Digital Special Collections
As Program Coordinator for the Digital Special Collections (DSC) team, Sherri provides outreach and project management support for all DSC services including the Online Archive of California, Calisphere, and the UC Image Service. She is also responsible for coordinating initiatives to promote and extend the visibility of collections hosted by DSC. She works with a broad group of constituents, including librarians, archivists, visual resource curators, and K-12 educators, to identify their needs and contribute to the development of new tools and services for them.
M.S., Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.A., American Studies, Northwestern University
Other Professional Development:
Certificate in Special Collections, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sherri came to CDL in March 2009 after earning her master's degree in library and information science. She approaches her work at DSC with a zeal for cultural heritage materials and a commitment to making them increasingly accessible to and engaging for students, scholars, and the general public. As a graduate student, she explored her interests in art, archives, and technology in a variety of settings, for example curating an online exhibition of historical manuscripts, mending books and paper at the conservation lab, and ordering new titles for the University of Illinois' art and architecture library. Prior to attending library school, Sherri honed her fundraising, writing, and marketing skills as a consultant for non-profit organizations.