Professional Experience and Current Employment

since 09/1997:  The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)

Heading the library’s Special Collections, I am responsible for all research and access services in this part of the library and its archives, and oversee all activities as they relate to collection development, preservation and conservation, technical services, digital projects, loan and exhibition programming

I represent the School’s library in a variety of professional associations and public programming activities through on-going curatorial, speaking, and publishing engagements on a local, national, and international level

I supervise two FT staff (Special Collections Manager, Media Collections Manager), up to 8 graduate student assistants per semester, interns and volunteers.

I contribute to grant applications, in collaboration with the School’s Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, as they relate to any of the library archival collections

I participate in a variety of campus-wide committees, serve as library liaison to the departments of Performance and Time Arts; Visual Communication; Photography; Print Media and have served as a Staff Senate member

I have taught seminars in the Departments of Arts Administration as well as Continuing Studies at SAIC, and am part-time faculty at Columbia College Chicago (Interdisciplinary Arts Department) and have served as a thesis reader and advisor in both institutions

Before immigrating to the US after a 12-months artist-in-residency, I’ve worked part-time as a Lighting Technician at the Baden-Württemberg State Opera and Ballet Stuttgart, Germany, as an art teacher K-8 (Künstlerhaus Stuttgart), and as a weaving and art therapist (Psychosomatische Klinik Groenenbach) while pursuing MFA.

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