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SAA Committee Member Highlights: Brittany Newberry

This post is from Brittany Newberry (she/her), Processing Archivist at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library in Atlanta, GA, current advisor and past chair of the Career Development Subcommittee. Brittany is also a steering committee member for the Archivists and Archives of Color section. Brittany, what drew you to archives?  My first year … Continue reading SAA Committee Member Highlights: Brittany Newberry

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SAA Committee Member Highlights: Jennifer Motszko

This post is from Jennifer Motszko of the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. Jennifer is the chair of the SAA Membership Committee, 2020-2021. Jennifer, what drew you to archives?I have always been interested in history and planned to make that my career in some way. As I was working towards my masters degree in History … Continue reading SAA Committee Member Highlights: Jennifer Motszko

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

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