Career Journeys: Rachel Vagts

Rachel Vagts is the Manager of Special Collections and Digital Archives, Denver Public Library in Denver, CO. Rachel is an active member of the Society of American Archivists and past president of SAA. She also participated in the Archives Leadership Institute, Midwest Archives Conference, and Consortium of Iowa Archivists. What are your main responsibilities as … Continue reading Career Journeys: Rachel Vagts

Career Journeys: Jennifer Thompson

Jennifer Thompson is the Records Analyst and Archivist at the J. Paul Getty Trust. What are your main responsibilities as an archivist? I serve as the organization’s Records Management and Information Management specialist, as well as Program Liaison for Trust Administration (the Trust oversees the four Getty programs - Museum, Conservation Institute, Foundation, and Research … Continue reading Career Journeys: Jennifer Thompson

Career Journeys: Dave Lewis

Dave Lewis is the sound archivist at Bowling Green State University’s Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives. He holds a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from Indiana University-Bloomington and an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh. He currently chairs the Conference Grants Committee for the Association of Recorded Sound Collections and the Society for Ethnomusicology’s Special … Continue reading Career Journeys: Dave Lewis

Career Journeys: Carady DeSimone

Cara DeSimone is an Archives Technician on contract with the National Parks Service’s Southeast Archeology Center (SEAC). Cara is a member of the Society of American Archivists: Archive Workers Emergency Fund (AWEF) Organizing Committee (20-21), SNAP Secretary (20-21), and a member of the Society of Florida Archivists: Secretary (21-24), Audit Committee (20-22), SFAJ Copy Editor … Continue reading Career Journeys: Carady DeSimone

Mentoring Partnerships: Shellaine Kelley and Jenifer Monger

Shellaine Kelley is a self-paced MLIS student with an interest in pursuing a career in visual resources and art librarianship. In 2018, she earned a BFA in Printmaking from Kendall College of Art & Design. Having recently relocated to the Greater Los Angeles area in late 2020 from the Midwest, Shellaine quickly gained employment with … Continue reading Mentoring Partnerships: Shellaine Kelley and Jenifer Monger

Career Journeys: Judy Tyrus

Judy Tyrus is the CEO of ChromaDiverse, Inc., recipient of the 2021 SAA Diversity Award, and author of Dance Theatre of Harlem: A History, A Movement, A Celebration. What do you like most about your work? What’s most challenging?I enjoy helping dance companies preserve their historic records so their history can be told dynamically and … Continue reading Career Journeys: Judy Tyrus

SAA Committee Member Highlights: Caitlin Birch

This post is from Caitlin Birch. Caitlin is a member of the SAA Mentoring Program Subcommittee; the Assistant Archivist for Digital Collections at Dartmouth College. What drew you to archives?  My initial interest in archives grew out of my experiences in journalism. I worked as a newspaper reporter, editor, and designer throughout and after college, … Continue reading SAA Committee Member Highlights: Caitlin Birch

Career Journeys: John Esh

John Esh is a Processing Archivist at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland. John holds a BA in Anthropology from Portland State University and a MLS from Emporia State University. John is a member of SAA's SNAP (Students and New Archives Professionals) section and Performing Arts section steering committee member. What are your main responsibilities as … Continue reading Career Journeys: John Esh

Career Journeys: Jennifer Olguin

Jennifer Olguin Jennifer Olguin, MLS, is the Rio Grande Historical Collections Archivist at New Mexico State University Library, Archives, and Special Collections. Jennifer, what are your main responsibilities as an archivist? As a tenure-track archivist at a university archive, my main responsibilities include the following:  Assist the campus community along with the public with their … Continue reading Career Journeys: Jennifer Olguin