Steering Committee Officers, 2014 -2015

Chair -- - Beth Cron

Beth Cron is a Records Policy Analyst at the National Archives and Records Administration. She is a member of the Records  Management Policy Section within the Office of the Chief Records Officer. The Records Management Policy Section has produced guidance on social media records, cloud computing, and email archiving applications. Beth is a 2008 graduate of the School of Information at the University of Michigan and she specialized in Archives and Records Management. While in graduate school, she worked at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and served on the board for the SAA Student Chapter. She previously worked at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). She currently serves as the vice chair of the Records Management Roundtable.



The Records Management Roundtable Steering Committee has made significant strides toward building connections and sharing knowledge between archivists and records managers. As chair of the RMRT, I would build upon the previous successes of the committee and explore new ways to meet the needs of our members. With the launch of The Schedule blog and through the use of Google Hangouts, the steering committee has improved communication with members about various records management topics. As a member of a distributed team, I regularly use the tools and technology at my disposal to bring together team members from around the country, and I would utilize this expertise to lead the RMRT. As vice chair, I led the Functional Thesaurus Working group in their development of a functional thesaurus for archivists and records managers. This electronic resource serves as a dynamic tool for users and is accessible on the Metadata Registry. As chair, I hope to continue improving the usefulness of the thesaurus while exploring other projects that will support the work of SAA members.








Newsletter Editor/Steering Committee Member-

Lorette S. Weldon

Lorette S. Weldon, information professional,  professor and author of SharePoint without Coding: My Notes for Embedding the Librarian, Volume 1 and Volume 2, and  Librarians using SharePoint, obtained her MLS from University of Maryland. She has articles in Computers in Libraries, Information Outlook, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges’ Trusteeship. She has been a speaker at the Special Libraries Association 2009, Computers in Libraries 2009 and 2010 Conferences.

Lorette has been Webinar Instructor and Board Professionals Newsletter editor for Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, The Records Manager Newsletter editor and Webmaster for the Society of American Archivists Records Management Roundtable for four years.  For two years, she was the chapter archivist for SLA’s Maryland Chapter and webmaster for SLA’s DC Chapter.   



As a returning RMRT Newsletter Editor, I am prepared to serve the archival and records management communities on the Steering Committee by gearing the newsletter to report on matters placed before the roundtable by the SAA Council and staff. Through four years in this position, I have been working in making a newsletter that did the following: More focus on recent graduates; Articles that better demonstrate the diversity of our backgrounds; Case Studies. I would use my position within the Steering Committee to also make the newsletter marketable to lure new members and new ideas to the RMRT.  







Steering Committee Member  - Matthew Farrell




Matthew Farrell is the digital records archivists for the Duke University Archives and the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, where is responsible for the identification, acquisition, management, and delivery of born-digital records and other archival material. He earned his MLS at UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science. In his spare time, he likes to press the delete key.

I am interested in continuing to serve on the steering committee for the Records Management Round Table. The past year saw the development of several items of note, and I want to build upon those first steps by completing the RMRT's webinar for archivists without a clear records management background. Similarly, building upon our efforts to increase the amount of dialogue around records management issues online, I would like to see the roundtable discuss issues whose applicability to records management may not immediately apparent in a manner that advocates for records managers and records management activities.




Steering Committee Member- Brittany Turner


 Brittany Turner


She is the Records Manager/Special Projects Librarian for the Shreve Memorial Library in Shreveport, LA. She earned an MLIS from the University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies, and a Master's of Public Administration (MPA) from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the State University of New York at Albany. Prior to working for the Shreve Memorial Library, she served as a Project Coordinator for the New York State Archives, Coordinator of the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation, Village Clerk for the Village of New Paltz, and Special Projects Coordinator of Family Planning Advocates of New York State.


I've been very encouraged by the work the RMRT has done to sustain discussions and activity throughout the year. I am eager to help assist with those efforts, and believe them to be an area for potential growth within SAA as a whole.   As a Records Manager in a public library setting, I would like work with others to identify best practices and strategies that will empower RMs and Archivists with RM responsibilities to thrive in non-traditional environments, particularly when there are few or no support staff available to assist. I am relatively new to the RMRT, and quite new to ARMA International. My work with the SAA Security RT allowed us develop stronger relationships with our colleagues in the ALA RBMS Security Committee and the Manuscript Society. I would like to explore similar partnership opportunities between SAA RMRT and ARMA.






Steering Committee Member- Matt McClelland


Matt McClelland

He is a ECM Program Manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina . As a member of the steering committee, Matt would like to help SAA and RMRT focus on emerging technologies for records management that can bridge Information security, content management and enterprise search. 

I would like to support Members of SAA to support effort of bringing relevant and timely information to Business and research archivists.





Steering Committee Member- Jenny Mundy


Jenny Mundy

Jenny Mundy has worked as an electronic records management analyst for Multnomah County since 2010, where she also serves as Records Officer. Prior to her current position, she worked with Oregon Historical Society, City of Portland Archives and Records Center, and University of California, Santa Barbara, Special Collections. She graduated from San Jose State in 2009 with a MLIS with an emphasis in Archives and Records Management. Her professional interests are focused on digital archives, digital preservation, accessibility of archival information and the intersection of humanity and technology.

I'd like to serve on the Records Management steering committee as a way to contribute to the professional community by representing the convergence of archives and records management. With experience in both academic and public institutions, I can represent the perspectives of various archivists whom are also working in the capacity of records manager. Additionally, my experience and perspective in working with electronic records and archives can contribute the perspective often desired in a world where information is increasingly accessed electronically.





Steering Committee Member-Christie Peterson


Christie Peterson


Christie Peterson has been Records Management Archivist for Johns Hopkins University’s Ferdinand Hamburger Archives since September 2012. In that role, she is responsible for records management, collection development and accessioning for the university archives, as well as the acquisition, processing, preservation and delivery of born-digital materials in the university archives and manuscripts. She previously worked as an archivist in the Princeton University Archives, as a project archivist with a congressional papers collection at Bates College, and as a graduate student assistant at the Bentley Historical Library. She received her MIS from the University of Michigan. Prior to graduate school, she honed her interviewing and records review skills as an investigator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.


Christie has served as a member of the RMRT Steering Committee for the last year, she was previously a member of SAA’s Annual Meeting Task Force, Appointments Committee (2014) and Program Committee (2012), and she is active in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC).


As a member of the Records Management Roundtable Steering Committee for the past year, I have collaborated in the creation of an upcoming webinar on Records Management, I have helped plan the upcoming annual meeting, I have taken the opportunity to blog about records management issues I’m facing at The Schedule, and I have signed up to participate in a joint RMRT/Web Archiving RT virtual hangout in the next few weeks. All of these activities are united by a desire to learn more about records management myself and to share my own knowledge and experience in turn. I think that facilitating networking and the exchange of knowledge is one of the most important things that the roundtable can do for its members, and if elected I would be honored to continue and expand that work for another year.






Steering Committee Member-  EiraTansey



Eira Tansey




Eira Tansey is the Digital Archivist/Records Manager for the University of Cincinnati. Tansey is responsible for the university's records management program, and for the planning and development of workflows related to born-digital archives and digital preservation of electronic records. She received her MLIS from San Jose State University, and is a Certified Archivist. She has previously worked at the Louisiana Research Collection at Tulane University. Tansey was recently elected to SAA Nominating Committee, served on the SAA Communications Task Force from 2012-2013, and was the 2010-2011 Chair of the SJSU SLIS SAA student chapter.


As a relatively new records manager who has been dealing with the challenges of being a dual archivist-records manager, I have found many of the resources of the RMRT to be quite helpful in my current position. Events such as the Records Management Hangouts have been a great way to learn how records managers at other institutions are developing creative solutions and practices. I am interested in contributing to the many projects furnished by the roundtable for the benefit of our colleagues.



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