Danielle Cunniff Plumer

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  • Statewide Resource Sharing Coordinator, Texas State Library and Archives Commission; 2015 – present
    • Manage the TexShare Consortium of academic, public, medical, and special libraries. Work with twelve member Advisory Board and six Working Groups to ensure effective, efficient, and reliable delivery of services to consortium members.
    • Assist a variety of library consortia across the state to improve library services to users, particularly in the areas of online resources, shared systems, and resource sharing.
  • Consultant, DCPlumer Associates, L.L.C., 2012 – present
    • Offer consulting services including grantwriting, project management, and meeting facilitation to public and academic libraries, archives, and museums. Provide information about copyright and intellectual property issues.
    • Provide technical assistance for metadata migration, web harvesting, and digital asset management system selection and configuration. Develop metadata application profiles based on Dublin Core, METS, PREMIS, and other standards. Configure and support systems including Omeka, ArchivesSpace, and DSpace.
    • Clients include: Houston Public Library; LBJ Presidential Library; Heritage Preservation, Inc.; Oregon State Library.
  • Adjunct Faculty, College of Information, University of North Texas, Denton.
    • Assisted with development of Digital Curation and Data Management curriculum as part of iCAMP (Information: Curate, Archive, Manage, Preserve) Project funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Teach three graduate-level courses: Digital Curation Tools and Applications, Digital Preservation Planning and Implementation, and Advanced Topics in Digital Curation.
  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of History, Texas State University, San Marcos, Fall 2014
    • Teach graduate-level classes as needed. Course taught: Digital Public History
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin; 2003 – 2014
    • Teach graduate-level classes as needed. Courses taught include Lifecycle Metadata for Digital Collections, Survey of Digitization, Information Science and Knowledge Systems: Markup and Metadata for Electronic Texts, Information Technologies and the Information Professions.
  • R & D Information Manager Associate (RESA III), Applied Research Laboratories, The University of Texas at Austin; 2011 – 2012
    • Responsible for researching and implementing Natural Language Processing models to support automated text-based content analysis.
  • Coordinator, Texas Heritage Online, Texas State Library and Archives Commission; 2005 – 2011
    • Had primary responsibility for a statewide cooperative program with participants from the library, museum, and archives communities. Consulted with and assisted participants developing digital library projects. Monitored and participated in the development of standards and guidelines for digital projects, including metadata, interoperability, controlled vocabulary, and preservation. Assisted in development of collaborative grant opportunities and provide technical review and assistance for a statewide grant program, TexTreasures. Communicated effectively with participants using a variety of media, including email, blogs, print publications, and both in-person and online presentations.
    • Designed and maintained cross-institutional search tool ( and program wiki. Collaborated with colleagues statewide to provide seamless, integrated access to primary resource materials, working with a variety of library and digital asset management systems to access content via Z39.50, SRU, and OAI-PMH. Harvested, analyzed, and normalized metadata from diverse systems using tools including XSLT, and Perl and Python scripts. Worked with users of the search tool, including academic researchers, teachers, and students, to improve usability and access to primary source materials.
    • Fostered opportunities for collaboration and networking by program participants. Planned and organized an annual meeting, including identification and cultivation of speakers from national projects. Offered programs and workshops at state and national meetings. Participated on committees, interest groups, and strategic initiatives as a member of state and national organizations as appropriate.
    • Served as project manager, course developer, and instructor for an IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Library grant to provide continuing education courses in digital projects and metadata to librarians across the state. Worked with project Advisory Committee to determine and evaluate project goals and outcomes. Produced reports on progress and financial status for both internal audiences and for IMLS.
  • Reference Librarian, Genealogy and Local History Services, Round Rock Public Library System, TX; 2005.
    • Responsible for collection development for genealogy and local history services. Worked with Williamson County Genealogical Society board and membership in management of joint collection. Taught regular classes on genealogical research methods, including use of databases (HeritageQuest, Ancestry Library Edition) and other online resources. Prepared displays and exhibits on local history.


  • M.S. in Information Studies, 2003, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Ph.D. in English, 1998, University of California, Davis
  • M.A. in English, 1994, University of California, Davis
  • B.A. (Highest Honors), 1990, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces


  • Member, American Library Association (2001-present)
    • Co-chair (2012-14) and Member (2010-14), American Library Association / Society of American Archivists / American Association of Museums Joint Committee
  • Member, Texas Library Association (2001-present)
    • Councilor, Special Libraries Division (2015-2017)
    • Chair, Special Libraries Division (2014-2015)
    • Chair, Digital Libraries Round Table (2012-2013)
    • Councilor, District 3 (2010-13)
    • Councilor-Alternate, Archives, Local History, and Genealogy Round Table (2011-14)
  • Member, Texas Association of Museums (2006-present)
  • Member, Society of Southwest Archivists (2006-present)
  • Member, Society of American Archivists (2009-present)

Awarded Grants

  • “Connecting to Collections: Continuing Conversation Exchanges,” 2010.
    Institute of Museum and Library Services,
    Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program – Continuing Education.
    Danielle Cunniff Plumer, proposal developer and author.
    Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
    Amount: $674,270.
  • “Train to Share: Interoperability Training for Texas Cultural Institutions,” 2008.
    Institute of Museum and Library Services,
    Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program – Continuing Education.
    Danielle Cunniff Plumer, project director.
    Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
    Amount: $535,556.
  • “Connecting to Collections: Texas Statewide Planning Grant,” 2008.
    Danielle Cunniff Plumer and Laura Casey, co-project directors.
    Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
    Institute of Museum and Library Services,
    Connecting to Collections Statewide Planning Grants.
    Amount: $40,000.

Training and Certification

  • “DigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle,” May 12-17, 2013, Chapel Hill, NC. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Information and Library Science. Helen Tibbo, Ph.D., Christopher Lee, Ph.D., lead instructors.
  • “Conducting Focus Groups for Organizational and Policy Research,” February 2-3, 2011. Group Dimensions International. Janet Mancini Billson, Ph.D., instructor.
  • “Digital Preservation Management: Implementing Short-Term Strategies for Long-Term Problems,” October 12-13, 2010. Cornell University Library and ICPSR. Nancy McGovern, Ph.D., and Kari Smith, instructors.
  • “Understanding Digital Scanner and Camera Imaging Performance.” Society of American Archivists, August 10, 2009. Don Williams, Image Science Associates, instructor.
  • “TALL Texans Leadership Development Institute.” Texas Library Association, June 8-12, 2008. Maureen Sullivan and Jack Siggins, facilitators.
  • “Web Development with XML: Design and Applications,” May 21–24, 2007. Association of Research Libraries and Amigos Library Services. Matthew Gibson, Encyclopedia Virginia, Patrick Yott, Brown University, and Christine Ruotolo, University of Virginia, instructors.
  • “Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS),” April 23, 2007. Society of American Archivsts and Society of Southwest Archivists.
  • “Data Transformation with XSLT,” January 9-11, 2008. Amigos Library Services. Patrick Yott, Brown University, and Christine Ruotolo, University of Virginia, instructors.