Oliver Wendell Holmes Travel Award: Chaeyeon Kim

Chaeyeon Kim, who is working on a certificate of advanced study in data science from Syracuse University in New York, is the 2022 recipient of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Travel Award from the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The award enables international archivists who are training or studying in the United States or Canada to augment their experience by attending the SAA Annual Meeting.

Kim is a digital initiatives archivist at the Health Sciences Library at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. She earned a master’s degree in library and information science with a concentration in archival management from Simmons University and a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Soongsil University in South Korea. Kim has earned numerous awards for academic excellence and has conducted research on library website usability and accessibility. Currently, she is developing a web archiving program for Upstate Medical University as well as conducting research on the impact of continuing education on the performance of academic archivists.

Attendance at SAA’s Annual Meeting will enable Kim to connect with other digital archivists and further her research. Kim writes, “I am excited to share what I have learned and experienced at the Annual Meeting with aspiring international students who wish to work in the States as an archivist just like I did.”

Established in 1979, this award honors SAA Fellow and former President Oliver Wendell Holmes. Past recipients include Jiarui Sun (China), Klavier Jie Ying Wang (China), Tianjiao Qi (China), and Tristan Triponez (Switzerland).