Connecting Collections, People, and Professionals

White board from inaugural meeting of the Puget Sound Special Collections Interest Group

Today marked the first meeting of the Puget Sound Special Collections Interest Group at the Seattle Public Library, which has been convened in an effort to encourage collaboration and communication among the various stakeholders in the local special collections and archives community.  I didn’t take a head count, but about thirty-five or so people made it to what was a very lively meeting.  As you can see, the group came up with a very ambitious and lengthy “to-do” list.  Thanks to Jodee Fenton of SPL and Sean Lanksbury of the Washington State Library for organizing the meeting.

Tomorrow the rest of you can drop by SPL to take in the annual Archives Fair extravaganza.  Happy Archives Month, everyone (there, got it in, just in the nick of time)!


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I joined The Shubert Archive as Processing Archivist in 2015, having worked previously at numerous archives and special collections, including the University of Washington, New York Public Library, King County Archives, and New York University. I earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Hunter College, City University of New York and an M.L.I.S. from the Palmer School of Library & Information Science, Long Island University. I have been a Certified Archivist since 2005. Throughout my career, I have been active professionally and held several leadership roles. Among my favorites are: Dance Librarians Discussion Group convener and editor of the newsletter of the Performing Arts Roundtable of the Society of American Archivists. I also was involved with the American Theatre Archive Project, a national grassroots initiative dedicated to assisting active performing arts companies with the preservation of their legacy. In addition, I have significant experience as a freelance archival consultant.

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