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Welcome to The McCarthy Archive.  This blog and site is my portfolio of all my professional and creative work.

0. ePortfolio:  On this site, you will find a password protected professional blog of my work in the library, archive and information science field.  Some of the files are public, however most of the works of this nature will need a password.  If you would like to view these files, please e-mail me at tess (dot) mccarthy (at) gmail (dot) com.  The link to the ePortfolio is:  https://mccarthyarchive.wordpress.com/eportfolio-of-t-mccarthy/.  You can use the Launchpad page to navigate through the competencies or use the dropdown menu under the “ePortfolio” tab at the top of this page.

Otherwise, the rest of the site showcases the bulk of my work as a creative person.  A real person.

1.  Comics:  editorial cartoons, LIS (Library and Information Science) cartoons and some comics I have worked on, pencilled and inked.

2.  Writing:  samples of blog posts, current posts, archived posts on other blogs, links to other blog posts that have been written by me.

3.  Fine art: picture files of fine art work I have painted; comissioned works and other paintings, collage, mixed media, performance art or sculpture.

4. Sketchbooking:  picture files of a collection of sketches and drawings from my drawing journals from c. 1993 to present day.

About Tess McCarthy

Tess McCarthy got her MLIS from San Jose State University's School of Library and Information Science and she worked in a variety of information settings. Tess currently leads her own consulting firm in the management of digital and physical library and archives around the world. As a corporate digital image archivist, she mastered Digital Asset Management she developed and led trainings in image cataloging. She's comfortable using pronouns like she, her, they & them. When she's not organizing the world's greatest archives and libraries, she's writing and illustrating. Tess got her teeth cut in archives processing unique collections. From the Center for Sex & Culture's archival materials to the Hoover Institution, she's seen it all. At the Hoover Institution, she focused on processing, arranging, describing and writing the finding aids to several WWI and II collections. As the former archivist-in-residence at San Francisco's Center for Sex and Culture, Library/Archives she surveyed and inventoried some of the most lively manuscript collections. Her interests in the information field area are: special libraries/collections, archives; manuscripts, digital archives, digital assets, images, DAM, collection management, old maps, zines, human-computer interaction, reference/user services and, information-seeking behavior.

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