Robert Metrick

Robert Metrick

Providence, RI, US



I am an experienced information professional with over 14 years of experience as a librarian and digital asset manager. I am currently employed as a digital asset librarian at an architecture and interior design firm in Boston. I have expertise with research, online resources (such as research databases, digital asset and content management systems), and productivity applications.



CBT Architects, Boston, MA, US, Digital Asset Librarian

Manage a digital asset management system (DAM) for the storage and retrieval of photographs, drawings, renderings, plans and architecture images. Assess the firm’s current digital contents, specific requirements and make recommendations. Understand the organizational needs and develop metadata and tags to deliver quality content readily accessible and searchable for different requirements. Coordinate user permissions and maintain user accounts. Tracks and analyzes usage metrics and trends. Generates statistical reports in Excel spreadsheets. Compiles and updates project data in enterprise resource planning system. Train users of the system on an ongoing basis.

Jan 2018 - current

Tribeca Flashpoint College, Chicago, IL, US, Director, Library/Info Commons

Managed the resources, infrastructure, policies and procedures of Info Commons/Library. Implemented access services, including circulation, reserves and interlibrary loan. Assisted in maintaining the online catalog, tracking title usage and processing new titles. Ensured classroom copyright compliance for use of print and visual materials. Provided writing assistance to students. Provided individual and specialized reference services in the Info Commons and in classroom settings.

Jan 2013 - Dec 2015

DePaul University, Chicago, IL, US, Reference Librarian

Assist customers with research, technology and borrowing materials at the service desk. Provide virtual customer services via chat and text messaging systems. Assist customers with technological issues within the library and computer labs.

Apr 2007 - Dec 2012

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Public Services Coordinator

Assisted customers with research, borrowing and technology at service desks. Oversaw evening and Sunday building operations for the entire library. Compiled statistical circulation reports using integrated database system. Resolved customer complaints over overdue fines and lost books.

Oct 2005 - Dec 2006

DePaul University, Chicago, IL, US, Library Coordinator

Provided and managed all customer services at branch library of DePaul University. Maintained appropriate circulation and reference records and statistics. Promoted and publicized library services to faculty and students through printed announcements and email.

Sep 2004 - Jun 2005

Self-Employed Independent Contractor, Chicago, IL, US, Graphic Production Artist

Utilized graphics software to design and produce books, reports, Internet and trade publications. Clients include: Scott Foresman, Chicago Medical Society, Microsoft Corp., Riverside Publishing, Encyclopedia Britannica.

May 1998 - May 2002


Dominican University, River Forest, IL, US, Masters, Library and information science

May 2002 - Aug 2004

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Masters, Film

Focus in video, sound and performance arts.

Aug 1983 - Aug 1985


Inter-Arts Grant, 1st Place

Award for creating and staging an opera performed in Chicago in 1996.


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