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EDUCATION

  • M.S.L.I.S. – School of Information (iSchool), Pratt Institute, New York, NY
  • Certificate – Digital Humanities, School of Information (iSchool), Pratt Institute, New York, NY
  • M.A. – History of Art, School of Art and Design, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
  • B.A. – Art, School of Art and Design, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

WORK EXPERIENCE

LIS Research Scientist, March 2019-Current
Bobst Library, New York University, New York, NY

  • Scholarly researcher for Investigating and Archiving the Scholarly Git Experience (IASGE) project
  • Collaborate with Research Data Management and Reproducibility Librarian and team members on engaging with the wider digital preservation community and allied projects
  • Research and tool testing related to the project’s area of interest (web archiving, self-archiving, programmatic captures, and software preservation)
  • Write reports, executive summaries, and informative blog posts related to the project’s environmental scan
  • Provide Python support for harvesting open-access articles that reference version control
  • Serve as editor for the teams project documentation

Web Archiving Fellow, Aug 2018-May 2019 
NYARC, Frick Museum, New York, NY

  • Provide quality assurance (QA) for NYARCs Web Archiving Collection
  • Create MARC records for archived web pages
  • Practicum research focused on the use of web archives for historical inquiry and visualizing web archives through network graphs
  • Work with Head of Web Archives to create an updated reading/resources list for future Web Archiving Fellows

Graduate Research Assistant, Sept 2018-June 2019
School of Information (iSchool), Pratt Institute, New York, NY

  • Research for the “Exploring Data Worlds at the Public Library,” an IMLS-funded project studying youth data literacy
  •  Design and collaborate on workshops geared to data literacy for NYC Open Data Week 
  • Perform qualitative coding on post-interview documentation and feedback forms
  • Provide data management support, including creating consistent naming conventions across the project

Facilities and Capital Planning Assistant, Aug 2017-Dec 2018
New York City Center, New York, NY

  • Work with Senior Director to maintain maintenance contracts and tenant leases 
  • Support building improvement projects, including renovations, and adherence to rules for Historical Landmarked buildings
  • Budget tracking related to build maintenance and overtime tracking

RESEARCH

Presentations

  • Co-present with Vicky Steeves and Sarah Nguyen, “Let’s Talk Git!: Investigating and Archiving the Scholarly Git Experience,” Code4Lib, Pittsburgh, PA, March 11, 2020
  • Guest Lecture (guest of Vicky Steeves), “Data Collection in the Library,” Data Librarianship and Management course, Pratt Institute, November 7, 2019
  • Co-presented with Vicky Steeves, “Archiving the Scholarly Git Experience: An Environmental Scan,” iPRES 2019 (International Conference on Digital Preservation), Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 18, 2019 
  • Co-presented with Vicky Steeves and Sarah Nguyen, “Archiving the Scholarly Git Experience”, Quarterly Software Curation and Preservation Community Forum, Software Preservation Network (SPN) Community Call Webinar, September 10, 2019
  •  Co-presented with Safiye Senturk, “Engaging the Web Archive,” Practicum Presentation, Frick Art Reference Library, May 2019
  • “Pushing the Bounds of Typology: Jewish Carnality and the Eucharist in Jörg Ratgeb’s Herrenberg Altarpiece” (Thesis), Art Matters: The Material Life of Objects, 7th Annual Art History Graduate Forum Symposium March 27, 2017
  • “Mediating Sexuality and Stigma: Understanding Roman Matrons in the Guise of Venus,” “Transformative Representations: Visual Strategies for Challenging Social Constructs in Pre-Modern and Early Modern Europe,” 73rd Annual SECAC Conference, Roanoke, VA, October 21, 2016
  • “Bringing the Poor to Devotion: Understanding Death Through van der Weyden’s Last Judgment and the Hôtel-Dieu de Beaune”, 14th Annual Georgia Undergraduate Art History Forum, University of West Georgia, March 2015

Papers

Bower, L., Aronofsky, M., Milliken, G., & Acker, A. Teen Engagements with Data in an After-School Data Literacy Program at the Public Library, ISIC2020, September 2020 (Forthcoming)

Workshops

  • Fundamentals of Programming with Python, METRO Library Council, February 25, 2020
  • Co-presented with Manuela Aronofsky, “Youth Data Literacy: ‘Exploring Data Worlds’ Tween & Teen Engagement Factors,” New York City Open Data Week, March 2019 
  • Co-facilitated with Heather Hill, “Carto + King Cake: A Celebration of Digital Humanities and Mapping,” ASIST@PRATT Workshop Series, February 2019

Working Groups

  • Best Practices for Software Repositories/Repositories, Scientific Software Registry Collaboration Workshop,  Sept 2019-current 
  • GeoJSON Primer Working Group, Data Curation Network, April 2019-Jan 2020 

Blog Posts

  • “Programmatically Capturing Software,” Investigating and Archiving the Scholarly Git Experience website, Dec 5, 2019
  • “Towards Greater Software Sustainability,” Investigating and Archiving the Scholarly Git Experience website, Nov 26, 2019
  • “Self-Archiving Software in Institutional Repositories: Identifying Problems and Proposed Solutions,” Investigating and Archiving the Scholarly Git Experience website, Sept 6, 2019 
  • “Self-Archiving Source Code,” Investigating and Archiving the Scholarly Git Experience website, July 19, 2019
  • “Web Archiving Source Code?,” Investigating and Archiving the Scholarly Git Experience website, June 26, 2019
  • “Attending the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI),” NYARC Blog, June 25, 2019 
  • “State-of-the-Art Web Archiving Techniques,” Investigating and Archiving the Scholarly Git Experience website, May 31, 3019

Digital Humanities Projects

  • The Religious Landscape of New Orleans: Exploring the WPA Directory of Churches and Religious Organizations (1941), ESRI StoryMap,  May 2019
  • The New Deal in New Orleans, Omeka Website,  May 2019

Academic Awards

  • Excellence in Academic Achievement – Pratt Institute (2019)
  • Pratt Circle Award – Pratt Institute (2019)
  • Data Curation Network (DCN) Workshop Scholarship (2019)
  • Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) Scholarship (2019) 
  • Frick Museum NYARC Web-Archiving Fellowship (2018-2019)
  • Pratt Institute Academic Scholarship (2018-2019)
  • Winnie Chandler Art and Design Scholarship, Georgia State University  (2017)                                             
  • ASU Student Assistantship, Georgia State University (2015-2017)

Student Involvement

  • 2018-May 2019: Chair, ASIS&T@Pratt (Association for Information Science and Technology @ Pratt)
  • 2016-17: President, Art Student Union
  • 2015-16: Vice-President, Art Student Union
  • 2015-17: Graduate Liaison, Art History Student League
  • 2016-17: Secretary, Art History Graduate Forum
  • 2014-15: President, Art History Student League
  • 2011-13: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society