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Employment History

Data Services Coordinator

Digital Public Library of America
August 2014 – Present

Working alongside the Director and Assistant Director for Content to bring on new partners, conduct data mapping and ingest, perform quality assurance, and support several other critical projects.

Digital Archivist

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
University of Virginia
May 2011 – July 2013

Apply and integrate archival practices to an ever-growing corpus of born digital content within the holdings of the Small Special Collections Library. Work with multiple staff groups including librarians, archivists, technologists, and student to create new workflows and tools.

Digital Initiatives Librarian

J.Y. Joyner Library Digital Collections
East Carolina University
January 2008 – April 2011

Planned, coordinated and established priorities, managed production, and promoted digital library initiatives at East Carolina University. Managed multiple projects simultaneously while supervising staff, students, interns and volunteers.

Digital Collections Librarian

Digital Collections and Research (DCR)
University of Maryland
June 2005 – January 2008

Provided primary support and coordination for digital projects including devising digitization workflows, developing metadata schema, and leading projects to design user interaction on multiple web interfaces.

Graduate Assistant

Digital Collections and Research (DCR)
University of Maryland
January 2005 – May 2005

Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
University of Maryland
September 2004 – December 2005

Provided project management for The Thomas MacGreevy Archive (http://www.macgreevy.org), a TEI XML-based repository of texts. Duties included encoding and proofing TEI documents, creating HTML and CSS for project web sites, and working on new interface developments.

Library Intern / Part-time Librarian

National Public Radio
Washington, D.C.
January 2004 – January 2005

Provided reference services for writing and research staff in fast-paced environment both through an internship position and continuing on a part-time basis.

Publications Specialist

Horne Engineering Services, Inc.
Fairfax, VA
September 2001 – May 2003

Member of the publication team for a small engineering company that created publications for both print and web, using both in-house and off-set printing. Responsibilities for editing and layout were shared within the department for client projects, official company publications, advertising and marketing materials, the company web site, and a small database of photos for company promotional use.


Dear Reader Press
October 2011 – Present

Owner and designer of a small online business designing wedding invitations and other stationary products.



Master's in Library Science

May 2005
The University of Maryland
College Park, MD

Bachelor of Arts in English

Minor in Anthropology
May 2001
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Continuing Education


Technical Skills



Library and Professional Committees

Training and Educational Activities

Guest lectures at the College of Library and Information Studies at the University of Maryland

Professional Volunteer Experiences


Publications and Presentations

Articles, Book Chapters, Book Reviews, and Edited Proceedings

Gueguen, Gretchen. "Appraising and Acquiring Born-Digital Collections: An Introduction." Journal of Digital Media Management. 2:4 (2014):337-348.

Pitti, Daniel, Vitor Mowlac, Claire Sibille-de Grimouard and Gretchen Gueguen. "Towards an International Conceptual Model for Archival Description." The American Archivist. 76:2 (2013): 567-584.

Gueguen, Gretchen. "Archive 360° Roudtable: The Practice of Data Curation." Archive. 3 (2013): http://www.archivejournal.net/issue/3/three-sixty/.

Gueguen, Gretchen. "Review of Evaluating and Measuring the Value, Use and Impact of Digital Collections." Literary and Linguistic Computing. 28:3 (2013): 482-4. .

Gueguen, Gretchen. "Review of Digital Curation: A How-to-Do-It Manual." Journal of Web Librarianship. 5:2 (2011): 161.

Gueguen, Gretchen. "Review of Special Collections 2.0: New Technologies for Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Archival Collections." Journal of Web Librarianship. 5: 1 (2011): 72-73.

Gueguen, Gretchen. "Digitized Special Collections and Multiple User Groups." Journal of Archival Organization. 8:2 (2010): 96-109. [Link to pre-print]

Gueguen, Gretchen. "Review of Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web." Journal of Web Librarianship. 4: 2 (2010): 292.

Gueguen, Gretchen and Ann Hanlon. "A Collaborative Workflow for Digitization of Unique Materials." Journal of Academic Librarianship. 35:5 (2009): 468-474. [Link to pre-print]

Gueguen, Gretchen. "Featured Collection: Joyner Library Digital Collections." D-Lib Magazine. 15:7/8 (2009).

Gueguen, Gretchen. "Review of: Women and Information Technology: Research on Underrepresentation." Journal of Web Librarianship. 3:2 (2009): 159-161.

Clement, Tanya, and Gretchen Gueguen. "Annotated Overview of Selected Electronic Resources." A Companion to Digital Literary Studies. Ed. Susan Schreibman and Ray Siemens. Oxford: Blackwell Press, 2008. 577-96.

Schreibman, Susan, Jennifer Roper and Gretchen Gueguen. "Cross-collection Searching: A Pandora's Box or the Holy Grail?" Literary and Linguistic Computing. 23:1 (2008) 13-25.

Gueguen, Gretchen, and Ann Hanlon, eds. The Library in Bits and Bytes: A Digital Publication. University of Maryland Libraries. March 2006.

Peer-reviewed and Invited Presentations and Posters

Gueguen, Gretchen. Collecting in the Moment. Rare Book and Manuscripts Section, ALA Pre-conference (Minneapolis, MN, June 24, 2013).

Glendon, Ivey, and Gueguen, Gretchen. Evaluating PREMIS in an Academic Research Library. Association of College and Research Libraries conference. (Indianapolis, IN, April 13, 2013).

Gueguen, Gretchen. Do Digital Archivists Dream of Electronic Records? Scholar's Lab Speaker Series. (Charlottesville, VA, February 13, 2013).

Gueguen, Gretchen. "The AIMS Framework Approach to Born-Digital Archives at UVa. Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) 2012 Spring Conference (Cape May, NJ, April 13, 2012).

Matienzo, Mark, Gueguen, Gretchen, Wilson, Simon and Chan, Peter. Born-Digital Archives in Collecting Repositories: Turning Challenges into Byte-Size Opportunities. Society of American Archivists (SAA) 2011 Annual Meeting (Chicago, IL, August 27, 2011).

Gueguen Gretchen. Digital Curation, Round One. ACRL's Rare Book and Manuscript Section (RBMS) Pre-conference (Baton Rouge, LA, June 22, 2011).

Gueguen, Gretchen. Just Keep Clicking Till You Find It: Building a Library Digital Collection with Browsing in Mind Library Information Technology Association (LITA) National Forum (Salt Lake City, UT, October 2, 2009).

Gueguen, Gretchen. The Sustainable Digital Library: An Ecosystem (poster session). Librarians' Association at UNC Chapel Hill (LAUNC-CH) 2009 Research Forum (Chapel Hill, NC, May 20, 2009).

Gueguen, Gretchen and Ann Hanlon. Crowdsourcing Digitization: Harnessing Workflows to Increase Output Library Information Technology Association (LITA) National Forum (Cincinnati, OH, October 16-18 2008).

Gueguen, Gretchen, and Jennifer Roper. Not so Different After All-Creating Access To Diverse Objects in Digital Repositories Library Information & Technology Association (LITA) National Forum (Nashville, TN, October 27-29, 2006).

Schreibman, Susan, and Gretchen Gueguen. teiPublisher and The Thomas MacGreevy Archive (poster session). The Library in Bits and Bytes: A Digital Library Symposium (University of Maryland, September 29, 2005).

Schreibman, Susan, Gretchen Gueguen, Amit Kumar, and Ann Saddlemyer. Letters and Lacunae: Editing an Electronic Scholarly Edition of Correspondence. Association for Computing in the Humanities (ACH)/Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC) Conference (Victoria, British Columbia, June 15-18, 2005).


Grants and Awards