DRS Election 2024 Candidate Statements

Thank you to all our candidates for standing in the 2024 Design Records Section election! Members, please review their candidate statements below.

You will be voting for:

• Junior Co-Chair (Chair-Elect)

• Steering Committee member

Please note that the election will be managed by SAA Governance staff - keep an eye on your inbox for voting information! 

Junior Co-chair Candidate

Morgan Wilson, Architecture Archivist, University of Notre Dame Libraries

Bio & Candidate Statement:

In my current role, I am responsible for the stewardship of architectural archival collections and promoting their access, use, and reuse. I am in charge of the appraisal, arrangement and description, and management of architectural records in all formats housed within the Architecture Library at the University of Notre Dame. I also provide in-depth reference support for collections within my purview and instruction for multiple classes. My hope is that as junior co-chair of DRS I can connect with the field in new ways. I  would like to push initiatives that support new archivists on their journey. I think it is important to continue the conversation on born-digital design records that DRS has been having. I would also like to introduce opportunities for mentorship and connection so that we can support each other in our position trajectories.

Steering Committee Member Candidate

Anna Reznik, Lead Archivist/Records Analyst, Infrastructure Division at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Bio & Candidate Statement:

Hi! I’m Anna M. Reznik. My current role could be best described as a facilities archivist who provides records management support to architects, engineers, and surveyors who focus on outdoor recreation projects. My current duties include processing and appraising records related to the design process, providing reference, reviewing documentation for recently completed projects, preparing records for long-term storage, digitizing oversized materials, shaping policies and procedures as it relates to records and information retrieval, and improving systems for the reuse of information and records. Prior to my current position, I primarily worked in government, museum, and business archives appraising, accessioning, processing, and describing records including drawings, permits, maps, photographs, geotechnical assessments, set designs, and supporting documentation. I completed my DAS certification in 2017 to complement my MLIS in Archives and Digital Preservation from Kent State University and MA in Public History from Colorado State University. From 2019 to 2024, I served on the Archivists of Central Texas’ board and have been on the planning committee for six archives bazaars connecting the public to archives as well as the local archives and information committee.

Since July 2021, I’ve been the lead archivist/records analyst for the Infrastructure Division at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Due to my current position, I’m interested in work related to design records, especially how to facilitate reuse of design records as well as emerging technologies and its impact on digital preservation. I hope that by serving on the DRS Steering Committee, I’d contribute to the profession by learning more about what others are doing and how we can learn from each other.