Professional Presentations

Presentations

Deconstructing Whiteness in Archives
Sole instructor. Full-day workshop for Northwestern University Libraries, in Evanston, IL. May 31, 2019.

Deconstructing Whiteness in Archives
Sole instructor. Half-day workshop for the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, VA. May 2, 2019.

Deconstructing Whiteness in Archives
Invited to lead a half-day workshop for the Society of Indiana Archivists at IUPUI in Indianapolis, IN, October 19, 2018.

Deconstructing Whiteness in Archives
Invited to lead a half-day workshop for the New England Archivists at the Rhode Island Historical Society in Providence, RI, August 8, 2018.

Deconstructing Whiteness in Archives
Invited to lead a half-day workshop for the Society of Southwest Archivists at the 2018 SSA Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX, May 23, 2018.

Cyberethics: Our Role in the Global Information Society
Invited speaker for QueenJS, 38th meetup in Astoria, NY, October 4, 2017.

Who is Missing? Towards Intersectionality in the International Archive of Women in Architecture
One of eight panelists for “Intersectionality in Identity-Focused Archives,” 2017 Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, July 18, 2017.

Whiteness in Library Classrooms
Refereed presentation with Craig Arthur and Crasha Townsend for The Innovative Library Classroom 2017, Radford, VA, May 10, 2017.

The Hubris of Neutrality in Archives
Invited speaker on the panel “Radical Honesty in Descriptive Practice” at the Spring 2017 meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference in Newark, NJ, April 21, 2017. Presentation available at http://hdl.handle.net/1903/19202

Deconstructing Whiteness in Archives
Lead facilitator and trainer for workshop session at the Spring 2017 meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference in Newark, NJ, April 21, 2017. Presentation available at http://hdl.handle.net/1903/19201

Memorializing MLK: Identity and Representation in Cultural Heritage Design
Debate moderator, student panel and presentation by Dr. Ed Jackson, Jr., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA January 20, 2017.

Deconstructing Whiteness in Archives: Opportunities for Self-Reflection
Session organizer, lead facilitator, and trainer for workshop and pop-up session, 2016 Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, August 4, 2016. Facilitator resources available at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0Byv6NpmEwaRbWW9sN21MRGRzLXc

Archives and Digital Inequality
Session co-organizer and speaker for pop-up session, 2016 Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, August 4, 2016.

Introduction to the International Archive of Women in Architecture
Art Library Students & New ARLIS Professionals Annual Meeting, ARLIS/NA + VRA 2016, Seattle, WA, March 10, 2016.

Digital Humanities Possibilities for Architecture + Design Records
Session chair and discussion leader, unconference session for THATCamp ARLIS/NA + VRA 2016 in Seattle, WA, March 8, 2016.

Secondary Trauma and Archivists
Session chair and discussion leader, unconference session for MARAC 2015 in Roanoke, VA, October 10, 2015.

Mujeres en la Arquitectura
Invited to speak for the “Eventos Académicos y Culturales” series held by the Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Universidad de Cuenca, Ecuador, October 2, 2015.

Los Archivos Arquitectónicos en Virginia Tech
Invited panelist for Los Archivos Históricos y la Valoración de las Fuentes Documentales,  Universidad Católica del Ecuador, September 29, 2015.

Preserving architectural records: a look inside the archives.
Invited presentation, 18th Congress of the International Union of Women Architects, Blacksburg, VA, July 29, 2015.

Digital Humanities and Design Records
Organized a talk session for THATCamp Virginia in Blacksburg, VA, April 11, 2015.

Archival Education: Outcomes and Opportunities
Member of a presidential panel for the 2014 Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., August 14, 2014.

Prohibition in Smith County, TX
Presented on panel “Benefits and Issues Arising from the Availability of Online Content” at Digital Frontiers 2012, University of North Texas, September 21, 2012.

Useful Works and Damn Good Projects: An Overview of the WPA in Smith County
Paper presented to the Smith County Historical Society, July 3, 2012.

Captain America: The Face of American Exceptionalism and Conscience
Paper presented at Pixels, Panels, and Prose Colloquium, University of Texas at Tyler, April 9, 2011. Also served as panelist for discussion of graphic novels in humanities curriculum.

Fourscore and Seven Zooms Ago: Prezi in the History Classroom
Workshop and seminar conducted for the 4th Annual Texas STEM Conference: Bridging Research and Practices, Austin, Texas, January 2011

Legislative Career of Billy Williamson
Presented on panel “The Life of Billy Williamson” to Smith County Historical Society, November 2010.

A Lacanian Exploration of “The Thing in the Forest” by A.S. Byatt
Paper presented at Trans-Global Feedback Conference, University of Texas at Tyler, April 2010.

Exhibits

Remarkable Women Throughout History (March 2017), Virginia Tech
Collaborated on exhibit design and narrative for Women’s History Month celebration, featuring student-curated panels on topics from all collecting areas.

Women’s History Month 2016 (March 2016), Virginia Tech
Collaborated with coworkers to curate a physical display and digital exhibit on women’s history throughout the Virginia Tech collecting areas. Responsible for Women in the Workforce (Breaking Glass Ceilings: Early Women in Traditionally Male Professions) and Women in the Community.

30 Years of the International Archive of Women in Architecture (July 2015), Virginia Tech
Curated and installed exhibit on the history of the IAWA from 1985-2015 for the 18th Congress of L’Union Internationale des Femmes Architectes (UIFA).

Women Veterans: A Portrait of Sarah McClendon (March 2014), UT Tyler
Designed and installed an exhibit for Women’s History Month celebration, featuring memorabilia, photographs, and documents from the Sarah McClendon papers.

World War II: Snapshots of Tyler, Texas (February 2014), UT Tyler
Designed and installed exhibit featuring memorabilia from the Steger Papers, Tim Anthony Jackson Collection of Political Memorabilia, and general special collections. The exhibit highlighted both the civilian home front and Judge William M. Steger’s career as a World War II combat pilot.

Eisenhower International Golf Classic, 1987-1999 (April 2013), UT Tyler
Designed and installed exhibit featuring memorabilia from the Eisenhower International Golf Classic, a premier fundraising event coordinated by the University of Texas at Tyler in collaboration with Sister Cities, International.

Sarah McClendon and the National Woman’s Party (October 2012), UT Tyler
Designed and installed exhibit highlighting Sarah McClendon’s involvement with the National Woman’s Party, including her participation in the 1977 Alice Paul Memorial March.

1972 Election: Nixon and McGovern (September 2012), UT Tyler
Helped University Archivist select memorabilia and campaign materials from the Tim Anthony Jackson Collection. Assisted with exhibit narration and installation.

Billy Williamson, Founding Father (April 2012), UT Tyler
Researched, prepared, and installed exhibit highlighting Texas State Congressman Billy Williamson’s contributions to the founding of UT Tyler for the 40th Anniversary celebration.

Ethics of Access in Displaced Archives
Term paper on ethical norms for access to displaced and contested archival records, completed for Info 750: Archival Access Systems.

Archiving Geospatial Data for Humanitarian Use
Term paper on geospatial data archiving and preservation completed for Info 780: Geographic Information Librarianship.

Food Deserts in Smith County, Texas
GIS research and visualization project completed for Info 555: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Literary Cuisine: Fictional Meals Brought to Life
Collaborative wiki created for Info 521: Information Users and Services

Wine Cellar Database Management System
Collaborative database designed and created for Info 605: Introduction to Database Management