Rachel Mauro: rmauro2@gmail.com
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelmauro

Library/Archives Experience / Communications/Administrative Experience / Personal Blogs/Social Media / Education / Awards/Senior Obligation

Library/Archives Experience
  • LAC Group, Library Assistant/Inventory Specialist, June 2013-present
      On assignment at the Library of Congress: Inspects library book batches and compares call numbers against the Voyager ILS online catalog, MARC records, and shelf list cards in order to flag critical or important errors for problem resolution and proper inventory. Serves as acting assistant project manager as needed, keeping track of workflows, generating reports, training new staff and attending managerial meetings with LC staff.
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Library, Intern, January 2013-June 2013
      Processed acquisitions including rare book collection, copy catalogued with some original cataloging instruction, facilitated rehousing of newsletter collection and creation of OPAC record, reference assistance as required
  • University of Maryland University College, Student worker, September 2011-June 2013
      Worked for library's document management team: Processed book and article requests for patrons in ILLiad software, assisted with interlibrary loans, digital and physical projects for university archives including inventorying and editing metadata of items in ContentDM, other duties as assigned
  • Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, Intern, May 2012-August 2012
      Arranged local Jewish Community Centers collection and created finding aid, catalogued scrapbooks in PastPerfect, occasional blogging, editing and administrative duties
  • B'nai B'rith Klutznick Museum, Museum assistant, May 2008-November 2008, Summer 2005, Summer 2006
      Conducted archival research, catalogued artifacts in Microsoft Excel, assisted in planning the museum's website

Skills and Experience
OCLC Connexion and ILLiad, Integrated library systems Aleph and Voyager, GIMP, Photoshop, Acrobat 9 Pro, Dreamweaver, SharePoint, Springshare, Social media, WorldShip, PastPerfect, ContentDM, Email marketing services, Google products, PageMaker desktop publishing, Microsoft Office Suite, high proficiency at writing, editing and HTML
Worked with LC Classification, LCSH, MARC records, RDA and AACR2

Communications/ Administrative Experience
  • Moment Magazine, Freelance copy editor, former intern, May 2010-December 2012
      Fact checked and edited new issues. Commandeered digital archiving project for 35-year magazine over the spring and summer of 2010.
  • Karabakh Foundation, Temporary programs assistant, January 2011-June 2011
      Edited and proofed documents, multimedia production, clerical assistance
  • B'nai B'rith International, Editorial assistant, December 2008-April 2010
      Managed web and social media sites, edited and proofed documents, wrote for organizational publications, clerical duties as assigned
  • Maryland Newsline, Multimedia reporter/editor, August 2007-January 2008
      Updated and created web materials, wrote news stories, and shot photos, audio and video for UMDCP Internet newsmagazine
  • Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Washington intern, January 2007-June 2007
      Wrote daily briefs and articles for wire service, provided research assistance to bureau chief

Freelance Experience
Articles have appeared in such publications as B'nai B'rith Magazine, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Maryland Newsline, The (Baltimore) Examiner, Prince George's Sentinel, The (Maryland) Gazette, Examiner.com and InterfaithFamily.com.

Personal Blogs / Social Media
  • JewishDC: What a Jew s to Do in the Greater Washington Area
      Weekly coverage of Jewish events in Washington, D.C.
  • Chava s Footsteps: The Journey of an Interfaith Jew
      Personal commentary on religious and cultural issues
  • Active on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram, GoodReads, WordPress, YouTube
Education Awards/Senior Obligation