In Spring 2016, Joe enrolled in Drexel University’s Library and Information Science graduate degree program with concentrations in Archival Studies and Digital Curation. He was a 2007 audio production intern at Smithsonian Folkways Recordings in Washington D.C. and subsequently worked in audio preservation at George Blood Audio/Safe Sound Archive in Philadelphia. He has also participated in several oral history projects with the Louisiana State Museum, Friends of the Cabildo, and New Orleans Jazz Museum as a co-recipient of grants from the Threadhead Cultural Foundation. He currently works as a Contract Archivist for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Archive and hopes to use his degree to further his work with recorded sound collections.
Joe is a member of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC), Society of American Archivists (SAA), and the Greater New Orleans Archivists (GNOA).
In 2017, he was award an ARSC Conference Travel Grant to attend the 51st annual ARSC Conference in San Antonio, TX this May.
Photo: Mark Sindler