2016 Elections

Candidate Information for the 2016 STHC Roundtable Elections

Electronic balloting will begin in July and will be conducted by SAA staff. Election results will be announced by the annual meeting.

Junior Co-Chair candidate: Polina Ilieva

The Junior Co-Chair is elected annually by the roundtable membership for a two-year term, serving in year one as Junior Co-Chair and in year two as Senior Co-Chair.

Biographical Statement
Polina is the Head of Archives and Special Collections at the University of California, San Francisco Library. For the past four years she has been directing the activities of the department. She is responsible for all aspects of planning, collections management, donor relations, and a variety of other programs including digitization and web archiving. Currently she is also leading the UCSF team digitizing (via IA) state medical journals as part of the NEH funded collaborative project. These journals will be added to the Medical Heritage Library collection on IA.
Polina started working at the UCSF Library in 2006. For the first five years she was a Project Archivist for the Legacy Tobacco Documents Library (LTDL) at UCSF processing and digitizing tobacco industry audio-visual materials. Prior to that Polina worked as a processing archivist for the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty collections at the Hoover Institution Archives at Stanford University where she was also in charge of the archival web and digitization projects. Polina is a graduate of the Archives Leadership Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2011) and is a certified archivist. She is active in many regional and national archival professional organizations.
Polina lives in San Francisco and enjoys hiking and travelling with her family, book club discussions, and Nordic noir cinema.

Interest Statement
The STHC is a robust and active roundtable that serves as a platform to share ideas, find collaborators, advocate for common interests and policies. My goal at the beginning would be to listen and understand what STHC roundtable members value the most. As our profession and needs are evolving, STHC’s ways of communication and goals must continue to evolve to reflect them. This can’t be accomplished without a two-way dialogue. Only with continued feedback from members we will be able to maintain an active and vibrant roundtable.