Career Counselors


We have several Career Counselors available to assist you. Feel free to read through the Counselor's biographies below, then to make an appointment with a specific Counselor, click on the Schedule an Appointment button at the bottom of the page. If you need help with the scheduling application please visit the Appointments page for detailed instructions.


 

Veronica DenisonVeronica Denison (she/her), University Archivist, Kansas State University
Specialties: Archival processing, Assessment, Collection Management, Collection Management Tools, Continuing Education and Training, DEAI task force work, Digital Archives, Digital Preservation, Donor relations, Exhibits, Instruction, Media Preservation, Metadata and Description, Navigating Accommodations, Outreach, Privacy and Confidentiality, Project Management, Reference, Social Media, Supervision and Management, Visual Materials, Writing and Publishing
Institutional Experience: Academic
Career Development Areas:Professional Development, Networking, Navigating Promotion and Tenure, Job Search, Navigating difficult workplace conversations/situations
Years in the Profession: 6-10 years


 

Cara HoweCara Howe, Assistant Director for Archives & Special Collections, Upstate Medical University
Specialties: Archival processing, Assessment, Collection Management, Collection Management Tools, Continuing Education and Training, Consulting/Freelance work, Digital Archives, Exhibits, Facilities, Instruction, Lone Arranging, Metadata and Description, Project Management, Social Media, Supervision and Management
Institutional Experience: Academic, Government, Museum, Community Archives
Career Development Areas:Professional Development, Navigating Promotion and Tenure, Job Search
Years in the Profession: 11-15 years


 

Katherine IshamKatherine Isham (she/her), Archivist for the Cushing / Whitney Medical Historical Library, Yale University
Specialties: Archival processing; Collection management; Donor relations; Records management; Privacy and confidentiality; Project management; Reference; Security; Visual materials
Institutional Experience: Academic; Non-profit; Lone Arranger
Career Development Areas:Professional development; Changing careers; Job search; Hiring and search committees; Networking
Years in the Profession: 7 years


 

Erin KinhartErin Kinhart (she/her/hers), Head of Collections Processing, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Specialties: Archival processing; Collection management; Digitization; Artist archives
Institutional Experience: Government; Museum; Manuscript repository
Career Development Areas: Job search; Federal employment; Supervisor and leadership development
Years in the Profession: 15+


 

Samantha MeierSamantha Meier, Archivist for Discovery, Northern Arizona University
Specialties: Archival processing, Assessment, Collection Management, Collection Management Tools, Continuing Education and Training, Donor relations, Exhibits, Instruction, Metadata and Description, Project Management, Reference, Supervision and Management, Writing and Publishing
Institutional Experience: Academic, Government, Non-profit, Community Archives
Career Development Areas:Professional Development, Job Search
Years in the Profession: 3-5 years


 

Miranda MimsMiranda Mims (she/her/hers), Joseph N. Lambert and Harold B. Schleifer Director of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, University of Rochester
Specialties: Archival processing; Collection management; Donor relations; Supervision and management; instruction; Writing and publishing; Outreach Institutional Experience: Academic; Public; Government; Museum
Career Development Areas: Professional development; Changing careers; Job search; Mentoring; Navigating promotion and tenure; Changing professional focus; Hiring and search committees
Years in the Profession: 10+


 

Joy NovakJoy Novak (she/her/hers), Head of Special Collections Management, Washington University
Specialties: Collection Management; Donor relations; Exhibits; Instruction, Outreach; Project management ; Supervision and management; Visual materials
Institutional Experience: Academic; Non-profit; Community Archives
Career Development Areas: Professional development; Mentoring; Job search; Hiring and search committees
Years in the Profession 10+


 

Margery N. SlyMargery N. Sly, Director of Special Collections, Temple University Libraries
Specialties: Archival processing, Assessment, Collection Management, Collection Management Tools, Continuing Education and Training, Digital Archives, Digital Preservation, Donor relations, Exhibits, Facilities, Instruction, Media Preservation, Metadata and Description, Outreach, Privacy and Confidentiality, Project Management, Reference, Security, Supervision and Management, Visual Materials, Writing and Publishing
Institutional Experience:Academic, Religious
Career Development Areas:Professional Development, Job Search, Navigating difficult workplace conversations/situations
Years in the Profession: 15+


 

Ashley Todd-DiazAshley Todd-Diaz, Ph.D. (she/her/hers), Assistant University Librarian for Special Collections and University Archives at Towson University
Specialties: Instruction; Supervision and management; Archival processing; Writing and publishing; Continuing education and training; Donor relations; Facilities
Institutional Experience: Academic; Museum; Historical society
Career Development Areas: Job search; Navigating promotion and tenure; Hiring and search committees; Changing careers; Professional development; Mentoring; Certifications
Years in the Profession: 10+


 

Lauren WhiteLauren White (she/her/hers) Archivist, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library
Specialties: Processing; Collection management; Records management; Donor relations; Instruction; Outreach and exhibits
Institutional Experience: Academic; Government
Career Development Areas: Job searching and interviewing; Professional development (professional organizations and certification); Changing type of institution
Years in the Profession: 10