During the Business Meeting at our April 8 conference, members will be electing next year’s officers. These are the candidates selected by the Nominating Committee:
Kathelene Smith, candidate for President
I have been the Artifacts, Textiles, and Digital Projects Archivist at the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives at UNCG since 2010. I received a MA in Art History from Louisiana State University and a MLIS in Library and Information Studies from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In 2012, I served as Local Arrangements Chairman for the SNCA Conference in Greensboro and as SNCA’s Assistant Program Chair for Local Arrangements in 2013 for the Tri-State Conference.
Rebecca Petersen, candidate for Vice President/Program Chair
I have worked as Access Archivist at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library (ZSR) at Wake Forest University since November 2012. My responsibilities and interests include processing and collections management, web-archiving, outreach, and student management. I received my MLIS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a BA in American Studies and Art History from the George Washington University. Prior to becoming Access Archivist, I worked at ZSR as Visiting Librarian and at the Library of Congress on the Veteran’s History Project and the LOOK Magazine Project. Since 2011, I have served on the SNCA board in the capacity of Chair of the Archives Week Committee. Eager to continue my work with SNCA, I am honored to be a candidate for Vice President/Program Chair.
Beth Ann Koelsch, candidate for Treasurer
I have been the curator of the Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project (WVHP) at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro since 2008. Previously, I worked as a project archivist at the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture at Duke University. I received my Masters in Library Science (MSLS) degree from the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007 and my undergraduate degree from Duke University in 1990. This will be my second term as treasurer of SNCA. Prior to my first term on SNCA’s board, I also served as treasurer for the UNC- Chapel Hill student chapter of the Society of American Archivists.
Amy McDonald, candidate for Education Chair
Amy McDonald has been the Assistant University Archivist for the Duke University Archives since 2010. She received her MSLS from the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008. She currently maintains SNCA’s Twitter feed.
Kristen Merryman, candidate for Publications
Kristen Merryman is currently the Digital Production Manager at the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. Previously, she served as Digital Project Librarian on several grant funded projects at North Carolina State University, including Cultivating a Revolution and Beaux Arts to Modernism. Other institutions she has worked in across the state include the State Archives, the North Carolina Museum of History, and Tannenbaum Historic Park in Greensboro. She received her MSLS from UNC-Chapel Hill with a concentration in Archives and Records Management and a MA in Public History from NCSU. She holds a BA in History and Political Science from UNC-Greensboro. Having been involved in the cultural resource field in North Carolina for over 10 years and a SNCA member since 2008, including serving as Member-at-Large last year, she is excited about the opportunity to serve her fellow archival colleagues on the board as Publications Chair and assist in helping publish the important work being done in the field in North Carolina.
Tanya Zanish-Belcher, candidate for Archives Week Chair
In March 2013, Tanya Zanish-Belcher was named Director of Special Collections and University Archivist for Wake Forest University. She received her B.A. in History from Ohio Wesleyan University and an M.A. in Historical and Archival Administration from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She worked as a Special Collections Archivist at the Alabama Dept. of Archives and History from 1989-1994. In 1995, she became the Curator for the Archives of Women in Science and Engineering at the Iowa State University Library, and in 1998 was promoted to Head of the Special Collections Department and Head of the University Archives at Iowa State. Zanish-Belcher has a special interest in advocacy and sharing archives with local communities and has given numerous presentations to local and regional groups, as well as professional organizations such as the Midwest Archives Conference (MAC) and the Society of American Archivists (SAA). She is a Past President of MAC and is currently a member of SAA Council (2012-2015).
Caitlin Christian-Lamb, candidate for Member at Large
I am the Associate Archivist for Davidson College, a newly created position that I assumed in October 2013. I received a M.S. in Library and Information Science (with a concentration in archives management) and a M.A. in History from Simmons College. Prior to joining Davidson’s staff, I held positions as the project producer/ research assistant of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University’s metaLAB (at) Harvard project, as a research associate at the Massachusetts Historical Society’s Adams Papers Editorial Project, and as the first on-staff archivist and records manager at the Nichols House Museum. You can find out more about my work at my website: www.caitlinchristianlamb.com. I have been a member of SNCA since moving to North Carolina, and am looking forward to meeting and working with my fellow North Carolina archivists!
Norma Riddle, candidate for Member at Large
Norma Myers Riddle joined the faculty of Carol Grotnes Belk Library and Information Commons and as the University Archivist and Director of Records Management in July 2010. In August 2012, she became the Coordinator for Special Collections. She came to Appalachian from East Tennessee State University where she served as the Director of the Archives of Appalachia. Norma has a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in History, Anthropology/Sociology, and Political Science, and a Master of Arts degree in history with coursework in archival administration from East Tennessee State University. In addition, she finished a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Tennessee in 1991. Her professional service has included Program Chair of the Appalachian Studies Conference, and President of Tennessee Archivists and representative on the governing committee of Southern Archivists Conference.