Updates to the 1-to-1 mentoring model

Dear colleagues,  The Mentoring Program Subcommittee is excited to share with you an update to the 1-to-1 mentoring model. Effective January 1, 2022, the duration for 1-to-1 mentoring relationships will be for six months, as opposed to the current duration of one year. This change is due to two factors, each with the goal of … Continue reading Updates to the 1-to-1 mentoring model

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

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

Mentoring Partnerships: Nora Plant and Jennifer Motszko

Nora Plant Nora Plant is an Audio-Visual Archivist at the University of Wyoming. She will be serving on the SAA Membership Committee as Key Contact for Wyoming beginning in August. Jennifer Motszko Jennifer Motszko works at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She is the current Chair of the SAA Membership Committee, and Chair-elect for the Manuscripts … Continue reading Mentoring Partnerships: Nora Plant and Jennifer Motszko

How Mentoring Helped Me Overcome Imposter Syndrome (or at least start to tame it)

by Biz Gallo Biz Gallo has served as the Manager of Audiovisual Preservation at George Blood, L.P. since 2013 and recently accepted the position of Statewide Digitization Initiatives Coordinator at the Library of Michigan. She received her Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan School of Information and has since been helping … Continue reading How Mentoring Helped Me Overcome Imposter Syndrome (or at least start to tame it)

Mentoring Partnerships: Julie Rockwell and Matt Testa

Julie Rockwell Julie Rockwell is a part-time collections specialist at the Frost Entomological Museum of the Penn State University, Main Campus. She recently accepted a part-time position as an independent contractor archivist with the East Broad Top Railroad Foundation located in Rockhill Furnace, PA.  Julie graduated in December 2020 from the Johns Hopkins University Advanced … Continue reading Mentoring Partnerships: Julie Rockwell and Matt Testa

Mentoring Partnerships: Mary Jackson and Steven D. Booth

Mary Jackson is currently working on a cataloging project at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and a community preservation project, African Americans in Berkeley’s History and Legacy. She was a member of the SAA Host Committee in 2008 and has been an SAA member since 2018. Mary received her master's degree in … Continue reading Mentoring Partnerships: Mary Jackson and Steven D. Booth