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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: 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: 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: 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

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