Congratulations to all, including A.R.T. Members:
Francine Snyder, Bonnie Marie Sauer, Shannon O'Neill!
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.
*Bonnie Marie Sauer*
*National Archives and Records Administration*
Bonnie Marie Sauer is an Archivist with the National Archives at New York
City performing as Processing Team Lead and troubleshooting system
integration issues at NARA offices nationwide. Previously, Bonnie worked
with the Winthrop Group, the Nassau County Museum System, and the Smithtown
Historical Society. She holds an MLIS and certificate in Archives and
Records Management from Long Island University.
*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.
*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.
*Archivist/Assistant Head Librarian*
*Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at
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.
*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.
*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.
*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
*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*
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 *
*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 *
*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*
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.
*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 *
*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 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 *
*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.
*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.
*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*
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 *
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 *
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.