Sue Graves has joined the Metadata Unit in the Technical Services Department of the Libraries. She comes to the Smithsonian with a history of technical services experience in law, academic and public libraries and a brief contract stint involving the historic shelf list at the Government Printing Office.
Sue graduated from the University of Vermont with a major in English and a minor in French and has dabbled with graduate studies in English and Library Science. She enjoys working in libraries, seeking a more subdued side of life, as she apparently attracts interesting and often improbable events, ranging from the cat sitting on a burning candle and running through the early 19th century farm house she rents in upper Maryland to being yanked from a car at gun point and handcuffed for suspected carjacking.
Settling into the temporary space in Natural History has given Sue the opportunity for a new adventure in the library world; both while working and discovering NMNH’s back hallways and hidden elevators. She leaves the ‘wild things’ in Northern Maryland at 0 dark thirty every morning to investigate the Meta Monsters of Smithsonian Research Online, SIRIS, and scanning projects like the TL2 as well as newly developing projects using Drupal. Sue joins us in the usually quiet work environment with a plethora of new and exciting projects.
— Suzanne Pilsk