Kyle Ainsworth received a bachelor’s degree in history from the College of William and Mary (2006), and has master’s degrees in history and library science from the University of Southern Mississippi (2010). He is the special collections librarian at Stephen F. Austin State University as well as project manager for the Texas Runaway Project. Ainsworth’s most recent publications include a book chapter on high-impact practices and archives and a book chapter on runaway slaves in Texas. He is currently working on an article about fugitive slaves stealing horses in Texas to aid in their escapes.
Anne Bahde is the Rare Books and History of Science Librarian in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center at Oregon State University. She concentrates on primary source literacy, digital humanities, and data visualization in her scholarship and practice, with special attention to the intersections of these areas. With Heather Smedberg and Mattie Taormina, she was the recipient of the 2016 Primary Source Award for Research from the Center for Research Libraries, awarded for their 2014 edited compilation Using Primary Sources: Hands-On Instructional Exercises.
Nancy Bartlett is associate director at the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. A Fellow of the Society of American Archivists, she has written and edited extensively on archives and architecture, the cultural conditions of archives, and the history of archival principles. She is a member of the Bentley Historical Library research team investigating “Engaging the Archives: New Partnerships and Understandings of Teaching and Learning with Primary Sources.” This five-year project, begun in 2015, is made possible by the University of Michigan Third Century Initiative. Nancy also serves on the planning and program committee for the Teaching Undergraduates with Archives Symposium.
Lizette R. Barton is the reference archivist of the Archives of the History of American Psychology, the research branch of the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology, The University of Akron. Lizette is a reference department of one in addition to her work developing and facilitating hands-on archival projects for students. Her historical boyfriend is Walter R. Miles (look him up). She has an MLIS from Kent State University, raises heritage turkeys on the side, and would absolutely lose to Jodi Kearns in a game of scrabble.
Caroline Boswell is an Associate Professor of History and Humanities at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, where she also directs the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. She is co-editor of the Syllabus journal, an online open access journal that publishes peer-reviewed critical syllabi, assignments, and articles on syllabus design. Her historical research examines the social history of politics in 17th-century England. She is author of Disaffection and Everyday Life in Interregnum England (2017), which explores the intersections between the politics of everyday life and the politics of revolution within communities and social relations. Among other courses, she teaches UW-Green Bay’s gateway course on historical methods and a senior year practicum in digital and public humanities, both of which make extensive use of local and digital archives.
Jennifer Brannock is Professor and Curator of Rare Books and Mississippiana at the University of Southern Mississippi. She has a BA in Art History and a MSLS from the University of Kentucky. In Special Collections at Southern Miss, she coordinates bibliographic instruction, supervises general reference activities, coordinates outreach efforts, curates exhibits, and conducts collection development and management activities for Mississippiana, Rare Books, and Genealogy. Her research interests include special collections outreach, reference service, and popular culture. She is currently working on a book proposal about Mississippi author Con Sellers, his sleaze publications, and midcentury ideas of gender and sexuality.
Jaime Marie Burton currently serves as Director of Research Services and Education at the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center (SCRC), providing leadership for the Breckinridge Research Room and instruction programs, which provide hands-on access to UK’s rare books, Kentuckiana, and vast holdings of manuscript collections. Jaime has served on the board of the Kentucky Council on Archives since 2012 and is currently co-chair of the SAA RAO Public Services Assessment Committee. She is a Certified Archivist and holds a master’s degree in Historical Studies/Public History from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Liz Call is currently the Special Collections Outreach Librarian at Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation (RBSCP), River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester. Liz holds a MLIS from the Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University and a MA in Public History from New York University.
Peter Carini is the College Archivist for Dartmouth College and is a member of the teaching team in Rauner Special Collections Library where over 130 class sessions are taught each year using archival documents, rare books and manuscripts. Peter has been facilitating the use of primary sources materials in the classroom for more than twenty years and writes and presents regularly on the subject.
Christine Cheng is the Instruction and Outreach Librarian for Special Collections in UC Davis Library at the University of California, Davis. She designs library services and education programs that enhance access to and understanding of rare books, manuscripts, and archival materials. She previously served as the Research Services Coordinator at George Mason University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center where she managed public services including instruction, reference, and outreach. Her interests are promoting and developing skills in primary source literacy. Her favorite animal is the red panda.
Kristen Chinery is the Reference Archivist at the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, where she manages manuscript reference services. Ms. Chinery received a MA in History, MLIS, and Archival Administration Certificate from Wayne State University, and a BA in History from Adrian College. Her research activity includes women’s labor history, social and political movements in 20th century Detroit, and industrial organizational psychology as it relates to archivists.
Meghan Clark is a senior, pursuing a degree in history and a minor in environment from the University of Michigan. While at U-M, she has participated in two Michigan in the World digital projects. Her published work, “Give Earth a Chance: Environmental Activism in Michigan” and “Go Blue: Competition, Controversy, and Community in Michigan Athletics,” examines environmental and women’s activism in the 1960’s and 1970’s. She is currently a research fellow at the Ecology Center of Ann Arbor and a university teacher for a course about environmental activism and archives.
Martha O’Hara Conway is Director of the Special Collections Research Center at the University of Michigan Library. In this position, she provides vision, leadership, strategic direction, and administrative oversight for the operations, services, programs, and resources of the Special Collections Research Center. She worked previously for the Newberry Library and at the Yale University Library and the Library of Congress. She has a BA from Mount Holyoke College and a MILS from the University of Michigan, and is an active member of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).
Ashleigh D. Coren is the Special Collections Librarian for Teaching and Learning at the University of Maryland, College Park. In addition to supporting the instruction and outreach unit in Special Collections, Ms. Coren is also an Adjunct Lecturer in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland. In 2018, she participated in the American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders (EL) program.
Maria Cotera holds a PhD from Stanford University’s Program in Modern Thought, and an MA in English from the University of Texas. She is currently an associate professor in the Departments of Women’s Studies and American Culture at the University of Michigan, where she is the Director of the Latina/o Studies Program. She is the author of numerous articles on women of color intellectual genealogies and has served on the National Council for the American Studies Association (2007-2010), the governing board of the Latina/o Studies Association (2014-2015) and the program committee for the National Women’s Studies Association (2017-2018). Cotera's first book, Native Speakers: Ella Deloria, Zora Neale Hurston, Jovita González, and the Poetics of Culture, (University of Texas Press, 2008) received the Gloria Anzaldúa book prize for 2009 from the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA). Professor Cotera is currently working on a book about her national digital humanities project, Chicana por mi Raza, an online interactive archive of oral histories and material culture documenting Chicana Feminist praxis from 1965-1985. She is the lead curator for two exhibitions: Las Rebeldes: Stories of Strength and Struggle in southeast Michigan (2013) and Chicana Fotos: Nancy De Los Santos (2017).
Meghan Courtney is the Outreach Archivist at the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University in Detroit. She oversees research instruction, acts as liaison to teachers and students of all ages in the Detroit Metro area, and leads the Reuther’s Outreach Team. She previously served as the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Archivist. She earned her MSLIS from the University of Illinois.
Agnieszka Czeblakow is the Rare Books Librarian at the University of Texas at San Antonio where she provides access to archival and rare book collections through teaching and outreach activities. She also maintains UTSA Special Collections Library's rare books collections focused on the history and culture of the South Texas—Mexico Border Region and on the culinary history of Mexico. She has a PhD in Latin American History from Emory University, and an MLIS from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
I am a second year student at the University of Michigan School of Information, specializing in archival science. I first became interested in becoming an archivist when I discovered my high school archives and instantly fell in love with the intimate interaction with history that archives provide. I have interned at the National Woman’s Party, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and The Henry Ford. My goal as an archives professional is to bring more attention to the stories of individuals and groups who are underrepresented or marginalized in historical narratives.
Lauren Davis is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York and has an M.A. in History from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She is the co- manager of the Seward Family Digital Archive. Her research explores the intersection of family, gender, class, and health and medicine in the nineteenth-century United States.
Angela D. Dillard is Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education and the Richard A. Meisler Collegiate Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies and in the Residential College at Michigan. Specializing in the study of political ideology in the context of social movements, she is the author of Faith in the City: Preaching Radical Social Change in Detroit (U of Michigan Press, 2007); and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Now?: Multicultural Conservatism in America (NYU Press, 2001): among the first studies of political conservatism among African Americans, Latinos, women and homosexuals. She is currently at work on a book, Civil Rights Conservatism, about intersections between the civil rights movement and the rise of a New Right.
Rachel Duke is the Rare Books Librarian at Florida State University Libraries, where she was previously an instructor in the History of Text Technologies program. She holds a master’s degree in English literature from Rutgers University - Newark, and is a doctoral candidate in medieval literature in Florida State University’s English department.
Elliott Earle is the Educator Content Developer for Drexel College of Medicine's Legacy Center Archives in Philadelphia. A social studies teacher by training, Elliott's work focuses on developing innovative ways to enrich classroom learning with historical collections. Elliott has found a home on the bridge between archives and the classroom, and they're devoted to working with educators and archivists to strengthen that bridge and explore new and meaningful paths for collaboration.
Max Eckard is the Lead Archivist for Digital Initiatives at the University of Michigan's Bentley Historical Library. He oversees the Bentley’s digitization program, digital curation activities, web archives and associated infrastructure, and provides strategic vision for the development and integration of their technical ecosystem. Prior to that, he was the Archivist for Digital Curation (at the Bentley) and the Metadata and Digital Curation Librarian at Grand Valley State University. An alumnus of the School of Library and Information Sciences at North Carolina Central University, he is passionate about archives, digital curation and end users.
Aliza Elkin is a librarian and archivist living in Toronto. Before leaving the states, she was the liaison librarian for the departments of Art and Art History and Design at San José State University in San José, and software project archivist at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in gender and women’s studies from Hampshire College and Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan. Her research interests revolve around the politics of citation, feminist pedagogy, and information ethics.
Shira Loev Eller is the Art and Design Librarian at the George Washington University Libraries. She works closely with the Special Collections Research Center to teach with archives and rare books, and curates the artists' books collection which is housed in Special Collections. Shira is the chair of the Scholarly Communications team.
Michelle Furlano is a PhD history candidate at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. After completing her M.A. in history at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, she worked for over six years in the Heritage and Museum sector. She is currently co-Manager of the Seward Family Digital Archive. Her dissertation research focuses on gender, commemoration, and historic sites and monuments in the twentieth-century United States.
Liz Gadelha is a Project Archivist at the Bentley Historical Library who primarily supports the large-scale digitization program for textual and visual materials. She is also part of the planning committee for the Teaching Undergraduates with Archives Symposium. Her interest in teaching with primary sources stems from assessing and researching arts integration programming in Chicago Public Schools. She holds a Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Patricia Garcia is an assistant professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. She researches archival education and outreach models for promoting the use of primary sources in K-12 and undergraduate classrooms. Her current research is a collaborative effort between archivists and faculty who are designing archival outreach programs that promote transferable skills, scaffold learning opportunities, and incorporate evaluative measures into the process of teaching and learning with primary sources.
Morna Gerrard is the Women’s / Gender & Sexuality Collections Archivist in Special Collections and Archives at the Georgia State University Library. She serves on the board of the Georgia Archives Institute and is a member of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights’ LGBTQ Institute Advisory Board. Her teaching and research interests focus on collaboration across disciplines and with local institutions. A current teaching project brings together archivists and instructors from the Jimmy Carter Library, Agnes Scott College and Georgia State University.
Kristine Greive is an Exhibits Librarian and Curator at the University of Michigan Library's Special Collections Research Center, where she curates book arts and small press collections and manages exhibitions. She holds an MSLS from the University of North Texas, and an MFA from the University of Washington.
Deborah Gurt is Assistant Librarian and Processing and Digital Archivist at the Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library of the University of South Alabama. A graduate of the University of Michigan (BA Honors) and Rutgers University (MLIS), she also holds an MA in Jewish Studies from Gratz College. Gurt has recently completed the Georgia Archives Institute and is pursuing a research and practical agenda focused on increasing diversity in archival representation and usage.
Andi Gustavson is Head of Instructional Services at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center where she teaches classes on archival theory, engaging primary source material in undergraduate instruction, and American photography. She has published on oral history in The Journal of American Studies. Her current book project, What Comes Home: Vernacular Photography and the Cold War, 1945-1991, considers personal snapshots, affect, and the visual representation of war. She received her doctorate from the Department of American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin.
I earned a Bachelors in History and a Masters in American Studies from Lehigh University before completing my Ph.D. in History from Brown University in 2012. Since then, I have been teaching at the University of Kansas, where I am now an Assistant Teaching Professor. I teach courses in American cultural history, the Great Depression, Kansas History, and The Historian’s Craft. I am currently working on a book manuscript about the development of antiracist ideas and ideologies in the US from the 1920s to the 1960s.
Emilie Hardman is Head of Special Collections for the MIT Libraries. Previously, she worked as Head of Teaching, Learning and Digital Scholarship at Harvard's Houghton Library where she held a number of positions over the course of 8 years.
Kristin Ann Hass is an Associate Professor in the Department of American Culture and Director of the Humanities Collaboratory at the University of Michigan. She has written two books: Sacrificing Soldiers on the National Mall, a study of militarism, race, war memorials and U.S. nationalism and Carried to the Wall: American Memory and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, an exploration of public memorial practices, material culture studies and the legacies of the Vietnam War. Her next book, Taking the Price of Freedom Seriously, takes up the twentieth century public investment in and narratives about US militarism and nationalism in memorial Washington, DC. She lectures, teaches, and writes about nationalism, memory, publics, memorialization, militarization, visual culture and material culture studies. She holds a Ph.D. in American studies and has worked in a number of historical museums, including the National Museum of American History, the Michigan Historical Museum and The Henry Ford Museum. She was also the co-founder and Associate Director of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, a national consortium of educators and activists dedicated to campus-community collaborations. She served for five years as Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of American Culture and was recently awarded the University of Michigan’s John D'Arms Faculty Award for Distinguished Graduate Mentoring.
Matt Herbison is the Reference & Education Archivist at the Legacy Center Archives of Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. At work, he enjoys supporting archives users at all levels of inexperience or expertise. Beyond work, he loves teaming with others throughout the burgeoning Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) community, developing opportunities and resources to support the work and goals we all share.
Laura Hibbler is the Associate University Librarian for Research and Instruction at Brandeis University. She also serves as the library liaison to the university's departments of History and African and Afro-American Studies. Laura has a B.A. in history from Yale University and an M.S.L.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Ella Howard is Associate Professor of History at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. Her teaching and research interests include urban history, the history of poverty, the history of technology, and digital history. She is author of Homeless: Poverty and Place in Urban America, University of Pennsylvania Press 2013.
Lae’l Hughes-Watkins is the University Archivist at Kent State, where she administers the largest collection on the Kent State shootings. Her research focuses on outreach to marginalized communities, documenting student activism within disenfranchised populations, and utilizing narratives of oppressed voices within the curricula of post-secondary education spaces. Her most recent article is “Moving Toward a Reparative Archive: A Roadmap for a Holistic Approach to Disrupting Homogenous Histories in Academic Repositories and Creating Inclusive Spaces for Marginalized Voices,” in the Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies, which introduces the concept of a reparative archive— a roadmap for how academic repositories can begin to repair their holdings and develop a holistic approach to disrupting homogeneous histories through acquisition, advocacy, and utilization of collections that center voices of the oppressed and challenges the history of predominantly white academic institution. Lae’l is the Founder of Project STAND, a national consortium of nearly forty colleges and universities working to create a digitally centralized location for access to primary resources illuminating the narratives of student activists and organizations from traditionally underrepresented communities. Project STAND was recently awarded a National Leadership grant for $92,000 by the Institute of Museums and Libraries to host symposia throughout the U.S that will provide a platform to share data on the archival resources documenting acts of student dissent centering marginalized student populations and listen to the narratives of past and present student leaders as information professionals strive to ethically document their stories. Lae’l is also the recipient of the Academic Research Libraries Leadership and Career Development Program fellowship and Society of Ohio Archivists Merit Award for her leadership in Project STAND.
Kate Hutchens works as Research Services Librarian at the University of Michigan Library Special Collections Research Center, managing the reading room and remote user services, as well as partnering with instructors on workshops for students. Kate grew up in Petoskey, Michigan, and has a BA (2006) and MSI (2010) from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Ingwersen currently teaches Latin American history at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. Last year, as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Miami University, he led a seminar, “Theater and Performance in the Americas,” working with Director of Special Collections, Bill Modrow, on a project involving the Native American Women Playwrights Archive—the topic he’ll be co-presenting on at the conference. Dr. Ingwersen’s research examines intersections of politics, performance, and urban culture in 19th century Latin America.
Justin Joque is the Visualization Librarian at the University of Michigan. He completed a PhD in Communications and Media Studies from the European Graduate School and a MSI from the University of Michigan School of Information. His research and work focus on the intersection of technology and continental philosophy.
Susan Juster received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1990. She is Rhys Isaac Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan and served as Associate Dean for Social Sciences with the College of LSA (2008-2011). She works on early American cultural history, religion in a transatlantic context, and the history of violence. Her publications include Sacred Violence in Early America (2016), Doomsayers: Anglo-American Prophecy in the Age of Revolution (2003), Disorderly Women: Sexual Politics and Evangelicalism in Revolutionary New England (1994), and Empires of God: Religious Encounters in the Early Modern Atlantic, co-edited with Linda Gregerson (2011). She is currently working on a study of the material life of English Catholics in the North American and Caribbean colonies from the early 17th century through the mid-18th century.
Katherine Kapsidelis is the Reference and Instruction Librarian in Special Collections at the University of Southern California Libraries. She teaches primary source literacy workshops that emphasize a hands-on approach to learning about rare books and archival materials. She received a master’s degree in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.
Robin M. Katz is a librarian, archivist, and educator who works to connect people to primary sources in meaningful and innovative ways. She is currently the Primary Source Literacy Librarian at the University of California, Riverside, a position she crafted after serving on the joint task force that authored the new Primary Source Literacy Guidelines. She co-created TeachArchives.org based on a groundbreaking US Department of Education grant she led at Brooklyn Historical Society. She has spent over a decade in special collections public services after receiving her MLIS from Kent State University and her BA from Brandeis University.
Dr. Jodi Kearns is director of the Institute for Human Science and Culture, the educational branch of the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology, University of Akron. Dr. Kearns coordinates the Institute’s undergraduate certificate in Museums and Archives. Holding a Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of North Texas, she’s a Claude E. Shannon and Marshall McLuhan fangurl. Recent publications include “Clownpants in the Classroom? Hypnotizing Chickens? Measurement of Structural Distraction in Visual Presentation Documents” (JDoc, 2014) and “If It Sort of Looks Like a Duck: Reflecting on Bad Photographs and Chains of Custody” (PDOCAM, 2017). She challenges you to a game of Scrabble.
Emma “Bryn” Kelley is a senior at Wilmington College in Ohio working on her bachelor's in a self- designed Historic Preservation program. She works at one of the archival institutions on campus, the Quaker Heritage Center. Bryn has also worked at another local institution within the archives. She plans to go on to do post-graduate work and enter the museum and archives field.
Gary Krenz is director of post-bicentennial planning at the University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library. In this capacity, he is developing programming to sustain the exploration and utilization of University history that U-M’s 2017 bicentennial fostered. Gary served as executive director of the U-M Bicentennial Office from 2013 to 2018. Previously, he was special counsel to the U-M president, acting as an advisor on presidential initiatives, planning, issue management, and policy development. He lectures in the Department of Philosophy. Gary received his B.A. in philosophy from Northwestern University and his Ph.D. in philosophy from SUNY-Stony Brook.
Matthew D. Lassiter is Professor of History and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan. His publications include The Silent Majority: Suburban Politics in the Sunbelt South (Princeton, 2006), the coedited anthology The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism (Oxford, 2009), and the forthcoming book The Suburban Crisis: Crime, Drugs, and White Middle-Class America (Princeton). He has collaborated with undergraduates and the Bentley Historical Library to produce four digital exhibits through the Michigan in the World program and is the primary investigator of the Policing and Social Justice Lab, a new initiative to involve undergraduate and graduate students in archival research and production of digital exhibits mapping histories of violence and social protest in Detroit and the state of Michigan.
Daniel J. Linke received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and worked at three archival repositories (Cleveland History Center, the University of Oklahoma, and the New York State Archives) before arriving at Princeton University in 1994. First serving as the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library’s assistant archivist, he was promoted in July 2002 to his current position, the University Archivist and Curator of Public Policy Papers. As head of the Mudd library, he is responsible for collection development and oversees the library’s public service and technical service work as well.
Holly Luetkenhaus is the First Year Experience Librarian at Oklahoma State University and holds an MS in Library Science and an MA in English. Her research interests include information literacy and intersectional studies. She has presented at the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Conference, Library Instruction West, and the Annual Conference on the First Year Experience about her work in teaching information literacy skills to first-year students and incorporating critical pedagogy into library instruction.
Analú López is a Librarian, Archivist, and Photographer living in Chicago, the traditional and ancestral lands of the Potawatomi and Illinois Confederacy. She is a Xicana of Xi'úi (Pame)-Guachichil heritage from the Chichimeca tribes of Mexico. Interested in underrepresented Indigenous narratives dealing with identity, language, and decolonization she writes and creates photographic-based projects exploring these topics. She holds a Master of Library and Information Sciences with a certificate in Archives and Cultural Heritage Resources and Services from Dominican University and a Bachelor of Arts in Photography with a minor in Latin-American Studies from Columbia College Chicago. Currently, she works at the Newberry Library of Chicago as the Ayer Indigenous Studies Librarian.
Tanya Maus (PhD) is the director of the Quaker Heritage Center at Wilmington College (Wilmington, Ohio), a museum with a full exhibit gallery devoted to the Quaker Peace Testimony and to creating awareness of Quaker values of peace and social justice, integrity, and respect for all persons. Tanya holds a PhD in History from the University of Chicago and pursues a path of Public History in hopes of creating networks of historical knowledge that facilitate justice and nonviolence, as well as gender equality and inclusion.
Terrence McDonald became the director of the Bentley Historical Library in September 2013 after serving for 10 years as dean of the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Marquette University and joined the U-M faculty after receiving his doctorate from Stanford University. Professor McDonald specializes in United States history in the 19th and 20th centuries, the same period covered by the archival holdings at the Bentley. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship for his research and holds an Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship, which is awarded to the University’s most outstanding undergraduate teachers.
Juli McLoone is a Curator in the University of Michigan Library Special Collections Research Center, where she provides instruction and outreach for the Children’s Literature Collection, the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive, the Hubbard Collection of Imaginary Voyages, archival collections related to theatre history, literary archival collections, and books in the General & Rare Collection published after 1700. Prior to coming to the University of Michigan, she was the Rare Books Librarian at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She holds an MA in library and information science with a Graduate Certificate in Book Studies and an MA in Cultural Anthropology, both from the University of Iowa.
Sarah McLusky is a Project Archivist at the University of Michigan’s Bentley Historical Library, where she works in Reference and Academic Programs. She also serves on the planning and program committee for the Teaching Undergraduates with Archives Symposium. She has previously worked as the Outreach & Instruction Librarian for Special Collections at East Carolina University and as an Academic Programs assistant at Oberlin College's art museum. She holds a B.A. in history from Oberlin and a Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan.
William Modrow is the Head of the Walter Havighurst Special Collections, Preservation and the University Archives at Miami University. He has a MLIS and MA from Florida State University. He loves teaching and working with students and faculty exposing them to the wonders of information found in the Archives.
Chauncey Monte-Sano is associate professor of Educational Studies at the University of Michigan. A former high school history teacher and National Board Certified teacher, she currently prepares novice teachers for social studies classrooms, works with veteran social studies teachers through a variety of professional development programs, and works with novice teacher educators. She has won research grants from the Institute of Education Sciences, the Spencer Foundation, the Library of Congress, the McDonnell Foundation, and the Braitmayer Foundation. Her dissertation won the 2007 Larry Metcalf Award from the National Council of the Social Studies and she won the 2011 Early Career Award from Division K of the American Educational Research Association. Her current research examines how students learn to reason with evidence in writing in social studies classes, and how their teachers learn to teach such disciplinary thinking. Her scholarship has appeared in journals such as The Journal of the Learning Sciences, the American Educational Research Journal, Curriculum Inquiry, Theory and Research in Social Education, the Journal of Teacher Education, and the Elementary School Journal. She has twice won the American Historical Association’s James Harvey Robinson Prize for the teaching aide that has made the most outstanding contribution to teaching and learning history—Once as part of the team who created the Historical Thinking Matters website (http://historicalthinkingmatters.org) and once for her book with Sam Wineburg and Daisy Martin, Reading Like a Historian: Teaching Literacy in Middle and High School History Classrooms (Teachers College Press, 2011). She most recently launched Read.Inquire.Write., a research-based social studies curriculum focused on argument writing and disciplinary thinking.
Chloe Morse-Harding is the Reference and Instruction Archivist at Brandeis University. Prior to working as an archivist, she taught high school English. She holds a BFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, a MAT in English education from Tufts University, and a MS in Library Sciences with a concentration in archival management from Simmons College.
Tal Nadan has been a reference archivist at The New York Public Library for seven years, after stints at the Morgan Library & Museum, Harvard University Libraries, and in the New York City art gallery scene. She was led to a career in archives after a job as an interpretive ranger at the Weir Farm National Historic Site. Her personal research interests are library history, media and culture, and supermarkets.
Sean Noel is a PhD student at Simmons University interested in the use of primary sources in the undergraduate humanities curriculum. Originally from Maine, Sean Noel has lived and worked in Boston for over twenty-five years. In 1994, he received his BA in English Literature from Boston University, Phi Beta Kappa, followed by two years in Aomori, Japan teaching English and studying Kendo. Sean has spent 21 years at Boston University’s Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center in several positions focusing on public service, and is now Associate Director. He lives in Waltham, MA with his wife and daughter.
As Archivist for Academic Programs and Outreach at the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, Cinda Nofziger manages a robust instructional program, collaborating with faculty to engage students. She co-organizes a semester-long teaching seminar bringing together faculty and archivists, and is a member of the Bentley’s research initiative “Engaging the Archives: New Partnerships and Understandings of Teaching and Learning with Primary Sources.” She also serves on the planning and program committee for the Teaching Undergraduates with Archives Symposium. She holds a Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Iowa.
Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo is a designer, educator, writer and curator on the subject of design. He is Professor of Art & Design in the School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan. His work is represented in the permanent collections of museums, archives and libraries, most notably the American Institute of Graphic Arts Design Archives; Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution; the American Association of Museums; The Denver Art Museum; and the Library of Congress Permanent Collection of Design and Rare Book Collections. He has published Paul Rand: Modernist Design. He curated the exhibition, and co-authored the publication of the same title, Word+ Image: Swiss Poster Design, 1955-1997. He also curated the exhibition and edited the publication Bruno Monguzzi: A Designer’s Perspective. Currently, he preparing his next book, Rudolph deHarak: An American Designer.
David Peters is the Head of the Archives Department at Oklahoma State University with a 32 year career at the institution. Peters is a Certified Archivist and has a MLIS with a specialization in Archives from the University of Oklahoma. He attended Tabor College and OSU before serving in the Peace Corps. Peters has authored and co-authored books on the OSU Campus and has a running article in the university’s STATE magazine highlighting OSU’s archival collections. Peters has a long history of serving in leadership positions in local historical and service organizations and well as state and regional archival societies.
Julie Porterfield serves the Penn State University Libraries as both the Instruction & Outreach Archivist and WGSS Library Liaison. Her work focuses on women and feminism in archives, archival outreach to campus and community groups, and teaching archival and primary source literacies with critical pedagogical techniques. Additionally, she is an active member of the Reference, Access, and Outreach Section of the Society of American Archivists, serving as the Vice Chair/Chair Elect.
Mikaela Prescott is a sophomore History major at Wilmington College. She found a passion for history through the influence of her grandfather, who shared his collection of Civil War and World War II artifacts with her. She hopes to use her education to work in a museum with a focus in Native American art and artifacts.
Linda has been involved in higher education and archives for almost 20 years. In 2001 she received her M.S. from University of North Texas and became a Certified Archivist in 2008. She serves on master’s thesis committees at Stephen F. Austin State University and works with faculty in integrating the archives into the curriculum. She is also involved in various community projects. She plans to complete her MPA in 2020.
Leah Richardson is Research and Instruction Librarian for Special Collections at George Washington University. She oversees public services, teaching, rare book selection, and outreach in Special Collections and is also a part of the library's Scholarly Communications team.
Marcus C. Robyns is a native of Eugene, Oregon. He is professor and University Archivist at Northern Michigan University. Before arriving in Marquette on March 1, 1997, Marcus was the City Archivist for the city of Portland, Oregon and an adjunct assistant professor of history at Portland State University. Marcus has 28 years of experience as a professional archivist. He is a former member of the board of directors of the Michigan Archival Association, a former member of the Editorial Board of the Michigan Historical Review. As a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA), Marcus has served as a team Leader for Recertification Petition Review Team, as a former member of the ACA Exam Development Committee, and as Regent for Exam Administration.
Jessica Rose is a third-year doctoral student of Rhetoric and Composition and an English Graduate Instructor at Georgia State University, pursuing a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition. She is specifically interested in the ways in which literacies, technology, culture and composition intersect, especially in environments where communication and social impact explicitly connect. She has taught Freshman Composition, Visual Rhetoric, and Writing Centers’ Pedagogy. While archival methods and methodologies feature prominently in her scholarship, they have also firmly impacted her pedagogy, which is deeply tied to cultural communication, material artifacts, and communication. It is her most ardent belief that early development of archival literacy catalyzes curiosity and critical thinking among students. Jessica’s publications include her thesis, “The Rhetoric of the iPhone: A Cultural Gateway of Our Transforming Digital Paradigm,” the collaborative chapter “Misogyny in Higher Education” from Misogyny in American Culture: Causes, Trends, and Solutions reference set, and the co-authored chapter, “Critical Imagination through Difficult Collections” from the forthcoming edited collection, The Material Culture of Writing.
Martha A. Sandweiss, Professor of History at Princeton University, began her professional career as a museum curator and director, and taught at Amherst College for 20 years before moving to Princeton in 2009. Archives and special collections have long been central to her classroom teaching. Her work focuses on the history of photography, the history of the American West, and the history of race in American life, and her many publications include Print the Legend: Photography and the American West (2002) and Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line (2009). Most recently, she has served as founder and director of The Princeton & Slavery Project (www.slavery.princeton.edu).
Terri Sarris has been a media artist and educator for nearly three decades, teaching courses in film, video, and multi-camera television production, documentary, sketch and situation comedy, and dance for the screen. In winter 2017, supported by a grant from the UM Bicentennial Committee, Sarris taught a new University of Michigan course on the Ann Arbor Film Festival and its historical connections to the University. Students in the course created experimental films and a “pop-up” exhibit on display during the Festival, based on materials from the UM Bentley Historical Library’s AAFF archives. Sarris was also named a Bentley Library Fellow in 2017.
Kim Schroeder spent more than twenty years consulting on audio visual archival collections for top corporations, museums and academic institutions. She worked as an Adjunct Faculty member at Wayne State University beginning in 1999 and has taught Indexing and Abstracting, Introduction to the Information Profession, Administration of Visual Collections, Archives and Libraries in a Digital World and Digital Imaging. Joining the full-time faculty in 2013 she added more technology and archival courses to her portfolio. Now Coordinator of the Archival Program, she has updated curriculum and created an Archival Advisory Board.
Maura Seale is History Librarian at the University of Michigan. She edited, with Karen P. Nicholson, The Politics of Theory and the Practice of Critical Librarianship, which was published by Library Juice Press in March 2018. She has also written about critical library pedagogy, race and gender in librarianship, and the political economy of libraries. She welcomes comments @mauraseale on Twitter.
Jill Severn has served as the head of Access and Outreach for the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies at The University of Georgia since 2000. There, she oversees development of exhibitions and events for the Russell Library Gallery, but the primary focus of her own work and research concerns higher-ed teaching using primary sources. Severn leads the work of the University’s Special Collections Faculty Teaching Fellows Program, which she helped to establish in 2015. She holds an MA in history from the University of Georgia, and a Certificate in Museum Management from the University of South Carolina. Severn has held several leadership positions in the Reference Access and Outreach Section of the Society of American Archivists including a stint as chair of the Teaching with Primary Sources Standing Committee.
Daniel Silliman is a Lilly Postdoctoral Fellow at Valparaiso University in Northwest Indiana. A U.S. historian, his research focuses on religion in American culture. His forthcoming book, Fictions of Belief, tells the story of how bestselling novels shaped evangelical identity in the twentieth century. He earned his doctorate at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany and his M.A. at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany. His B.A. is from Hillsdale College and he also worked as a newspaper reporter for several years.
Heather Smedberg is Reference & Instruction Coordinator for Special Collections & Archives at the UC San Diego Library. She currently serves as co-chair of the Instruction & Outreach Committee of the Rare Books and Manuscripts section of the Association of College and Research Libraries and is co-editor of the book, Using Primary Sources: Hands on Instructional Exercises.
Elizabeth Smith-Pryor is an associate professor in the Department of History at Kent State University, who specializes in African American History. She is completing her second monograph tentatively titled Equal Opportunity is Not Enough: The Urban League’s New Thrust in Cleveland, Ohio, 1968-1975. In 2016, she was awarded the Ford Foundation Senior Fellowship for this project which explores a key moment when one mainstream African American organization—the Urban League—contested normative definitions of equality and opportunity in an era of racialized inequality. She is the author of Property Rites: The Rhinelander Trial, Passing, and the Protection of Whiteness (2009). As a teacher of undergraduates and graduate students, Smith-Pryor thinks archives and archivists are wonderful! Working with Kent State’s University Archivist, she has twice taught a course on Civil Rights and Black Power where students created a digital history project based on the University Archives’ holdings.
Sarah Stanley is the Digital Humanities Librarian at Florida State University. She received a master’s in English Literature from Northeastern University in 2015. In her capacity as digital humanities librarian, Sarah creates sustainable infrastructures for digital scholarship and teaches students and faculty alike about digital literacy and digital research methodologies. Sarah also works with text encoding and the creation of digital editions. She currently serves on the Text Encoding Initiative Technical Council.
Matthew Strandmark is the Education Archivist at the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center, where he coordinates and delivers the instruction program, manages the exhibit program, serves on the Research Services team, and serves on UK Libraries committees. Previously he served as Outreach Archivist at Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. He is also a member of the Kentucky Council on Archives, the Midwest Archives Conference, and the Society of American Archivists, where he serves on the Education committee. Strandmark received his MLS and MA in History from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Naomi J. Stubbs is Associate Professor of English at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY. Stubbs’s areas of research include nineteenth-century American theatre and popular entertainments. She is the author of Cultivating National Identity Through Performance: American Pleasure Gardens and Entertainment and co-editor of A Player and a Gentleman: The Diary of Harry Watkins, Nineteenth-Century American Actor. Stubbs is the co-editor of the Journal of American Drama and Theatre, coordinator of English internships and learning communities at LaGuardia, and her current research centers on undergraduate research opportunities in the humanities.
Morgan Swan has served as the Special Collections Education and Outreach Librarian at Dartmouth College for the last six years. His duties include teaching over a hundred one-shot sessions in Rauner Special Collections Library every year, supervising the Reader Services department, directing the special collections fellowship program, and coordinating outreach efforts via public programming and social media. Before coming to Dartmouth, he worked at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University for nearly five years. Morgan has a PhD in English Literature from Yale and an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee.
Emily Swenson is a member of the Symposium Program Committee and was a Reference and Bicentennial Project Archivist at the Bentley Historical Library from September, 2015 to August, 2018. While at the Bentley, Emily assisted in the teaching of instruction sessions and served as a fellow in the Bentley’s seminar “Engaging the Archives: New Partnerships and Understandings of Teaching and Learning with Primary Sources.” She received her MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015 and currently lives in Chicago.
Camila Zorrilla Tessler is the only archivist at Yale’s Manuscript and Archives department who does not have a qualifier in front of her title. She spends her time doing a little of everything at work, and in her free time she knits, sews, and weaves. She has a Master of Letters from Newcastle University in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in Children’s Literature and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Arizona. Her archival research interests are archival ethics, as well as diversity and cultural competency.
Hannah Thoms is a senior at the University of Michigan studying anthropology with minors in history and museum studies. After working in the collections departments of several history museums, she joined the team that created “Give Earth a Chance: Environmental Activism in Michigan” in fall 2017. She is currently a research fellow at the Ecology Center of Ann Arbor and is part of a public history course using archives to investigate cases of police violence in Detroit in the 1960s and 1970s. She plans to pursue her interest in public history through a career in museum curation or collections management.
Kristen Totleben is Modern Languages and Cultures Librarian at the University of Rochester. She is the collections and outreach librarian for nine languages, Comparative Literature and Literary Translation Studies. Her research interests include working with special collections, digital scholarship practices and organizational culture. Co-editor of the ACRL book Collaborating for Impact: Special Collections and Liaison Librarian Partnerships, she is particularly interested in the combinatory use, application and holistic integration of primary and secondary sources in research workshops, collection development and analysis and research services.
Matt Upson is the Director of Undergraduate Instruction and Outreach Services at Oklahoma State University’s Edmon Low Library. He enjoys finding opportunities for innovative instruction and interaction with students, and has recently co-authored a comic book guide to basic library research skills and information literacy titled Information Now. Matt earned an MLS from Emporia State University and a BS degree in Secondary Education from Oklahoma State University.
Marissa Vassari is the Archivist & Educator in the Research and Education (R&E) division of the Rockefeller Archive Center. Her responsibilities in R&E include developing outreach projects and exercises for K-12, undergraduate, and graduate student groups, exhibit creation for a wide range of audiences, and facilitating outgoing loans. In 2015, Marissa founded the Archival Educators Roundtable, which aims to facilitate communication among professionals who use primary sources in public outreach and teaching. Marissa received her B.A. in Psychology and Special Education from Marist College, earned her M.A. in Childhood Education from New York University, and received her M.L.I.S. degree with an Archival Studies specialization from the University of California, Los Angeles.
As a Lead Archivist for Collections Management at the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, Olga Virakhovskaya develops archival description policies and workflows, oversees processing of collections in multiple formats, and manages the Bentley's printed collection. Her professional interests include archival description, ethics in archival practices, as well as issues related to privacy. Olga holds an MLIS from the Southern Connecticut State University.
Stephen Ward is associate professor in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) and the Residential College at the University of Michigan, and he is the faculty director of the university's Semester in Detroit program (SID). He has taught courses in which students use collections housed in the Bentley Historical Library to explore the history of Detroit, examine local protest movements, and investigate the origins and evolution of DAAS and the William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center on campus. He is the author of In Love and Struggle: The Revolutionary Lives of James and Grace Lee Boggs, and he is a board member of the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership in Detroit.
Christine Weideman has been Director of Manuscripts and Archives in the Yale University Library since 2008. She has published and presented widely on core archival functions and is a Distinguished Fellow of the Society of American Archivists. She has served as the Yale University Library point person for the Yale History Keeper’s Program since its inception in 2017.
Brian A. Williams is Assistant Director and Archivist for University History at the University of Michigan’s Bentley Historical Library. He joined the Bentley Library as an assistant archivist in 1994 after working at the Oberlin College Archives. Williams earned his M.I.L.S from the University of Michigan in 1990 and studied history at Muskingum College and Hope College. He is currently leading the Bentley’s project to identify all of the African American students that attended the University of Michigan from its founding up to 1970.
Rebecca Wingfield is the William Saroyan Curator for American and British Literature at Stanford Libraries. In addition to providing research assistance to faculty and students at Stanford, she serves as the bibliographer for general and special collections materials related to Anglophone literature. Prior to joining Stanford in 2014, Rebecca worked in collection development in Widener Library at Harvard University, where she was a selector for English language materials in the humanities and social sciences. She also served as a Collection Development Specialist for Harvard’s Open Collections Program, a mass digitization project that developed theme-based digital collections based on rare book and manuscript materials. Before working in academic libraries, Rebecca served as a Lecturer and Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Harvard. She holds a PhD in English, with a specialization in British modernism and late 19th and early 20th century popular fiction, from Brown University and a Master’s in Library Science from Simmons College.
Elizabeth Yakel, Ph.D. is a Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan School of Information. Her teaching and research foci are in the areas of digital archives and curation. Throughout her career, she has researched how users discover, analyze, and use primary sources and the repositories that hold them. She is active in the Society of American Archivists (SAA) where she served on the governing council and was elected a Fellow in 1999.
Joshua Youngblood is Rare Books Librarian and Outreach and Instruction Unit Head for the Special Collections of the University of Arkansas Libraries. An active member of several professional organizations, Joshua currently serves on the Research, Access, and Outreach Section Steering Committee for SAA and as Vice President of the Society of Southwest Archivists. In addition to numerous conference presentations, he has published on archival curation of digital exhibits, undergraduate research with primary sources, and the history of Arkansas and the American South. As a faculty member of the University of Arkansas, Joshua works on campus-wide issues such as academic integrity policy and supports inter-disciplinary research through service work for several campus programs and community organizations. A graduate of Florida State University, before coming to Arkansas he worked in cultural resource management for the Florida Department of State including as Archives Historian for the Florida Memory Program.