Mike Rush is the Accessioning Archivist / EAD Coordinator at Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Mike coordinates the development and maintenance of finding aid systems at the Beinecke and across the Yale University Library, in addition to managing the accessioning and baseline processing of all incoming manuscript material at the Beinecke Library. Prior to arriving at Yale in 2005, Mike worked at the Massachusetts Historical Society, where he implemented EAD and worked as a processing archivist. He is a graduate of the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science and the University of Connecticut.
Mike currently serves SAA as co-chair of the Technical Subcommittee for Encoded Archival Description (TS-EAD), and is a past chair of both the EAD Roundtable and the Technical Subcommittee for Descriptive Standards. As co-chair of TS-EAD, Mike is leading the effort currently under way to revise EAD. Mike has taught EAD as a guest lecturer at Simmons College’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science and has spoken on descriptive standards, EAD, XSLT, and other topics for SAA, New England Archivists, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, and others. He has also done XSLT development work as a consultant.