I am passionate about digital libraries, digital archives and the application of technologies in academic libraries and cultural heritage institutions. As a graduate student at Indiana University’s School of Library and Information Science, I am pursuing my Master of Library Science (MLS) and Master of Information Science (MIS) with a specialization in digital libraries. After graduating in spring 2014, I aim to work in a technology-focused role in an academic library. I may end up being called a librarian, archivist, or technologist–and happily, I identify with all of those titles!
I have cultivated a rich expanse of work experience while going to school full-time, building my competencies in the areas of digital collections, special collections and archives, instruction, public speaking and project management. I have strived to take initiative in developing new services and workflows and to seek out leadership positions whenever possible. If there is anything I have discovered about myself during my graduate education, it is that I enjoy strategic planning, tackling challenges, and staying engaged with a multitude of projects. Because of this, I have developed the career goal of working in academic library administration and management.
There’s nothing quite like loving the work that you do. I am excited, inspired and fulfilled by librarianship, whose commitment to access, preservation, and innovation fuels my hard work.
You can contact me at bhmarsha(at)indiana(dot)edu.