Literary Agency Intern
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Location: Sudbury, MA, USA
School: Simmons University
Field of study: Library Science

Literary Agency Intern

Stephanie Misuzu Gwydyr Marrie


Professional Experience
(October 2018-December 2018) Literary Agency Intern, Ladderbird Literary Agency, Worcester, Massachusetts
• Read authors’ query letters critically using knowledge of the publishing market
• Critically read authors’ full manuscripts, suggested edits that improved both the quality of the writing and its marketability
• Marketed the agency and sold books to editors
• Created a social media plan for company newsletter, improving outreach efforts
• Created plans for publisher’s presentations for 2019 with permission from event organizers

(May 2017-December 2018) Online Manager, Weekly JobLine, Simmons University School of Library and Information Science, Boston, Massachusetts
• Updated the job blog every day and sent out job listings email every Friday
• Uploaded documents and gifs onto websites/systems such as Movable Type, Basecamp, Benchmark, SiteCore
• Added college news stories to Tumblr
• Archived important emails on the system Dropbox
• Found photos and updated information such as alternative email addresses to fix outdated Excel documents and missing bios on the Simmons University Faculty directory

(June 2018-August 2018) Intern, Library and Information Center, Biogen, Cambridge, Massachusetts
• Applied expertise to help define an approach to archiving
• Assisted in library internal social media efforts
• Identified opportunities for library communication and created a successful social media communication plan for library
• Posted to Yammer on behalf of the library
• Evaluated communication tactics
• Enabled SUSHI service for counter for counter reports to collate publisher data into one data system
• Captured and analyzed data relating to journal subscriptions
• Updated library ticketing system to improve tracking requests over time
• Researched and evaluated library social media efforts
• Organized and classified library materials

(March 2018) Archival Preservation Intern, JFK Condolence Mail Project, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, Massachusetts
• Reorganized Condolence Mail based on the White House alphabetical filing system
• Performed any necessary preservation work on boxes that have not yet been fully processed

(December 2017-January 2018) Collection Handler, William B. Meyer, Inc., Northeastern University Snell Library, Boston, Massachusetts
• Identified, packed and shifted entire library collections
• Scanned books using CAIASoft Workspace
• Freed up physical library space on the third and fourth floors

(September 2017-December 2017) Archival Processing Intern, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
• Processed old letters, songbooks, memos, participant lists and registration forms
• Researched audio file conversion methods and affordable equipment
• Created a finding aid for financial records

(Fall 2014-Spring 2015) Electronic Marketing Agent, The Growing Project, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
• Collaborated successfully with Project Educate, local libraries and bookstores to raise funds for girls’ schools in Northern Ghana
• Advertised alumnae’s self-published children’s book online and offline
• Calculated profits from book sales, spread awareness throughout creative writing department and across campus

Skills

• Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Photoshop, ePadd, Processing.js, Open Processing
• Omeka, Movable Type, Benchmark, Dropbox, HTML, CSS, XML, Infogram, TreeMap, SUSHI, CAIASOFT, OneDrive, GitHub, CodeAnywhere, DigitalOcean
• Tumblr, YouTube, Yammer, WordPress, Vimeo
• Customer service, shelving, collection handling, Sierra library software
• Research, Publishing, Journalism, Literary Criticism, Critical Thinking, Close Reading, Editing, Poetry, Public Speaking, Data Analytics
• Basic knowledge of Latin, Spanish
• Committee Planning


Publications

• Matriarchal Matrimony (Bryn Mawr College Senior Thesis)
• Anime Before Astro Boy (LibGuides)
• Simmons University’s Dorothy Siegfried Digital Scrapbook –Engagements & Wedding Section Content Summary
• Invisible Archives in John Edgar Wideman’s Two Cities
• Verily, A New Take on Star Wars
• Helen Hardiman
• As You Like It

References - Available upon request

Education
(January 2017- December 2018) Simmons University, Boston MA
• Master of Library & Information Science
• Merit scholarship recipient

(August 2012-May 2016) Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr PA
• Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English with minor in Creative Writing
• Graduated Cum Laude, GPA 3.5
• Merit scholarship recipient

(September 2008-June 2012) Darien High School, Darien CT
• High school diploma, GPA 3.8
• Honors society member 2010-2012

Extracurricular Activities

• (March 2018) Diversity, Equity, Race, Accessibility, and Identity in LIS Presentation “Invisible Archives in John Edgar Wideman’s Two Cities,” Simmons College, Boston, MA
• (Fall 2017) Boston Book Fair Book Signing Volunteer, Church of the Covenant, Boston, MA
• (Spring 2017) SLIS Career Fair Volunteer, Simmons College, Boston, MA
• (Summer 2016) Volunteer Library Assistant, Goodnow Library, Sudbury, MA
• (2015-2016) Treasurer of Bryn Mawr College Japanese Student Association
• (2008-2012) Volunteer Library Assistant, Darien Library, Darien, CT
• (2008-2012) Senior Orchestra, First Cello, Darien High School, Darien, CT
• (2009-2010) Volunteer 5th grade Math and Social Studies Tutor, Royle School, Darien, CT