Curriculum Vitae

EXPERIENCE

Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Archivist
August 2015 – Present
Austin, TX

  • Arranges and describes government records series and manuscripts and photograph collections.
  • Prepares DACS-compliant finding aids coded in XML.
  • Researches state agencies histories, biographical information and provenance of records.
  • Acts as accessions archivists for government records and manuscript collections.
  • Conducts initial reviews and appraises government records and manuscript collections.
  • Prepares archival materials for digitization.
  • Prepares and presents reports formally or informally, in person or in writing.

Harry Ransom Center
Graduate Intern – Public Services Intern
September 2013 – July 2015
Austin, TX

  • Digitized collections using ContentDM for public access through the Digital Collections portal.
  • Gave presentations on collection materials for visiting groups and assisted faculty in teaching from the collections.
  • Answered reference on-site and remote reference queries and assisted with patron research, processing digitization requests where appropriate.

Neill-Cochran House Museum
Graduate Research Intern
June 2014 – present
Austin, TX

  • Conducted original research regarding the history and architecture of an antebellum house museum.
  • Assisted the Director with exhibition research and development.
  • Processed archival records relating to the National Society of Colonial Dames of American in the State of Texas (owner-operators of the Museum).
  • Provided historical and architectural tours to visitors, including groups, students, tourists, and scholars.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Digital Images Indexing Contributor
June 2013 – May 2014
Washington, DC

  • Assisted in the creation of the largest online resource of searchable information about individual victims of the Holocaust.
  • Used specialized software to search for and archive information from record images into a database.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Archival Collection Processor
January – May 2014
Austin, TX

  • Processed the Texas Department of Agriculture, Assistant Commissioner for Marketing Collection, 2004-2009 (5 cubic feet) per TSLAC procedures.
  • Undertook basic preservation tasks per TSLAC procedures.
  • Created a finding aid (Word file and EAD) for the TSLAC web site, to be cataloged and added to Texas Archival Resources Online.

Texas Observer
Digital Indexing Volunteer
November 2013 – May 2014
Austin, TX

  • Indexed archived issues of the Texas Observer for inclusion in a free online database.
  • Used a custom web portal for entry of article titles, dates, authors, and topics.

Department of French and Italian
Center for European Studies

The University of Texas at Austin
Publications Manager
August 2012 – February 2013
Austin, TX

  • Created and edited promotional and communications materials, including fliers; posters; programs; newsletters; brochures and invitations for events and functions.
  • Maintained the Center’s web site.
  • Managed the Center’s social media presence.

School of Human Ecology
The University of Texas at Austin
Development Associate
April 2011 – June 2012
Austin, TX

  • Provided support for activities including donor recognition and stewardship, including major donor societies, volunteer councils, and constituent mailings and communications.
  • Prepared, edited, proofread, and managed all publications, including promotional materials, invitations, reports, and correspondence.
  • Coordinated logistics for internal and external appointments and meetings, including resources as well as travel arrangements when necessary.

Department of French and Italian
The University of Texas at Austin
Communications Coordinator
July 2007 – April 2011
Austin, TX

  • Created and edited all departmental promotional and communications materials, including fliers; posters; programs; newsletters; brochures and invitations for departmental events and functions.
  • Edited all outgoing business correspondence, conference and colloquia programs, and web sites; create and maintain departmental blog and social media presence.
  • Assisted with faculty, graduate student, and prospective employee travel, entertainment, purchasing, and invoicing, both internally and externally.

Legislative Reference Library of Texas
Reference Assistant
June 2006 – July 2007
Austin, TX

  • Assisted reference librarians in busy Capitol library.
  • Worked on a digitization project scanning and cataloging a large archive of legislative journals dating back to the 1830s.
  • Liaised with legislative staff for research, archiving, and constituent services.

Countryside Properties
Planning and Process Administrator
February 2004 – July 2005
Brentwood, England

  • Planned and produced programs for all construction-phase activities using specialized construction planning software.
  • Monitored business forecasts; produced monthly, quarterly, and annual board meeting reports and government-required documentation.
  • Created, edited, and monitored relevance of quality management, health and safety, and training manuals.

Ottakar’s Book Stores
Literary Events Manager
September 2002 – December 2003
Chelmsford, England

  • Organized events for a national book retailer, including author signings, book launches, literary lunches, and large public talks for up to 300 people.
  • Created all associated promotional materials, including posters, fliers, and programs.
  • Managed regional print and radio advertising campaign, press releases, and ticketing.

Texas Capitol Information and Guide Service
Tour Guide
January 1998 – July 2001
Austin, TX

  • Maintained up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislative, historical, and architectural facts.
  • Led elected officials, diplomatic visitors, students, and public groups on tours of the State Capitol and Governor’s Mansion.
  • Acted as a representative of the State of Texas to diverse groups of tourists and visitors.

EDUCATION

Master of Science in Information Studies
2015
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Archives / Preservation Studies
Portfolio in Museum Studies

Master of Arts, English
2003
The University of York
York, England

The Culture of Modernism
Thesis: “Revolution of the Muses: Women Working Within Surrealist Contexts Between the Wars”
Supervisor: Lawrence Rainey

Bachelor of Arts, English
2001
The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX

Plan I Liberal Arts Honors Program
Minor, History

Oxford Summer Program Summer 2001
The University of Texas
Brasenose College, University of Oxford
Department of English
Oxford, England

Study abroad
Fall 1999
Lancaster University
Lancaster, England

SKILLS

Library and Archives: Archival collection processing, special materials handling, patron research and liaison, reference assistance, digitization, audio reformatting and preservation, DACS, EAD, AACR2, MARC, CCO, Aeon, Editix, Oxygen, Dublin Core, ContentDM, ArchivesSpace, ICA AtoM

Web and Publication Design: Mac/PC, HTML, CSS, Web 2.0, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Blogger, FTP, Dreamweaver, Cascade

Writing and Research: Writing, ghostwriting, editing, proofreading, research

Productivity Software: MS Office, Google Drive, Acrobat Pro, FileMaker Pro

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr, Vine, Snapchat, Periscope

SERVICE

Oral History Chair, Austin Archives Bazaar, 2016

Social Media Manager, Austin Book Arts Center, 2015-present

EXHIBITIONS CURATED

“West Campus: Evolution of an Austin Neighborhood, 1815-2015”
Neill-Cochran House Museum
Austin, TX
2015

  • Annual exhibition revealing the development of Austin’s neighborhoods, from the 1850s to the present, with emphasis on the historic Neill-Cochran House, formerly a remote, rural antebellum mansion, now in the crowded West Campus area near The University of Texas.

“Gems from the Little Alphabet Collection”
Harry Ransom Center
Austin, TX
Spring 2015

  • Small case exhibitions revealing diverse items sourced from the Ransom Center’s Little Alphabet artificial collection.

“Hipsters, Bohemians and Fellow Travelers” and “Landscape Dichotomies: The Urbanscape and Its Antithesis”
Harry Ransom Center
Austin, TX
Fall 2014

  • Small case exhibitions highlighting recent scholarly and popular books written with substantial research in the Center’s collections.

PUBLICATIONS

Floyd, Susan (2015). Increasing Involvement in Student Chapters. Students and New Archives Professionals Roundtable Blog, Society of American Archivists, March 16, 2015.

Floyd, Susan (2014). The Inaugural Austin Archives Bazaar: Cross-Repository Outreach in Central Texas. The Primary Source: Using Archival Collections in Educational Settings, Society of Mississippi Archivists, 33 (1).

PRESENTATIONS

Society of Southwest Archivists Annual Meeting
Panel: “Represent!: Challenges and Rewards of Documenting Under-Documented Communities”
Topic: “Towards a Framework for Aggregating Local Music Archives”
Arlington, TX
May 2015

Texas Conference on Digital Libraries
24 x 7 Presentation: “‘The sight of your letter pricks my heart through’: Digitizing the Brownings’ Correspondence  at the Harry Ransom Center”
Austin, TX
April 2015

Neill-Cochran House Museum
Annual Exhibition Opening Talk: “West Campus: Evolution of an Austin Neighborhood, 1815-2015”
Austin, TX
April 2015

Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting
Graduate Student Poster: “Society of American Archivists – UT Austin Student Chapter: Celebrating our past, looking forward”
Washington, DC
August 2014

CONFERENCES and WORKSHOPS

Society of Southwest Archivists Annual Meeting, Oklahoma City, OK, May 2016

Archives Day at the Wittliff, Wittliff Collections, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, October 2015

Arrangement and Description of Electronic Records I and II (Digital Archives Specialist series), Society of American Archivists, Austin Public Library, Austin, TX, September 2015

Society of Southwest Archivists Annual Meeting, Arlington, TX, May 2015

Texas Conference on Digital Libraries, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, April 2015

Association of College & Research Libraries Annual Conference, Portland, OR, March 2014

Greek Revival Symposium, Neill-Cochran House Museum, Austin, TX, November 2014

Archives Week 2014 (Organizer), Society of American Archivists – University of Texas Student Chapter, Austin, TX, October 2014

Cultural Life During Wartime: 1861-1865, the Eleventh Biennial Fleur Cowles Symposium, Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin, September 2014

Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, Washington DC, August 2014

Rare Book School, Digitizing the Historical Record, Bethany Nowviskie and Andrew Stauffer, University of Virginia, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, June 2014

Society of Southwest Archivists and the Southern Archives Conference Joint Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 2014

Texas Conference on Digital Libraries, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, April 2014

Inaugural Conference of the Texas Digital Humanities Consortium, “Networks in the Humanities,” University of Houston, Houston, Texas, March 2014

Inaugural Museum Studies Symposium, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, March 2014

AccessibleFuture Workshop, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, February-March 2014

THATCamp Digital Humanities & Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, November 2013

Fate of the Book Symposium, Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies (TILTS), Fall 2013

HONORS and AWARDS

Graduate Intern Fellowship
Harry Ransom Center
2013-2015

University of Texas Graduate Scholarship
2013-2014

John Michael Caldwell Student Scholarship
Society of Southwest Archivists
2015

Association of College & Research Libraries Conference Scholarship 
2015

Student Association of the School of Information Conference Grant
School of Information
The University of Texas at Austin
2014

Spontaneous Scholarship
Kate Theimer
Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting Scholarship
2014

Best Events Programme Annual Award
Ottakar’s PLC
Sailsbury, Wiltshire, England
2003

Oxford English Program Scholarship
The University of Texas at Austin
Brasenose College, Oxford University, Oxford, England
2001

Texas Exes Scholarship
Lamar County Texas Exes
Paris, Texas, USA
1997

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Society of American Archivists

Society of Southwest Archivists

American Library Association
Association of College & Research Libraries
Rare Books and Manuscript Section

Texas Library Association

American Alliance of Museums

Texas State Historical Association

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Archives and preservation, digital humanities, museum studies, public history, education and outreach, accessibility, Texana, medieval British codicology, foodways, monuments and memory, modernism, graffiti

COURSEWORK

MSIS, Archives/Preservation
The University of Texas at Austin

Introduction to Archival Enterprise I
Ciaran Trace

Introduction to Archival Enterprise II
Ciaran Trace

Information in Social and Cultural Context
Tanya Clement

Perspectives on Information
Matthew Lease

Understanding Research
Yan Zhang

Topics In Description and Metadata: Descriptive Traditions In Cultural Heritage Institutions
Melanie Feinberg

Introduction to Audio Preservation and Reformatting
Sarah Cunningham

Lifecycle Metadata for Digital Objects
Danielle Plumer

Issues in Museum Studies (Art History)
Louis Waldman

Historical Museums: Context and Practice
Patricia Galloway

Presenting Information
Diane Bailey

Old English (English)
Mary Blockey

Professional Experience Project (Capstone)
Karen Pavelka
Jennifer Hecker, Field Supervisor

MA, The Culture of Modernism
The University of York
(Interdisciplinary: English Literature, History of Art, Politics)

Paris-Berlin 1920-1940 (English/Art History)
Lawrence Rainey

Reading Modernity (English)
Lawrence Rainey

The Contemporary European City in Comparative Perspective (Politics)
Simon Parker

Virginia Woolf (English)
Rachel Bowlby

Rare Book School
University of Virginia

Digitizing the Historical Record
Bethany Nowviskie and Andrew Stauffer

Other Graduate Coursework
The University of Texas at Austin

Introduction to Bibliography and Textual Studies (English)
Michael Winship

From Conquest to Plague (1066-1350) (English)
Daniel Birkholz

OTHER INTERESTS

Texas Exes, Life Member
The Junior League of Austin
Pease Park Conservancy
Tennis
Tex-Mex
Liverpool FC
Book arts
Medieval English literature
Beyoncé
The Real Housewives of New Jersey

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