Career Journeys: Katie Rojas

I’m Katie Rojas, Head of Archival Processing at the University of Virginia’s Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. My previous positions were as Manuscripts Archivist for the University of Texas at San Antonio and as Municipal Archivist for the City of San Antonio. I earned my MLIS with archives concentration from the University of … Continue reading Career Journeys: Katie Rojas

Career Journeys: Autumn Johnson

Autumn Johnson is the Special Collections Librarian, Assistant Professor at the Zach S. Henderson Library at Georgia Southern University. What are your main responsibilities as an archivist? I am currently a tenure-track assistant professor and Special Collections Librarian at a large, rural University. Despite my institution’s size, I am somewhat of a lone arranger, overseeing … Continue reading Career Journeys: Autumn Johnson

Career Journeys: Drew Bourn

Drew Bourn is the Historical Curator for the Stanford Medical History Center in the Lane Medical Library at Stanford University. What are your main responsibilities as an archivist? I oversee the Stanford Medical History Center, which is the archives and rare books collection at Stanford University’s School of Medicine. My responsibilities include collections development and … Continue reading Career Journeys: Drew Bourn

Career Journeys: M. Michelle Chiles

M. Michelle Chiles is the Head of the Providence College Archives and Special Collections What are your main responsibilities as an archivist? I am the Head of Archives and Special Collections at Providence College, a private Catholic college in Providence Rhode Island. I am responsible for all aspects of managing the College archives including institutional … Continue reading Career Journeys: M. Michelle Chiles

Career Journeys: Valerie A. Metzler

Valerie founded and runs the business Valerie Metzler Archivist/Historian What do you like most about your work? What’s most challenging? I learn so much! Each job offers something new and interesting. Most challenging are the times when my client pool requires a lot of travel each month. What are some career accomplishments you're most proud … Continue reading Career Journeys: Valerie A. Metzler

Career Journeys: Lauren White

Lauren White works at the Gerald Ford Presidential Library. Lauren is a member of the SAA Mentoring Subcommittee, Midwest Archives Conference, Nominating Committee member, and a Certified Archivist. Lauren joined the Gerald Ford Presidential Library in January 2020 after 8 years in academic archives at multiple midwestern universities (with positions at Western Michigan University, Purdue … Continue reading Career Journeys: Lauren White

Career Journeys: Rusty Heckaman

Rusty Heckaman is the Research Room Supervisor at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. What do you like most about your work? What’s most challenging? Since graduating with my MLS from Indiana University in 2009, I’ve been employed as an archivist in a variety of positions and among many types of institutions. These have … Continue reading Career Journeys: Rusty Heckaman

Career Journeys: Amy Cooper Cary

Amy Cooper Cary is Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Raynor Memorial Libraries, Marquette University, and Editor of the American Archivist. Professional Work: Society of American Archivists:SAA Fellow, Inducted August 2018; Council Member, August 2015 -- August 2018; Multiple committees including SAA Nominating Committee, Education Committee, Manuscript Repositories Section, Awards Committee, Women Archivists Roundtable, … Continue reading Career Journeys: Amy Cooper Cary

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