EDUCATION

MSLIS, Library & Information Science
University of Hawai'i at Manoa, May 2017 (expected)

PhD, English Language & Literature
University of Michigan, May 2014
Dissertation: "Writing (in) the Spaces of the Blitz: Spatial Myths and Memory in Wartime British Literature."
Exam fields: Twentieth-Century British & Irish Literature, Modernism, War & Memory

MA, English Language & Literature
University of Michigan, May 2010

BA, English (Music Minor)
Brigham Young University, April 2008
Thesis: "Newtonian Remnants in Wyndham Lewis's Vorticism"

EXPERIENCE

2015–2016, Digital Publishing Assistant, University of Hawai'i Press
Researched rights and permissions status of backlist titles and selected out-of-print materials for digitization and open access. Served as primary liaison between UH Press and the UH Library, planning joint events, supporting OA initiatives, managing a small bookshop within the UH Library, and supervising the shop's student staff. Developed strategic vision, business plan, and workflows for new publishing services program meant to encourage innovative scholarly projects.

2015, Volunteer Archival Processor, University of Hawai'i at Manoa Library
Processed and created ArchivesSpace finding aids for several archival collections created by Hawai'i musicians and composers. Conducted box-level inventory of recent accessions in the Hawai'i Congressional Papers Collection.

2014–2015, Collection Assessment Assistant, UHM Library
Assisted in conducting an inventory of 20,000+ serial titles and created workflows for tracking inventory, recording decisions, and documenting actions. Trained and supervised student workers on assessment-related projects and provided occasional reference and research support to library patrons.

2014, Editorial Assistant, University of North Carolina Press
Evaluated proposals and manuscripts, managed peer review process, advised authors on rights and permissions issues, prepared contracts and marketing copy, and maintained database records.

2013–2014, Journals Production Coordinator, Duke University Press
Managed production schedules and oversaw submission, editing, typesetting, and printing of nine journals. Compiled metadata and prepared content for XML conversion, and conducted quality checks of print and online products.

2009–2012, Graduate Student Instructor, University of Michigan
Designed and taught college writing classes (course titles: Writing about War and Violence, Literature of the Battlefield, and From Fine Arts to Facebook: Collecting Ourselves in Writing) and led discussion sections for upper-division American literature classes. Wrote course objectives, syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments, and guided student research projects.

2006–2008, Writing Tutor, Brigham Young University
Held one-on-one consultations with students to help them improve writing skills, focusing on analysis, argumentation, and revision. Planned and conducted staff training meetings and taught classes on topics such as reading techniques and MLA style.

PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS

Dissertation

Fisher, Katherine E. "Writing (in) the Spaces of the Blitz: Spatial Myths and Memory in Wartime British Literature." Diss. University of Michigan, 2014.

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Literature Conferences

AWARDS & HONORS ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

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SERVICE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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