Meet the Candidates: SNCA 2018 Executive Board Nominees

SNCA 2018 Executive Board Elections

The 2018 SNCA Executive Board Elections are almost here! Voting will open in February and an electronic ballot will be sent to the membership at that time. You can learn more about the positions in the Constitution and Bylaws.

Meet the Candidates:


Kelly Wooten

Research Services and Collection Development Librarian for the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture at the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and Librarian for Sexuality Studies, Duke University Libraries. Co-editor of the anthology Make Your Own History: Documenting Feminist and Queer History in the 21st Century (Litwin Books, 2012). Archives Leadership Institute, 2016 cohort. I am active in the Zine Librarians network, hosting the 2014 Zine Librarians (un)Conference at Duke University, and have experience planning other multi-day events for the Sallie Bingham Center over the past 10 years. I served as a 2016 member-at-large on the SNCA board, as well as the 2017-2018 Vice President/Program Chair.

Vice President/Programming Chair

Dawne Howard Lucas

I have been the Special Collections Librarian at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Health Sciences Library since 2013, where I curate the rare book, manuscript, and medical instrument collections. Previously, I was the Head of Technical Services at the Duke University Medical Center Archives. I earned an MA in Public History from North Carolina State University in 2005 and an MSLS from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2006. I have been a SNCA member since 2003, have served on numerous committees and task forces throughout the years, and have served on the Executive Board (Secretary, 2006-2009; Nominating Committee Chair, 2009-2010; Education Committee Chair, 2012-2014). I am also an active member of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) and Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences (ALHHS). I have missed having a leadership role within this organization over the past several years, and am therefore honored to be a candidate for Vice-President/Program Chair.

Archives Month Chair

Jennifer Motszko

Jennifer Motszko holds a BA in History from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and master’s degrees in History and Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Since 2008, she has worked as the Manuscript Archivist Librarian for The University of North Carolina at Greensboro's Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives. As Manuscript Archivist, Jennifer collects materials that document the historical, political, and cultural landscape of the Piedmont Triad Region of North Carolina. Previously, she has served on the SNCA Board in the capacity of Member-at-Large, Vice-President, President, Nominating Committee Chair, and Archives Month Chair. As Archives Month Chair, Jennifer helped promote SNCA and the archives profession through the creation of promotional materials and providing a centralized calendar for archives month events around the state.

Colin Reeve

Colin Reeve has worked in Special Collections and University Archives at UNC Asheville since 2010, and has special responsibility for the university archives. He was actively involved in the university’s recent 90th anniversary celebrations, including highlighting collections and historical events through exhibits and publications, in addition to providing reference services regarding the history of the university. He holds an MLIS from UNC Greensboro, has been a member of SNCA since 2013, and would like to be able to contribute more to the Society.

Member-At-Large (1st Position)

Randall Bowman

I have been an Archives Librarian at Elon University since 2015. I process and provide access to the collections of the Archives and Special Collections Department at Belk Library, particularly the collections related to Elon’s church history. Prior to working in the archives, I was an instruction librarian at Elon and at Gardner-Webb University. I received a MLIS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1997, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1992. As a new member of the archival profession, I am excited
about the possibility of becoming further engaged in the archival community, as well as serving my fellow archivists through SNCA.  Although I have only been an archivist for a relatively short time, I have twenty years’ professional experience as an academic librarian, and have served in leadership roles in several library organizations.  I believe I will make an effective member of the Executive Committee. Thank you for your consideration!

Ellen Show

I have been the Archivist at The Mint Museum since March 2016.  In addition to my duties pertaining to archival collections and records management, I have launched an Oral History program and am currently co-chairing a task force to recommend a digital asset management system for the museum.  I earned my MLIS from UNC-Greensboro, and my BA in Psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill.  I served on the SNCA Archives Month Committee in 2015 and 2016, and the SNCA Programming Committee in 2016.  I also served on the SAA Preservation Education Committee in 2017, and have participated in the SAA Mentoring Program as a mentor.  I am eager to play a more active role within SNCA as a member at large, and I appreciate the opportunity to run for this position.

Courtney Bailey

I currently work as a Records Analyst for the State Archives of North Carolina. In this position, I consult with state and local governmental agencies and universities on the creation, maintenance, and disposition of public records. I also work for the Traveling Archivist Program through the State Archives, serve on the publications board of SNCA, and sit on the steering committee of the Records Management Section for the Society of American Archivists. I have been a member of SNCA since I was a student at SILS, and I am interested in being able to liaise with other regional archival organizations to determine how we can learn from their successes and failures and apply those lessons to the improvement of our organization.

Patrick Dollar

I am currently working at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro's Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives as Processing Archivist. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a master’s degree in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). I also hold a Master’s degree in English from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG).
Prior to joining the University Libraries, I served as a temporary archives assistant at UNCG, as well as various student positions and internships at libraries across the state. I am interested in born digital materials, improving access to archival materials, increasing the visibility of archives, and promoting diversity in archival collections.

Statement of Interest
I am interested in serving as SNCA’s member-at-large RAAC representative because this role would allow me to become more involved with SNCA on a local level, as well as a national/regional level. As a new professional, I am hoping to expand my involvement with SNCA and meet new people in the profession, while simultaneously giving back to the archival community. I work well on committees and in collaboration with others, and the focus of the RAAC is in line with many of my interests – particularly the ways collaboration and advocacy can improve the visibility of archives and our collections.

Leah Kerr

I’m the John Hope Franklin Research Center Project Archivist at Duke University’s Rubenstein Library, currently processing two large African American collections. I’m fairly new to the Triangle, having relocated from Los Angeles, where I earned my MA in Moving Image Archive Studies at UCLA. I then established the archive at the Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum, was a Cataloging Librarian for P. Diddy’s REVOLT TV, and became the Collections Coordinator for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Aside from my archival work at Duke University, I am also a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council (DivE-In) tasked with strengthening relationships, skills, and analysis to promote constructive change within the Library. As a Member-at-Large on the SNCA board I would bring enthusiasm, and expertise in representing my archival colleagues.

Member-At-Large (2nd Position)

Emily Reed

I have been the Digital and Audiovisual Records Archivist for Mercy Heritage Center, the archives for the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, since 2014. I was the first archivist they’ve hired to handle their digital and audiovisual records. We work on collections from ministries and residences from over 48 states and 12 countries. My responsibilities include: establishing and managing our digital and born-digital archiving systems; assisting in managing our records management program; physical preservation, storage, and assessment of legacy audiovisual materials; exhibit production and shaping our online presence; establishing and managing our Oral History Program; and working with reference.

I graduated in 2014 with my MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh. Previously I held an intern position at Media Preserve (Cranberry Township, PA), an audio-visual laboratory, and was a project archivist at the Cathedral of Learning for the Nationality Rooms Program, a partner of the University of Pittsburgh Archives Service Center.

Currently I serve as a Charlotte area-coordinator for SNCA, and I am the vice president/president-elect for Archivists of Congregations of Women Religious. I am excited at the possibility of bringing a new perspective to SNCA from an underrepresented archives, and the opportunity to learn more about the members in this organization.

Erin Gallagher

Erin Gallagher is a graduate student pursuing her MSIS, with a concentration in Archives and Records Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She currently works as a Born-Digital Processor at North Carolina State University where she ensures proper storage of digital material, as well as working on appraisal projects. Erin is also an acting member of the SNCA Membership Committee. Previously, she worked as a Digital University Records Fellow through the Atkins Fellows program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, which entailed surveying departments on record keeping, and developing workflows and other materials, which she was able to present as a poster at NCLA this year. Erin also has past experience working as a Research Assistant, promoting awareness and needs in research data archiving with UNC Chapel Hill. Erin has also acted as the Vice President of SCOSAA (SAA Student Chapter), as well as the Vice President of ASIS&T Student Chapter, working to create fun and exciting events, fundraising opportunities, as well as increase both group’s outreach. She has interests in born-digital archiving, digital preservation, as well as accessibility and outreach. Erin Gallagher would greatly appreciate this opportunity to connect with the library schools across the state.

Sara Maeve Whisnant

Sara Maeve Whisnant is a recent graduate from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG)'s MLIS program and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the same institution. Sara Maeve is interested in instruction and outreach in an archival setting and currently works in UNCG's Research, Outreach and Instruction department and volunteers in Special Collections and University Archives. She currently serves on SNCA's Education and Archives Month Committees. Sara Maeve is interested in becoming more involved in SNCA as a Member-at-Large and would love to serve as an information point for new archival professionals.

Publications Chair

Kate Collins

I'm a Research Services Librarian at Duke University's David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. I've been at Duke since graduating with my Masters of Science in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012. At Duke, I focus on connecting researchers with the Rubenstein's collections through reference, instruction, and outreach. I've served as an editor of the Journal of the Society of North Carolina Archivists since 2014, and I'm eager to continue sharing and promoting the work of SNCA and its members as Publications Chair.

Jennifer Coggins

I am the Collections Management and Engagement Archivist in the University Archives at UNC Chapel Hill, where I previously served as Records Services Archivist. I hold an MSLS from UNC Chapel Hill with a concentration in Archives and Records Management, a graduate certificate in Digital Public Humanities from George Mason University, and a BA in history from Wofford College. I have served on the J-SNCA editorial board as a copy editor since 2015, and part of my work at the UNC University Archives includes managing and developing content for our social media accounts. I would be excited to help coordinate SNCA’s publications and social media activities as Publications Chair.


Sean Mulligan

Sean Mulligan has actively been involved with SNCA since 2010, during which time he has served in a variety of roles including as a member of the 2012 SNCA Conference Local Arrangements Planning Committee. In May 2014, he was appointed Assistant Treasurer, where he worked closely with the Treasurer to oversee the financial transitions of SNCA. Sean became the SNCA Treasurer in 2015 and has continued to successfully manage the financial needs of the organization as well as maintain its annual budget through his attention to detail and knowledge of business practices. Since 2008, he has worked as an archivist at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) where he has specialized in managing the archival records of the University. He holds a Bachelor’s in history from the University of Virginia, a Master’s in Library Science from the University of Maryland, and a Master’s in Business Administration from UNCG.




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