Elizabeth Rideout CV

Elizabeth Rideout CV



  • Experience developing curriculum/training methods and teaching original material.
  • Superior manual dexterity and attention to detail; excellent communication skills.
  • Ten years experience in bookbinding, book conservation, and book arts.
  • Experience designing and implementing workflows and quality control in a production setting.
  • Programming languages: HTML, CSS, Javascript, JQuery and basic knowledge of Java.




Master of Liberal Arts, Information Technology, Candidate, 2018

  • Field of Study: Digital Media Design, GPA: 3.7
  • Certificate in Web Technologies, May 2017



Diploma, Hand Bookbinding

  • Mastered historical and contemporary hand bookbinding techniques, book conservation treatments, and material-specific hand skills.


WASHINGTON COLLEGE   Chestertown, MD   2001-2005

Bachelor of Art, Fine Art

  • Academic Dean’s List, Senior Visual Arts Thesis Honors, 2004 Juried Visual Art Award




Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Fellow   2013–2014                                       

  • Worked independently and as part of a team of conservators to conserve unique and rare materials in book and pamphlet formats.
  • Coordinated with adjacent departments to improve workflow and insure quality of inter- departmental projects.


PENLAND SCHOOL OF CRAFTS   Instructor   2013              

  • Developed and taught a course syllabus, including theory lessons, demonstrations, exercises, and projects for a week long intensive Calligraphy course.
  • Worked with students individually, tailoring the instruction to address their specific needs, different levels, and varied learning styles—balancing practice and theory.
  • Supported each student in skill building and inspired them to expand their creative application of calligraphic lettering within their artistic endeavors.


DARTMOUTH COLLEGE LIBRARY   Project Specialist   2011–2013

  • Serving as lead project technician for a large-scale digitization project, managed communications between the project team and outside vendors.
  • Planned and taught creative and technical aspects of bookbinding and book arts in the Dartmouth College Library Book Arts Workshop program.
  • Contributed heavily in department wide responsibilities such as event planning, document review, blog-post writing, professional development, managing/training interns, and lab maintenance.


BOOK ARTS GUILD OF VERMONT   President   2010–2013

  • Developed mission statement and short- and long-term goals for the organization, namely, to design and implement a new membership structure that provides quality educational opportunities for members, and to promote growth and diversity within the organization.
  • Executed the planning, organizing, building, and curation of annual book arts exhibits.
  • Planned workshops, field trips, talks, and demonstrations by artist presenters, teachers, and professionals in book arts and related fields for monthly meetings.
  • Coordinated, wrote agenda for, and directed quarterly meetings of the board of directors.


THORNWILLOW PRESS   Hand Bookbinder   2008–2009

  • Applied advanced manual skills in the complete production of fine press leather bindings, edition binding, and custom box making.
  • Managed and executed employee training in hand bookbinding processes, workflow procedures, and quality control.