2022 Elections

Vice Chair/Chair Elect Candidates

Jessika Drmacich


Jessika is Williams College’s Records Manager and Digital Resources Archivist. This is her seventh year serving on the records management steering committee most recently as Vice-Chair and Chair. Based in Williamstown Massachusetts, Jessika leads the records management program and navigates records policies specific to small liberal arts colleges. She also leads digital preservation, web archiving, and community archiving. She greatly enjoys people and working with all facets of campus. This is absolutely her favorite part of her work!

Candidate Statement: 

As an information professional, Jessika views archives and records management as an essential way to actively promote bringing many voices to the table and examining institutional histories. In addition to the administrative and academic units on campus, she works with student groups and activists on campus in order to preserve their records/histories using collaborative archiving techniques and unofficial records retention schedules. Collaborating with the committee on diversity and community, her current projects include the Williams Way Project, Williams Spaces and Names, and the Williams Covid Experience Project

 Jessika is passionate about managing and making accessible born-digital and digital records. Jessika recently co-authored Legal and Ethical Considerations for Born-Digital Access. With the records management steering committee, she plans to encourage collaboration and centering different narratives within institutional records management.

Steering Committee Candidates

The Records Managment Section will be electing for 5 open Steering Committee posistions. They are:

  • (2) 3-year terms
  • (1) 2-year term
  • (2) 1-year terms

3-year term Candidates

Hillary Gatlin


Hillary is the Records Manager for the Duke University Archives. She received her MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010. She has previously worked at Michigan State University and George Mason University. As Records Manager, Hillary works with departments and offices to identify, transfer, and preserve Duke University’s historical records in both paper and electronic formats. Hillary is a board member of her local Triangle ARMA Chapter and has previously served on the Records Management Section Steering Committee from August 2015 to July 2020.

Candidate Statement: 

I am excited to have the opportunity to join the Records Management Section again as a Steering Committee member! I have greatly enjoyed working with the Records Management Section in the past.  I feel the Section does excellent work providing opportunities for records management education through its virtual colloquiums and informal chats. The section also represents a wonderful point of connection for records managers at different institutions. If elected, I would work to support further education opportunities for records managers and continue to deepen connections between records managers and the larger archival community.

2-year term Candidates

Daria Labinsky


Daria Labinsky has been a records and information specialist at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since May 2021. She is the regional records officer for the Mountain Time Zone offices and is based in Lakewood, Colorado. Previously she worked as an archivist at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta and the National Archives at St. Louis, a technician in Preservation Programs at the National Personnel Records Center, a school library supervisor, a local history/adult services librarian, and as a writer, editor, and indexer. She has an MLS from Emporia State University and a BS and MSJ from Northwestern University. 

Candidate Statement: 

I transitioned professionally from archives to records management during the pandemic, in part, because over the past few years I’ve become increasingly concerned about records management in the federal government and elsewhere. News reports of records mismanagement generally focus on what’s being deliberately destroyed, but what is just as troubling is that records aren’t being saved in the first place, due to ignorance, apathy, and lack of resources. I think the Records Management Section can address this and other issues by increasing educational opportunities for current and future records custodians, by educating the public and the organizations we work for on why records management and information governance are important, and by advocating for funding to protect records and increase employment opportunities. The SAA-RMS plan to create a records and information management certificate program and strengthen the current RIM course offerings is a step in the right direction, but I would like to work with the Steering Committee to figure out what more we can do, and to do it.  

1-year term Candadits

Jennifer Dantchev


I am a graduate student at Long Island University studying for my M.S. in Library and Information Science. I am also completing my Advanced Certificate in Archives and Records Management. I hope to eventually gain employment as an archivist and/or records manager. 

Candidate Statement: 

I was fortunate to have served as the Early Career Member of the Records Management Section Steering Committee for the 2021-2022 term and found the experience both fun and informative. It was a great introduction to serving in a committee position on a SAA section and I enjoyed participating. I look forward to the possibility of continuing my involvement in the Records Management Section under a Steering Committee position. Doing so will allow me to gain more insight and experience helping the section and to continue learning from fellow members. Being able to participate and interact with professionals in the field was a very valuable experience and I hope to continue being involved in the future.

Sophia McGuire


My name is Sophia, and I’m an archivist for the Dominican Sisters of Peace in Columbus, Ohio. I am writing to express my interest in joining the SAA RMS Steering Committee for a one-year term. I have been involved in archives for about twelve years and have worked professionally in the field for nearly eight. Much of my work experience has been rooted in records management, so I would like to expand on that and get involved in SAA’s committee.

A little about my professional experience: In 2014 I began working for the Licking County, Ohio government as their County Records Manager & Archivist. I worked with each county department to create and update retention schedules based on state laws and best practices. In addition, the Archives implemented procedures for everything from records transfer to records destruction. Our most intense project was moving to a new facility, which required vigilant updating of our cataloging and physical organization systems.  As time passed I worked in the County Prosecutor’s office as well, developing a digitization project for the office’s thousands of case files. My most recent experience is with the Dominican Sisters of Peace, where I started just one month ago as the Assistant Director of Archives. A priority of mine in this new position is to work toward developing an organization-wide records management policy with the Director of Archives.

Candidate Statement: 

I would love to be a records management voice on the RMS steering committee and connect with others in the group to share knowledge.