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Megan Kean

Scientific artist, unnatural historian, bookmaker, and librarian.


Work Experience

Special Collections Assistant at UF Smathers Library East, 2017-present

  • Created and maintained library finding aids and databases.

  • Streamlined collections relocation project, from inventory to cataloging and shelving.

  • Organized and integrated existing databases to new formats.

  • Shelved and pulled materials according to call number systems.

  • Organized and preserved incoming archival materials, ranging from manuscripts, photographs, negatives, and slides

  • Assisted patrons with reference guidance and retrieving items.

Volunteer Collections Assistant for the Florida Museum of Natural History, 2016-2017

  • Photographed specimens in specific format for the museum’s research and online database

  • Delicately excavate and clean fossils from the surrounding area with tools for the collections

  • Assemble and preserve fossils through cleaning and gluing so that they can be added to the archives

Student Ambassador for the University of Florida’s College of the Arts, 2015-2017

  • Coordinate with advising faculty to lead tours and presentations to prospective students

  • Lead tours of parents and students to inform them of the details of enrollment at UF

  • Answer questions of students and parents regarding details of campus life and degree requirements

  • Reach out to current UF students to give them class advice and registration tips

  • Contribute to faculty discussions as student representative

Academic Involvement

  • Vice President of UF’s Printmaking Guild, 2016-2018

  • Student Ambassador for the University of Florida’s School of Art and Art History, 2015-2017

  • Member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, 2015-2018

 

Exhibitions

2017           Transparent, TEDxUF Annual Conference, Gainesville, FL

Not an Inkjet, WARPhaus Gallery, Gainesville, FL (curator and participant)

Altered Books, Architecture and Fine Arts Library, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Everything in the Known Universe, Art Bash, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 2016                 

2016           TEDxUF Artists Showcase, Superfun Gallery, Gainesville, FL

The Witching Hour, Sequential Artists Workshop, Civic Media Center, Gainesville, FL

DADA Art Exhibit, Hippodrome Gallery, Hippodrome Theater, Gainesville, FL 2014                 

2014           WARP Class Final Exhibition, WARPhaus, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

 

 

 

Reference letters available upon request.