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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

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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

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)

Career Journeys: Heather Bidzinski

Heather Bidzinski, in the stacks. This post is from Heather Bidzinski, Head of Archives at Special Collections at University of Manitoba. Heather is an active member of SAA and is a member of the ACACKRN (Canadian Research Knowledge Network) Conference Planning Committee; the CKRN NATIONAL HERITAGE DIGITIZATION STRATEGY Advisory Committee; and the ACA Governance Committee. … Continue reading Career Journeys: Heather Bidzinski

Career Journeys: Caroline J. White

Caroline J. White. This post is from Caroline J. White, Archives and Manuscript Librarian at Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), UMass Amherst Libraries. Caroline was first hired in 2012 in a three-year position. She has also held several short-term archives positions at Mount Holyoke College. She is a graduate of Simmons School of Library … Continue reading Career Journeys: Caroline J. White

SAA Committee Member Highlights: Devhra BennettJones

This post is from Devhra BennettJones. Devhra is a member of the SAA Membership Committee; the Society of American Archivists Navigator Program Subcommittee; the Society of American Archivists Mentoring Subcommittee; the Society of Ohio Archivists Membership & Awards Committee; and the Society of Ohio Archivists Social Justice and Black Lives Matter Task Force. Devhra, what … Continue reading SAA Committee Member Highlights: Devhra BennettJones

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