Connie Binder, MLS

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Employment History


Freelance Indexer, 1998-present
  • Back-of-the-book indexing (764 books indexed)
  • Journal indexing (5 titles, over 200 issues)
    • Brief summary records for each article including bibliographic information and subject headings
    • Detailed records in back-of-the-book style providing in-depth access

Grants Management Database Consultant, 1991-present
  • Databases
    • Riverside Grants
    • Award
    • GIFTS for Windows and Alta
    • Salesforce
    • Customized in-house databases
  • Projects
    • Develop specifications for enhancements and new software projects
    • Review proposals from other vendors
    • Database administration
    • Report writing
    • Code table development and maintenance
    • Code assignment
    • Duplicate record search and consolidation
    • Database conversion, including field mapping
    • Procedures manuals
    • File naming conventions
    • Database editing and quality control
    • Verification and addition of geographic coordinates to database records for mapping project

Freelance Librarian, 1994-1999
  • Systems
    • NOTIS
    • Voyager
    • Mitinet
    • OCLC
  • Projects
    • Original and copy cataloging in MARC format
    • Assigned Library of Congress Subject Headings
    • Assigned local call number
    • Local subject heading overhaul – edited thesaurus, eliminated duplicate and obsolete headings, provided consistency, updated terminology, corrected errors

Contract Librarian/Database Administrator, 1989-1991
National Geographic Society, Committee for Research and Exploration
  • Supervised the development and data entry of a scientific research grants database
  • Analyzed over 5000 grant files
  • Assigned Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Performed name and subject authority work in OCLC and NOTIS

Technical Services Clerk, 1986-1988
Minnesota Legislative Reference Library
  • Serials control
  • Original and copy cataloging of periodicals, including state government documents, in PALS library system
  • Assigned Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Performed name and subject authority work in OCLC

 
Education
 
MLS, Library and Information Services, 1989
University
of Maryland
, College Park
Beta Phi Mu National Honor Society
Coursework in advanced cataloging, database structure and design
 
BA, Anthropology, 1982
Michigan
State University

Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
Bioscience emphasis
Women’s Studies Thematic


Presentations
 
August 2018
American Society for Indexing Webinar

"Indexing Lives: Strategies for Indexing Biographies and Memoirs"

April 2018

American Society for Indexing Annual Conference
"Play Ball! Indexing Sports and Fitness Titles" seminar

June 2017

American Society for Indexing Annual Conference
"It's a Wonderful Life: Indexing Biographies and Memoirs"
"Indexing Specialties: SIG Roundtable" panel

November 2016
American Society for Indexing, East Coast Regional Meeting

"Trends in Niche Areas - Legal, Medical, Trade Books, Scholarly" panel

August 2015
American Society for Indexing Webinar

"PDFs in the Indexing Process: Maximizing Your Efficiency"

September 2014
American Society for Indexing, Upper Midwest Chapter

"PDFs in the Indexing Process: Maximizing Your Efficiency" workshop

August 2014
American Society for Indexing Webinar

"Indexer Locator: Crafting Your Listing for Maximum Effect"

April 2013
American Society for Indexing Annual Conference

"The Art and Craft of Using PDFs in the Indexing Process" workshop
"Crafting Your Indexer Locator Listing for Maximum Effect" seminar

April 2011

American Society for Indexing Annual Conference

"History Indexing: Bringing the Past into the Future" panel

December 2010

American Society for Indexing, Mid- and South-Atlantic Chapter

"Streamlining Our Work Processes" panel

May 2010

American Society for Indexing Annual Conference

"Streamlining Our Work Processes" panel
 
April 2010
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
School of Library and Information Studies
Indexing and Abstracting course
"Best Practices in Back-of-the-Book Indexing" webinar

May 2006
American Society for Indexing Annual Conference
"The Virtual Office: Working Away from Home and on the Road" panel

November 2002
MicroEdge Annual Conference (for users of GIFTS grants management software)
"Publicizing Your Good Works"
"External Reviewers: Managing the Process"

 
Professional Memberships
 
American Society for Indexing
   Secretary, 2013-2014
   Board of Directors, 2011-2014
   Chair, ASI/EIS Award for Excellence in Indexing Committee, 2016
   Chair, Marketing Committee, 2011-2013
   Order of the Kohlrabi Award, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
   Member, Culinary Indexing Special Interest Group
   Member, Gardening and Environmental Studies Special Interest Group
   Member, History/Archaeology Special Interest Group
   Member, Sports-Fitness Indexing Special Interest Group (Manager, 2011-present)
   Member, Mid- and South-Atlantic Chapter (Chair, 2009-2010; 2017-2018)

Editorial Freelancers Association

Institute of Certified Indexers
    Certification, 2011


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