Su Kim Chung Candidate Page

Su Kim Chung

Head, Special Collections Public Services, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Education: Ph.D. Information  Studies, UCLA, 2015; MLIS, UCLA, 1998; M.A. History, CSUF, 1995; B.A. History, CSUF, 1989.

Experience: Head, Special Collections Public Services, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2013-Present; Manuscripts Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas 1999-2013; Archivist, Toyota Corporate Archives, 1998-1999.

Relevant Service: SAA: Chair, Committee on Archives, Libraries, and Museums, 2012-2014; Appointments Committee, 2012; American Archivist Editorial Board, 2007-2011; Program Committee, 2008 and 2001; Student Program Subcommittee, 2008; Nominating Committee, 2006-07; Manuscript Repositories Steering Committee, 2002-2004; Committee on Education and Professional Development, 2003-2006.  Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists: Vice-President/President Elect 2015-16; Council, 2011-2013; Council, 2002-2004; Chair, Local Arrangements and Member, Program Committee, Western Roundup, 2005.

Relevant Publications and Presentations: Lampert, Cory and Su Kim Chung. “Strategic Planning for Sustaining User-Generated Content in Digital Collections.” Journal of Library Innovation Vol. 2, No. 2. 2011.;  “Archival Finding Aids” entry in Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, edited by Marcia J. Bates and Mary Niles Maack. 3rd edition. Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2010; Ships that Pass in the Night: Evaluating Archival User Tools with a UserCentric Perspective” panel presentation at the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, 2007.

Statement:  Among the range of sessions and sections at the SAA Annual Meeting, I find that the RAO section meeting is always the most useful to me on a personal and professional level.  Not only because of the very useful tips provided in the Marketplace of Ideas, but because of the enthusiasm and energy generated by a roomful of archivists devoted to the key functions of reference, access, and outreach. I never fail to return to my institution without at least one if not two or three ideas to try out or explore further, and an appreciation that our work is one of the most essential parts of the archival profession.  I would love to contribute to and help maintain this enthusiasm as part of the leadership of the RAO section.



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