Election 2019

Open positions

  • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect – 3-year term, August 2019 – August 2022
  • Steering Committee Member (2 seats) – 3-year term, August 2019 – August 2022


  • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect 
    • Annalise Berdini (she/her)
  • Steering Committee Member (2 seats)
    • Andrea Belair (she/her)
    • Elizabeth Carron (she/her)



Statements to Voters and Biographies

Vice Chair/Chair-Elect

Annalise Berdini
Annalise Berdini is the Digital Archivist for University Archives at Princeton University. She is responsible for leading the ongoing development of the University Archives digital curation program. As part of this role, she accessions and processes born-digital collections, offers digital preservation consultation and education to students and staff, and collaborates with Public Services to improve born-digital access practices. She also manages the web archives program, processes analog collections, and provides reference services. She was previously the Digital Archivist for Special Collections and Archives at UC San Diego, where she instituted a brand new digital curation program and co-authored the UC Guidelines for Born-Digital Archival Description. She has just completed her two year term as vice co-chair/co-chair of the Women’s Collections Section.

As a frequent visitor to the ERS blog, it is probably not surprising that I highly value education and outreach – access to the shared resources and stories on the blog have been essential to my work in digital archives. I would make it a priority to build upon the work ERS has already done to compile educational resources. Toolkits and educational materials developed specifically for institutions that have minimal resources, such as community archives, would be invaluable, and I would love to work with the membership to offer web-based mentoring and consultation services. I would also like to create opportunities for partnerships with other SAA sections like SNAP, WCS, DSGS, and AAC – perhaps through collaborative webinars or workshops on digital preservation and teaching with electronic records. Born-digital materials provide us with a unique opportunity to shed greater light on voices left out in traditional collecting practices – many students and activists rely on social media to build communities and document events and protests.  Advocating for the ethical collection and preservation of these often ephemeral records is essential to a complete historical record. Partnering with other SAA sections with a focus on underrepresented groups to provide better access and visibility seems like another natural opportunity for collaboration that I would be very excited to help facilitate. ERS has been an incredible resource and is filled with engaged, passionate people, and I would be thrilled to work more actively to contribute back to the section. 

Steering Committee Member (2 seats)

Andrea Belair
I have a been employed as an archivist in academia for approximately six years. In my past and current roles, I have worked with electronic records from the archives side as well as the creator and the stakeholder/executive side. I have been involved in web archiving, creation of records policies and retention schedules, and issues with preservation and forensic disk imaging. At present, I am the Librarian for Archives and Special Collections at Union College in Schenectady, where I am coming up on a year of employment. In my previous position, I was the Archivist for the Office of the President at Yale University, and I acted as chair of the Records Management Roundtable for New England Archivists, as well as the co-chair of the Web Archiving Working Group at Yale University. I would love to use by experience to be an asset to the community of archiving and records management professionals as much as I am able to do so, and I would love to learn from this community as well. Thank you for your consideration.

Elizabeth Carron

I am the Archivist for Records Management at the Bentley Historical Library. where I manage the (still sort-of-new) Records Management Program. I am responsible for areas such as coordinating outreach, providing training and appraisals, negotiated transfers and collaborating on unit-wide digital recordkeeping implementation  - whether that is in the form of a shared drive or a CMS. I hold a BA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in English and Francophone Studies, an MS from Simmons College, and am Certified Records Manager (CRM).

I draw heavily upon my experiences in public librarianship, digital project development, community archiving, organizational management, and yes, being a barista during graduate school. After all, so much of working in records management involves listening and communicating with diverse sets of people, professions, and expectations! The work we do is more than intraprofessional - it's interdisciplinary. I’m eager to continue to explore those dynamics with you all, and to seek out new – and perhaps nontraditional - opportunities for learning, growth and partnership.