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GRETCHEN R. STAHLMAN
Santiago, Chile and Tucson, Arizona
gretchen@navegado.cl

EDUCATION:

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
Doctoral student and research assistant, School of Information Resources and Library Science (SIRLS)
Admitted to program beginning August 2013

Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA, USA
Master of Science in Library Science, August 2010
Key courses included Introduction to Research, Digital Libraries, Administration and Management of Libraries, Scholarly and Professional Publishing, and Global Perspectives in Librarianship

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM, USA
Bachelor of General Studies, December 2006
Graduated with honors


RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Co-creator of Navegado.cl, Santiago, Chile, March 2012 - present
  • Conceptualizing and developing Navegado.cl as a wine and spirits blog, provider of multimedia communication and marketing services, social networking hub, and information resource that supports responsible agriculture, promotes small producers of natural, organic and biodynamic alcohols in Chile, and conveys a sensation of Chile’s intimate viticulture;
  • Working with Center for Authentic Science Education Inc. (CASE) to develop Chile Astronomy Tour within the philosophy and framework of Navegado.cl, facilitating unique and memorable excursions to Chile’s astronomical centers and vineyards, and presenting an experiential synthesis between wine, astronomy, exploration, and Chile’s inspirational landscapes, coasts, and people.
Writer and Web Editor - The Santiago Times, Santiago, Chile, May 2012 – January 2013
  • Created English-language news articles for publication on winesofchile.org;
  • Created English-language travel articles for publication on Chile.Travel;
  • Uploaded content to Wines of Chile website using Wordpress interface and modified website as requested;
  • Managed @WinesofChile Twitter account, creating and posting five or more tweets per day, and interacting with the social media community to widely promote the client;
  • Investigated and incorporated methods of promotion and marketing, especially utilizing social media tools;
  • Attended Wines of Chile events and conducted interviews and first-hand research as needed;
  • Translated three Sernatur travel articles per week from Spanish to English, for publication on Chile.Travel.
Document Specialist - Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, Santiago, Chile, February 2012 - July 2012
  • Edited and prepared documents for Configuration Control Board approval;
  • Maintained the ALMA document number classification system;
  • Organized documentation within the Electronic Documentation Management system and other software tools;
  • Attended Configuration Control Board meetings, creating meeting agendas and minutes, sending notifications, and monitoring action items to facilitate swift resolution of critical issues;
  • Participated in selection of information management software;
  • Updated documentation procedures and standards;
  • Monitored documentation deliverable packages received from international partners;
  • Traveled to the Operations Support Facility near San Pedro de Atacama to assist ALMA staff members on-site as necessary;
  • Collaborated with other members of the System Engineering team and ALMA staff worldwide on documentation and information management themes.
Technical Writer and Documentation Specialist - National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Socorro, NM, USA, January 2007 - August 2011
  • Ensured production and delivery of a large documentation package describing a complex technical system;
  • Reviewed and edited engineering documentation for quality assurance;
  • Managed the IPT-level document approval and archival process using EDM software;
  • Assisted Back End engineers in creating technical and administrative documents
  • Prepared and contributed to official Back End IPT reports;
  • Offered EDM trouble-shooting advice and support to Back End engineers;
  • Traveled as needed, and communicated regularly with other documentation, engineering and scientific staff, as a member of an international team.
Assistant Circulation Supervisor - New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Joseph R. Skeen Library, Socorro, NM, USA, August 2001 - March 2007
  • Assisted in managing the Circulation Department and supervising staff of up to 15 student employees;
  • Administered overdue notices and billing for overdue fines using LIBROS (integrated library system);
  • Created and maintained Circulation Department webpage;
  • Participated in implementation of DSpace digital library;
  • Provided Reference services and conducted library tours;
  • Attended annual New Mexico Library Association conferences;
  • Created appealing displays and Circulation Desk publications.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

SKILLS AND ASSETS:
  • Technical, journalistic, persuasive and creative writing;
  • Spanish-English translation and bi-lingual, multi-media communication;
  • Significant background in science and astronomy;
  • Knowledge of social media promotion and tourism in Chile;
  • Familiarity with wine, viticulture and Chile’s wine industry;
  • Digital and academic librarianship

LANGUAGES:
  • English – native language
  • Spanish – reading, writing, conversational speaking, and written translation

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC REFERENCES:

Dr. Rhonda Clark
Professor of Library Science
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
840 Wood Street
Clarion, PA, USA 16214
001-814-393-1632
rclark@clarion.edu

Ephraim Ford
Deputy Division Head- Electronics Division
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
1003 Lopezville Road
Socorro, NM, USA 87801
001-575-835-7093
eford@aoc.nrao.edu

Chris Langley
EVLA Project Manager
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
1003 Lopezville Road
Socorro, NM, USA 87801
001-575-835-7145
clangley@aoc.nrao.edu

Dr. Rafael Lara-Martinez
Professor of Spanish, anthropologist and recipient of Premio Nacional de Cultura de El Salvador
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, NM, USA 87801
001-575-835-5204
soter@nmt.edu