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					                                               Miranda Howard
                         Home: 1725 Grove St., Michigan 49006 USA (269) 329-0842
                 Work: Technical Services Dept, c/o Waldo Library, Western Michigan University,
                 Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5353 USA (269) 387-5166, fax: (269) 387-5193.
                                         miranda.howard@wmich.edu


Employment

2009 -             University Libraries, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Professor, Head of
Technical Services Department. Liaison to School of Art, oversee cataloging, electronic resources and serials, and
monographic acquisitions. Continued involvement with LUNA Insight Image Catalog project and other digital
projects such as the Costume Image project and ScholarWorks. Completed baseline cataloging update project and
one subject and name authority notification with Backstage Library Works. Participated in the successful
implementation of importing OCLC World Cataloging Partners records for purchases from the library’s second
largest vendor of books.

1997 – 2009        University Libraries, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Professor, Visual
Resources Librarian. Head, Visual Resources Library and Videotape, DVD, and Film Collection. Liaison and
bibliographic instruction librarian for the School of Art; creating catalog and imagebase of 125,000+ slide and
digital image collection, LUNA Insight Image Catalog project; implement subscription digital image databases;
preparation of Web pages for library Web site; management of the Visual Resources Library; part-time faculty
Department of Family and Consumer Science, fall 2004 -2007.

1995–1997 Columbia College Library, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois. Librarian. Reference and
bibliographic instruction responsibilities; slide library cataloging, collection development, and collection
management; cataloger for Columbia College’s Costume Imagebase and Commercial Art Imagebase projects. Part-
time instructor of Art History.

1994-1995 Information Autobahn, Oak Park, Illinois. Consultant. Developed research strategies and thesauri for
Internet searching.

1991-1992 Regional History Center and Archives, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.
Research assistant. Completed research on mural by Chicago WPA artist, mounted exhibit for 50th anniversary of
Pearl Harbor, and collection arrangement and description.

1990         First Division Museum, Cantigny, Wheaton, Illinois. Assistantship in museum library.
Book cataloging, periodical management, wrote cataloging procedures manual and disaster plan.

1989-1990     St. Charles Public Library District, St. Charles, Illinois. Circulation clerk.

1984–1990 Miranda Imports, Batavia, Illinois. Proprietor. Import and wholesale of handweaving and knitting
yarns from Finland and Norway.

1981-1985 Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois. Instructor of adult education. Taught courses in
Textile Conservation and Restoration, Seminole Patchwork, Natural Fibers Properties and Characteristics, and
Natural Dyeing.

1981-1984 Seivers’ School of Fiber Arts, Washington Island, Wisconsin. Instructor of weaving.
Taught courses in beginning weaving, band weaving, rug weaving, and Scandinavian laid-in and pick-up techniques.

1976-1985 Shepherd’s Harvest, Evanston, Illinois. Founder and partner. Retail store specializing in
handweaving, knitting, and spinning supplies. Taught weaving, spinning, and knitting.

1975         Greentree Ranch Wools, Laramie Branch, Laramie, Wyoming. Co-manager of store, retail sale of
yarn, weaving, and spinning equipment. Taught weaving, spinning, and knitting classes.
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Continuing Education, 2005 - Present

2011 Attended several NISO Webinars on topics relating to Systems and electronic resources functions

2011 Good Practices for Great Outcomes : Cataloging Efficiencies that Make a Difference, OCLC workshop,
     Wayne State University, June 17

2009    Ordering and Managing Streaming and Other Emerging Media, ALA Chicago, sponsored by
        ALCTS, July

2008    Metadata, Michigan Library Consortium, October

2008    Disaster Preparedness, Center for Conservation of Art and Historic Artifacts, Philadelphia, May

2007 Cataloging Cultural Objects and VRA Core Users Session, Art Libraries Society of North
     America, Atlanta, April

2005 Content DM, Michigan Library Consortium, July

2005    CCO, Train the Trainers, Visual Resources Association Conference, Miami, Florida


Education

1994           Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois. MA in Art History. Thesis entitled: Gift
Of the Moon Goddess: Maya Cultural Heritage Revealed in the Costume of Chiapas, Mexico. Area of concentration
– art of the Americas, specifically costume and textiles. Dr. Jeff Karl Kowalski, thesis advisor. Courses in western,
Oriental, and African art.

1990           Dominican University (formerly Rosary College), River Forest, Illinois. MALS in Library Science.
Area of concentration – special and art collections. Final project: Disaster Plan for the First Division Museum,
Cantigny, Illinois: Library, Archives, and Museum Collections.

1974-1976 University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming. Graduate studies in Wool Production, College of
Agriculture.

1972          Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois. BA in Art. Areas of concentration: textile design and art
history. Foreign study at the Institute of Irish Studies, Dublin, Ireland. Archeological field work at the sites of
Ballyglass and Belderrig, County Mayo, 1972.



Publications

(published under the name Miranda Howard)

2009             Effects on Color Management when Using a Glass Platen to Flatten Book Pages or Documents
while Capturing Images with a Digital Still Camera Paul Howell and Miranda Howard, Western
Michigan University Libraries (USA) paper delivered by Paul Howell at the IS&T Archiving 2009 Conference,
May 7, Arlington, VA. To be published in the conference proceedings.

2008              Medieval Clothing and Textiles, vol. IV, Boydell and Brewer, indexer




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2008             Book Review, “Clothing the Spanish Empire” by Marta Vicente, University of Kansas Press, 2007.
in the Sixteen Century Journal” 2008.

(published under the name Miranda Howard Haddock)

2006        “Beyond the Slide Show” Visual Resources Association Bulletin, conference proceedings from the
2005 annual conference, summer 2006
2005         “Through the Windows and the Walls: Guided Tours and Case Studies in the Canterbury Cathedral
Project” Visual Resources Association Bulletin v32 n 2 (2005): 59-60.

2005          “Selecting Subject Heading Lists and Thesauri for Digital Imaging Projects: Report of the Survey
from Digital Transfer of Slides from Architecture, Interiors, and Furniture and History of Costume to CD-ROM”
Visual Resources Association Bulletin Special Issue: The Digital Transition, Part II v 31 n 3 (2005): 46-49.

2005          “Visual Resources, The Web, and Classroom Teaching: A Case Study of the Canterbury Cathedral
Project at Western Michigan University” Visual Resources Association Bulletin Special Issue: The Digital
Transition, Part I v 31 n 2 (2005): 24-28.

2003          “Acquiring Pictures in the Digital Age: Licensing Issues in the Acquisition of Slides, Digital Images,
and Digital Reproduction Rights for Two Digital Image Project at Western Michigan University”
Against the Grain v 15 n 2 (2003): 89-91.

2001        “This is Where the Millinery Is: Managing the Manual and the Electronic Hat Racks in the Western
Michigan University Visual Resources Library” Visual Resources Association Bulletin v 28 n 2 (2001): 58-60.

2000         Darning the Wear of Time: Annotated Bibliography and Survey of Periodical Literature
On Costume Conservation, Restoration, and Documentation Published in English 1980-1996. Lanham:
Scarecrow Press, 2000.

1999           “Beyond Creator, Title, and Media: The Core at Western Michigan University: Using the VRA Core
Categories for the Description of Works of Art in Cataloging the Slide Collection” Visual Resources Association
Bulletin v 26 n 1 (1999): 68-70.

1998           “Creating a Visual Catalog for the Visual Resources Library, Western Michigan
University, or a Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Internet…We Cataloged the Collection”
Visual Resources Association Bulletin v 25 n 2 (1998): 57-60.

1997         “CNI/OCLC Workshop on Metadata for Networked Images and Databases: Report”
Visual Resources Association Bulletin v 23 n 2 (1997): 38-40.

1980-1986      Published 24 articles on weaving and spinning in trade journals for Countryside
Publications and Interweave Press. Bibliography available on request. Pulbished under the name Miranda Howard.


Awards and Grants

2005          Western Michigan University, Travel Research Award to attend the International Medieval Congress
in Leeds, UK, July 2005.

2005             Western Michigan University, Travel Research Award to attend the VRA Conference, Miami, March
2005.

2003        Western Michigan University, Travel Research Award to attend CHArt Conference, London,
November, 2003.




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2002          Western Michigan University, Teaching and Learning with Technology Grant, co-investigator, for
Canterbury and Saint-Denis: An Interdisciplinary Online Approach to Two Churches at the Intersection of Medieval
Culture. Collaborated with Department of History and the Medieval Institute.

2001           Western Michigan University, Teaching and Learning with Technology Grant, principal investigator,
for Digital Transfer of the History of Costume and Architecture, Interiors, and Furniture to CD-ROM.

2001          Western Michigan University, Faculty Research and Travel Award for workshop presentation at Art
Libraries Society of America Conference in Los Angeles

2000             Visual Resources Association, Travel Award to attend annual conference in San Francisco, April

1998         Costume Society of America, Travel Research Award for Darning the Wear of
T ime: Annotated Bibliography and Survey of Periodical Literature on Costume Conservation, Restoration, and
Documentation Published in English 1980-1996 to complete second phase of project.

1998         Western Michigan University, Faculty Research and Creative Activities Support Fund for
Darning the Wear of Time… to complete second and final phases of project.

1998         Art Libraries Society of North America, John Benjamins Research Award for Darning
The Wear of Time to complete second phase of project.


                                                Guides and Web Pages

2011-            ScholarWorks, posted five articles:
                 http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/cgi/query.cgi?field_1=lname&value_1=Howard&field_2=fname&val
                 ue_2=Miranda&advanced=1

2011-            SelectedWorks WMU Author Home page: http://works.bepress.com/miranda_howard/

2006 -           Guide to Finding Images and Pictures, available on the Web at
                 http://www.wmich.edu/library/subject/rt.php?subjectid=61&resourcetypeid=6819

2003 - 2009 Annotated Bibliography of Costume Research Resources: Print and Visual Materials
            http://www.wmich.edu/library/visual/costume/ (removed 2/2009)

2002 - 2009      Digital Transfer of Slides to CD-ROM, instructions on how to use Portfolio software to
                 create image intensive CD-ROMs and how to use the CDs for instruction
                 http://www.wmich.edu/library/visual/slidetocd/ (removed 2009)

2001 -2007       Finding Slides on ImageCat, brief instructions, for WMU patrons
                 http://www.wmich.edu/library/vrl/imagecat/brief_instructions.php (removed 2007)

2001 - 2007      Finding Slides on ImageCat, tutorial, for WMU patrons
                 http://www.wmich.edu/library/vrl/imagecat/index.php (removed 2007)

2000 -2011       Art Education Subject Guide, available on the Web at
                 http://www.wmich.edu/library/sg/5/112/ (removed 7/2011, consolidated with Art Subject Guide in
                 Lib-Guides)

1999 -2005       AMICO Library User’s Guide, available in print and on the Web at
                 http://www.wmich.edu/library/vrl/amico/guide.php
                 Updated, summer 2002, suppressed Spring 2004 due to change in AMICO interface (removed 7/2005)

1999-2007        Finding Slides on WestCat, for non-WMU browsers



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                 http://www.wmich.edu/library/handouts/findingslides.php (removed 2007)

1999 - 2005      Slides of Manuscripts from the Bodleian and Pierpont Morgan Libraries in the Visual
                 Resources Library, Western Michigan University: Browsing Guide, available on the Web      at
                 http://www.wmich.edu/library/vrl/bodleian_morgan/index.php (removed 4/2005)

1999 -           Art Subject Guide, updated in Lib-Guides August 2011, available on the Web at
                 http://libguides.wmich.edu/content.php?pid=213324

1999 -2007             Professional Web page, available on the Web at
                 http://www.wmich.edu/library/prof/profpage.php?empid=251 (removed 9/2007)


Papers and Poster Sessions Delivered at Conferences

2008       American Library Association Annual Conference, Anaheim, June, Poster session:
“Catch the Wave: Building a Digital Image Library without Wiping Out”, with Sheila Bair and Paul Howell.

2006       41th Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2006. Paper for DISTAFF session on entitled
“Hunt for the Haberdashery: An Inventory of the Men’s Clothing in the Hunt for the Unicorn Tapestries.”

2005     International Medieval Congress, Leeds, England, July 9-13, 2005. Paper for DISTAFF session entitled
“Using Controlled Vocabularies to Describe Medieval Costume and Textiles.”

2005      Visual Resources Association Annual Conference, Miami, Florida, March 2005. Paper, session entitled
Beyond the Slide Show.

2004        39th Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 6-9, 2004. Speaker, “Why is Mary Tablet
Weaving?” Session on Decorative Textiles, sponsored by DISTAFF; Chair, The Virtual Canterbury Cathedral Web
Site: Future Directions for a WMU Teaching Site; Panelist, Digital Media and Medieval Art: Using Computers in
the Classroom and Conference Hall.

2003       19th CHArt (Computers and the History of Art) Conference, Birkbeck College, London, England,
November 6-7, 2003. Demonstration and Poster Session, “The Virtual Pilgrimage: Phase I of Canterbury and Saint-
Denis An Interdisciplinary Online Approach to Two Churches at the Intersection of Medieval Culture.”

2002        37th Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 4. Panelist for session on textile and costume
research as specialist in library materials for these subject areas. Session sponsored by DISTAFF.

2002       North Suburban Library System, Wheeling, Illinois, March 19, 2002. Speaker, “The Art of Reference.”

2001       Art Libraries Society of North America, Annual Conference, Los Angeles,
California, March 29 - April 4. Co-moderator and speaker, workshop entitled "They Never Covered This in Library
School: Basic Resources in Costume, Art Production, Film, and Artists' Videos." Paper, “The Clothes Make the
Movie: Periodical Sources for Costume Research.”

2001       Visual Resources Association, Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, February 26-March 3.
Paper, “This is Where the Millinery Is: Managing the Manual and Electronic Hat Racks in the Western Michigan
University Visual Resources Library,” for Session V, “Wearing Two Hats: The Visual Resources Curator as
Webmaster.”

2000       Visual Resources Association, Annual Conference, San Francisco, California, April 4-9. Member of
panel discussion Roundtable V: Entering the New Millennium: The Visual Resources Professional in the 21st
Century, Margaret Webster, organizer and moderator.




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2000       Art Libraries Society of North America, Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 16-21.
Member of panel Ask ARLISL Lost in the Fog: Finding One’s Way Around a Sea of Slides, Paula Hardin,
organizer, Sheryl Wilhite Garcia, moderator.

1999      AMICO Library Conference, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 3-4. Looking
at Images and Information, Teaching AMICO to Library Patrons: One Visual Resources Librarian’s Perspective.

1998      Visual Resources Association, Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 2-
8. Creating a Visual Catalog for the Visual Resources Library, Western Michigan University or A Funny Thing
Happened on the Way to the Internet…We Cataloged the Collection.

1997      Costume Society of America, Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 26-29.
Darning the Wear of Time: Phase I, poster session.

1996      Costume Society of America Regions III & IV, Annual Conference, Cleveland, Ohio,
October 27-29. Huipiles of the Moon Goddess: Maya Cultural Heritage Revealed in the Women’s Ceremonial
Garments of Chiapas, Mexico.

1994       Handweavers’ Guild of America, Bi-annual Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 3-8. How-to
Guide to Textile Research, seminar leader.


                                    University Libraries Service and Activities

2011-     Local Digitization Project Committee

2011-      SWIT – ScholarWorks Implementation Team

2011       Deaccession Task Force

2010       Bindery Policy Task Force, chair

2009 -     Collection Development Committee

2009 -2010 Institutional Repository Committee

2008 - 09 Information Literacy Committee

2008-2010 Tenure and Promotion Committee

2008 -      Conservation Subcommittee of the Preservation Committee

2007 -      Environmental Subcommittee of the Preservation Committee

2007 -      Manuals Subcommittee of the Preservation Committee, chair

2006 -       Executive Committee, co-chair

2006 -      Tenure and Promotion Committee

2006 -      Preservation Committee, University Libraries Strategic Plan

2006 -      Library Customer Relations Task Force, University Libraries Strategic Plan

2006        Search Committee for Metadata/Cataloger Librarian




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2006         Search Committee for Systems Librarian

2005 -       Strategic Plan Steering Committee

2005         Strategic Plan Committee, co-chair with head of LSAB (dissolved)

2006         Strategic Plan Tabulation Committee (dissolved)

2005         Search Committee for Head of Technical Services

2004-2005        Executive Committee, Chair

2003-2005        Technology Management Team (dissolved)

2002             Search Committee for Web Developer

2002             Search Committee for Web Librarian

2002-2004        Digital Image Projects Committee (dissolved)

2002-3003        Executive Committee

2000-2003        Art Exhibition Committee, Chair

2000-2001        Executive Committee

1998-1999        AMICO Library Test Bed Site Team, Leader

1997-2001        VRL Advisory Committee (dissolved)


University Service

2011-            WMU Common Read program for 2012, committee chair and coordinator

2005 -           Strategic Directions Task Force, under the direction of President Bailey

2003-2004        Sangren Hall Emergency Response Team

1999-2002        Faculty Senate, University Libraries Representative

1999-2000        North Central Accreditation Evaluation, Criterion 4 team member

1999             Center for Teaching and Learning Consortia Development Team


Professional Association Activities

2006             Rutgers University Libraries, outside reviewer for Dr. Sara Harrington, candidate for tenure

2006 -      Visual Resources Association, CCO (Cataloging Cultural Objects) Train the Trainers and
Work Type Task Force. I am scheduled to teach a workshop at Michigan Library Consortium in Spring 2007.

2006 -       Art Libraries Society of North America, Wittenborn Award Committee

2005-06      Costume Society of America, reviewer for paper for annual publication, Dress



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2003- 2011 Boydell and Brewer publishers, member of editorial board for new scholarly journal,
Medieval Clothing and Textiles.

2003         Costume Society of America, reviewer of paper for annual publication, Dress.

2001      Art Libraries Society of North America, Annual Conference, Los Angeles, California, March 29-April 4.
Co-moderator and planner of workshop entitled “They Never Covered This in Library School: Basic Resources in
Costume, Art Production, Film, and Artists’ Videos.”

1999-2002    Voyager Enhancement Committee, Image Server Subcommittee.

1998             Visual Resources Association, Evaluation Committee for new edition of Image Buyers’
Guide.

1998         VISION Project, Evaluation Team. The VISION Project is a joint pilot project between the Getty
Information Institute and the Research Libraries Group promoting the standardized cataloging of images using the
VRA Core and MARC format.


Courses Taught Since 1995

2010             Wet Materials Recovery Workshop for Waldo Library Disaster Response Team, July 19

2008 -2009 Independent study with honors student, Jessica Yeiter, to translate and research French costume book
           housed in Special Collections and Rare Books, co-presented with Susan Steuer and Merrion Gray

2007         Directed Reading on the History of the Printed Book for Paul Howell, co-directed with Susan
             Steuer

2007         Introduction to Cataloging Cultural Objects, Michigan Library Consortium, May

2004-2008    History of Fashion, FCS 3260, fall semester, Family and Consumer Science, WMU

2006         Designing Apparel for Special Populations, FCS 5220, summer, Family and Consumer Science,
             WMU

1995, 1996        Art History 120, fall and spring semesters, Department of Art, Columbia College, Chicago




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