Professional

Please contact me through LinkedIn if you are interested in touching base.

I am currently consulting for HiveQuest, a web platform for empowering individuals, teams, and leaders to practice their core values and grow a positive culture through virtual 3-6 week team challenges.

I manage and build content and information architecture, define content strategy and analytics, and develop content management tools and processes to support client-facing products.  Direct and mentor award winning collaborative and forward thinking teams; implement and optimize business processes; support change management, best practices, and collaborative project and production management; create and drive strategic plans; devise and deliver to on-time budgets and forecasts.

Susan is the consummate professional. A detail-oriented team player, time and again I’ve seen her go the extra mile for clients and colleagues alike. Her command of information organization standards and best practices, in addition to her ability to leverage them in different contexts, makes Susan an indispensable addition to any team. I give her my highest recommendation.
Layne Foit, Senior User Experience Designer at REI

Volunteer

MLIS Advisory Board Member
University of Washington Information School
February 2012 – Present
This board fosters closer ties among the University of Washington Information School, its MLIS alumni, the community and industry. Advisory board members are a select group of individuals representing public librarianship, school librarianship, academic librarianship, governmental librarianship, corporate librarianship, law librarianship, and other information professionals.

Bibliographic Roadmap Vocabulary Documentation Committee Member
National Information Standards Organization
October 2015 – Present

(Emeritus) Executive Producer
HipMama.com & Mamaphonic
February 2002 – July 2014 (12 years 6 months)
HipMama.com started as an online forum based on Ariel Gore’s print zine for young mothers, single parents, and marginalized voices. This site has grown to represent progressive families of all varieties.

Publications:

Presley, Susan and Stewart, Kate. Still Partners After All These Years: Ulrich’s and ISSN, Serials Review, Volume 37, no.1 (2011).
Since 2000, a ProQuest employee has been located in the Library of Congress’s U.S. ISSN Center at the Library of Congress to assign ISSN and create records for both ProQuest’s and the international ISSN Register/CONSER database. This article tells how the arrangement came about, how it has succeeded over the past ten years, and the broad potential for this partnership becoming a model in both organizations for future automated data sharing and data linking.

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