Meet the SNCA Board Candidates

During the business meeting at the March 12-13 conference in Greenville, members with be electing new officers for all open SNCA board positions.  These are the candidates selected by the Nominating Committee:

Rebecca Peterson, candidate for President
Currently the Public Services Archivst at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library (ZSR) at Wake Forest University, my responsibilities include reference, access, outreach, student managament, and instruction. 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 Public Servives Archivist, I worked at ZSR as Access Archivist and at the Library of Congress on the Veteran’s History Project and the LOOK Magazine Project. Beginning 2011, I have served on the SNCA board in the capacity of Chair of the Archives Week Committee, and Vice President/Program Chair. Eager to continue my work with SNCA, I am honored to be a candidate for President.

Jolie Braun, candidate for Vice President/Program Chair
I am Assistant Director at the Duke University Medical Center Archives, where I serve as the primary contact for reference and instruction requests, and promote the collections by curating exhibits, identifying materials for digitization, and collaborating with faculty and staff. Before coming to Duke, I worked at Washington University’s Modern Graphic History Library. I received an MLIS from San Jose State University and an MA in English from the University of California, Davis.

Katie Howell, candidate for Secretary
I am the Archivist for Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte where I have worked since August 2011. Previously, I worked as the Reference Archivist for the Austin History Center in Austin, Texas. I received my MSIS with a specialization in archives and records enterprise from the University of Texas at Austin. I also hold a BA in art history from DePaul University in Chicago. I have been a member of SNCA since 2011 and I am looking forward to continuing my involvement in the organization as a member of the Board.

Ann Cooper, candidate for Electronic Resources Chair
I am currently the Electronic Records Research Assistant at UNC-Chapel Hill's Wilson Special Collections Library, a position I've held since September of 2013. I also have an MA and a PhD in History from the University of Texas at Austin and am a former history professor. I have been serving as the interim Electronic Records chair since our previous chair moved out of North Carolina last May.

Kathy Coker, candidate for Development Chair

Winnie Titchener, candidate for Membership Chair
Winnie Titchener has been Associate Archivist at the Biltmore Company (Asheville, NC) since 2012; at Biltmore, she splits her time between manuscript processing and heading the Estate’s growing oral history program. Previously, she worked as a graduate research assistant at the Southern Oral History Program in Chapel Hill. Winnie earned a Masters in Library Science degree from the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011, as well as Bachelors degrees in English Literature and French from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2007. She served as Treasurer for the Information and Library Science Student Association at UNC-Chapel Hill and has served in the Society of American Archivists’ mentorship program since 2012, and is enthusiastic about serving the Society of North Carolina Archivists in this role.

Matthew Shangler, candidate for Member at Large
Matt Shangler is currently Head of Technical Services at the Duke Medical Center Archives. Matt earned an MA in Public History from NC State University in 2010 and a BA in History from UNC Greensboro in 2008. As a member of SNCA for the past few years, he is excited to become actively involved in the organization.

Stephanie Bennett, candidate for Member at Large
In January 2015, I joined Wake Forest University's Special Collections and Archives as Collections Archivist. I am currently herding our collections around, as well as supporting aspects of outreach, digital initiatives, and digital preservation. Previously, I was a Project Archivist at Iowa State University, focusing on unprocessed congressional collections, and an Archives Assistant at Boston College, where I processed Boston-area materials. I received a M.S. in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons College and a B.A. in English from Wake Forest University. I am an enthusiastic member of New England Archivists, Midwest Archives Conference, and the Society of American Archivists and am excited to return to NC and join the robust archives community here!

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