Susan Kelsch


Professional interests

Education history

Master's degree: University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL. Graduate School of Library and Information Science. M.S., Aug. 2003.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Graduate School, Basic Indexing course. Completed Nov. 2002.

Bachelor's degree: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. 1989-1992. B.A., English, Dec. 1992. Minor: Mathematics.

Employment history

EBSCO Publishing, Inc., Ipswich, MA.

Cengage Learning, formerly known as The Gale Group, Thomson Learning, Belmont, CA.

Self-employed indexer and vocabulary editor, Jan. 2003 - May 2005. Traditional back-of-book indexes as well as electronic database indexing. Indexing projects list.

Sousa Archives for Band Research, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL. Aug. 2002 - Aug. 2003. Graduate assistant.

Information Access Company, Foster City, CA, later The Gale Group, 1993-2002. Relocated to Farmington Hills, MI, June 1999.

Software skills

Excellent experience: CINDEX indexing software. Web searching and Gale online database searching. Microsoft Outlook, Access, Excel, Word.

Some experience: XML DTDs and markup, HTML and Web design, online reference databases, SQL, Microsoft PowerPoint.

Professional organizations

Member, American Society of Indexers, American Library Association.

Language skills

English only.

I do read music and am an experienced pianist.

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