Julie Judkins Candidate Page

Julie Judkins

Principal Archivist, University of North Texas

Education: Master of Science in Information, University of Michigan; Bachelor of Arts, English, Willamette University

Work Experience: January 2015 – present: Adjunct Faculty, College of Information, University of North Texas; April 2014 – present: Principal Archivist, Special Collections, University of North Texas; September 2009 – April 2014: Digital Archivist, Center for the History of Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School; June 2008 – August 2008: Summer Archives Intern, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin; September 2007 – April 2009: Assistant Librarian, Gerald Ford Presidential Library

Relevant Service: Memberships in ALA (RBMS, ACRL, LES), SAA, SHARP, and SSA. ALA Annual Poster Reviewer, 2012 – 2015; ACRL 2015 Scholarship Committee, 2013 – 2015; 2013 ALA Emerging Leader (sponsored by ACRL-LES and ACRL-Arts)

Relevant Publications and Presentations: “Innovative Ways To Use Moving Image Collections in Research & Learning,” Association of Moving Image Archivists, Portland (Oregon), November 2015 (accepted); “Innovative Uses of Technology and Social Media in Reference and Information Services,” Texas Library Association, Austin, April 16, 2015; “Archiving Web Content From Our Own Backyard,” poster, Association of College and Research Libraries Conference, Portland (Oregon), March 27, 2015; “The Better to See You With: The University of North Texas Libraries’ Artists’ Book Competition,” poster, Art Libraries Society of North America Annual Conference, Fort Worth, March 21, 2015; “Getting the Word Out: Strategies for Amplifying Your Library’s Twitter Presence,” Cross Timbers Library Collaborative Annual Meeting, Dallas, July 25, 2014; “Open (Flu) Season: A Case Study of The American Influenza Epidemic of 1918: A Digital Encyclopedia” in Library Publishing Toolkit, ed. Allison P. Brown, 2013; “Welcome to the Digital Revolution. Where Are Your Libraries?” American Library Association Annual Meeting, Anaheim, June 25, 2012

Statement: In the graduate course I teach on arrangement and description, I emphasize to my students that archival processing should always serve a collection’s future research use because providing access to historical materials is the core of the archival mission. Archives exist for the world’s citizens, in order to inspire them and connect them with the past. As public servants, archivists should always strive to better interactions with the public. I’ve sought answers to questions related to reference, access, and outreach in my professional research and I would be honored to help guide RAO over the next three years.



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