Ph.D. in Information Studies, expected December 2014
University of Texas (UT) at Austin
M.S.I.S. in Information Studies, Certificate of Advanced Study in Preservation Administration, August 2008
M.Phil. in Renaissance literature, October 2005
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
B.A. with highest honors in English, May 2004
University of California (UC) at Berkeley
Minor in Education
Dong, L. (2014, forthcoming.) Taking the long view of medical records preservation and archives. Journal of Documentation.
Dong, L. (2012.) The ethical and legal issues of historical mental health records as cultural heritage. Proceedings of The Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation, 26-28 September 2012, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 735- 744. http://www.ciscra.org/docs/UNESCO_MOW2012_Proceedings_FINAL_ENG_Compressed.pdf
Crow, J., Broussard, R., Dong, L., Finn, J., Wiley, B., & Geisler, G. (2012.) A synthesis of research on ICT adoption and use by medical professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa. Proceedings of the 2nd ACM International Health Informatics Symposium, 161-170. doi: 10.1145/2110363.2110384.
Dong, L. (2011.) The economics and politics of international preservation collaborations: A Malian case study. Archival Science, 12(3), 267-285. doi: 10.1007/s10502-011-9156-z.
Dong, L. (2008.) Online appendices. In J. Drewes & J. Page (Eds.), Promoting preservation awareness in libraries: A sourcebook for academic, public, school, and special collections. Westport, CT: Greenwood Presss. http://www.abc-clio.com/BookCompanion.aspx?id=2147498078§ion=1.
Kim, S., Dong, L., & Durden, M. (2006.) Batch archival processing: Preserving Arnold Wesker’s digital manuscripts. Archival Issues, 30(2), 91-106.
FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
William Powers, Jr. Graduate Fellowship, 2012-2013
Institute of Museum & Library Services Doctoral Preservation Fellowship, 2008-2012
Archival Education and Research Institute Conference Scholarship, 2009-2011 Carolyn Hixson Harris Endowed Presidential Scholarship, 2007-2008
Council on Library and Information Resources’ Rovelstad Scholarship in International Librarianship, 2007
Billie Grace Herring Endowed Scholarship, 2006
Houston Endowed Presidential Scholarship, 2006
Cambridge Overseas Society Fellow, inducted 2005
Cambridge Overseas Trust bursary, 2004
Phi Beta Kappa, inducted 2004
Dean’s Honors List, Spring 2003 and Spring 2004
Golden Key International Honor Society, inducted 2002
National Society of Collegiate Scholars, inducted 2001
Edward Frank Kraft Scholarship, 2001
Dong, L. (2014, forthcoming). Preventative conservation in the archives: Broad approaches for a big impact. Panel chair. Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archivists (SAA), Washington, D.C.
Dong, L. (2014, February). Recordkeeping ecologies of a state mental facility. Paper Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science, St. Louis, MO.
Dong, L. (2013, May). Records as agents: The role of materiality on the lives of African American patients in a state mental institution. Paper. American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM), Atlanta, GA.
Caswell, M., Anderson, K., Dong, L., & Punzalan, R. (2013, January). Archival education in the undergraduate classroom. Panel co-presenter for “New directions in archival education: Teaching pluralized curricula.” Annual Conference of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), Seattle, WA.
Dong, L., & Finn, J. (2012, November). Why should we care about studying objects in order to better understand how people interact? Paper. UT School of Information colloquium, Austin, TX.
Dong, L. (2012, September). The ethical and legal issues of historical mental health records as cultural heritage. Paper. UNESCO Memory of the World Conference, Vancouver, Canada.
Dong, L., Luehrsen, V., Norberg, E., Norris, A., & Pierce, K. (2012, July). Strategies for designing undergraduate archival courses. Workshop co-organizer. Archival Education & Research Institution (AERI), Los Angeles, CA.
Davis, K., & Dong, L. (2012, March). Central State Hospital: A century of African American mental health care. Paper. Virginia Forum, Harrisonburg, VA.
Doty, P., Galloway, P., Becker, S., Blaha, C., Brock, C., Dong, L., Kim, S., Luehrsen, V., & Norris, A. (2012, January). Student led conferences and internships: Integrating professional community engagement into an iSchool doctoral program. Panel co-presenter. ALISE, Dallas, TX.
Dong, L. (2010, August). The Timbuktu Manuscript Project: A decade of global-local collaboration. Paper and panel chair for “Preserving and Digitizing Records in the Developing World: Trust, Accountability, and International Cooperation.” SAA, Washington, D.C.
Dong, L. (2010, July). New constructions of Malian identity: International collaborations & digital interpretations of the ancient past. Paper. UK and Ireland Forum for Archives and Records Management Education and Research/Network of Archival Educators and Trainers, Oxford, UK.
Dong, L. (2012, July). The role of subject agency in the appraisal of institutional collections. AERI, Los Angeles, CA.
Dong, L. (2011, August). Community archives-building with mental institution records. SAA, Chicago, IL.
Dong, L. (2010, July). The publication of private lives: Creating digital access to mental hospital records. AERI, Ann Arbor, MI.
Dong, L., Healey, E., Mueller, S., & Ticer, S. (2009, August). Reconstructing the digital preservation & archival practices of a conservator: The Paul N. Banks collection. SAA, Austin, TX.
Dong, L. (2008, April). Assessing commercial binding at the Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Annual Conference of the Association of North American Graduate Programs in the Conservation of Cultural Property (ANAGPIC), New York, NY.
Teaching Assistant, School of Information, UT Austin, Aug. 2013-May 2014
Assistant Instructor, School of Information, UT Austin, Aug. 2011-May 2012: Instructor for a blended learning undergraduate class, “Introduction to Information Studies”
Guest lecturer for UGS 303: “Knowing: Acquiring and Sharing Information in the Information Age,” April 27, 2011
Assistant Instructor, School of Information, UT Austin, Jan.-May 2011
Co-instructor for an online-based undergraduate class, “Information in Cyberspace”
Developed and refined course modules and assignments
Attended to student questions both in person and online
Graded student assignments
Oversaw a Master’s-level teaching assistant
Teaching Assistant, School of Information, UT Austin, Aug.-Dec. 2010
Addressed questions and concerns from undergraduates enrolled in “Information in Cyberspace” via an online chat system during online office hours
Graded student projects and participation
Teaching Assistant, School of Information, UT Austin, Aug. 2007-May 2008
Designed and presented PowerPoint presentations to graduate-level classes on various topics such as cost analysis and batch processing materials for DSpace
Prepared class readings and syllabi for online accessibility; included readying websites and developing batch processes for digital migration workflows
Researched and prepared précis for professor on topical subjects such as campaign record appraisal and text analyses software
OTHER PROFESSIONAL WORK
Conservation Technician, Architecture & Planning Library, UT Austin, Aug. 2008-May 2014
Determine damage to library items and conduct repairs; requires frequent communication with library staff to order conservation materials and to maintain workflow
Environmental monitoring and pest management
Project Archivist, Central State Hospital, Petersburg, VA, June-Aug. 2010
Organized, described, and conducted preservation activities on mental hospital documents and photographs from 1868 to present
Oversaw one information studies Master’s student
Graduate Assistant, School of Information, UT Austin, Aug. 2007-May 2008
Editor for ANAGPIC: published annual conference papers and posters on the website and the School of Information digital repository, DSpace
Redesigned website for the Kilgarlin Center for Preservation of the Cultural Record
Organized and led volunteer team for two-day symposium, “From Gray Areas to Green Areas” (Nov. 2007); included soliciting gifts from local organizations, preparing handout materials, and assisting speakers
Actualized special projects including the reorganization of nearly 800 faculty files
Facilitated public inquiries directed to the dean
Delivered written communications between the university and L&S staff
SERVICE & OUTREACH
Member of the 2014 SAA Student Program Subcommittee, 2013-present
Member of the SAA Committee on Education, 2012-present
Riding assistant for Learning Together Equestrians, Austin, TX, 2012-present
Lead disabled children in physical therapy and speech therapy activities
Maintain upkeep and well-being of horses
Co-founder and co-director of the Cultural Heritage & Information Preservation Society, Jan. 2010-present: developed a UT Austin student group for students and faculty from diverse departments to come together to discuss current heritage preservation issues, meet with practitioners, and collaborate with one another (http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/~chips/)
Ad hoc reviewer, Archives and Manuscripts, Fall 2013
Graduate mentor for Intellectual Entrepreneurship Pre-graduate School Internship program (http://moody.utexas.edu/ie/), Spring 2013
Ad hoc reviewer, Archival Science, Spring 2011, Fall 2012
Ad hoc reviewer, InterActions, Spring 2012
Co-organizer for Preservation Week, Austin, TX, 2011-2012: coordinated a series of speakers, displays, and demonstrations to inform the public about preservation and conservation during the American Library Association’s Preservation Week each April
Editor for ANAGPIC, June 2008-March 2011 (http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/~anagpic/)
Graduate Student Assembly Representative for the University of Texas Libraries Committee, Aug. 2009-May 2010
Served as a liaison between graduate students and UT libraries
Advised on the development of library policy and procedures
Riding assistant with Thoughtful House Equestrians, Austin, TX, 2006-2009
Volunteer photo archivist and conservator at Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC), UT Austin, Jan. 2007-May 2007
Applied intellectual control to the standard-sized Eugene Omar Goldbeck photo collection
Surveyed the Goldbeck panorama collection for future humidification project
Tutor with the Cal Literacy and Skills Project, Berkeley, CA, 2003-2004
Instructed university employees in reading, writing, and conversational skills through one-on-one tutoring
Managed CALS Project library
Research intern, UC Berkeley Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program, Sept. 2003-May 2004
Compiled data on untracked high school English classes for Professor Sarah Freedman’s research study
Conversation partner for YWCA’s English-in-Action program, Berkeley, CA, 2002-2003: tutored foreign UC Berkeley extension student to improve her English language skills
Tutor at the Richmond, CA, YMCA, 2002: instructed elementary-aged children on math and language arts homework
Volunteer teacher at LaFayette Elementary School, Oakland, CA, 2001: developed, organized, and supervised weekly science lessons as the leader of a four-person team for kindergarten class
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS
SAA since 2009
Current member of the Preservation Section
Current member of the Archival Educators, Archivists & Archives of Color, Human Rights Archives, and Privacy & Confidentiality Roundtables
ALISE since 2011
AAHM since 2013
Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences since 2013
ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
Co-organizer, panel chair, and emcee for a two-day graduate student conference, Engaging in the Preservation of Cultural Heritage 2010 Student Symposium; conducted peer-review process to select speakers; raised $1.5K for conference expenses; coordinated room reservations, food, and activities (http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/~epoch/)
Conducted research for the design and implementation of eMicrobes, a digital library for learning about infectious diseases, in Africa
Developed the content and design for a UT website to promote the architectural significance and history of Battle Hall, one of most renowned buildings on the UT Austin campus (http://lib.utexas.edu/apl/about/battle_hall)
Conducted a conservation assessment of the O. Henry Museum in Austin, TX
Migrated the Sir Arnold Wesker digital collection for preservation and access purposes at the HRC
Wrote a suggested grant for the Russell Lee negative collection at the Center for American History at UT Austin; researched relevant granting agencies for recommendation
Processed the Betty Wilke Cox collection at the Austin History Center
Conducted a preservation needs assessment for the Blake Alexander slides at the Alexander Architecture Archive, UT Austin