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Jared Camins-Esakov

Technologist, entrepreneur, bibliographer, and baker with strong language skills and international experience.

Contact

Website: jaredcamins.com

E-mail address: jcamins at jaredcamins.com

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Experience in reverse chronological order

C & P Bibliography Services, LLC New York

Bibliographer and founder

  • Coordinate, plan, and implement software development projects in dynamic HTML5 and Perl, including projects for a member of the Fortune 500 and several public and university libraries.
  • Develop knowledge organization system (Biblionarrator) in Node.JS that supports visualization using d3.js, addressing clients’ needs for powerful search features and an intuitive data entry interface.
  • Research, design, and deliver print, digital, and cloud-based catalogues for several collections, leading to over $250,000 worth of sales for clients and reducing IT costs for clients by more than $20,000.
  • As elected Release Manager for Koha 3.12.0, managed project and led development for a major release that added new architecture for plugins and a modernized user experience for intranet interface.
  • As elected Release Maintainer for Koha 3.06.5–3.06.10, ensured ongoing stability and security of system used in production by thousands of libraries world-wide.

ByWater Solutions West Haven, CT

Lead Support Specialist

Point person for more than fifty customers of a library technology vendor. Provided comprehensive technical support to customers and ensured that customer concerns were addressed in a timely fashion by collaborating with cross-functional team.

American Numismatic Society Library New York

Assistant Librarian April 2010–

Cataloger –April 2010

  • Supervised and trained five library interns and two volunteers.
  • Spearheaded migration from legacy software package to new integrated library system.
  • Co-directed project reorganizing and barcoding library collection.
  • Wrote handbook and documented processes for cataloger position.
  • Answered library users' queries.
  • Cataloged and indexed new monograph, auction catalog, and journal acquisitions.
  • Started retrospective conversion project to catalog rare book collection.

Various private collectors Edinburgh and New York

Freelance Bibliographer, Cataloger, and Archivist

  • Managed a 3-person project cataloguing and organizing a collection of several thousand books under a tight deadline, leading to the publication of a 500-page printed catalog within four months of beginning project.
  • Prepared bibliography of the works of a major American poet.
  • Assisted noted scholar with research on late eighteenth century book trade.

Brooklyn College Library Brooklyn, NY

Intern

  • Developed Russian-language library instruction videos using Camtasia Studio.

New York Public Library New York

Volunteer/Intern, Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature

  • Assisted with the organization and processing of a large archival collection.

Western Manuscripts Section, Bodleian Library Oxford

Visiting Fellow

  • Processed several manuscript collections with materials from the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries.

Special Collections, Newman Library, Virginia Polytechnic and State University Blacksburg, VA

Library Assistant (Temporary)

  • Provided reference services to patrons.
  • Processed one twentieth century and two nineteenth century manuscript collections.

American University of Afghanistan Kabul, Afghanistan

Librarian

  • Trained two staff members and implemented staff training seminars.
  • Provided reference services to students and faculty members.
  • Identified and solicited potential donors of both books and electronic resource access.
  • Managed database subscriptions.
  • Performed original and copy cataloguing for new acquisitions.
  • Administered university's Koha integrated library system installation.

Rare Books and Special Collections, Firestone Library, Princeton University Princeton, NJ

Library Assistant IV Summer 2006 and

Library Assistant III Summer

  • Managed a team of three students working on a short-term project to ship extensive archival collection to off-site storage facility.
  • Planned and managed long-term project to describe and organize large newspaper collection.
  • Assisted in preparation of “New and Notables” column highlighting recent acquisitions for the Friends of the Library newsletter.
  • Processed and catalogued new acquisitions in the rare books department.

Access Services, TCNJ Library, The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ

Senior Library Coordinator January 2007–

Student Supervisor September 2005–December 2005

Office Manager January 2005–May 2005

Circulation Desk Assistant –December 2004

  • Managed circulation desk and supervised shifts of up to four student employees.
  • Provided prompt service to undergraduates in a busy college library.
  • Addressed access-related problems encountered by faculty and students.

Writing Center, Al Akhawayn University Ifrane, Morocco

Consultant

  • Assisted non-native English speakers with revising academic papers.

Visionware Systems Princeton, NJ

Programmer

  • Automated internal processes, cutting time requirements by 75%.
  • Developed software which enabled the company to win a major $300,000 contract.

Additional volunteer work

Mohammed V Library, Al Akhawayn University Ifrane, Morocco

Circulation Desk Volunteer September 2006

Pennington Public Library Pennington, NJ

Circulation Desk Manager August 2003–December 2005
  • Ran circulation desk and closed (volunteer-staffed) library two evening shifts per month.

United Progress, Inc. Trenton, NJ

Computer Class Teacher September 2004–May 2005
  • Taught basic computer skills and job skills to high-risk populations.

Education

Degrees, diplomas, and certifications in reverse chronological order

QualificationInstitutionDate
Master of Science, Library and Information SciencePalmer School of Library & Information Science, Long Island University Brookville, NY
Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)International House Budapest Budapest, Hungary
Bachelor of Arts, EnglishThe College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ

Selected additional training and coursework in reverse chronological order

CourseInstitutionDate
FastTrac GrowthVentureSUNY Levin Institute/Kauffman Foundation New YorkFall 2011
Russian Avant-GardeNew York University New YorkFall 2010
History of BookbindingRare Book School Charlottesville, VASummer 2010
Intensive Russian, Level 1Kathryn Wasserman Davis School of Russian, Middlebury College Middlebury, VTSummer 2008
Scottish Handwriting 1500–1700National Archives of Scotland Edinburgh, ScotlandSpring 2006

Publications in reverse chronological order

WorkRole
Cheek, Richard. Selling the Dwelling: the Books That Built America's Houses, 1775–2000. New York: Grolier Club, 2013.Indexer and proofreader
Camins-Esakov, Jared. "Koha 3.12 release notes."Author
Warren, Arete Swartz. Gardening by the Book: Celebrating 100 Years of the Garden Club of America. New York: GCA and Grolier Club, 2012.Bibliographer and indexer
Camins-Esakov, Jared. "Automatic Generation of Printed Catalogs: An Initial Attempt." Code4Lib Journal 10 (2010).Author
H.D. The Mystery, edited by Jane Augustine. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2009.Indexer
Camins-Esakov, Jared, and Catey Farley. A catalogue of ornithology books in the collection of Marc Weinberger. New York: Privately printed, 2009.Author/bibliographer
Camins-Esakov, Jared. "Bibliography of Librarianship in Afghanistan." AAMES Newsletter 5, no. 2 (2008): 2, 4, 6–7.Author
Camins-Esakov, Jared. "Libraries in Afghanistan." Focus on International Library and Information Work 39, no. 1 (2008): 5–9.Author

Presentations in reverse chronological order

Camins-Esakov, Jared. Panelist, "Data Shift, Data Primacy, Structured Data, Unstructured Data, Semi-Structured Data, Disruptive Technologies, Retrieving Actionable Data: New Tools for Today's Big Data Ecosystem." Data Center World Leadership Conference, Orlando, .
Camins-Esakov, Jared. "What Really Matters: Presenting Information So People Care." UXconnect webinar, Kent, OH, .
Camins-Esakov, Jared. "Linking Library Data Today: Exploring Connections with 'Regular' Data." World IA Day 2014, New York, . Slides
Camins-Esakov, Jared. "bibliography, n. : or, why books are bought." Invited lecture for the Greater New York Independent Publishers Association, New York, .
Camins-Esakov, Jared. "'But My Patrons Need More Information!': Analytical Records and Koha." KohaCon 2012, Edinburgh, Scotland, .
Camins-Esakov, Jared. "Reflections on the Post-Soviet Approach to the Imperial Russian Book (18th and 19th Centuries)." Paper presented at ASEEES 43, Washington, DC, .
Camins-Esakov, Jared. "Mediating Wives: The Role of Women in the Construction of the Russian Canon." Paper presented at Mid-Atlantic Slavic Conference 34, Long Island City, NY, .
Camins-Esakov, Jared. "Generating printed catalogs from structured bibliographic data." Lecture, UCLA Information Studies Colloquium, Los Angeles, CA, .
Camins-Esakov, Jared. "The English Self-Tutor: or, an Easy Method for Understanding the Nineteenth-Century Book Trade." Paper presented at Mid-Atlantic Slavic Conference 33, Swarthmore, PA, .
Camins-Esakov, Jared. "A librarian in Afghanistan: black tie and combat boots." Invited lecture, Rector's seminar series, Exeter College, Oxford, .
Camins-Esakov, Jared. "Lessons from Afghanistan: what the Bodleian can learn from Afghan libraries." Lecture for Special Collections, Bodleian Library, Oxford University, Oxford, .
Camins-Esakov, Jared. "The Hebrew Troubadours: Poetic Provençal Provenance?" Thesis presentation, Celebration of Student Achievement 10, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ, .
Dunn, Jim, Mike Skelly, Jr., and Jared Camins-Esakov. "Fuel cells for vehicles," chaired by Robert Wills. Presentation for Energy in Schools, Albany, NY, .

Service in reverse chronological order

OrganizationRoleDates
True Potential ToastmastersSecretaryJuly 2014–
World Information Architecture FoundationMember, Steering CommitteeOctober 2013–
Koha open source projectModule Maintainer (Authorities) for Koha 3.16
Koha open source projectRelease Manager for Koha 3.12
Koha open source projectRelease Maintainer for Koha 3.6.x
American Printing History AssociationVice President for Membership
Middle East Librarians AssociationMember, Reference and Research Committee
North East Sustainable Energy AssociationDirector

Honors and recognition in reverse chronological order

AwardOrganizationDate
Runner-up (PartPic)Sears Retail Hackathon
Best use of Intel Technology (PartPic)Mashery, Sears Retail Hackathon
Best UX (kioto.io)TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2014 Hackathon
Attendance Scholarship and Travel Stipend2010 RBMS Preconference "Join or Die," Association of College and Research Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Section2010
IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian GrantNew York University/Long Island University2009
Tuition grant, "To Prepare Students for Digital Work with Rare books & Special Collections"Long Island University2009
Full-tuition scholarshipRare Book School Charlottesville, VA2009
Visiting Fellowship see also entry in experience sectionBodleian Library, Oxford University2008
Merit scholar (full funding)The College of New Jersey2004–2007

Skills and expertise click to expand

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Dari (Afghan Persian/Farsi)
  • Hebrew
  • Old Occitan (Old Provençal)
TechnologyUsed for
Bourne shell scriptingEverything
C/C++Visionware Systems
CSS
  • Biblionarrator
  • Koha
  • etc.
Gremlin graph traversal languageBiblionarrator
HTML
  • Biblionarrator
  • Koha
  • etc.
Javascript client-side
  • Biblionarrator
  • Koha
  • etc.
JQueryKoha
K frameworkTiktaktoe (Tic tac toe definition in K)
LESS CSS frameworkBiblionarrator
Node.JSBiblionarrator
PerlKoha
SQLKoha
XSLTKoha
  • Camtasia
  • Git
  • InDesign
  • Koha
  • Linux (particularly Debian)
  • MySQL
  • Photoshop
  • VirtualBox
  • AACR2
  • EAD
  • MARC
  • SRU/SRW
  • Z39.50
  • Chai sugar cookies
  • Double-chocolate mint cookies
  • Kefir chocolate bread