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Rebecca Petersen 

Public Services Archivist at Wake Forest University 

Education: BA in American Studies and Art History, George Washington University; Masters in Library and Information Science from University of North Carolina Greensboro. 

Work Experience: Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University (Archivist, 2010-present); previously, Prints and Photographs Department and the Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. 

Relevant Service: Current President of the Society of North Carolina Archivists; past Vice President/Program Chair Society of NC Archivists; Chair of the Archives Week Committee, Society of North Carolina Archivists (SNCA); SNCA regional representative, Regional Archival Associations Consortium (RAAC), SAA; Reference, Access and Outreach Section 2013 Communications Intern, SAA.

Statement: Currently the Public Services Archivist at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library (ZSR) at Wake Forest University, my responsibilities include reference, access, outreach, student management, and instruction. Beginning 2011, I have served on the Society of North Carolina Archivists board in the capacity of Chair of the Archives Week Committee, and Vice President/Program Chair, and currently President.

I am eager to use my current and previous experiences to contribute to the Reference, Access, and Outreach Section's success. I have served in the past as the RAO Communications Intern in 2013, and also presented a "Hot Topic" at the 2013 RAO Marketplace. I am deeply committed to the values and goals of the Reference, Access, and Outreach section and believe, if nominated, I can help advance the archival field in these areas. 



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