Candidates for the 2022-2023 Web Archiving Section Steering Committee

Nominees for Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect

Corinne Chatnik

I recently began my position as Digital Collections and Preservation Librarian at Union College in Schenectady, NY and was previously a professional archivist specializing in digital archiving for five years at the New York State Archives. I have always pushed to embrace the age of technology and the new formats that will shape the archival record going forward. Websites are so integral to documenting daily life, technological advancements and graphic design trends but are left out of many collection development policies or they change so frequently they are a struggle to capture. I would love to be a part of the work the SAA web archiving group is doing to educate and create best practices for web archiving to preserve this incredible archival resource. As chair of the staff development committee at the NYS Archive, I am experienced in identifying and sharing news, events, and opportunities for professional growth with a large number of colleagues.

Nominees for Education Coordinator

Amanda Greenwood

Amanda Greenwood is the Bigelow Project Archivist at Union College in Schenectady, New York. She earned an MSIS in Archives and Records Administration from the University at Albany, State University of New York in 2021 where she was awarded the 2020-2021 Anna Radkowski-Lee Web Archives Graduate Assistantship. She served as the Student Member for the Society of American Archivists Web Archiving Section from 2021-2022 and currently serves on the American Archivist Editorial Board as an early-career member. Her research interests in web archiving focus on labor and maintenance, collective memory and responsibility, and emotion and trauma in web archives. If elected, Greenwood hopes to continue to support collaboration between SAA sections and help promote innovative web archiving projects, methods, and resources to the community. If chosen to serve as the Education Coordinator, she looks forward to facilitating engaging meetings and talks for our section members. 

Nominees for Communications Manager

Sarah Zimmerman

Sarah is an experience archivist and librarian having working in libraries at all levels for nearly 25 years. The majority of her career has been in the Archives and Special Collections department at Chicago Public Library stewarding the Chicago Theater Collection, an archive measuring more than 1,500 linear feet in analog materials, and an increasing digital collections. In addition to her work with the CTC, she manages web content for Chicago History and special collections topics at CPL, and is actively involved in accessioning, processing and providing access to the library's growing digital collections. More recently, she has lead a team of archivists at CPL in a 3-year Community Webs grant and is an active member of the DPLA Outreach and Assessment Working Group.

Nominees for Secretary

Allison Fischbach

Allison Fischbach earned her MLIS from the University of Maryland, College Park in May 2022 and currently works as a Digital Archivist at the Johns Hopkins Chesney Medical Archives in Baltimore. Prior to that, she worked in the Special Collections and University Archives at Towson University managing web collections, digital assets, born-digital collecting, and email archiving. Allison roots her work in ethical collecting practices, ongoing collaboration with creators and subjects, and anti-racist actions for collection, representation, and access. She led the development of the Anti-Racism Action Plan for Towson University's Cook Library in 2021, and won a TU Impact Award for her work. 

She currently also serves as the Maryland Caucus Representative to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, and previously served as a Student Member of the SAA Web Archiving Steering Committee. She is glad to put forth her candidacy again for Secretary, and hopes to support more robust web archiving practices through future Coffee Chats, committee collaborations, and other section events.

Nominees for Student Member

Mara Friedman

Mara is a current MLIS student at Rutgers University where I am splitting my studies between the Data Science and the Archives and Preservation concentrations. Professionally, I am the Gift Processing Associate in Fundraising at Doctors Without Borders USA. I first became fascinated with information science while working in fundraising operations on a database migration project where I assisted in untangling and rebuilding the underlying metadata records and data ingestion procedures. After a year’s worth of coursework I have become particularly interested in the preservation of digital-born resources — web archiving sits at the very crux of this. I’m excited for the opportunity to learn from and contribute to the Web Archives section.