Gilbert is the new Library Technician for the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) project at Smithsonian Libraries. He is responsible for the identification, preparation, pagination and quality control inspection of material to be digitized for BHL. He also helps to administer and post items for the BHL and the Libraries' Facebook pages.
Born and raised in El Paso, TX, Gilbert graduated with a Master's degree and a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology from Stanford University. He has worked as a professional archaeologist, a museum preparator, and most recently as an Interlibrary Loan Supervisor for Virginia Tech. He and his wife, Maura, just moved to Arlington, VA, in August of 2010.
Gilbert enjoys all types of pop culture including movies (especially Sci-Fi and Historical drama), television (football, serials, and comedies, favorite show right now – Community), music (mostly alternative and r&b), and books (constantly switches between fiction and non-fiction). He also likes to travel, both in the U.S. and abroad and still has a long list of sites to visit.