Michele F. Pacifico, Archival Facilities Consultant


Jackson, Wyoming
Michele F. Pacifico, Archival Facilities Consultant
PO Box 1490
Jackson, WY 83001
United States
Phone: 301-908 8720
Contact Name: Michele F. Pacifico
Contact Email: martinpacifico [at] comcast [dot] net
Washington, DC
United States

An archivist for over 30 years, Michele Pacifico has specialized in archival facilities since 1987.  She has managed the largest archival facility design and construction project in the world, NARA's Archives II. An archival consultant since 2000, Pacifico has worked on a variety of archives, special collections, and records center projects and assists clients in all aspects of archival policy and planning, including proposals, assessments, collections surveys, feasibility studies, programming, design, construction, and post occupancy reviews. 

As co-chair of the Society of American Archivists' Technical Subcommittee on Archival Facility Guidelines she continues to research and develop the most current standards and guidelines for archival facilities.  Pacifico was co-editor and author for the 2009 SAA approved standard for US archival facilities: Archival and Special Collection Facilities: Guidelines for Archivists, Librarians, Architects, and Engineers. She is currently coordinating the development of a joint US-Canadian facility standard to be issued in 2017, is the SAA representative to the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), and is a working member of the International Council of Archives (ICA) Expert Group on Archive Buildings and Environments.  For more information please see her website, www.pacificoarchivalconsulting.com.