Amy Brunner
Pittsburgh, PA


Master of Arts
Expected Graduation: May 2023

University of Nebraska, Kearney, NE
Concentration in Public History

Master of Library and Information Science
August 2018
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Concentration in Archives

Bachelor of Arts
May 2017

Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA
Concentration in History with French minor, Summa Cum Laude

Associate of Arts
May 2015
Butler County Community College, Butler, PA
Concentration in General Studies, Summa Cum Laude

Related Experience:

Project Archivist: Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System
September 2018 – August 2019

Continued processing of CONSOL Mine Map collection. Duties primarily included inventorying, arrangement, description, and preservation related to archival processing. Provided reference services in the Reading Room at the Archives Service Center and responded to patron inquiries. Proficient with Microsoft Access in addition to tools listed below.

Archives Intern: Western Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
May 2018 – August 2018
Processed new collection, including appraisal, and created finding aid in Microsoft Word. Edited existing finding aids for cohesion and accuracy. Worked with Conference Archivist to develop changes to collection policy and processing workflow, as well as developing DACS compliant finding aids for online publication.

Graduate Assistant: Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System
September 2017 – August 2018
Assisted patrons by phone and in-person at reference desk. Processed new collections and accruals to existing collections in Archives of Industrial Society. Interviewed donors regarding accessions. Gathered researcher information and prepared it for analysis by ULS administration. Familiar with Archivists’ Toolkit content management system; Archivematica digital ingest; EAD and DACS standards.

Student Assistant: Bailey Library, Slippery Rock University
September 2015 – May 2017
Archives: Conducted and transcribed oral history interviews. Pulled items appropriate for patron needs.  Digitized photos and videos for online publication.  Updated finding aids and inventories. Prepared items for offsite storage. Created and delivered presentations soliciting donations from student organizations and administrative departments. Curated displays within academic library. Accessioned new materials.
Special Collections: Appraised for preservation needs and replacement costs. Assisted with visiting class groups by determining appropriate items and educating patrons on proper handling. Updated shelf list for 2000 volume collection.
Bibliographic Services: Prepared new acquisitions for circulation and non-circulating use. Used OCLC Connexion to add, edit, and delete holdings records. Familiar with Library of Congress, Dublin Core and MARC standards; Voyager cataloging system; Omeka Classic and ArchivesSpace content management systems.

Consultant: Prospect Community Library
March 2015 – May 2015
Appraised local history and antique book collections for preservation needs and relevance. Organized items and created collections inventory in Excel for patron convenience.

Publications and Presentations:

Written in The Rock: Engaging Student Organizations at Slippery Rock University.” Poster presented at MARAC Fall 2017 (Buffalo, NY).

“What’s in the University Archives?” Bailey Library, Slippery Rock, PA. Curated display, January 2017 – May 2017.

Outdated Technologies.” Bailey Library, Slippery Rock, PA. Curated display, August 2016-January 2017.

“Pullman Standard,” Butler County Historical. Last modified July 15, 2016.

“Muddy Creek Oil Field,” Butler County Historical. Last modified June 26, 2016.

Professional Affiliations:

Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference
Society of American Archivists (2017-2018: Vice President, Univ. of Pittsburgh Student Chapter)
Stone House Center for Public Humanities (2018-present: member, Community Advisory Board)