Curriculum Vitae



Frank J. Skornia




Master of Library Science

Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT; December 2011


Bachelor of Arts in History

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME; May 2004



Freelance Media Resources Archivist

A+E Television Networks, Stamford, CT

March 2013 – Present

  • Supporting in-house and commissioned producers with archival footage research
  • Providing and verifying copyright clearance for media usage
  • Cataloguing raw footage from programs
  • Managing licensing and fulfillment of media requests
  • Overseeing a large scale digital media delivery to Getty Images including meeting specifications and metadata tracking
  • Aiding in the shift towards improved digital media fulfillment


Digital Archival Specialist

VOICES of September 11, New Canaan, CT

January 2011 – October 2012

  • Supervising and maintaining the VOICES Living Memorial Repository
  • Ensuring that digital files are collected and organized according to determined standards
  • Developing processes and procedures to meet long-term digital preservation needs
  • Digitizing and cataloging objects for the 9/11 Living Memorial Project
  • Ensuring proper cataloguing and metadata standards are met
  • Documenting work flows and procedures for records and data management
  • Managing and training interns and volunteers in content collection, organization, and data entry
  • Advising the organization on data organization, information management, and records management
  • Advising future development and direction of the VOICES Living Memorial Project


Reference and Instruction Intern

Traurig Library, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, CT

January 2011 – May 2011

  • Aiding students, faculty, and staff with accessing and utilizing library resources
  • Assisting with library instruction classes
  • Researching library instruction assessment tools and techniques


Library Services Student Worker – Access Services

Buley Library, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

January 2010 – January 2011

  • Supervising other student workers.
  • Charging other student workers.
  • Charging and discharging materials
  • Conducting financial transactions
  • Shelving materials and collecting ILL materials
  • Performing stack maintenance by shifting and seeking materials reported lost



Guilford Free Library, Guilford, CT

August 2010 – December 2010

  • Working with historical room digitization project
  • Shelving and pulling materials


Retail Associate/Easy Resident Technician

Staples, Milford, CT

April 2008 – January 2010

Staples, Branford, CT

September 2005 – April 2008

  • Managing everyday operations of office supplies and furniture departments
  • Supervising computer technical support service
  • Providing customer service in aid of selecting a wide range of electronics and office supplies

Professional Activities



Kostuski, K., & Skornia, F. (2011, July/August). Handheld libraries 101. Computers in Libraries, 31(6), 11-13.



Kosturski, C. & Skornia, F. Handheld libraries 101. Poster presented at Association of College and Research Libraries 2011 Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 1 April 2011.


Skornia, F. Conference 101. Presented at Connecticut Library Association Annual Meeting, Stamford, CT, 2 May 2011.


Skornia, F. Resume Review Session. Presented at Connecticut Library Association Annual Meeting, Stamford, CT, 2 May 2011.


Professional Association Activities

American Library Association

Member, 2009 – present

Association of College and Research Libraries, member, April 2010-present

New Members Round Table Orientation Committee, member, July 2011 – June 2012

Library and Information Technology Association Membership Committee, member, August 2012 – present

Library and Information Technology Association Forum 2014 Planning Committee, member, July 2013 – present

Society of American Archivists

Member, 2011 – 2012

Connecticut Library Association

Member, 2009 – 2012

New Members Round Table, chair, August 2010 – July 2011