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BRITTANY TURNER
MPA, MLIS, CA, CRM Candidate
938 Boulevard Street – Shreveport, LA 71104 – (916) 384-6735
www.BTurnerPortfolio.wordpress.com – Turner.Brittany@gmail.com

EDUCATION

Master’s of Library and Information Studies August 2012
SCHOOL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
 Member of Sixth Sense/Trickeration Nation Online Cohort
 Concentration in Archives and Records Management
 GPA: 4.00
 2010-2011 Student Advisory Committee, Distance Education Representative
 Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, Member
 Golden Key Honor Society, Member
 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Member
 Society of American Archivists, Member

Master’s of Public Administration May 2010
ROCKEFELLER COLLEGE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND POLICY
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT ALBANY
 Concentration in Public Management: Non-Profit Management and Development
 Concentration in Policy, Politics & Institutions: Non-Profits and Public Policy
 GPA: 3.07

Master’s of Professional Studies Courses December 2004
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT NEW PALTZ
 Four Courses in Humanistic and Multicultural Education
 Concentration in Non-Profit Management and Development
 GPA: 3.84
 Student Association Senator

Bachelor’s of Arts: Women's Studies May 2004
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT NEW PALTZ
 Minors in Black Studies and Art History
 GPA: 3.07
 Student Ambassador for prospective students and their families
 Served on Presidential Search and Women's Studies Search, Curriculum and Steering Committees
 Teaching Assistant for introductory Women's Studies course
 Active in many student groups, including Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, Take Back the Night,
Food Service Workers Support Coalition, Social Change for Women, Residence Hall Student Association
and Hall Government


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Librarian/Library Media Specialist August 2014 – Present
CADDO PARISH SCHOOL BOARD, SHREVEPORT, LA
 Atkins Literacy Center (Title I, PK - 3)
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o Plans and implements a program which creates an environment where students can learn and
develop optimally.
 Sequences and aligns curriculum.
 Designs and structures lessons so that learner outcomes are at an appropriate cognitive
level.
 Writes and plans multi-disciplinary outcomes for student learning.
 Differentiates outcomes and instruction for students of varied abilities.
 Creates and uses a variety of assessment tools that are curriculum-aligned and
challenging.
 Participates in grade level and subject area curriculum planning.
 Works with administration at the building level to plan and implement in-service training
as needed for other faculty members.
 Takes an active role in school improvement and serves on decision making teams.
o Provides leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program and
collection are aligned with the mission, goals and objectives of the school and the school
district.
 Develops and maintains a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, learners,
teaching styles, and instructional strategies.
 Plans a program of library services that will include story activities, book talks, and
displays to support Children’s Book Week, National Library Week, National Poetry Week,
Teen Read Week, and other similar local, state, or national events to promote reading
and literacy.
 Cooperates and networks with other libraries, librarians, and agencies to provide access
to community and other resources outside the school.
 Seeks student and faculty input and provides leadership in the selection, acquisition,
evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies in all formats, as
well as expertise in the ethical use of information.
o Administers policies and procedures necessary to maintain an adequate school library.
 Prepares annual reports, financial records, and circulation statistics.
 Prepares an annual inventory of books, library materials, finances, and equipment.
 Monitors condition and schedule of technological resources within the library for use by
faculty and students.
 Responsible for design and evaluation of the school library.
 Updates information of school library holdings for district online library management
system.

Records Manager and Special Projects Librarian November 2012 – August 2014
SHREVE MEMORIAL LIBRARY, SHREVEPORT, LA
 Inventorying library records, working with the Louisiana State Archives to establish new records retention
schedules, ensure the appropriate disposition of records eligible for destruction.
 Training and advising Library staff in records management practices.
 Participating in Library decision-making for issues such as microfilming, digital imaging, storage, and
disposal.
 Working with Library IT staff to provide input on records management requirements when the Library is
designing or enhancing automated systems that will contain public records.
Responding to public questions regarding Library records and records management practices.
 Prepare reports and maintain records regarding the Library’s compliance with records managements
practices.
 Participate in the development of various special projects.
 Attend meetings of appointed committees.

Consultant September 2011 – Present
BRITTANY TURNER CONSULTING
BRITTANY TURNER CONSULTING, MASTIC, NY
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 Provide consulting services in the area of cultural heritage protection with an emphasis on theft
prevention, response, and recovery.
 Deliver workshops, conduct original research, provide recommendations for security policies and
procedures, and construct databases to assist in statistical analysis of theft patterns.

Project Coordinator March 2010 – May 2011
LESSONS FROM A THEFT/TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT
NEW YORK STATE ARCHIVES, ALBANY, NY
 Authored web content (static and supplementary downloadable PDFs) in four key content areas:
o Preventing Theft
 Guidelines and best practices for safeguarding collections
 Recommended policies and procedures to ensure security of collections and institutional
accountability
o Discovery and Response
 Strategies for identifying and responding to theft
 Instructions for reporting lost and stolen records
o Recovering Records
 Tools for repositories, sellers, and collectors interested in facilitating recovery efforts
 Guidelines for identifying alienated historical records
o Resource Center
 Dozens of downloadable guides, templates, and presentations supporting static content
 “Who Steals?” section outlining the problem of historical records theft, with new statistical
information and detailed case studies
 Planned eight workshops across New York State, assisting with session delivery, scheduling, development
of materials, registration, and evaluation.
o Recruited and trained 130 participants broadly representative of the historical records
community.
o Received cumulative workshop rating of 91.25%.
 Forged strong partnerships with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Holdings
Protection and Archival Recovery Teams, leading to the scheduling of additional training opportunities
facilitated by NARA staff.
 Reported efforts to National Historical Publications and Records Commission, State Historical Records
Advisory Board, Archives staff, project partners and records community.

Coordinator January 2008 – May 2009
HUDSON VALLEY AREA LABOR FEDERATION, NEWBURGH, NY
 Coordinated the legislative and political activities of multi-union coalition.
o Included numerous municipal, county, state, and federal political campaigns.
o Coordinated information collection for annual endorsement process.
 Lobbied elected and administrative officials on legislative priorities.
o Primary efforts centered on Contractor Licensing Legislation and the creation of Labor Relations
Committees within multiple county legislatures.
 Educated, trained and mobilized union membership of over 100,000 on issue advocacy, grassroots
organizing and political activism.
o Key activities included rallies, strikes, solidarity demonstrations, letter writing campaigns, and
media interviews.
 Developed and implemented communication infrastructure, strategic plans, budgets, policy initiatives
and informational technology.
 Organized special events, including the annual Salute to Labor fundraiser.

Columnist March 2008 – January 2009
NEW PALTZ TIMES, NEW PALTZ, NY
 Authored a bi-weekly column on municipal and county politics for the New Paltz Times, a subsidiary of
Ulster Publishing, for print and web publication.
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Village Clerk January 2007 – October 2007
VILLAGE OF NEW PALTZ, NEW PALTZ, NY
 Chief Elections Officer
o Conducted spring election for Mayor and Village Trustee.
 Records Management Officer
o Initiated a comprehensive evaluation of the current status of active and historical records.
o Proposed a thorough Records Management Program, including budget requirements and the
establishment of a Records Advisory Board.
o Applied records retention and disposition schedules.
o Initiated the first Archives Month activities in the Village of New Paltz, including a display of
historical records and an assessment of records facing environmental and preservation risks.
 Chief Information Officer
o Updated and maintained village website and developed plan for preservation, transparency
and organization of village records.
o Maintained communications for Mayor, Village Board, Committee and Commission Chairs and
the general public.
 Created and implemented improvements for room requests and scheduling, Freedom of Information
requests, parade requests, peddling permit requests, and other routine business by developing
relationships with associated departments and establishing forms along legal guidelines to improve
organization and accountability.

Special Projects Coordinator January 2006 – December 2006
FAMILY PLANNING ADVOCATES OF NEW YORK STATE (FPA), ALBANY, NY
 Developed and implemented media strategy for the Healthy Teens Act.
o Created database to track earned media, with over 13 million gross impressions.
o Authored over 30 letters to the editor and op-eds published in various print media outlets across
New York State.
 Spearheaded website redesign, monthly newsletter publication and special publications.
o Drafted content and layout for each medium.
 Planned special events, including logistics, speakers, volunteer coordination and funding.
o Included rallies, demonstrations, trainings, 25
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anniversary activities, and annual conference.

Co-Chief of Staff February 2004 – August 2004
MAYOR JASON WEST, NEW PALTZ, NY
 Developed press strategy for same sex marriages.
o Coordinated over 100 interviews and speaking engagements across the US.
o Authored and distributed press releases, media advisories, and official statements.
 Recruited, trained and managed over 75 volunteers and support staff.
 Established development plan to acknowledge existing donors and cultivate new donors.
 Organized the Generation Project, a Political Action Committee intended to harness and sustain the
progressive momentum generated in conjunction with the marriages.

Organizer and National Outreach Liaison September 2003 – January. 2004
SAVE WOMEN'S LIVES: MARCH FOR FREEDOM OF CHOICE, WASHINGTON, DC
 Organized Eastern Region events, including Boston, MA, Philadelphia, PA and Washington, DC.
 Developed travel and organizing guides for coalitions and volunteers in 25 states.


ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Intern February 2012 – April 2012
SUFFOLK COUNTY ARCHIVES AND HISTORIC DOCUMENTS LIBRARY
SUFFOLK COUNTY CLERK, RIVERHEAD, NY
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 Scanned and digitized selected items from collection, conducted inventories, updated shelf list, assisted
with reference.

Intern February 2012 – April 2012
SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES
SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, RIVERHEAD, NY
 Provided support in a number of areas, including processing, description, reference, digitization, web
development, and cataloging.
 Continued volunteer work through creation of finding aids.


PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES

Turner, B. (2013). Special Collections Security. Louisiana Archives and Manuscript Association Annual Meeting.
Shreveport, LA. October 18.

Turner, B. (2012). Favorite Collaborative Tools in Preservation. Beyond Borders: Society of American Archivists
Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. August 11.

Turner, B. (2012). “Know Thine Enemy”: Understanding Cultural Heritage Thieves. American Society for
Information Science and Technology 1
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Annual SLIS Student Research Forum, University of Alabama School of
Library and Information Science. April 13.

Turner, B. (2012). Special Collections Security: Cultural Heritage Protection in Libraries, Archives and Museums.
University of Alabama Student Chapter of the American Library Association. Online. February 2.

Turner, B., Baldwin, S., Bowling, M., McDade, T., and Peterson, S. (2011). Theft Transparency in the Digital Age:
Stakeholder Perspectives. Archives 360: Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. August 27.

Turner, B. (2011). Equalizing Preservation and Security: Collection Protections at Every Level. Society of American
Archivists Preservation Section, Business Meeting. Chicago, IL. August 26.

Bowling, M. and Turner, B. (2010 - 2011). To Preserve and Protect: Security Solutions for New Yorks Historical
Records. New York State Archives. Glens Falls (April 11, 2011), New York (March 28, 2011), Hauppauge (March
14, 2011), New Paltz (March 7, 2011), Binghamton (October 4, 2010), Utica (October 3, 2010), West Seneca
(September 14, 2010), and Canandaigua (September 13, 2010), NY.

Leab, K., Oram, R., Holden, M., Backman, P., Turner, B., Schaffner, J. and Proffitt, M. (2010). Missing Materials.
OCLC Webinar Series. Online. May 11.

Turner, B. (2009). Social Networking Sites as Organizing Tools. Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation Annual
Meeting. New Windsor, NY. May 16.

Turner, B., and various others. (2002 - 2003). The “F” Word: Breaking Down the Misconceptions of Feminism. State
University of New York At New Paltz. New Paltz, NY. September 2003, February 2003, September 2002.

Turner, B. (2003). Women and War. Village of New Paltz. New Paltz, NY. March.


PUBLICATIONS

Turner, B. “To Catch a Thief.” New York Archives Magazine (2010) 10(2): 6-7.

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Portfolio of newspaper publications available upon request.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Kagan Cooperative Learning: Structures Level 1. (2015). Christi Brown. Caddo Parish School Board. March 25-26;
April 29-30.

Louisiana Library and Media Professionals Tour. (2014). Ruston, LA. October 20.

ARMA International, Southwest Region Leadership Conference. (2014). July 10-14.

Archival Training Collaborative. (2013). Elizabeth Dow. Louisiana State University School of Library and
Information Studies. Online.

The Fundamentals of HVAC: What Shapes the Storage Environment. (2013). Image Permanence Institute. April
3.

Preservation Planning and Overview of PREMIS for Beginners. (2013). Association of Southeastern Research
Libraries. April 2.

Hosting a Personal Digital Archiving Day Event. (2013). Association for Library Collections & Technical Services.
March 20.

Art Crime Investigation Seminar. (2012). Robert K. Wittman. Robert Wittman Inc. June 10-15.

Juggling Balls and Other High Wire Acts: How a Well-crafted Collections Management Policy Can be the Safety
Net that Saves Your Collections. (2011). JoAnn Lindstrom, American Association for State and Local History
(AASLH) StEPS (Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations) Webinar. February 17.

Black Belt Librarians: Safety and Security Strategies in Libraries. (2011). Warren Graham. Ithaca, NY. February 11.

Roadmap or Wheel of Fortune? Which Would You Stake Your Organization’s Future On? (2011). Anne Ackerson,
American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) StEPS (Standards and Excellence Program for History
Organizations) Webinar. January 27.

Security in Cultural Institutions. (2010). New York State Troopers. Albany, NY. December 8.

Public Records, Public Trust. (2010). San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science, Virtual
Center for Archives and Records Administration Conference. Online. May 25.

Creating Accessible PDFs. (2010). New York State Office of Technology Initiatives. Albany, NY. May 12.

Leadership Institute. (2008). AFL-CIO. Silver Spring, MD. April 22-25.

Fall Training School. (2007). New York Conference of Mayors. Saratoga Springs, NY. September 17-21.

Managing Maps and Plans. (2007). New York State Archives. Cobleskill, NY. July 12.

Managing Electronic Records. (2007). New York State Archives. Troy, NY. June 21.

NYALGRO School. (2007). New York State Association of Local Government Records Officers. Hunter, NY. June
11-12.

Records Management Essentials. (2007). New York State Archives. Hunter, NY. June 11.
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Managing E-Mail Effectively. (2007). New York State Archives. Stone Ridge, NY. May 17.

Your Role as Records Management Officer. (2007). New York State Archives. Stuyvesant, NY. April 12.

Preservation of Historical Records. (2007). New York State Archives. Albany, NY. March 29.

Village Elections Workshop. (2007). New York Conference of Mayors. Albany, NY. January 9-10.

Never Go Back Student Leadership Conference: Mobilizing Youth to Save Abortion Rights. (2003). Feminist
Majority. Washington, DC. January 22-23.

Feminist Leadership Institute. (2002). Feminist Majority. Washington, DC. July.


SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Certifications
 Certified Records Manager Candidate, ICRM, April 2013
 Certified Archivist, Academy of Certified Archivists, December 2012
 Public Librarian Professional Certification, New York State Education Department, October 2012

Computer Literacy
 Microsoft Office Suite, Word Perfect, Adobe CS5 Master Collection, Adobe PageMaker, Quark XPress,
Freedom Scientific JAWS, MacScribe, HTML, QuickBooks
 Certified 90+ WPM/100th Percentile
 Proficient with both Windows and Macintosh Operating Systems
 Digitization and scanning equipment

Additional Skills
 Experienced in Early Childhood Education (Ages 3 and 4)
 Experienced in Retail Management and Customer Service
 Basic Life Support (BLS) Certified (Adult and Pediatric CPR, Basic First Aid, AED and Bloodborne
Pathogens), January 2010
 Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS) Certified, June 2009
 New York State Notary Public


HONORS, AWARDS, AND GRANTS

Caddo Association of School Librarians. $500 grant to develop STEAM collection at Atkins Literacy Center. 2014.

Beta Phi Mu, Beta Kappa Chapter. Member. 2013.

Outstanding Service by a Graduate Student. Awarded by the University of Alabama College of
Communication and Information Sciences. 2013.

Emerging Leader Award. Nominee. Awarded by the Society of American Archivists. 2012.

Online Innovation Award. Nominee. Awarded by the University of Alabama School of Library and Information
Science. 2012.

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Jewell Sandoval Research Fund. Awarded and matched by the University of Alabama School of Library and
Information Science. 2012.

Bernice K. Stacy Endowed Scholarship. Awarded by the University of Alabama School of Library and
Information Science. 2012.

Donald B. Peterson Student Travel Award. Awarded by the Society of American Archivists. 2011.

Pride of Ulster County Award for coordination of the Ulster County Labor Relations Committee and Labor Days
of Caring Program. Awarded by the Ulster County Legislature. 2009.

Pride of Ulster County Award for efforts to establish a Veteran’s Cemetery in New Paltz, NY. Awarded by the
Ulster County Legislature. 2008.

Best Presentation ROCKY Award for student presentation. Awarded by the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs
and Policy, State University of New York at Albany. 2005.

Moraleware ROCKY Award for encouraging camaraderie, morale and spirit. Awarded by the Rockefeller
College of Public Affairs and Policy, State University of New York at Albany. 2005.

Alice Fix Award for contributions to the campus community on behalf of women’s issues. Awarded by the State
University of New York at New Paltz. 2003.


SELECTED MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES

Professional Memberships and Activities
 Louisiana Archives and Manuscripts Association (2013 – Present)
 ARMA International (2013 – Present)
o ArkLaTex Chapter, Vice President for Programming (2013 – Present)
 Ark-La-Tex Archivists (2013 – Present)
 International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection (2011 – Present)
 Society of American Archivists (2010 - Present)
o Archival Innovator Award Sub-Committee (2012-2013)
o Program Committee (2011-2012)
o Security Roundtable (2011-2013 Secretary)
o Government Records Section
o Museum Archives Section
o Local Government Records Roundtable
o Records Management Roundtable
 American Library Association (2010 - 2014)
o Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Security Committee Member (2012 – Present)
o Association of College and Research Libraries
 Rare Books and Manuscripts Section
 Distance Learning Section
o New Members Roundtable

Other Memberships and Activities
 Sex Worker Outreach Project (SWOP)
o SWOP USA, Board Member (2015 – Present)
o SWOP Shreveport-Bossier City Chapter, Founder and Co-Organizer (2014 – Present)
 Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier, Inc.
o Head Volunteer, Between the Lines (2015-2016)
o Assistant Head Volunteer, Between the Lines (2014-2014)
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 Library School Association. Board of Directors Member (2012 – Present)
 University of Alabama Curt Clapper Memorial Scholarship Committee (2012 – Present)
 Local Political Party (2011 - Present)


RESEARCH INTERESTS

 Library and Archival Security
 Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Management
 Social Networking and Web 2.0 Technologies
 Sex Work and Erotic Service Providers
 Sorority and Fraternity Hazing

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