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Head, Archives and Special Collections, June 2007-present

Professor of Library Science, tenured and promoted 2008, promoted to Professor 2014

UAA/APU Consortium Library

University of Alaska Anchorage

Anchorage, Alaska


Administer Archives and Special Collections; directing a 3 FTE department plus occasional project and temporary professional and student employees. Collections include textual, photographic, audio, moving image, and electronic materials as well as rare books and university thesis collections.


Departmental administration and oversight:

  • develop policies and procedures
  • hire, train and supervise employees
  • scheduling
  • oversee collections and facilities control and maintenance
  • budget and purchase supplies and equipment
  • develop, adopt and implement needed systems
  • planning
  • reporting
  • departmental website maintenance and content provision
  • obtain and administer grant and gift funds
  • set priorities and goals
  • develop methods for assessment, evaluate results, and implement responses
  • participate in Library management through the Department Heads Team

Donor relations:

  • identify and solicit collections from institutional and community organizations and individuals
  • negotiate deeds and agreements


  • provide overarching vision for outreach efforts
  • create exhibits
  • participate in and promoting use of collection materials at university and public events
  • develop, populate, and maintain an online database of historical university images, picturingUAA
  • maintain and write a departmental blog
  • maintain a departmental Facebook page
  • maintain a departmental Twitter feed (@CLArchives)

Reference services:

  • oversee and provide direct reference for manuscript collections, university archives, and rare books and theses collections
  • design, implement, and maintain a reference database allowing use tracking and generation of use statistics


  • educate students and faculty in the use of archival materials through one-on-one instructional sessions
  • guest-teach classes and conduct tours for university classes and community organizations

Anchorage Coordinator for the Alaska’s Digital Archives partnership project:

  • train, consult, provide quality control and liaise with local partner institutions such as the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, the Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association, and the Seward Community Library
  • participate in the statewide administrative committee responsible for project-wide policy, budgeting, procedure and standards
  • select, digitize and enter metadata for Archives and Special Collections materials entered into the project

Collection management and services:

  • appraise, accession, arrange, describe, and catalog archival collections
  • write finding aids and inventories to collections
  • create subject-oriented collections lists
  • develop and maintain standardized finding aid and collection history documents
  • convert legacy finding aids to current standard
DRAFT: This module has unpublished changes.