The Development Committee is happy to announce that Finley Turner has been awarded the Michelle Francis Scholarship. This award covers costs associated with attending the annual conference for archive professionals who may not otherwise attend.
Finley Turner is a recent MLIS graduate from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She currently works in two positions as an archives technician at UNCG helping to clean up metadata from migration projects and as an archives assistant at Wake Forest University performing a variety of duties from reference to creating finding aids.
Ms. Turner is participating in the presentation "What a Tangled Web We Weave: Two Data Migration Projects at UNC Greensboro" at this year's conference in Wilmington.
The results are in! The new 2019-2020 Executive Committee Members are as follows:
President: Dawne Howard Lucas
Vice President/Programming Chair: Chrystal Carpenter
Education Committee Chairperson: Joshua Hager
Electronic Resources Chairperson: Anna Peitzman
Development Committee Chairperson: Hugh O'Connor
Membership Committee Chairperson: Thomas Flynn
Secretary: Erin Allsop
The new Board members will begin their positions on May 1, 2019. Many thanks to the Nominating Committee members Katie Howell, Kathelene McCarty Smith, Matthew Peek, and Rebecca Petersen May (chair).
Please vote in the election for the 2019-2020 SNCA Executive Board. ACCESS THE BALLOT HERE
Election voting will be open until March 1, 2019. You can learn more about the candidates here and read the SNCA Constitution and Bylaws here.
Please let the Nominating Committee know if you have any questions or concerns.
SNCA Nominating Committee
Rebecca Petersen May (Chair)
Kathelene McCarty Smith
Contributed by Liz Adams
The Education Committee is pleased to announce Anicka Austin and Michell Gilman as the recipients of the 2019 C. David Jackson Memorial SNCA Student Scholarships. Their awards cover registration and expenses related to attending the 2019 SNCA Conference in Wilmington, NC.
Anicka Austin is a Carolina Academic Library Associate at UNC Chapel Hill. She works as a graduate research assistant in Wilson Special Collections Library, focusing on archiving performing arts and student organizations for the University Archives. She is ecstatic that she can go to a performance almost every week living in the Triangle. Some of her favorites from this academic year were Camille Brown’s INK, Lucas Debargue (piano), and Hilton Als’ Lives of the Performers. She is pursuing a career that would combine social justice archival practices, performing arts, and joyful wandering in beautiful places.
Michell Gilman came to North Carolina from Oregon to pursue her MA degree in anthropology at East Carolina University. After earning her MA degree, she went on to pursue her MLS at ECU, where she is in her final semester. Michell is passionate about cultural heritage preservation, and her career aspirations are focused on public outreach and community archives within a special collections or archives library. Currently, Michell enjoys her work a graduate assistant at ECU’s Joyner Library, where she assists the staff in the special collections, archives, and scholarly communications departments.