Upcoming Panel Discussion: Archivists Virtual Alumni Panel

October 27, 2009 at 12:49 pm Leave a comment

Join the SAA student chapter for our first alumni panel! On-campus students are welcome to join us for treats in GSLIS 109 (we will have the room wired so that you can talk during the panel), LEEP students (and on-campus students who can’t make it to GSLIS) are encouraged to join us in the live-chat in the SAA moodle space. We will be watching the live-chat to make sure your questions get asked during the panel. Treats and drinks will be served in GSLIS 109, sorry LEEPers, we can’t send out treats to you.

BUT, we have been talking about doing a second alumni panel in the Spring in Chicago to draw on the expertise of recent alums who have found jobs in archives or in related positions in the Chicago-area. So if you are interested in this possibility please let us know!

Archivists virtual alumni panel: Learn more about archives and how to get the job of your dreams


Society of American Archivists UIUC student chapter


Tue, Nov 3 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM


GSLIS Room 109 or virtually here


This panel will feature recent GSLIS alumns now working in an archives setting. Learn more about the different career-paths in archives, how to get the job you want, and network with colleagues in the profession.

Biographies of panel participants:

Sherri Berger (MS ’08) is digital special collections program coordinator at the California Digital Library. She provides marketing/outreach, grantwriting, analysis, and project management support for three services: the Online Archive of California, Calisphere, and the University of California Shared Images program. She helps her team grow the collections we have online, think of new things to do with them, and increase the number of students, scholars, and educators who use them.

Kaitlin Costello (MS ’08) is a PhD student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she is a Carolina Digital Curation Doctoral Fellow. Her research focuses on appraisal in digital archives, specifically archives containing interactive and multimedia content. She is currently working on several research projects, including a study on selection and appraisal methods for websites to inform practices at the UNC archives.

Megan Finn (MS ’08) is a project archivist at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Working under a project manager, she implemented an institution-wide records management program, and now is processing 450 linear ft. of special exhibition records dating from 1876-2008.

Emilia Garvey (MS ’08) is an assistant archivist at the Otis Historical Archives within the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Washington, D.C. Her duties include identifying, assigning metadata and performing preservation re-housing for photographs relating to military medicine in preparation for a mass digitization project of a portion of the archives’ photographic collection.

written by: Noah Lenstra


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