Senior Chair

Harrison W. InefukuHarrison W. Inefuku

Co-Lead, Digital Scholarship and Initiative Department
Scholarly Publishing Services Librarian

Iowa State University


Harrison W. Inefuku is the Digital Repository Coordinator at Iowa State University, where he leads the university's institutional repository and library publishing programs. He has published and presented on the application of archival theory and practice on institutional repository management, repository metrics, and diversity in the information professions. Within the Society of American Archivists, he has held leadership positions in the Archivists and Archives of Color Roundtable, the Mosaic Scholarship Subcommittee of the Awards Committee, and the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program. Harrison holds a Master of Archival Studies and Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of British Columbia, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Culture from the University of the Pacific.

Vice Chair

Angel Diaz
Angel Diaz


Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority


Angel Diaz is the Archivist at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). She was previously the California’s Gold Archivist at Chapman University and a project archivist at UCLA’s Chicano Studies Research Center, as well as at the Autry Museum of the American West. Prior to becoming an archivist, Angel was a grades 6-12 humanities educator in Oakland, CA. She holds a Master of Library and Information Science from UCLA and a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of San Francisco.

Newsletter Editor

Anita Mechler

Anita Mechler

Project Manager / Archivist

Black Metropolis Research Consortium
University of Chicago


Anita Mechler is the Project Manager / Archivist at the Black Metropolis Research Consortium at the University of Chicago. Previously, she was the Director of Library and Archives at the Union League Club of Chicago. She holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and is also a Certified Archivist through the Academy of Certified Archivists.


Sonia Yaco

Assistant professor and Special Collections Director

University of Illinois at Chicago


Sonia Yaco is an assistant professor and Special Collections librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Previously she was the Special Collections librarian and university archivist at Old Dominion University in Norfolk Virginia. She is the founder and Senior Advisor of the Desegregation of Virginia Education (DOVE) Project, a history preservation initiative. She is also a Senior Advisor to the Kids in Birmingham 1963 project. Yaco holds a MA from the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Yaco’s publications are about EAD, confidentiality laws, the history of school desegregation, social activism among historians and archivists, and the use of voice recognition software in oral history projects. Her co-authored chapter “A Documentation Case Study: the Desegregation of Virginia Education (DOVE) Project” appears in the SAA publication, Through the Archival Looking Glass: A Reader on Diversity and Inclusion.