Frank Vitale IV
Archivist | Historian | Information Professional
Historical Research
Content Management
Adobe Creative Suite

Acrobat, Bridge, InDesign, Photoshop

Archival Arrangement and Description
Archival Outreach and Exhibits
Information Literacy Instruction
bepress Digital Commons
VBA (Visual Basic for Applications)

University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian (Assistant Professor)
Millersville University of PennsylvaniaAugust 2022 – Present

I serve on the Library Department faculty, providing archival and information literacy instruction as well as professional management of the University’s Archives and Special Collections.

Archival Consultant
Numerous ClientsSeptember 2017 – Present

I provide compensated and pro-bono consulting to numerous academic archives, historical societies, historic homes, and private collections.

  • Manage digitization projects, including document digitization, file processing, and content management system maintenance
  • Process, arrange, and describe analog and digital archival collections
  • Prioritize and address archival backlogs
Associate Fellow
National Library of MedicineSeptember 2019 – June 2022
  • Conducted extensive bibliographic metadata review to evaluate diversity, equity, and inclusion of PubMed Central
  • Managed a four-member team data science project, enabling successful completion of all evaluative and reporting requirements
  • Designed and implemented a systematic review of NLM/NEH inter-agency collaborative programming and participant sentiment analysis
IT Analyst
Old Republic Insurance CompanyMay 2019 – June 2021
  • Supervised project discovery and implementation of an enterprise content management system, including document imaging and metadata development
  • Maintained data retention and management policies, including archival and legacy materials
  • Supported disaster recovery and incident response initiatives as well as auditing and cybersecurity compliance
Library Digital Projects Assistant
Dickinson CollegeJuly 2016 – September 2017
  • Managed digitization and reference services for public-facing digital projects
  • Maintained and developed multiple Drupal-based content management systems
  • Supervised teams of 3-5 digitization technicians, archives staff members, and volunteers
  • Served as a subject area specialist in the history of medicine and the Carlisle Indian Industrial School
  • Managed social media channels for the library and archives
  • Provided one-shot classroom instruction for information literacy and archival materials
Digital Humanities and Archives Research Assistant
Dickinson CollegeMay 2013 – June 2016
  • Built and managed search functionality for Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center using Drupal and ApacheSolr
  • Tested crowdsourcing tool for recording oral histories and collecting personal documents
  • Digitized and processed student folders and other historical documents, and compiled metadata
Library Clerk
Christ Church, University of OxfordOctober 2017 – June 2018
  • Provided reference and technical assistance for undergraduate and graduate patrons
  • Served on internal planning committees for outreach, library services, and policy development
Humanities Research Assistant
ZooniverseJune 2015 – August 2015
  • Developed and tested platforms for citizen archivist annotation and transcription
  • Analyzed and incorporated best practices for data harvesting, reporting, and digital outreach for multiple crowdsourcing projects in history, linguistics, and museum studies
Junior Fellow
Library of CongressMay 2014 – August 2014
  • Implemented digital migration, cataloging, and preservation workflows for at-risk audiovisual materials from optical discs based on appraised needs using Bagger, FileZilla, and CTS
Master of Library and Information Science
University of Wisconsin – MilwaukeeMay 2021

Concentration in Archives

Master of Science in History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
University of Oxford2018

Dissertation Focus: Mortality at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School (see Publications)

Bachelor of Arts
Dickinson CollegeMay 2016

Concentration in History of Medicine

Dissertation Focus: History of Medicine at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School (see Publications)