PLASC 2014 Elections: Candidate Bios

PLASC Secretary


The PLASC Secretary serves a one-year term beginning immediately after the 

Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting and extending through the next 

Annual Meeting. 

 a. The Secretary attends and participates in all PLASC discussions and meetings. 

 b. The Secretary communicates actively with the Steering Committee about all 

Roundtable and committee business to ensure meeting of deadlines and 

completion of goals. 

 c. The Secretary prepares and disseminates minutes for all Steering Committee 

meetings and for annual business meeting. 

 d. The Secretary distributes, and collects a sign-in sheet for the annual business 

meeting and includes the list of attendees in the minutes of the meeting. 

 e. In conjunction with the Chair, the Secretary prepares and submits an annual report 

to the Society of American Archivists within 90 days of the close of the Annual 


 f. The Secretary monitors and responds to communication on the PLASC 

membership electronic discussion list as needed. 




Brittany Turner

Affiliation: Records Manager/Special Projects Librarian, Shreve Memorial Library.


Education: MLIS, University of Alabama, 2012; MA of Public Administration, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, SUNY at Albany, 2010; Graduate Studies (non-degree), Humanistic and Multicultural Education, State University of New York at New Paltz, 2004; BA, Women’s Studies, Black, Studies, and Art History, SUNY at New Paltz, 2003.


Professional Archives/RIM experience: Records Manager/Special Projects Librarian, Shreve Memorial Library, 2012-present; Principal Consultant, Brittany Turner Consulting, 2011-present; Intern, Suffolk County Historical Society Library and Archives and the Suffolk County Archives and Historic Documents Library, 2012; Project Coordinator, New York State Archives, 2010-2011: Village Clerk, Village of New Paltz, 2007.


SAA participation: Member since 2010. Security Roundtable Secretary, 2011-2013 and Senior Co-Chair, 2014. Public Library and Archives Special Collections (PLASC) Roundtable Secretary, 2014. Mentor and Mentoring Committee Member, 2014. Archival Innovator Award Sub-Committee, 2012-2013. Program Committee, 2011-2012. Current member of multiple sections and roundtables, including Records Management, Local Government Records, and Preservation.

Other professional activities: ARMA International, ArkLaTex Chapter Vice President of Programming/Membership, 2014-present; Louisiana Archives and Manuscripts Association Secretary, 2013-present; University of Alabama Library School Association Board Member (2012-Present); Beta Phi Mu, Beta Kappa Chapter inductee (2013); American Library Association, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Security Committee Member, 2012-2014.



Ellen Eckert

Affiliation: Research Assistant, OCLC Research

Education: MLIS, Emporia State University (Portland, Oregon program cohort), 2011; BA, Journalism, Indiana University, 2002

Professional experience: Research Assistant, OCLC Research, 2011-present; Research Intern, OCLC Research, 2010-2011. 

SAA participation: Member since 2011. Staffed ArchiveGrid exhibit hall booth at 2011, 2012, and 2013 annual meetings. Current member: Public Library Archives/Special Collections Roundtable, Archives Management Roundtable, Research Libraries Roundtable, Reference, Access and Outreach Section, Acquisitions & Appraisal Section. 

Other activities: Current member: ALA/ACRL/RBMS; Presented at Northwest Archivists 2013 annual meeting; Presented at Society of California Archivists 2013 annual meeting; presented at RBMS 2012 annual meeting.