2023-2024 Web Archiving Steering Committee Election Results


Results are in from the 2023 Web Archiving Steering Committee elections!

Hope Dunbar – Vice Chair/Chair-Elect

Bio: I am currently the University Archivist at State University of New York at Buffalo. My role requires me to balance multiple priorities including departmental outreach, advocacy, acquisition, processing, and exhibits. A large part of moving into this role has been balancing physical and digital processing and capture. I feel strongly that born digital materials are likely being lost in smaller institutions due to lack of resources or training to successfully capture webpages, workflows, and document revision in a cloud environment. I believe I can offer the perspective of a larger institution and ways that our practices can apply to smaller institutions and community groups. I look forward to growing and evolving with the Section and hope to play an active leadership role.

Lizzy Zarate – Student Member

Bio: My name is Lizzy Zarate and I am a current MA student at New York University in the Archives & Public History program. For the last two years, I have been working in NYU Archival Collections Management as the Web Archives Student Assistant, where I complete quality assurance checks on archived websites and implement solutions for more accurate captures. I also work on reparative description for the University's existing web collections; most recently, I revised descriptions to use gender-inclusive language. I am always eager to learn more about how we can better promote inclusivity & diversity in web archives. I am excited for the opportunity to learn from professionals in the web archiving community & represent student perspectives in the Steering Committee.

Kirsti Mukk – Communications Manager

Bio: Kristi earned her MLIS from Simmons University with a concentration in Archives Management. She currently works at the Library Innovation Lab at Harvard Law School as User Support Coordinator. In this role, Kristi supports Perma.cc, a service developed by the Librarian Innovation Lab that helps prevent link rot by preserving the content of web pages as they existed at the time the Perma.cc link was created. Kristi is interested in open-source web archiving tools that help lower barriers to entry, and learning about the evolving needs and challenges of web archiving. Kristi also has past experience working at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, and the University of Richmond archives.

As a communications professional, Kristi has a keen eye for detail and a passion for storytelling and effective messaging, and she has years of experience maintaining websites, newsletters, blogs, and social media. If elected, Kristi will implement a comprehensive communication strategy that aligns with the mission of the Web Archiving Section and ensures that the Web Archiving Section is an invaluable, go-to resource and welcoming community for web archivists at all stages in their professional journeys.

Along with current Chair Corinne Chatnik, Education Coordinator Amanda Greenwood, and Secretary Allison Fischbach we looking forward to another year of great coffee chats and blog posts from web archiving professionals around the world.

Thank you to everyone who showed interest in running for committee positions, your membership makes this section run!