Leah Loscutoff


  • San Jose State University, San Jose, CA. Masters, Library and Information Science – December 2008
  • San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA. Bachelor of Arts, History – May 2000


Stevens Institute of Technology, Samuel C. Williams Library, Hoboken, New Jersey. 

University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, March 2013 – June 1, 2016
Head of Archives and Special Collections, June 1, 2016 – Present 

  • Manages and oversees all policies and workflows of the Archives and Special Collections department
  • Provides reference support remotely and in person for the Special Collections department and the general library
  • Oversees all archival processing and quality control of catalog records for Special Collections
  • Implementation of databases to support and manage the intellectual and physical control of the Archives and Special Collection department, which include Archivist’ Toolkit, Collective Access and Omeka.   
  • Implementation of digital projects to provide online access to the collections, which includes digitization, blog posts, and online exhibits.
  • Outreach to students and faculty at Stevens Institute of Technology in regards to using primary sources in alignment with coursework, collection development, and supporting public programs 
  • Promotion of the collections in the Special Collections and Archives department by using social media, scheduling open houses, exhibits, providing tours, giving presentations and hosting collaborative events on campus.  
  • Worked closely with the Hoboken Historical Museum to put together an exhibit featuring our unique collections on the Stevens family,
  • http://www.stevens.edu/news/content/meet-“-extraordinary-stevens-family”-exhibition 
  • Helped plan and put on the “Behind the Books” event on campus which featured some of our unique special collections, http://thestute.com/2014/04/25/stevens-library-showcases-exclusive-collections-during-behind-the-books-event/comment-page-1/ 
  • Supervises the Assistant Curator and student employees

Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn NY. 

  • Digitization Archivist and Project Education Coordinator, IMLS grant, October 2010 – March 2013
  • Coordinated a large digitization project in collaboration with the Brooklyn Public Library and Brooklyn Museum, which resulted in the Brooklyn Visual Heritage website, www.brooklynvisualheritage.org.  
  • Created and wrote a digitization manual for the students and staff to use as a guideline for digitization and cataloging standards for photographs
  • Supervised and trained interns from Pratt’s Library and Information Science program
  • Organized and scheduled educational workshops for Pratt students
  • Planned a one day symposium on “Digital Collections and the User Experience”
  • Responsible for reference desk shifts, and answering reference questions remotely.
  • Tracked the grant progress and the budget, which included writing the annual reports to the IMLS.

Columbia University, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, New York, NY. 

Project Archivist (temporary), Feb. 2010 – October 2010 

  • Responsible for managing and processing the Woodlawn Cemetery Archive project, which consisted of 900 linear feet.
  • Supervision of student interns to help process part of the Woodlawn collection
  • Appraisal of the remaining collection, and collaboration with Woodlawn staff to schedule the remaining deliveries.
  • Implementation of a project schedule and goals to be achieved based on priority and time estimate.

University of California, Irvine – Special Collections and Archives, Irvine, CA. 

  • Archivist (temporary), Feb. 2009 – Jan. 2010
  • Processed the University Archives photograph collection and oversaw the migration into a digital assets management database (Canto Cumulus).
  • Successfully worked with the IT department to install Canto Cumulus, the digital assets management system.
  • Created a detailed manual on how to use Canto Cumulus, and documented the specifications and metadata standards to be used for digital files.
  • Supervised two student interns and student employees
  • Provided effective reference services to patrons on the desk and via email
  • Assisted with instruction and public outreach, which involved teaching a library/archives instruction course to undergraduate students.

National Park Service (NPS) – Golden Gate National Recreational Area, Park Archives and Records Center, Presidio of San Francisco, CA.  

  • Archives and Records Technician (temporary), May 2006– Jan. 2009
  • Arranged and described the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital collection which contained over 20,000 items and completed a comprehensive finding aid, http://www.nps.gov/goga/historyculture/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&PageID=269607 
  • Arranged and described 250 linear feet of historic Army real estate records in one year, using more product less process (MPLP).  
  • Abided by record retention schedule of the NPS and collected inactive records park wide from the different departments and helped to complete final disposition.  
  • Collaborated with the museum department on exhibits at the park 

Conference Presentations and Papers

  • CHARTing Our Course: Digitizing Brooklyn’s Visual History, a Collaborative Project.
  • MARAC spring conference, April 2013. http://drum.lib.umd.edu/bitstream/1903/14389/1/Loscutoff_MARAC2013.pdf
  • Collaborating for Discovery: Expanding Landscapes for Digital Collections through Joint
  • Ventures. ARLIS annual conference, April 2013.

Continuing Education Workshops

  • The Society of American Archivists, Electronic Records Summer Camp August 4-8, 2008
  • The Society of American Archivists, EAD workshop August 25-26, 2008
  • The Society of American Archivists, Essentials of Digital Repositories July 25th, 2011
  • The Society of American Archivists, Archivists’ Guide to Copyright in Image Collections July 26, 2011
  • The Society of American Archivists, Digital Curation Planning and Sustainable Futures August 2012