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

  • Arranges and describes government records series and manuscript and photograph collections.
  • Prepares DACS-compliant finding aids coded in XML.
  • Researches state agency histories, biographical information, and provenance of records.
  • Accessions new materials and maintains accessions log.
  • Transfers records from state agencies (has primary responsibility for legislative records transfers) and manuscripts from private donors.
  • 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
Austin, TX
September 2013 – July 2015

  • 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 on-site and remote reference queries and assisted with patron research, processing digitization requests where appropriate.

Neill-Cochran House Museum
Graduate Research Intern
Austin, TX
June 2014 – August 2015

  • Conducted original research regarding the history and architecture of an antebellum house museum.
  • Assisted the Director with exhibition research and development; curated the 2014 annual exhibit.
  • Processed archival records of the museum and its owner-operators.
  • Provided historical and architectural tours to visitors, including groups, students, tourists, and scholars.

Department of French and Italian
The University of Texas at Austin
Administrative Associate
Austin, TX
July 2007 – April 2011; August 2012 – February 2013

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.
  • Clipped, pasted, scanned, indexed, and distributed daily press clippings in both hard copy and electronic format throughout all Capitol offices.

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

  • 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
Chelmsford, England
September 2002 – December 2003

  • Organized events for a national book retailer, including author signings, book launches, literary lunches, and large public talks for up to 300 people, where I also served as the emcee.
  • 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
Austin, TX
January 1998 – July 2001

  • 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.


Master of Science in Information Studies, 2015
School of Information
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
Archives / Preservation Studies
Portfolio in Museum Studies

Digital Archives Specialist, expected September 2017
Society of American Archivists Certificate Program

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

AccessibleFuture Workshop, 2014
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

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


Certified Archivist, Academy of Certified Archivists
Digital Archives Specialist, Society of American Archivists (expected September 2017)


Library and Archives: Archival collection appraisal, accessioning, and processing; special materials handling; library, archives, and special collections reference; patron research and liaison; digitization; audio reformatting and preservation; DACS, EAD, Aeon, Editix, Oxygen, Dublin Core, ContentDM, Preservica, ArchivesSpace, ICA AtoM
Productivity Software: MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), Google Drive, Acrobat Pro, FileMaker Pro, Dropbox, Genius Scan, etc.
Web and Publication Design: Mac/PC, HTML, CSS, Web 2.0, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Blogger, FTP, Dreamweaver, Cascade
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr, Snapchat, Periscope


Oral History Chair, Austin Archives Bazaar, 2016-present
Social Media Manager, Austin Book Arts Center, 2015-present


Floyd, Susan (2017). Texas Writers’ Project Records. Out of the Stacks Blog, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, June 13, 2017.

Hecker, Jennifer, Susan Floyd, and Rachel Panella.“Represent!: Challenges and Rewards of Documenting Under-Documented Communities,” panel presentation topic: “Towards a Framework for Aggregating Local Music Archives.” Society of Southwest Archivists Annual Meeting, Arlington, TX, May 2015.

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

Floyd, Susan. “West Campus: Evolution of an Austin Neighborhood, 1815-2015,” Annual Exhibit Opening Talk, Neill-Cochran House Museum, Austin TX, April 21, 2015.

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

Floyd, Susan. “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 (2015).

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


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

  • 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
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
Spring 2015

  • Small case exhibition 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
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
Fall 2014

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


Society of American Archivists (2013-present)
Academy of Certified Archivists (2017-present)
Society of Southwest Archivists (2013-present)
American Library Association (2013-present)
Association of College & Research Libraries
Rare Books and Manuscript Section
Texas State Historical Association (2014-present)