Elizabeth Buchanan

Austin, Texas | s.elizabeth.buchanan@utexas.edu


May 2020, Master of Science in Information Studies
- University of Texas School of Information, Austin, TX
Areas of Concentration: Archives and Archival Management
Coursework: Archival Enterprise; Management of Preservation Programs; Project Management; Metadata; Database Management; Digital Asset Management; Legal Information Resources

May 2009, Bachelor of Arts-Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
Areas of Concentration: Creative Writing and Counseling


Legislative Reference Library, Austin, TX — Library Assistant/Digitization Assistant
December 2016 - PRESENT
  • Led design and implementation of 'Accessibility Project' to meet national accessibility guidelines under Section 508. Conducted research, created workflow and naming conventions, worked remotely to train workers to process pdfs for accessibility.
  • Digitize library Committee Report collection. Use book scanner and Adobe Creative Suite to capture, edit, add metadata and FTP to library website. Received yearly bonus for speed and quality of digitization work.
  • Enter and proof captions into database of bills published in Texas, 1830-present. Receive historic records from TSLAC; treat, humidify, press and scan bills; enter pdfs into database, identify keywords and enter captions.
  • Assist maintenance of ‘Texas Legislature Online’ for the 85th and 86th Legislative Sessions. Assured that bill status and language were up to date. Assisted patrons in use of the database.
  • Staff front desk, answer reference questions. Receive and fulfill document requests, coordinating with multiple government agencies.
  • Pease School Archives Project, Austin, TX — Project Manager
    January 2018 - September 2019
  • Managed group of student volunteers and elementary school students to process an archival collection and teach the importance of preservation work.
  • Designed and presented a poster about project at SAA National Convention 2019.
  • Austin Public Library, Austin, TX — Administrative Assistant
    May 2015 - April 2016
  • Worked circulation desk. Handled and resolved customer complaints. Maintained and updated records and library card holder information and circulation activities.
  • Performed basic reference and reader’s advisory as needed.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline, Austin, TX — Database Intern
    May 2013-July 2013

    Segway Nation, Austin, TX - Tour Guide May 2011 - May 2015


    General:Reference; Project Management; Digital Asset Management
    Software: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop/Acrobat Pro/InDesign); FileZilla; Audacity Audio; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher); Wordpress
    Coding Languages/Interfaces: Bootstrap; EAD; HTML5; PHP; SQL/MariaDB
    Languages: Spanish (Intermediate); Romanian (Basic)

    Professional Honors and Societies

    Vice President, Society of American Archivists, UT Chapter (2018-2019)
    SALALM Marietta Daniels Shepard Memorial Endowed Presidential Scholarship (2018-2020)
    Member, Society of Southwest Archivists, Texas Digital Library Digital Imaging Working Group, Breaking Library Silos for Social Justice Working Group, Archivists of Central Texas