Andrew M. Kelly Librarian & Cataloger

Education:

Simmons College: Graduate School of Library & Information Science

Masters of Science, 2011

Coursework included:

Subject Analysis & Indexing, Metadata, Information Retrieval, Digital Repositories & Preservation, Database Management, Web Design & Information Architecture, Reference, Management, Information Technology.

Boston University: College of Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of Arts, 2008

History and English.

Additional Education:

  • ASIS&T Webinar: “How to Pick the Low Hanging Fruits of Linked Data,” May 2014.
  • Online training course: “Cataloging with RDA,” January 2014.
  • Simmons GSLIS Continuing Education: Bookmaking for the Beginner I & II.
  • North East Document Conservation Center: Basic Book Repair.

Professional Experience:

Paul Smith’s College

Technical Services/Cataloger Librarian

August 2012 - Present

  • Preforms original & copy-cataloging of library materials conforming to professional standards including RDA, LCSH, & Dewey Decimal Classification.
  • Strong knowledge of cataloging software tools such as OCLC Connexion Client, Marcedit & Sirsi ILS reporting tools.
  • Working to develop strong awareness of new & emerging standards & practices in libraries such as Linked Data, BIBFRAME & OCLC Web Services.
  • Set metadata policy & crosswalk procedures for NNYLN Digitization grant to ensure high quality descriptive metadata for historical photographs to be submitted to NYHeritage site.
  • Administers print serial holdings in Sirsi ILS, True Serials & print subscriptions with Ebsco.
  • General record maintenance in Sirsi ILS.
  • Manages library professional staff and helps shape policy in areas of copy-cataloging, ILL, & Serials.
  • Delivers occasional library instruction to First-year students & English 101 classes on the library’s resources & research methods.
  • Works closely with colleagues to continually deliver best possibly library services including reference, technology, & circulation.

Bay State College Library

Evening Library Assistant

September 2009 - August 2012

  • Provides reference & research services to students across programs & subject areas.
  • Provides one to one tutoring to students and served as primary contact for Evening faculty.
  • Teach Information Literacy instruction sessions for Evening Division English courses.
  • Supervise work-study students in circulation, shelving, and other tasks.
  • Troubleshoot software, printers, computers, & copier, primary liaison with IT Department.
  • Researched & established improved copy-cataloging & processing procedures.
  • Works closely with supervisor to transition to new OPAC system and barcode collections.

Boston Book Company

August 2010 - August 2012

  • Manage and organize book images for upload to online listing websites.
  • Write detailed catalog descriptions and collations of incoming materials to house standards.
  • Executed design work for flyers, posters & other promotional materials.
  • Develop electronic catalogs of newly acquired materials & prepare for publication.
  • General office duties, order processing, telephone and email customer service.
  • Installed & administer Joomla CMS on LAMP environment. (Fedora 13 Server)
  • Implemented improved mailing list capability for catalog distribution.

Appalachian Mountain Club Library & Archives

Digitization Intern

April 2012 - August 2012

  • General archives & library tasks
  • Worked to organize, refile & digitize photographic slide collections.
  • Researching, documenting and establishing digitization & metadata procedures.

Boston University African Presidential Archive and Research Center

Archives Intern

September 2009 - September 2010

  • Developed procedures & documentation for in-house digitization of collections.
  • Lead development and authorship of an NHPRC Basic Projects grant.
  • Advocated for greater internal awareness of importance of archival methods & materials.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Library Association: Member of ALCTS Roundtable.

  • Beta Phi Mu: International Library & Information Studies Honor Society

Last updated: 2014-06-01