Aprille Cooke McKay holds a JD from the University of Chicago, and an MSI with a specialization in Archives and Records Management from the University of Michigan School of Information.
Currently, she serves as Assistant Director for University Collections and Records Management at the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan and as the chair of SAA’s Intellectual Property Working Group. She is the author of "Managing Rights and Permissions," in SAA's recent publication, Rights in the Digital Era, edited by Menzi Behrnd-Klodt and Christopher Prom. Before joining the archival profession, she practiced law in the Chicago area.
Aprille served as instructor on legal topics and project manager for the Digital Preservation Management Workshop at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan in 2008.
Previously, she managed the Mellon-funded project, “Developing Standardized Metrics in College and University Archives and Special Collections,” based at the University of Michigan’s School of Information, worked at the Bentley Historical Library, specializing in legal collections, and practiced law in the Chicago area.