Security Section Officers

Senior Co-Chair

Bryan Whitledge, previously Junior Co-Chair and secretary of the SAA Security Section, is the Archivist for University Digital Records at the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University, where he has worked in reference, digitizing, and digital archives since 2011. He holds a Bachelor's degree in political science and a Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois (2011), where he worked in the University Archives in a variety of capacities from 2006 to 2011. Among his coursework at the University of Illinois was a course in library and archives theft, a topic that he has continued to explore. Additionally, he is interested in college and university archives and reference services.

Junior Co-Chair

Miranda Mims is an Archivist and Collection Manager in the Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books Division, at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library. Previously, she worked in the Library for the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literature and its Institute of Christian Oriental Research (ICOR), at Catholic University, where she also received her MILS. Ms. Mims also holds a Master’s from Howard University in African Studies and International Relations. She currently serves as Director of the Advocacy Committee of the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.) and has been a member of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) since 2012.


Jaime Marie Burton currently serves as Director of Research Services and Education at the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center (SCRC), providing leadership for the staff of the Breckinridge Research Room and instruction programs, which provide access to UK’s rare books, Kentuckiana, and vast holdings of manuscript collections. The SCRC serves as a complex division encompassing the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, the King Library Press, the Bert T. Combs Appalachian Collection, the Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center, the University Archives, the Digital Lab, where Directors oversee responsibilities for building and collections security. Ms. Burton previously served as Education and Outreach Archivist at the SCRC, College Archivist and Assistant Professor at the Hutchins Library at Berea College, and Assistant Special Collections Librarian at the Maryland Historical Society. She is a Certified Archivist and holds a Master of Arts in Historical Studies from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a concentration in Public History/Policy Administration, and has served on the board of the Kentucky Council on Archives since 2012.

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