I graduated from Boston College with a BA in Sociology and minor in History, mostly focusing on Asian American history and the intersections of race/sex/class. Immediately after undergrad, I enrolled in a MA/PhD program in Sociocultural Anthropology. I quickly realized that I didn’t want to study people in an academic vacuum, but I want to actively work with people and connect them to their information needs. My interest in the everyday lives of people — how they experience life, how they make sense of their world — led me to specialize in archives, where I hope to uncover and share narratives from the margins.
You can find more of my writing at the Hack Library School blog, where I’m a writer and managing editor.
general interests: anthropology, intersectionality, social and cultural history, Asian American history and identity, pop culture, postcolonialism, social enterprise
library/archives interests: diversity (in education, of collections, and of the profession), archival access, library history, digital preservation, oral history, digital humanities
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