2016 AERT Ballot

Chair (vote for one)

Donald Force is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia. His dissertation examined the requirements a business record must satisfy to be admitted as evidence in a Canadian court of law and determine whether recordkeeping standards provide adequate guidance to help an organization support legal compliance with these criteria. He has been involved in several international research projects, including the International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems (InterPARES) and Digital Records Forensics projects at the University of British Columbia. He received his MLS and MIS degrees from Indiana University in 2007 and his MA in history from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2004. He has served on the AERT Steering Committee since 2011.


Steering Committee Members (vote for two)


Edward Benoit, III is an Assistant Professor and coordinator of the Archival Studies and Cultural Heritage Resource Management programs in the School of Library & Information Science at Louisiana State University. He received his Ph.D. in Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2014) as well as a MLIS and MA-History (2009). He is a member of the Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI) Organizing Committee, and on the board of the Louisiana Archives & Manuscript Association (LAMA). As an educator, he integrates emerging technology into online courses, and recently transitioned the archival curriculum at LSU to an online format. His research focuses on community archives, participatory archives, audiovisual materials, and archival pedagogy.


Miriam Meislik currently serves as Media Curator for the Archives Service Center at the University of Pittsburgh and as an Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Information Science. Active in the Society of American Archivists, Miriam has served as chair, Visual Materials Section; chair, Visual Materials Cataloging and Access Roundtable; photograph editor for the Archival Fundamentals Series II; and is a current member of the SAA Foundation National Disaster Fund for Archives Grant Review Committee. Outside of SAA, Miriam serves as an article reviewer for Western Pennsylvania History Magazine; has been a book review contributor for the Indiana Journal of History; and authored, Historic Photographs of Pittsburgh which was published by Turner Publishing. She has presented on a wide range of topics including disaster recovery, the preservation and organization of photographic collections, and working with researchers in media collections. She is active in the Alliance for Response, Pittsburgh chapter serving as chair, (2014-2015; 2011-2012) and vice-chair (2013). Miriam is a graduate of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh.