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  • Laura E. Leone
    saltyla@verizon.net






    Employment History


    The Center for Jewish History - New York, NY

    December 2007-present ---Director of Library Systems
    • Administration of Integrated Library System, including Unix configuration and troubleshooting
    • Data migration and conversion work - legacy systems to new ILS
    • Retrospective conversion project manager
    • Organizing local ILS training efforts and documentation
    • Spearheading effort to generate cataloging standards for the CJH
    • Staff technical support
    • Authority control project manager - working with outside vendor on project
    • Supervision of German/Dutch and Hebrew/Yiddish retrospective conversion catalogers

    May 2003-December 2007 ---Systems Librarian
    • Administration of Integrated Library System, including Unix configuration and troubleshooting
    • Data migration and conversion work - legacy systems to new ILS
    • Retrospective conversion project manager
    • Organizing local ILS training efforts and documentation
    • Spearheading effort to generate cataloging standards for the CJH
    • Staff technical support
    • Authority control project manager - working with outside vendor on project
    • Summer 2007--> Mellon Grant Cataloging Project - Project Manager - supervision of Hebrew and German language catalogers; 30,000 items to be cataloged into four separate bibliographic systems, including subject cataloging, authority control work, and classification work

    September 2002-May 2003 ---Archival Cataloger
    • Original cataloging of archival collections
    • Retrospective conversion project manager
    • Authority control work/standardization
    • Spearheading effort to generate cataloging standards for the CJH

    The Boston Athenaeum - Boston, MA

    January 1999-September 2002 ---Cataloging Intern
    • Retrospective conversion project cleanup
    • Copy cataloging/reclassing projects
    • Work with online national database to reconcile book problems
    • New acquisitions processing
    • Conversion of open shelf books to rare status

    The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. - New York, NY

    March 2001-Nov 2001---Author

    Boston University (Disability Services) - Boston, MA

    September 1999-Jan 2001---Skills Tutor
    • Tutored learning disabled students in all subjects - 2 hours per student per week
    • Worked on reading comprehension and writing skills

    Editorial Services of New England, Inc. (now named Nsight) - Cambridge, MA (now in Burlington, MA)

    February 1998-June 1998---Project Manager
    • Was responsible for 8-10 active projects
    • Maintained contact with clients, authors, and publications professionals
    • Managed and developed content according to job specifications - work included print media, new media, and websites
    • Managed the company's website

    Addison Wesley Longman/Higher Education Publishing Group - Reading, MA

    April 1997-February 1998---Assistant Producer, New Media Group
    • On development teams for media projects in calculus, statistics, and developmental mathematics
    • Project Manager for 3 post-developmental math series Websites - content development
    • Worked directly with authors, designers, outside vendors, and consumers

    Jan. 1997-April 1997---Media Assistant, New Media Group
    • Monitored media project development for Math/Statistics & Business/Economics/CIS groups

    Sept. 1995-Dec. 1996---Software Editor, Mathematics
    • Inputted, edited, and modified InterAct Math Tutorial Software database of 16,000 problems
    • Worked with team of four to build particular textbooks, in tandem with the book publishing process


    Education




    Presentations




    Skills


    • OCLC, RLIN, MARC, LCSH
    • Endeavor Voyager ILS
    • Ex Libris Aleph ILS
    • LC, Cutter classification systems
    • Unix, HTML, FTP, IE, Netscape, Search engines
    • Created and maintain 2 personal websites: Cutter Girl! and James Joyce: Dyoublong?
    • Media applications (Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, WinAmp)
    • Photoshop, Adobe

    References available upon request



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