ERIN LEE BARSAN
Queens, NY • 11103
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Creative information professional with a penchant for problem solving. Currently seeking more hands-on experience in UX design, digital preservation & archives.
Pratt Institute- New York, NY
Master of Library and Information Science, ALA-accredited, anticipated 2015
Advanced certificate in Archives. User Experience concentration.
University of Iowa- Iowa City, IA
Visiting Graduate Student, 2013-2014 academic year
Studies in database systems, organizational management, and Spanish.
Columbia College Chicago- Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design, 2008
Minor in Photography. Graduated with Honors. Dean’s List 2006-2008.
Gotham Girls Roller Derby NFP- New York, NY
Digital Asset Manager (Volunteer), September 2014-Present
Advising league leadership on best practices relating to long-term preservation of digital assets. Designing workflow for the ingest, storage, and access of digital objects. Collaborating with committee heads to implement digital preservation policies and procedures.
University of Iowa, Main Library- Iowa City, IA
Service Desk Assistant, January 2014-July 2014
Answered reference questions in-person, over the phone, and virtually. Helped oversee activity at the circulation desk including checking materials in/out, updating patron records, and assisting with basic technology issues. Worked closely with Circulation, ILL, and Access Services departments to resolve patron complaints as well as locate missing items.
Antelope Lending Library- Iowa City, IA
Spanish Programming Intern, January 2014-June 2014
Developed Spanish language activities in support of the Library’s mission to promote cross-cultural learning and literacy to children and their families. Cataloged approximately 100 Spanish and bilingual children’s books in both Spanish and English, establishing an additional Spanish language library catalog.
New York School of Interior Design Library- New York, NY
Project Archivist (internship), January 2013-July 2013
Tasked with creating an institutional archives to documents the school’s nearly 100 year history. Inventoried existing holdings and ordered all necessary archival supplies. Minimally processed over 100 linear feet of various materials including brochures, correspondence, photographs, slides, bound objects, and audio-visual items. Developed preservation and processing strategies for future archives staff.
Columbia University, Rare Book & Manuscript Library- New York, NY
Archival Processing Intern, September 2012-July 2013
Worked under the supervision of an archivist, arranging and describing a select portion of the human rights collection. Responsibilities included creating full finding aids, noting conservation issues, re-housing, re-labeling, and assigning Library of Congress subject headings and AAT genre terms. Consulted collection files for provenance information and other collection-specific information, and conducted research to find related archival collections.
New York City Fire Museum- New York, NY
Collections Intern, September 2012-December 2012
Updated select catalogued documents to better facilitate electronic searching using PastPerfect. Assisted in documenting items such as photographs, artworks, books, helmets, and other three-dimensional objects.
Skills & Proficiencies
Current metadata and markup standards (AACR2, DACS, Dublin Core, EAD, LCSH, MARC, XML); Current digital preservation standards and practice (OAIS, TRAC, TDR); Preservation best practices for film, photographs, bound objects and born-digital documents; Disaster management planning and response; Digital imaging; Adobe Creative Suite; ALEPH Integrated Library System; CONTENTdm; DSpace; Camtasia Studio; Eclipse IDE; PastPerfect; Microsoft Office Suite; HTML; CSS; PostgreSQL; WordPress; LibGuides; LibAnswers; Google Analytics.
Society of American Archivists Member
American Library Association & New York Library Association Member
Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York Member
Metropolitan New York Library Council Member