December 27, 2003 - Personal Web Site: Edwin Staples created and maintained information management system for library users, volunteer assignment tracking, and management of training staff in Paramaribo, Suriname

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Edwin Staples created and maintained information management system for library users, volunteer assignment tracking, and management of training staff in Paramaribo, Suriname



Edwin Staples created and maintained information management system for library users, volunteer assignment tracking, and management of training staff in Paramaribo, Suriname

E d w i n S t a p l e s
Email: estaples@picante.net
URL: http://picante.net

Experience

Archivist

National Library of Medicine


10/2001-Present


Bethesda, MD

Process archival collection, including arrangement, description, research for scope and content note, creation of finding aid, and Encoded Archival Description (an SGML subset) markup.

Ann Arbor Water Treatment Plant


7/1999-9/1999


Ann Arbor, MI

Build data storage mechanism and archival procedures for internal users of a public water utility archive. Created flexible system of controlled vocabulary and cross-referencing tools. Archived intellectual assets including blueprints, photographs, and documentation of project-centered transactions.

University of Fort Hare Library


5/1999 - 6/1999


Alice, South Africa

Processed African National Congress (ANC) archival collections. Partnered with staff member of university to exchange best practices for storage, intellectual control, and public usage. Wrote histories, created finding aids, assessed sensitivity of materials in preparation for online accessibility and viewing by library patrons. Advised librarian and staff on balancing the variety of archival tasks.

Bentley Historical Library


10/1998-5/1999


Ann Arbor, MI

Process archival collection, including arrangement, description, research for scope and content note, create finding aids, and Encoded Archival Description markup.

Web Builder

Culinary Adventures, Inc.


7/2001-Present


Washington, DC

Build and maintain brand site for culinary professional and author Marilyn Tausend at http://marilyntausend.com. Identify and address data management issues. Define process flow for editing and maintainence of site, build and customize administrative interface using server side scripting tools. Facilitate scheduling of new content and training of staff.

Enlighten


1/2000-7/2001


Ann Arbor, MI

Created site maps, user interface mockups, and functional documentation for complex web site and CD-ROM projects. Facilitated creative process of bridging customer needs to system creation phases. Architected all phases of projects, from strategy through production. Educated client and internal team on the principles of strong design balanced with highest levels of usability. Continually researched appropriate fields to keep abreast of best practices. Maximized usability of online experience through a variety of research techniques.

University of Michigan Student Employment Office


9/1997-11/1998


Ann Arbor, MI

Updated and maintained web site for all student job postings. Managed database records of 3,500 past & present job listings as well as 3,300 yearly work-study student hires. Troubleshot via e-mail & telephone with prospective work-study employers. Designed & edited Student Employment Web Site. Monitored and approved student hiring process. Trained other staff in use of software technology. Created instructional documentation for all software solutions.

Database Builder

D.C. Public Library


9/2001-Present


Washington, DC

Create experimental collections database for the Districtís government documents collection including management of controlled vocabulary and tools for cross-referencing. Build user proceess flow based on reference staff needs. Process government documents collection and create finding aid. Collection development and reference: assist with a wide variety of patron requests on resources in Washingtoniana collection.

Peace Corps Suriname


8/1995-12/1996


Paramaribo, Suriname

Created and maintained information management system for library users, volunteer assignment tracking, and management of training staff. Developed policy manuals and software instruction documents. Created library policy, database, and user handbook for 150 users.

Instructor

University of Michigan Dept of Communications Studies


9/1999-12/1999


Ann Arbor, MI

Instructed 3 three computer lab classes of 20 undergraduates in Introduction to Communications Technology. Introduced students to a number of computer computer-based communication tools. Created and edited lesson plans. Graded all student projects.

Peace Corps Solomon Islands


7/1993-5/1995


Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

Assisted rural community in establishing rural training center. Facilitated communication between training center and aid sources. Hired and trained administrative and teaching staff. Educated community in health and small business topics.




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