Lesley L. Parilla

Cataloging and Bibliographic Access Librarian

Lesley Parilla recently joined the staff of Discovery Services at Smithsonian Libraries as a cataloger.  From 2011-2016, she worked as a cataloger and later cataloging coordinator for the Smithsonian Field Book Project.  Lesley holds an MLIS from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, with a certificate in Special Collections and Archives and a B.A. from Oberlin College.

Articles and Slides

Lesley L. ParillaRebecca MorganChristina Fidler, (2017) "Excavating archival description: from collection to data level",  Digital Library Perspectives , Vol. 33 Issue: 3, pp.195-202, https://doi.org/10.1108/DLP-11-2016-0043

Lesley Parilla and Meghan Ferriter. (2016). "Social Media and Crowdsourced Transcription of Historical Materials at the Smithsonian Institution: Methods for Strengthening Community Engagement and Its Tie to Transcription Output." The American Archivist: Fall/Winter 2016, Vol. 79, No. 2, pp. 438-460.

Lesley Parilla. (2016). “Increasing Online Discoverability of a Mixed-Format Collection.” RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage. Association of College and Research Libraries. Spring 2016 (17) p. 32-43.

Lesley Parilla. (2015). “Cold War Intrigue.” Archival Outlook. Society of American Archivists. November/December 2015, p. 8-9.

Lesley Parilla, Julia Blase. (2015). “The Value of Flexibility on Long-term Value of Grant Funded Projects.” D-Lib Magazine, 21 (9/10). DOI: 10.1045/september2015-parilla