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SAA Committee Member Highlights: Alison Clemens

This post is from Alison Clemens (she/they). Alison is the Head of Processing at Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University, and serves as chair of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) Membership Committee. Alison also serves on the SAA Nominating Committee, the SAA Archival Workers Emergency Fund Organizing Committee, the Diversity Committee of the Rare Books … Continue reading SAA Committee Member Highlights: Alison Clemens

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

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