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Monday, February 11, 2013

The 2013 ALI Cohort

The Archives Leadership Institute received nearly 100 applications for the 25 spots in the 2013 ALI Cohort. The candidate pool was extremely competitive and impressive. The Archives Leadership Institute is very proud to introduce the 2013 Cohort:



  • Doug Boyd: Doug serves as the Director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries.  Boyd led the team that envisioned and designed the open source OHMS system that synchronizes text with audio and video online and he is currently directing the IMLS National Leadership Grant OHMS: Enhancing Access and Discovery of Oral History Online.  His recent publications include the book Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community which was published in August 2011 by the University Press of Kentucky.  He managed the IMLS grant project Oral History in the Digital Age, a national initiative establishing current best practices for collecting, curating and disseminating oral histories and co-edited the publication containing over 70 essays and served as guest editor of a forthcoming special issue of the Oral History Review featuring the Oral History in the Digital Age project. Previously, Doug managed the Digital Program for the University of Alabama Libraries, served as the Director of the Kentucky Oral History Commission and prior to that worked as the Senior Archivist for theoral history collection at the Kentucky Historical Society.   Doug was recently elected Chair of the Oral History Section for the Society of American Archivists and was elected to the Executive Council of the Oral History Association in 2010 and serves as the digital initiatives editor for the Oral History Review.  Doug received his Ph.D. and M.A.degrees in Folklore from Indiana University and his B.A. degree in History from Denison University in Granville, Ohio.
  • Chrystal Carpenter: Chrystal is the Lead Archivist for the J. Craig Venter Institute where she manages and provides administrative oversight for the JCVI Archives. Previous positions she has held include; Manuscript and Congressional Archivist for the University of Arizona, Photo Archivist for the Arizona Historical Society, and assistant archivist for the Arizona State Museum. Carpenter also was archivist for the One‐Eight Memorial Foundation, which was created in the wake of the Jan. 8, 2011 shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and constituents.  Carpenter earned a bachelor of arts degree in Anthropology and a master’s in information resources and library science from the University of Arizona. She also is a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists.   She has presented and been on panel presentations for numerous organizations for which she is a member including; the Society of American Archivists, the Conference on Inter‐mountain Archivists (CIMA), and the Arizona Archives Alliance (AzAA).  Carpenter has held positions on the SAA Congressional Papers Roundtable, CIMA, AzAA, and as the archival advisor for the One‐Eight Memorial Foundation.
  • Courtney Chartier: Courtney is currently the Assistant Head of the Archives Research Center of the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library. She has worked previously as the Processing Archivist for the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection and the Voter Education Project Organizational Records. As a student she worked as an Archives Assistant at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History (UT-Austin) and at the Archives and Special Collections of the University of Mississippi. She holds a BA in American Studies (UT-Austin), a MA in Southern Studies (Mississippi) and a MS in Information Studies (UT-Austin). She is a past Chair of the Society of American Archivists’ Archivists and Archives of Color Roundtable, and the Vice-President/President-Elect of the Society of Georgia Archivists. She has been a Certified Archivist since 2009, and is the 2012-2014 ACA Regent for Outreach.
  • Jim Cundy: Jim is the Manager of the State Records Branch, in the Public Records Division, at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. He has been with the department for ten years, six of those as Branch Manager. His branch oversees the development of records retention schedules and the archives and records management programs of Kentucky’s state government agencies. Prior to becoming Branch Manager, Jim worked in the Local Records Branch at the department, where he assisted counties in north-central Kentucky in implementing archives and records management programs. Jim has degrees in political science from Boston University and the University of Massachusetts and a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Kentucky.
  • Jennifer Day: Jennifer has been working in public archives for seven years. She is currently serving as the archivist in the City Clerk’s Office for the City of Oklahoma City. Her prior experience was with the State of Oklahoma Historical Society where she was lead archivist in the Manuscripts Department. Jennifer gained her archival certification in 2008 after receiving a Master of Arts in Library and Information Studies from the University of Oklahoma in 2005. While working in the Manuscripts Department at OHS Jennifer focused on developing policy for acquisition, processing and reference services. Her dedication to public service also included extensive work with student interns and volunteers in the archives.  Her current position with the City requires work in Records Management as well as processing and preservation of municipal records dating back to 1890. She has served on various committees and boards and is currently the Secretary for the Society of Southwest Archivists.
  • Tiah Edmunson-Morton: Tiah has worked as an archivist at Oregon State University for 6 years. In addition to teaching duties for the Special Collections & Archives Research Center and School of History, Philosophy, & Religion, she manages the Center's public services and exhibits program; coordinates social media outreach; and works on library-wide assessment projects. She has served as president of the Northwest Archivists, is the Editor of the NWA publication Easy Access, and led the Northwest Digital Archives Usability Group. She holds her MLIS from San José State University, MA in English Literature from Miami University, and is a Certified Archivist.
  • Ellen Engseth: Ellen is an archivist and senior academic librarian at UWM Libraries, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (UWM). As adjunct instructor with UWM’s School of Information Studies Archival Studies Program, she developed and taught a comparative study abroad course based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Before joining UWM, she was Director of Archives and Special Collections at North Park University in Chicago, IL. She is active in numerous professional associations and holds a MLIS and a Master of Arts in History.
  • John Faundeen: John has worked as the EROS Archivist at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observations and Science (EROS) Center since 2001. His prior role at EROS was the Chief of Data Management with oversight for both archiving and information systems development. Those roles involve policy, oversight and guidance for the observational, cartographic, and elevation data created and maintained at EROS. John allocates most of his time to preservation and appraisal functions. The preservation activity includes environmentally managing a 28,000 square foot archive containing 100,000 rolls of analog film and thousands of magnetic tapes. Establishing an off-site archive containing two petabytes of electronic data continues to be a centerpiece of EROS’s data management risk mitigation strategy. MOUs with the National Archives and Records Administration were established based upon proven data management capabilities. John has chaired the international Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Working Group on Information Systems and Services (WGISS) Data Stewardship Interest Group, co-chairs the USGS Fundamental Science Practices Advisory Committee (FSPAC) Data Preservation Sub-Committee, is vice-chair of the International Council of Scientific Union (ICSU) Committee on Data (CODATA) Data at Risk Task Group, and chairs the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Data Preservation and Archiving Committee. He has previously served as the acting USGS Records Officer on two separate occasions.
  • Mariecris Gatlabayan: Mariecris was born in Vancouver, B.C. and grew up along the Pacific Northwest. She received her MS in Library Science and Archives Management from Simmons College in Boston in 2008. Currently, she resides in Anchorage, Alaska, where she works as an archivist with Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA).  She has served on numerous university committees, professional organization committees, and community related projects. As a member of the Northwest Archivists (NWA) publication committee, she has relished her role as NWA’s Facebook administrator, helping to share, and commend all the great work archivists do in the NW and the rest of the world.
  • Kevin Glick: Kevin is the Head of Digital Information Systems and University Archives at Yale University's Manuscripts and Archives. Prior to joining the Yale staff in 2002, he served as researcher and project manager of the US team of the InterPARES Project: International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems. Since 2007, he has been an adjunct professor at the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, teaching Managing Records in Electronic Environments. He also served as an adjunct instructor at Southern Connecticut State University, where he has developed and taught Development of Digital Memorials and Cultural Archives.
  • Pam Hackbart-Dean: Pam has been Director of the Special Collections Research Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale since 2006. Previously she was head of Special Collections & Archives and Director of the Southern Labor Archives at Georgia State University. From 1990 to 2000, she was the assistant department head/processing archivist for the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Study at the University of Georgia. Pam received her MA in history from the University of Connecticut with a certificate in archival management and public history and her BA in history from Hendrix College (Conway, AR).
  • Matt Herbison: Matt Herbison is the Reference and Outreach Archivist at the Legacy Center Archives at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.  If Matt had a tattoo, it would read "All god's archives users are favored."  He has been a trained archivist since 2002 and an employed one since 2006, when he held several library/archives/curatorial/tech positions at Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia.  He is active in things related to digital humanities and teaching with primary sources, with particular interests in connecting K-12 students with archives (face-to-face and online).  Some years ago, after working with numerous researchers who had topics he knew nothing about, Matt decided that it was better to admit his ignorance.  Since Matt keeps ending up in positions as ersatz subject specialists -- women's history, history of medicine, maritime history -- researchers have benefitted from his proclaimed ignorance ever since.
  • Benn Joseph: Benn joined Northwestern University in 2009 as a Manuscript Librarian, and splits his time between the Northwestern University Archives and the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, managing both paper-based and digital collections. Prior to Northwestern he worked at the Chicago History Museum processing manuscript and photographic collections. Benn has an MSLS degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Bergis Jules is the University Archivist at The George Washington University in Washington D.C.  Previously he was the Project Director and Archivist on two grant projects for the Black Metropolis Research Consortium at the University of Chicago. Bergis completed an M.L.S. with a Specialization in Archives and Records Management and an M.A. in African American and African Diaspora studies at Indiana University, Bloomington.  He currently serves as chair of the Society of American Archivists' Diversity Committee.
  • Erin Lawrimore: Erin is University Archivist at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She also serves as a lecturer in San Jose State University's School of Library and Information Science. Additionally, Erin is an active member of the Society of American Archivists, currently serving as co-chair of the Awards Committee, a member of the Annual Meeting Task Force, and a steering committee member for the Issues and Advocacy Roundtable. She also serves as managing editor of Provenance: The Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists. Erin holds a B.A. in English from Duke University and a Masters in Information Studies from The University of Texas at Austin. Previously, she worked in special collections libraries at the University of Tennessee and North Carolina State University.
  • Bertram Lyons: Bertram, certified archivist, works as a folklife specialist and digital assets manager with the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Since 2002, he has served as archivist (and now consulting archivist) at the Alan Lomax Archive / Association for Cultural Equity in New York. He is a member of the Society of American Archivists (appointee to the Membership Committee and chair of the Recorded Sound Roundtable), the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives, and the American Association of Museums. Lyons publishes regularly on archival principles and practices and he presents research at professional and academic conferences. He received his Master's degree in Museum Studies and American Studies from the University of Kansas.
  • Jamie Martin: Jamie is the Sr. Corporate Archivist for Target Corporation.  She has worked for the Target Archives since 2006, and has been in her current role since April 2011.  Jamie is responsible for the development and strategic direction of the Target Archives in line with broader corporate strategic priorities; key roles include collection management & development, outreach, and partnerships with key stakeholders across the company.  Her projects are broad in scope and include corporate media events, social media and other forms of outreach, executive speech support, collection acquisition and facility/space planning.  Jamie and the Target Archives staff work with a diverse collection spanning 150 years and 50+ operating companies.  Jamie manages business records, family papers, textiles, photographs, objects & awards, and A/V, and proactively seeks innovative opportunities to integrate heritage into Target’s business.  Previous to Target, Jamie was a graduate student at Dominican University/ College of St. Catherine, and worked at a variety of student & intern positions.
  • David McCartney: David has been the University of Iowa Archivist in the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, University of Iowa Libraries since January 2001.  Previous archival positions have included contracting with History Associates, Inc., a records management evaluation position with the International Monetary Fund,  a processing position with the National Public Broadcasting Archives and Library of American Broadcasting, and an archives technician position in the Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Branch of the National Archives and Records Administration.  David has a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1979) and an MA in history and MLS in library science from the University of Maryland, College Park (1998).
  • T-Kay Sangwand: T-Kay is the Human Rights Archivist for the University of Texas Libraries’ Human Rights Documentation Initiative and the Brazil Studies Subject Specialist for the Benson Latin American Collection. Over the past three years, she has worked with non-governmental organizations in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the U.S. to preserve their human rights documentation. In 2009, Sangwand co-founded the Society of American Archivists’ Human Rights Archives Roundtable.  Prior to UT, Sangwand received a MLIS and an MA degree in Latin American Studies from the University of California Los Angeles with specializations in Archives, Spanish, and Portuguese. When she’s not in the library, she can be found DJing in Austin and Los Angeles and volunteering at her local bookstore, Monkey Wrench Books.
  • Sibyl Schaefer: Sibyl is the Head of Digital Programs for the Rockefeller Archive Center. Schaefer previously served as the Metadata Librarian for the University of Vermont's Center for Digital Initiatives. In 2011, the American Library Association recognized Schaefer as an Emerging Leader in the profession. Schaefer also served as the User Services Liaison on the Archivists' Toolkit project out of New York University. She is currently is a member of the Society of American Archivists' Technical Subcommittee for the revision of DACS, and a co-chair for the ALA Digital Preservation Interest Group.
  • Lisa Sjoberg: Lisa is the College Archivist & Digital Collections Librarian at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. She earned a Master of Arts in speech communication at North Dakota State University and a Master of Library and Information Science, concentrating in archives and records administration, at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. In addition to being an active member in the Midwest Archives Conference and Society of American Archivists, she earned her archival certification in 2009. Her archival passions are outreach and advocacy, particularly promoting archival literacy among students. Current research interests include teaching with primary sources, digital humanities, and records management in lone-arranger shops.
  • Mike Strom: Mike has been the Wyoming State Archivist since August of 2011. Prior to that, Mike was the Senior Archivist at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth for nearly eight years. He began his career as a processing archivist at Yale University.
  • Donnelly Lancaster Walton: Donnelly has been an archivist at the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library at The University of Alabama since 2001 and has been Interim University Archivist and Curator of Southern History and Culture Collections since July 2011.  She was an archivist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Archives from 1998-2001.  Active in professional organizations at the state and national levels, she is a past chair of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) Awards Committee and served two terms as secretary of the SAA Description Section.  She holds a master’s degree in history from Auburn University.  
  • Rachael Cristine Woody: Rachael joined Linfield College and the Oregon Wine History Archive in November 2011. Rachael has been working actively with the Oregon wine industry in an effort to document, preserve, and make accessible the history of collaboration, achievement, and pioneering spirit that is Oregon wine. Rachael works with a team of students that train with her in preservation, research, cataloging, digitization, exhibition creation, and community outreach. Before Linfield College, Rachael worked at the Smithsonian Institution where she managed several innovative pan-institutional grants, created an international web resource for ancient artifacts of the Middle East, and built a sustainable outreach and advocacy program for the Smithsonian Archives and Special Collections.
  • Audra Eagle Yun: Audra is Acting Head of Special Collections and Archives at the University of California, Irvine, where she provides leadership and vision for the department including departmental supervision; setting goals, policies, and procedures; overseeing collection development, archival activities, and technical services; and fostering user-centered reference and instruction within a special collections setting. A member of the Society of American Archivists, Audra is currently an appointed member of the 2013 Program Committee and chair of the 2013 Student Program Subcommittee. She is an appointed member of the Diversity Committee for the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of ACRL and was selected as an ALA Emerging Leader in 2009. She has been a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists since 2010. Audra received her Master of Library and Information Science degree with a specialization in archival studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and Cultural Theory as well as a certificate in Information Science & Information Studies from Duke University.