Juliet L. Hardesty

Professional Experience

Metadata Analyst/Librarian, Indiana University Libraries, Indiana University

August 2012 – present

Provide long-term strategies for metadata management and participate in the design and development of services to support preservation of, and access to, digitized and born-digital content from Indiana University's collections.

User Interface Design Specialist, Digital Library Program, Indiana University

November 2007 – August 2012

Design interfaces for Digital Library Program (DLP) collections using current web standards (XHTML Strict 1.0 with CSS and JavaScript incorporated into a JAVA Struts environment as well as XML/XSLT transformations of encoded text in eXtensible Text Framework, XTF). Ensure accessible functionality by following semantic HTML guidelines. Conduct usability studies to guide design and functionality of DLP applications and assess usability of applications as they are in development. Enhance user experience with mobile-optimized interfaces.

Systems Analyst/Programmer, Library Information Systems, Indiana University

October 2002 – November 2007

Worked with a team of programmers and librarians to develop and maintain the Indiana University Libraries' online library catalog (IUCAT), federated searching product OneSearch @IU, and the Indiana University Bloomington's Library web site, Content Manager (password-protected web site), and Intranet (password-protected web site). The purpose of the Content Manager was to provide a centrally-controlled place for librarians and other library staff to maintain the content of the web site and manage the electronic resources made available through the web site. The Intranet served as a place for library staff to organize and share internal documentation and work with committees and groups outside of the defined organizational chart. Duties included programming, debugging, usability testing, planning and design, training, and coordinating work of development groups.

Systems Analyst/Programmer, Oncourse, Indiana University

May 2001 – October 2002

Developed and maintained Oncourse (image of previous version linked here), Indiana University's online course management system. Duties included programming, debugging, usability testing, planning and design, and training.

Web Programmer/Designer, Departmental Information Systems, Indiana University

May 2000 – May 2001

Built custom web applications for Indiana University departments in Bloomington and Indianapolis. Duties included meeting with clients, developing specifications and designs, programming, and debugging.

Imaging Technician, Digital Library Program and E. Lingle Craig Preservation Laboratory, Indiana University

August 1998 – September 2000

Digitized photographs, sheet music, correspondence, and film for grant-funded Digital Library project to digitize all Indiana University archives associated with Hoagy Carmichael for project web site. Created web pages of guidelines and procedures for digitizing the collection and conducted usability testing on the Hoagy Carmichael web site. Digitized brittle books for Preservation Laboratory and trained and supervised 2 hourly staff.

Education Coordinator, Education Department, Indiana University Art Museum

January – August 1999

Responsible for all activities associated with the arrangement, scheduling, and supervision of museum tours. Maintained log of tours using Microsoft Access database. Assisted Curator of Education in the creation, implementation, and maintenance of various museum education programs. Updated six-month backlog of tours on database and kept web site of tours updated. Wrote K-12 script for slide set of images selected from newly-acquired Morton C. Bradley collection.

Book Repair Technician, E. Lingle Craig Preservation Laboratory, Indiana University

May 1997 – January 1999

Repaired, recased, and rebound circulating books. Worked on materials as old as 200+ years.

Intern, Art Institute of Chicago

May – August 1998

Completed internship as assistant to Curator Kevin Sharp in Art Institute of Chicago's Department of American Arts. Copy edited backmatter for Mary Cassatt: Modern Woman. Named in catalog's "Acknowledgements" section. Researched ideas for exhibitions.

Courses Taught

Z603: Workshop in Library and Information Science. Topic: Encoded Archival Description.

Summer II 2015

Co-instructor with Craig Simpson, Manuscripts Archivist, Lilly Library, Indiana University. Department of Information and Library Science, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Z603: Workshop in Library and Information Science. Topic: Encoded Archival Description.

Summer II 2014

Co-instructor with Craig Simpson, Manuscripts Archivist, Lilly Library, Indiana University. Department of Information and Library Science, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington.

S603: Workshop in Library and Information Science. Topic: Encoded Archival Description.

Summer I 2013

Co-instructor with Craig Simpson, Manuscripts Archivist, Lilly Library, Indiana University. School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington.

S603: Workshop in Library and Information Science. Topic: Web Accessibility Evaluation.

Spring 2013

Instructor. School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Other Experience

Group Exercise Instructor, Monroe County YMCA

December 2010 – August 2013

Lead step aerobics group exercise course from Spring I 2011 – Winter 2012.

Co-director, Your Art Here

May 2005 – May 2009

Co-directed an Indiana-based non-profit public arts organization, Your Art Here. Duties included administrative management (budget/finances, strategic planning, fundraising), coordinating existing projects, and developing new projects and collaborations to further the organization’s mission.

Workshops and training seminars attended