2016 Preservation Section Steering Committee Nominees

Thank you to everyone who answered the call for nominations for the upcoming Preservation Section Steering Committee Elections! Here is the slate of nominees for the 2016 elections:


Janet Carleton
Janet Carleton is Digital Initiatives coordinator for Ohio University Libraries where she is responsible for the digitization and digital preservation of the Libraries unique resources, and promoting their use through social media. She is active in SAA and regional and state level professional organizations, and is the convener for the Ohio Digitization Interest Group. She holds a MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin, archives specialization; the professional certificate in the curation and management of digital assets from the University of Maryland; and bachelors in history and art history from Ohio University.
I am excited at the opportunity to serve as the Preservation Section Vice Chair/Chair Elect. As a long time member, I've always believed in preservation as an integral part of archival work.  As my Digital Initiatives responsibilities have increasing included digital preservation, I  am looking to ramp up my engagement in this important section.

Fletcher Durant
Fletcher Durant is the Preservation Librarian at the University of Florida Smathers Libraries. His work focuses on the preventive conservation of library and archival materials, the sustainability of cultural heritage, and risk management. He is a trained book and paper conservator and a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation. Prior to joining the University of Florida, he was the Preservation Archivist for NYU Libraries and an Assistant Conservator for Special Collection at the New York Public Library. He received his MSIS and CAS in the Conservation of Library and Archival Materials from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA from Wesleyan University.


Cheri Crist
Cheri Crist is a Project Archivist at the George Eastman Museum's Richard and Ronay Menschel Library. Prior to starting this position, she served as the special collections librarian in the Rochester (N.Y.) Public Library's Local History & Genealogy Division, where she discovered a previously unknown photograph of Frederick Douglass in the library's collections. Cheri graduated with an MLS from the University of Buffalo and is a Certified Archivist.
Preservation is my passion! I came to the archives field in a roundabout way (as did most of us). I earned an M.A. in Media Study and American Literature with the goal of working in the field of media arts. Instead, my path led me to obtain my M.L.S. at the University of Buffalo, where the archives bug bit me and compelled me to take the ACA exam in 2009. I'm proud to add the C.A. credential to my alphabet soup. My goal every day is to learn and learn, and that share that knowledge. The archives profession is a perfect fit for me.

Robin Hutchison
Robin Hutchison is the Collections Curator for the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives at Texas A&M University (TAMU), a role she has enjoyed for nearly 15 years.  As Collections Curator she is responsible for the day-to-day care and preservation of the library’s holdings, including over 12,500 linear feet of archival and manuscript materials and digital files, assisting with the creation and implementation of preservation guidelines and community preservation outreach.   She serves as a representative on the Texas State Library and Archives Commission’s Regional Historical Resource Depository Focus Group.  Hutchison also serves as secretary on  ALA’s ALCTS Preservation and Reformatting section’s Preservation Week Committee and will begin two years of service as co-chair this June.   She holds a B.A. and a M.A. in English from Texas A&M University and is a Certified Archivist through the Academy of Certified Archivists.
STATEMENT:I am excited about the opportunity to serve as a Member-At-Large in SAA’s Preservation Section.  I would like to become more directly involved in SAA and see serving as an opportunity to not only learn from the archival preservation community, but also collaboratively share my professional experience.  Through my involvement in ALA’s Preservation Week Committee, I have learned the importance of quality outreach and would like to explore similar possibilities in the archival community. 

Anastasia Matijkiw
Anastasia Matijkiw is the Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY) Program Coordinator at the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts. She oversees DHPSNY,  coordinating and conducting educational, planning, and assessment programs for New York archives, libraries, museums, and historical societies. Prior to this position, she worked as the Surveying & Outreach Archivist for the Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania where she surveyed and assessed collections at local small repositories and managed educational programming on archival concepts for their staff.  Anastasia has also worked at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Preservation Department of the University of Pittsburgh Library System. She holds an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh in Archives, Preservation, and Records Management and is a member of various local professional organizations in the Mid-Atlantic region.
I am interested in contributing to the mission of the Preservation Section as member-at-large and believe that my varied background in, knowledge of, and dedication to the field of preservation make me an excellent candidate for the position. Having worked with a variety of institutions - from large, professionally staffed archives to small, volunteer-run historical societies - I have a unique perspective on the diverse preservation needs and practices of the archives community.

Tina Seetoo
Tina Mason Seetoo is the Archives Associate at the Delta Air Lines Archives at the Delta Flight Museum. With the Archives Staff, she is responsible for the preservation of and access to the archives and museum collections.
Since 2010 she has been a Part-time Instructor of the Preservation of Archives course in the Masters of Archival Studies program at Clayton State University.  She is the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Heritage Emergency Response Alliance (HERA), a Metro Atlanta area disaster network. She lectures and consults on a wide range of preservation topics including collections care and repair, environmental management, disaster preparedness and recovery, and preservation management.
Prior positions include, Conservator of the Georgia Archives for 6 years and Manager of Preservation Services at the Southeastern Library Network (now LYRASIS) where she was responsible for preservation education and outreach throughout the Southeast.
She received an MLIS and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Conservation from the University of Texas at Austin which included a year-long internship in the Book Conservation Lab of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.
I would like to serve as Member at Large for the Preservation Section Steering Committee to help promote the preservation of archives collections in all types of cultural repositories through education, outreach, and advocacy.