Election 2022

2022 Election: Candidate Statements

Thank you to all of our excellent candidates for standing in the 2022 Electronic Records Section election. Please take some time to review their candidate statements and get to know them so you can make an informed choice.

Open Positions

  • Vice Chair/Chair-Elect, for a three-year term
  • Steering Committee member, for a three-year term

Vice Chair/Chair Elect (1 seat)

  • Brenna Edwards

Steering Committee Member (1 seat)

  • Kelly Bolding
  • C.C. Kellog

Statements to Voters and Biographies

Vice Chair/Chair Elect

Brenna Edwards

I am interested in serving as Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect for the Electronic Records Section as I have been the Communications Liaison between bloggERS and the Electronic Records Section for several years, and believe now is a good time to become more officially involved with the Electronic Records Section. Having served on various other steering committees, I am excited for the opportunity to serve the Electronic Records Section by identifying ways to connect with similar groups in the field, as well as identify the needs of section members and meet the requests of electronic record stewards on every level.

Brenna Edwards is currently Manager for Digital Archives at the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Previously, she was Project Digital Archivist at the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University. She has a BS from Tennessee Tech University and an MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Brenna has been in various leadership positions with multiple Society of American Archivists sections, including serving 5 years on the Students and New Professionals Section steering committee.

Steering Committee Member (1 seat)

Kelly Bolding

My name is Kelly Bolding, and I am currently a Processing Archivist at Princeton University Library, where I have worked since 2013. In addition to arranging and describing manuscript collections, I also work on developing workflows for processing born-digital materials, implementing a digital preservation system, and audiovisual digitization projects. I have also been active in SAA’s Electronic Records Section as former Editor and Team Leader of bloggERS, in the DLF Born-Digital Access Working Group as a contributor to the “Levels of Born-Digital Access” project, in the BitCurator Consortium as a member of the Executive Council, and have published on digital archives workstation development in the Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies. In addition to my focus on electronic records, I'm also actively involved in initiatives to address oppressive language in archival description, including as a collaborator on Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia’s Anti-Racist Description Resources and as chair of Princeton’s Inclusive Description Working Group. I have previously worked at the New York Public Library and hold degrees from Rutgers University (MLIS) and Reed College (BA, English Literature).

As a former member of the ERS blog team, I've long found value in the work of the Electronic Records Section to support digital archives education and digital archivists. I would be especially interested in exploring collaborations with other groups such as the BitCurator Consortium to help reach shared goals.

C.C. Kellog

My name is C.C. Kellogg and it would be my great pleasure to join the ERS steering committee. I am a PhD researcher at Bath Spa University, where I focus on digitally disseminated theatrical performance, with a special emphasis on online productions of Hamlet. I am also a theater and film practitioner and the founding director of Invulnerable Nothings, a theater company that makes work based on archival resources. My performance work has appeared with The New York Public Library, The Coronet London, Prelude Festival, The McKittriick Hotel, Avignon Fringe, and many others and my film/ new media work has played festivals worldwide including the Berlinale, Cinequest, and Holly Shorts. As a maker as well as an academic, my process is deeply imbedded in archives physical and digital. I would bring exposure as both an artist and researcher to my time on the steering committee. Id also be a keen advocate for both widening access and practical engagement vis a vis digital collections. It would be an honor to become more involved.