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Noalani Terry, MLS, MIA
Professional Indexer
Montrose, Colorado

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Work Experience Relevant to Indexing

Noalani Terry has created book and newsletter indexes for Ashgate Publishing, North Atlantic Books, Resources for the Future/Earthscan, the American Polarity Therapy Association, Dr. Clark Research Association, and individual authors.

  • Freelance indexer since 2001.
  • The Foundation Center, New York, NY  ̶  currently indexing grants for online database.
  • Joint World Bank/International Monetary Fund Library, Washington, DC — indexed over 24,000 English and foreign language articles and papers for inclusion in the online catalog.
  • World Resources Institute Library, Washington, DC — created and applied an international environmental policy subject authority file/thesaurus as part of custom cataloging all materials.
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC — organized, analyzed, and indexed materials after designing an original telecommunications subject classification system and taxonomy for the collection of the Office of Policy Development and Planning.
  • Agricultural Cooperative Development International, Washington, DC — Organized library from 20 years' worth of materials; developed computer database, classification systems and thesaurus.
  • Alameda Free Library, Alameda, CA — indexed California historical and natural science journals while serving as a reference librarian. 

Education Relevant to Indexing

  • Continuing indexing education through the American Society for Indexing.
  • "Taxonomies and Controlled Vocabularies" online workshop, Simmons College, Boston, MA.
  • USDA correspondence course, "Basic Indexing."
  • Master of Library Science, University of California, Berkeley.
  • Master of International Administration, School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT.
  • Bachelor of Arts, History, University of California, Santa Barbara.  

Sample Indexes

Most of the indexes below are available at Amazon.com. Click on the link to bring up the book. It may be necessary to click on “Look Inside” and then on “Index. “ Click on the horizontal arrow on the right to scroll forward through the index.

Culturequake: Your Children's Real Future
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Days on the Family Farm: From the Golden Age through the Great Depression
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Dionysius the Areopagite between Orthodoxy and Heresy
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Foundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics: The Sentient Embryo, Tissue Intelligence, and Trauma Resolution, Volume Two
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The Measurement of Environmental and Resource Values: Theory and Methods, 2d ed. [Name and Subject Indexes]
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The Pacific War and the Battle of Iwo Jima
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Siren Song: Chilean Water Law as a Model for International Reform
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Writing Wales, from the Renaissance to Romanticism
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Yoshikawa, Saeko. William Wordsworth and the Invention of Tourism, 1820-1900. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014
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Recent Offices and Memberships

  • American Society for Indexing, Member, 1998-present
  • Western Colorado Congress
    • Board Member, 2005-2011
    • President, Uncompahgre Valley Association, 2003-2005
  • Special Libraries Association, Environment and Resource Management Division, Chair, 1990-1991; Director 1993-1995.


Noalani Terry, MLS, MIA
Professional Indexer and Taxonomist
Montrose, Colorado
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