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I’m a trained librarian working for the federal government as a records manager. In addition to my MSLIS, I’m a candidate for ICRM’s Certified Records Manager certification (I’ve passed Parts 2, 3, 4 and 5) and am enrolled in DHS’s 508 Trusted Tester certification program. I’ve also completed FAC-COR Level II training, the National Archives’ Certificate of Federal Records Management Training, and was selected as an American Library Association Emerging Leader in 2015.

I am secretary of the Special Library Association’s Government Information Division, incoming Membership Director of the DC Library Association (my local ALA chapter), and treasurer of my local library’s Friends group.

I work for the U.S. Access Board, a small government agency responsible for rule making and technical standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act. I support records management functions and IT contracts and acquisitions.

My identity and practice as an information professional is a natural extension of my personal commitment to accessibility, inclusion, and open government. Details of my accomplishments during my time in museums and public libraries can be found on my “experience” page.

Please talk me out of going to law school, or write to me if you’d like to collaborate or have an adventure – you can reach me via anita @ anitalife . com

professional interests: 508 compliance, big data, DC history, digitization projects, evaluating cultural heritage initiatives, fundraising/grantwriting, government acquisitions and contracting, history of science, informal science education, library management, Montessori, open data, public health, public libraries, punk rock, special libraries, transportation

affiliations: DC Library Association, Association for Library Services to Children, Association of Specialized & Cooperative Library Agencies, Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library, GLBTRT, Maryland Library Association, Special Libraries Association

personal interests: acupuncture, bike camping/commuting/touring, bonsai, buying my first apartment, Esperanto, exegesis, food preservation, feature writing, hiking