Friday, February 6, 2015

The ALI15 Cohort

The Archives Leadership Institute is proud to announce its ALI15 cohort!

We received applications from a diverse group of archival professionals working in institutions throughout the U.S. and abroad.  Each applicant was evaluated by three different Steering Committee members and scored based on their responses to a series of essay questions.  Each of our ALI15 cohort members have shown exceptional leadership skills and potential, the ability to influence change within the archival field, a strong commitment to the archival profession, demonstrated professional organizational involvement and service, a collaborative and innovative spirit, and representation and/or support of diversity within the profession.

The Program Staff, Steering Committee, and Faculty are all very much looking forward to the 2015 Archives Leadership Institute.

Jefferson Bailey
Program Manager
Internet Archive
Jefferson Bailey is Program Manager, Web Archiving Programs & Services at Internet Archive. Prior to joining IA, he worked on strategic initiatives, digital preservation, archives, and digital collections at institutions such as the Metropolitan New York Library Council, Library of Congress, Brooklyn Public Library, and Frick Art Reference Library and has worked in the archives at NARA, NASA, and Atlantic Records. He has an MLIS in Archival Studies from University of Pittsburgh and a BA in English from Oberlin College. He is active in SAA, IIPC, and NDSA and has taught Digital Preservation in a graduate archives program.

John Bence
University Archivist
Emory University
John Bence is the University Archivist at Emory University where he works in the Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library (MARBL). Previously, he was a Research Library Fellow in MARBL and a Project Archivist in the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College. He serves on the Society of American Archivists’ Standards Committee and Web Archiving Roundtable Steering Committee and is a member of the Society of Georgia Archivists. John holds an MA in Archives & Public History from New York University.

Steven Booth
Archivist
National Archives and Records Administration
Steven D. Booth is an Archivist for the Presidential Materials Division at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C. An active member of the American Library Association and Society of American Archivists, he is involved with several diversity and recruitment programs including the Spectrum Scholarship and Knowledge Alliance, and currently serves as co-chair of the SAA Awards Committee. He holds a M.S. in Library Science from Simmons College.

Jennifer Brannock
Curator, Rare Books & Mississippiana
University of Southern Mississippi
Jennifer Brannock is the Curator of Rare Books and Mississippiana at the University of Southern Mississippi. She has a BA in Art History and a MSLS from the University of Kentucky. Her professional interests include popular culture, gender and sexuality in midcentury sleaze publications, and special collections outreach and reference service.

Rachel Chatalbash
Senior Archivist
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT
Rachel Chatalbash is Senior Archivist at the Yale Center for British Art, previously having held positions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Northeastern University, and the MIT Museum. She received her M.S. in archives management from Simmons College and Ph.D. in art history from the CUNY Graduate Center. Rachel currently serves as Co-Chair of the Regional Archival Associations Consortium and Recording Secretary for the Museum Archives Section of the Society of American Archivists, and is a former president of the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc.

Su Kim Chung
Head, Special Collections Public Services
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Su Kim Chung is Head of Public Services in Special Collections at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she is in charge of reference, instruction, and outreach. In addition to her public service role, she also serves as curator for entertainment, women, and LGBT collections. Prior to stepping into this role, she spent fourteen years as Manuscripts Librarian in UNLV Special Collections. She has also worked as an archivist for the Toyota Corporate Archives in Torrance, California, and as a regional archives assistant in Special Collections at the University of California, Irvine. She has served on numerous SAA committees, including the editorial board of the American Archivist.  Her MLIS is from UCLA, and she holds BA and MA degrees in history from California State University, Fresno.  She will receive her PhD in Information Studies from UCLA in Winter 2015.

Jessica Farrell
Assistant Archivist
McDonald's Corporation
As Assistant Archivist at McDonald’s Corporation’s Golden Archives, Jessica has led digital content management and preservation for the company’s global collections since 2012. She proudly serves on the regional Chicago Area Archivists’ Steering Committee and national Regional Archival Associations Consortium (RAAC) and has put many volunteer hours into the Chicago Read/Write Library and Father Pfleger Archives. She holds a BA in French from the College of Charleston, MLIS from the University of South Carolina, and has been a Certified Archivist since 2013.

Rebecca Goldman
Head, Archives and Digital Initiatives
La Salle University
Rebecca Goldman is the Head of Archives and Digital Initiatives at La Salle University's Connelly Library. She holds a MSLIS from Drexel University and is completing a MA in Public History at La Salle. Rebecca is the founder of the Society of American Archivists' (SAA) Students and New Archives Professionals Roundtable and currently holds leadership positions in SAA and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference.

Adrien Hilton
Processing Archivist
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Adrien Hilton is the Interim Head of Archives Processing at the Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Columbia University. Prior to Columbia, she worked as an archivist at NYU and the Redstockings Archives for Action. Adrien holds an MLS from Queens College and a BA in Social Thought and Political Economy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Rachel Howard
Digital Initiatives Librarian
University of Louisville
Rachel Howard is Digital Initiatives Librarian at the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections. She received her MLIS from the University of Washington and a BA in history from the University of Notre Dame, and has worked on metadata and digitization of archival collections for the Library of Congress’ American Folklife Center, Smithsonian Institution’s Global Sound, Cornell University’s Global Performing Art Consortium, and University of Washington and Museum of History and Industry (Seattle)’s King County Snapshots.

Anne Jenner
Pacific Northwest Curator
University of Washington Libraries
Anne Jenner is Pacific Northwest Curator in Special Collections at the University of Washington Libraries in Seattle.  She holds an M.A. in Scandinavian Languages and Literature from the UW and an M.L.I.S from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  Anne was director of Archives and Special Collections at North Park University in Chicago from 2007 to 2012 and joined the UW Special Collections in summer of 2012.

Sarah Keen
Head of Special Collections and University Archivist
Colgate University
Sarah Keen is the Head of Special Collections & University Archivist and Associate Professor in the Libraries at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. Previously she worked at the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections at Cornell University and at the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College. Sarah is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference and the Society of American Archivists. She earned her B.A. from Alma College (Alma, MI) and her M.S.I. with a specialization in archives and records management from the University of Michigan’s School of Information.

Morgen MacIntosh Hodgetts
Special Collections Instruction Librarian
DePaul University
Morgen MacIntosh Hodgetts joined the Special Collections and Archives Department at DePaul University in 2001 as the archivist for the DeAndreis-Rosati Memorial Archives, the Records of the Western Province of the Congregation of the Mission. Over the past fourteen years, her responsibilities have evolved as the department expanded its programs and services. She currently serves as a Special Collections Instruction Librarian. From 2011 to 2013 she was the Chair of the Chicago Area Archivists (CAA) Steering Committee and is currently the Chair of the 2015 CAA Archives Crawl Working Group.

April Miller
Program Lead
World Bank Group Archives
April Miller is currently the Program Lead for the Archives of the World Bank Group in Washington, DC.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from the University of Calgary and a Master’s of Archival Studies (MAS) from the University of British Columbia.  She was a Government Records Archivist at the (then) National Archives of Canada, where she was responsible for a portfolio of fifteen federal government departments and agencies.  She is an active member of the Association of Canadian Archivists, as well as the International Council on Archives’ Special Interest Section on International Organizations.

Virginia Millington
Director, Recording & Archive
StoryCorps
Virginia Millington is the Director of Recording & Archive at StoryCorps. In addition to working closely and collaboratively with the Library of Congress and other major institutions, Millington currently oversees the StoryCorps @ your library program, a national effort, created in partnership with the American Library Association, to provide public libraries with the tools and resources to record the stories of their communities. She has previously held positions at the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Walker Art Center, and she received her MLS from the Pratt Institute.  

Christie Peterson
Records Management & Digital Archivist
The Johns Hopkins University
Christie Peterson has been Records Management Archivist for Johns Hopkins University’s Ferdinand Hamburger Archives since September 2012. In that role, she is responsible for records management, collection development and accessioning for the university archives, as well as the acquisition, processing, preservation and delivery of born-digital materials in the university archives and manuscripts. She previously worked as an archivist in the Princeton University Archives, as a project archivist with a congressional papers collection at Bates College, and as a graduate student assistant at the Bentley Historical Library. She received her MIS from the University of Michigan. Prior to graduate school, she honed her interviewing and records review skills as an investigator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Caryn Radick
Digital Archivist
Rutgers University
Caryn Radick is digital archivist at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She has an MLIS from Rutgers University and an MA in Victorian Literature from the University of Nottingham. She is an active member of MARAC and SAA and has published articles in The American Archivist and Provenance.

Amanda Ross
Archives Specialist (Data Standards)
National Archives and Records Administration
Amanda Ross is a Data Standards Specialist at the National Archives and Records Administration.  In this role, she serves as Coordinator to the Social Networks and Archival Context cooperative project.  Previously, Amanda worked on the Nixon-era White House Tapes.  She has also led archival and digitization initiatives at the Forest History Society and the Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston.  Amanda holds an MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Bonnie Marie Sauer
Archivist
National Archives and Records Administration
Bonnie Marie Sauer is a Senior Archivist with the National Archives at New York City. Prior to joining the National Archives, she was an Archivist with The Winthrop Group where she processed the papers of Congressman Peter W. Rodino and advised clients how to manage their archival holdings. She completed her internship at the New York Public Library's Billy Rose Theater Collection. Before earning her MLIS and certificate in Archives and Records Management from Long Island University in 2006, Bonnie worked as a Museum Technician for the Nassau County Museum System; Collection Manager and Development Associate for The Smithtown Historical Society; and Public Relations Director for The Smithtown Library.  In her current position, Bonnie serves as Processing Team Lead, Intern Coordinator, and advises on system integration in offices around the country for NARA’s enterprise systems.

James Schnur
University Librarian, Special Collections and University Archives
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
James Schnur serves as a University Librarian in the Special Collections and University Archives at the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, where he has been a faculty member since 2002. He has also taught at Eckerd College as an adjunct member of the faculty continuously since 1996, has offered a graduate-level course and supervised fieldworks in Archival Management for the USF School of Information since 2008, and presently serves as President of the Pinellas County (Fla.) Historical Society.  He holds master’s degrees in History and Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida.

Nathan Troup
Assistant Director for Records Management
Missouri Office of the Secretary of State
Nathan Troup, CA, CRM, is the Assistant Director for Records Management at the Missouri Office of the Secretary of State having previously served as the Senior Records Analyst and an Electronic Records Archivist. Troup received his MLIS from Kent State University in 2005, Masters in History with a specialization in Public History from Wright State University in 2008, and a Certificate in Digital Information Management from the University of Arizona in 2011. Reporting to the State Archivist he oversees the development of records retention schedules for state executive agencies, the State Records Center and Imaging Section.

Meg Tuomala
Assistant Archivist
Gates Archive, Seattle, WA
Meg Tuomala is an Assistant Archivist at the Gates Archive in Seattle, WA where she leads the arrangement and description process track, managing the processing of Gates Archive collections. The Gates Archive is the trusted custodian of the personal and philanthropic archival collections of the Gates family.  Previously, Meg was the Electronic Records Archivist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she managed efforts to acquire, preserve, and provide access to born-digital special collections and archival materials. She holds an MSLS with a concentration in Archives and Records Management from the School of Information and Library Science of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a certified archivist. Meg is currently serving on the Society of American Archivists’ Standards Committee (2013-2016, co-chair 2014-2016) and the Privacy and Confidentiality Roundtable Steering Committee (2014-2016).

Casey Westerman
University Archivist
Wayne State University Library of Labor and Urban Affairs
Casey Westerman has been the University Archivist of Wayne State University since 2011. He previously served as the Technical Processes Archivist of Cornell University's Kheel Center. He is a Certified Archivist, a steering committee member of SAA's Regional Archival Associations Consortium, a board member of the Michigan Archival Association, and the president of the Metro Detroit Archivists League. He holds an MLS from the University of Illinois and an MA in English Literature from the University of Georgia.

Stacie Williams
Learning Lab Manager
University of Kentucky
Stacie Williams is the Learning Lab Manager at the University of Kentucky's Special Collections Research Center, coordinating archives internships, and additionally teaches in UK’s School of Library and Information Science. She previously worked at Tufts University's Digital Collections and Archives, and Harvard Medical Library's Center for the History of Medicine. In 2013, Williams, with scholars from Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, presented at SXSW about ways that information professionals can influence grassroots activism on Twitter, and she has published on cyberracism and information literacy. She is a 2010 ALA Spectrum Scholar who holds an M.S. in library science with an Archives Management concentration from Simmons College, and a B.A. in journalism from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Christina Zamon
Head of Archives and Special Collections
Emerson College
Christina Zamon is the Head of Archives and Special Collections for Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.  She previously served as the archivist for the National Press Club and previously worked at the Frick Art Reference Library and the Folger Shakespeare Library.  She received her MA/MLS from the University of Maryland and is an active member of SAA and the New England Archivists.  Her book, The Lone Arranger: Succeeding in a Small Repository was published by SAA in February 2012.

Monday, December 1, 2014

2015 Applications are Closed

The application period for the 2015 Cohort is now over.  All applicants will be notified by the end of January regarding their status.

Applications for the 2016 Cohort will be made available in the fall. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Applications for ALI 2015 are due Nov. 30!


Apply Now for the Archives Leadership Institute


What is ALI?  


The Archives Leadership Institute (ALI) at Luther College is a dynamic program that provides advanced leadership training and mentorship for 25 innovative archival leaders, giving them the knowledge and tools to transform the profession in practice, theory and attitude.  Participants will attend the Leadership Intensive at Luther College (Decorah, Iowa), June 14-20, 2015, develop and conduct a practicumstyle leadership project at their home institution, and take part in ongoing discussions, projects, and networking opportunities.  



Who should apply?  


The ideal Archives Leadership Institute participant is a mid-career archivist or archives professional who exhibits exemplary leadership potential with a solid, established professional foundation of practical knowledge and experience. The ideal candidate should already have an established career foundation and a strong grasp on archival practice and theory. This individual will be seeking leadership training in order to positively affect the profession.  Characteristics of successful candidates include:

  • identifiable leadership skills and potential
  • the ability to influence change within the archival field
  • a strong commitment to the archival profession
  • demonstrated professional organizational involvement and service
  • a collaborative and innovative spirit
  • representation and/or support of diversity within the profession

How much will it cost to participate?


Cost for participants is $515, which includes most meals, activities, and lodging during the Leadership Intensive and the Practices Workshop fee. Participants will be responsible for their own travel but partial travel scholarships are available on the basis of need.   


When will I know if I’m accepted? 


Participants selected as the 2015 Cohort will be notified by the end of January 2015.


Excited to learn more?  


See our FAQs page (http://www.archivesleadershipinstitute.org/p/faqs.html) or feel free to email ALI Coordinator Sam Gleaves at <coordinator@archivesleadership.org> or ALI Director Rachel Vagts at <director@archivesleadershipinstitute.org>.  


The Archives Leadership Institute has been funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) since 2008 and was held at the University of Wisconsin Madison until 2012. Luther College has been selected to develop and host ALI for years 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Call for Applicants: 2015 Archives Leadership Institute

Call for Applicants:
2015 Archives Leadership Institute at Luther College
“Leaders emerge according to their ability to carry out activities 
that move the profession forward.”  (A*CENSUS, p. 408)

  • Are you looking for a way to recharge your professional life?
  • Do you crave a challenge that will empower you to affect change?
  • Would you like to expand your network of peers while building relationships that will impact you for the rest of your career?

The Archives Leadership Institute (ALI) at Luther College is a dynamic program that provides advanced leadership training and mentorship for 25 innovative archival leaders, giving them the knowledge and tools to transform the profession in practice, theory and attitude.  

Applications for the 2015 program open on September 1, 2014 and will close on November 30, 2014 (no extensions). Details about the application process and what characteristics the ideal ALI participant has can be found at www.archivesleadershipinstitute.org/p/apply.html. Participants selected as the 2015 Cohort will be notified by the end of January 2015.

The Archives Leadership Institute has been funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) since 2008 and was held at the University of Wisconsin Madison until 2012. Luther College has been selected to develop and host ALI for years 2013, 2014, and 2015.

If you have any questions, please visit www.archivesleadershipinstitute.org or contact Rachel Vagts at <director@archivesleadershipinstitute.org>.
    Learn more about who should apply, the expectations of ALI participants, and how the application process works: www.archivesleadershipinstitute.org/p/apply.html

    Apply Now for the Archives Leadership Institute



    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Upcoming ALI Alumni Events

    It’s not too late to be a part of the Archives Leadership Institute Practices Workshop and Alumni Reception during the SAA Annual Meeting! You can still take advantage of the opportunity to reconnect, refocus, and recharge with fellow ALI alumni.  Please see below for details about the Reception/Dinner and the Practices Workshop.  For any questions, please contact Sasha Griffin at coordinator@archivesleadershipinstitute.org.

    The Alumni Reception and Dinner
    Please join us at the Archives Leadership Institute Alumni Reception to meet the 2014 cohort and to reconnect with ALI alumni over dinner and drinks.  
    When:   Saturday, August 16, 4:00 - 7:00 PM
    Where:  Bistro Bistro, 1727 Connecticut Avenue NW in the Dupont Circle area
    Who:     All ALI Alumni and current year cohort
    Cost:     $40 per person, cash bar available
    Register:  SAA Annual Meeting Registration Form or through the SAA Bookstore <http://saa.archivists.org/store/archives-leadership-institute-reception-and-dinner/3920/>.


    The ALI Practices Workshop
    Please join us for the 2014 ALI Practices Workshop, led by ALI Facilitator Luther Snow.  The workshop will focus on applying leadership strategies to real world projects in order to recharge and reconnect ALI leaders.
    When:   Sunday, August 17, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where:  Howard University School of Law Library, 2929 Van Ness St., N.W., Room LL-101
    Who:     All ALI Alumni and current year cohort
    Cost:     $50 per person, waived for ALI14 cohort
    Register:   SAA Annual Meeting Registration Form or by calling SAA Service Center at 866-722-7858



    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    ALI Events in conjunction with Archives Records: Ensuring Access

    In conjunction with the COSA/NAGARA/SAA 2014 Joint Meeting in Washington D.C. this August, the Archives Leadership Institute is hosting two events:


    The Alumni Reception and Dinner
    Please join us at the Archives Leadership Institute Alumni Reception to meet the 2014 cohort and to reconnect with ALI alumni over dinner and drinks.  
    When:   Saturday, August 16, 4:00 - 7:00 PM
    Where:  Bistro Bistro, 1727 Connecticut Avenue NW in the Dupont Circle area
    Who:     All ALI Alumni and current year cohort
    Cost:     $40 per person, cash bar available
    Register:  SAA Annual Meeting Registration Form or through the SAA Bookstore <http://saa.archivists.org/store/archives-leadership-institute-reception-and-dinner/3920/>.


    The ALI Practices Workshop
    Please join us for the 2014 ALI Practices Workshop, led by ALI Facilitator Luther Snow.  The workshop will focus on applying leadership strategies to real world projects in order to recharge and reconnect ALI leaders.
    When:   Sunday, August 17, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where:  Howard University School of Law Library, 2929 Van Ness St., N.W., Room LL-101
    Who:     All ALI Alumni and current year cohort
    Cost:     $50 per person, waived for ALI14 cohort
    Register:   SAA Annual Meeting Registration Form or by calling SAA Service Center at 866-722-7858


    If you have any questions, please contact Sasha at coordinator@archivesleadershipinstitute.org.

    Friday, February 21, 2014

    The ALI14 Cohort

    The Archives Leadership Institute is proud to announce its ALI14 cohort!

    We received applications from 74 applicants, all of which were very strong candidates.  Each applicant was evaluated by three different Steering Committee members and scored based on their responses to a series of essay questions.  Each of our ALI14 cohort members have shown exceptional leadership skills and potential, the ability to influence change within the archival field, a strong commitment to the archival profession, demonstrated professional organizational involvement and service, a collaborative and innovative spirit, and representation and/or support of diversity within the profession.

    The Program Staff, Steering Committee, and Faculty are all very much looking forward to the 2014 Archives Leadership Institute.


    Brad Houston
    University Records Archivist
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    Brad Houston is University Records Archivist at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. He is active in both SAA and the Midwest Archives Conference, and currently serves as co-chair of the Southeast Wisconsin Archivists’ Group. Brad received his MA in European History and MLS from the University of Maryland-College Park in 2007, and became a Certified Archivist in 2013.

    Chris Burns
    Curator of Manuscripts and University Archivist
    University of Vermont
    Chris is the Curator of Manuscripts in Special Collections at the University of Vermont Libraries. He is a former President of the New England Archivists, and has served as chair of the Manuscript Repositories Section and the Awards Committee of the Society of American Archivists. He holds an MLIS from Simmons College, and an MA in History from the University of Vermont.

    Christian Kelleher
    Archivist/Assistant Head Librarian
    Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin
    Christian Kelleher is the Archivist at the University of Texas’s Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection where he manages the Rare Books & Manuscripts division. He holds an MLIS from UT Austin and is a Certified Archivist. Previously he was an archivist with History Associates Incorporated, and a Peace Corps Volunteer.

    Cliff Hight
    University Archivist
    Kansas State University
    Cliff Hight has been the University Archivist at Kansas State University since 2011, and has been in the profession since 2005. His professional activities include being on the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board, the State of Kansas Electronic Records Committee, and on the Best Practices and Toolbox Committee of the SAA Web Archiving Roundtable.

    Conor Casey
    Archivist
    Labor Archives of Washington, University of Washington
    Conor Casey is the founding labor archivist of the Labor Archives of Washington at the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections. Previously, he worked at the Labor Archives & Research Center at San Francisco State University (SFSU). Conor holds an MA in US history with a concentration in labor and public history from SFSU, a MLIS from San Jose State University with a concentration in archives and academic reference, and is a Certified Archivist.  He is co-chair of the SAA Labor Archives Roundtable, a board member of the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association and the Northwest Archivists, and the president of the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild. 

    Cynthia Harbeson
    Processing Archivist/Assistant Professor
    Appalachian State University
    Cynthia Harbeson is the Processing Archivist and an Assistant Professor at the Carol Grotnes Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She holds a Master of Science in Library Science and a Master of Arts in History from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. 

    Dara Baker
    Senior Archivist, Historian, and Legislative Researcher
    Export-Import Bank of the U.S., Contractor
    Dara Baker is the Senior Archivist, Historian, and Legislative Researcher at the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. She holds an MLS from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master’s in History from Harvard University. Dara served as Chair of the SAA Communications Task Force and is currently Co-Chair of the MARAC Lone Arrangers Working Group. She has been a Certified Archivist since 2012.

    Francine Snyder
    Director of Library and Archives
    Guggenheim Museum
    Francine Snyder is the Director of the Library and Archives at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Previously, Francine worked as Project Archivist at Gap, Inc and as the Slide Librarian at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Francine is a member of Metropolitan New York Library Council’s Digital Services Advisory Council, the Society of American Archivists' Task Force on Member Affinity Groups, SAA 2011 program committee, and is a past co-chair for the Museum Archives Section.

    Gerald Chaudron
    Preservation Librarian
    University of Memphis
    Gerald is the Preservation Librarian at the University of Memphis, responsible for the maintenance the library and archival collections, as well as the digitization program. Previously, Gerald was a processing archivist at Mississippi State University. He has a PhD in History from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, a MLIS from Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, and is a Certified Archivist.

    Gina Nichols
    Archivist
    U.S. Navy Seabee Museum
    Gina Nichols is the Senior Archivist at the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum. Nichols is an adjunct professor at California State University Northridge teaching archival management courses for the Department of History and has authored four books. She is a member of the Society of American Archivists and a Certified Archivist.

    Jamie Nelson
    Head of Special Collections and Archives
    DePaul University
    Jamie Nelson is Head of Special Collections and Archives at DePaul University, and was previously Special Collections Librarian at Augustana College (Rock Island, Illinois) for thirteen years. Her continuing interests in the field include instruction, assessment, and dialogue about the digital representation of archival materials.

    Jennifer Kinniff
    Public Services and Outreach Librarian
    George Washington University
    Jennifer Kinniff is the Public Services and Outreach Librarian for Special Collections at George Washington University. She has served on SAA and Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference committees. Jennifer holds an MA in History and an MLS from the University of Maryland, and became a Certified Archivist in 2013.

    Jillian Cuellar
    Head, Center for Primary Research and Training & Digital Initiatives
    UCLA Library Special Collections
    Jillian Cuellar is Head of the Center for Primary Research & Training and Digital Initiatives at UCLA Library Special Collections. She has worked as an archivist at NYU and Columbia University, and is active in national and regional professional associations. She holds a MSLIS from Pratt Institute and a BA in English from the University of Texas, Austin.

    Lynette Stoudt
    Director, Research Center
    Georgia Historical Society
    Lynette Stoudt is Director of the Georgia Historical Society Research Center. She held previous positions at U.C. Berkeley, Irvine, and San Diego and with History Associates Inc. She currently serves on the boards of the Society of Georgia Archivists, Savannah Heritage Emergency Response, and the Steering Committee of the Regional Archival Associations Consortium.

    Mary Jo Fairchild
    Senior Archivist
    South Carolina Historical Society
    Mary Jo Fairchild is the Director of Archives and Research at the South Carolina Historical Society and holds a MA in History from the College of Charleston, a MLIS from the University of South Carolina, and is a Certified Archivist. Currently, Mary Jo is the President of the South Carolina Archival Association and serves on the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Charleston County Public Library.

    Matt Francis
    Archivist for Collection Management
    Pennsylvania State University
    Matt Francis is the Archivist for Collection Management at Pennsylvania State University. Previously, Matt has worked at SUNY Potsdam and at the University of Wyoming's American Heritage Center. He earned a M.A. in public history with an archives concentration from Wright State University. He has served on the steering committee of SAA's Issues and Advocacy Roundtable, the Upstate New York Key Contact for the Membership Committee, and is an SAA mentor.

    Melissa Gonzales
    University Archivist
    University of Texas at Arlington
    Melissa Gonzales is the University Archivist at the University of Texas at Arlington. Currently, she is Chair of SAA’s Students and New Archives Professionals Roundtable, and is also on the Mentoring Subcommittee. She has sat on the Society of Southwest Archivists’ Executive Board and serves on the Membership and Publications Committees, respectively.

    Michael Shallcross
    Assistant Archivist
    University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library
    Mike Shallcross is an Assistant Archivist in the Digital Curation Division of the University of Michigan’s Bentley Historical Library. He has developed policies, procedures, and tools for processing born-digital archives and has also contributed to the library’s web archives and implementation of its digital infrastructure. Mike also serves on the SAA Publications Board and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Michigan’s School of Information.

    Morna Gerrard
    Women and Gender Collections Archivist
    Georgia State University
    Morna Gerrard is the Women and Gender Collections Archivist at Georgia State University. A past president of the Society of Georgia Archivists, she is on the board of the Georgia Archives Institute, and vice president of the Georgia LGBTQ Archives Project. She lives in Decatur, GA.

    Natalie Baur
    Archivist, Cuban Heritage Collection
    University of Miami
    Natalie Baur joined the University of Miami Libraries as the Archivist for the Cuban Heritage Collection in 2012. Natalie holds an MA in History, a certificate in Museum Studies, and an MLS with a concentration in Archives, Records, and Information Management. Her interests include description and preservation of cultural heritage materials and collaboration with librarians and archivists in Latin America and the Caribbean.

    Paul Eisloeffel
    Curator of Audiovisual Collections
    Nebraska State Historical Society
    Paul Eisloeffel is the Curator of Audiovisual Collections for the Nebraska State Historical Society, a position he has held since 2001. He has been active in professional associations, is a frequent presenter and writer on heritage audiovisual topics and runs a small business helping colleagues with their moving image holdings.

    Sarah Dorpinghaus
    Digital Projects Library Manager
    University of Kentucky
    Sarah Dorpinghaus is the Digital Projects Manager at the University of Kentucky Libraries where she oversees workflows for digital content creation, management, and preservation. Sarah holds an MLIS from the University of Iowa (2009) and her research interests include large-scale digitization projects. She previously held project archivist positions at the College of Charleston and the Chicago History Museum

    Shannon O'Neill
    Associate Director of Archives and Special Collections
    Barnard College
    Shannon is the Associate Director of Archives and Special Collections at Barnard College.  Prior to joining Barnard, she worked at the Atlantic City Free Public Library and the Los Angeles Public Library. Shannon’s professional interests include community-based archiving, radical histories, and the use of primary resource materials in education. She received her MLIS at UCLA in 2008.  

    Tamara Kennelly
    University Archivist
    Virginia Tech
    Tamara Kennelly is the University Archivist at Virginia Tech. She is active in the International Oral History Association in which she serves on the English program committee for the upcoming XVIII IOHA Conference in Barcelona, Spain and in the Oral History Association in which she serves on the Diversity Committee.

    Tywanna Whorley
    Manuscript Librarian
    Howard University
    Tywanna Whorley is the Manuscript Librarian for the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University. She received her Ph.D. from the School of Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Tywanna was a project archivist for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers at Boston University. She is a former Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of library and Information Science at Simmons College. Tywanna is currently serving as the Chair of the Diversity Committee.