I am currently the Director of Digitization and Conservation Services at Cornell University Library where I oversee staff, production schedules, collection priorities, and structural finances for the central preservation and access programs. I work closely with the Director of Collections, Digital Lifecycle Services and the Curatorial Collections Council to strategically acquire, prioritize, and position the library’s collections and digital assets for future scholarship. More specifically, I direct collections funding for audiovisual collections support and digital preservation activities across our 18 unit and 2 virtual libraries. In this role, I also lead the renowned Digital Consulting and Production Services (DCAPS) unit at CUL, frequently consulting on digital production, asset and metadata management workflows, software assessment, and user experience goals for clients throughout the University and beyond. I serve as chair on the faculty advisory group for the Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences.
I’ve led many different kinds of outreach and strategic alignment efforts for CUL, both at home and abroad, working with library partners, donors and cultural heritage and memory institutions to coordinate cross-functional policies, fundraising strategies and activities. In partnership with the Henry R. Luce Foundation, I served as liaison to Chinese universities to further develop existing relationships around sharing of resources and knowledge. I’m an active member of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA), the Society of American Archivists (SAA), and the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA). Prior to my career at Cornell, I worked in production for clients such as Discovery Networks, A&E, The Learning Channel, History Network, PBS and the Smithsonian Institution.