Donald Peterson Student Travel Award: Alessandro Meregaglia

Alessandro Meregaglia, a 2015 graduate of Indiana University Bloomington with dual master’s degrees in history and library science with a specialization in archives and records management, is the 2016 recipient of the Society of American Archivists' Donald Peterson Student Travel Award. Established in 2005, the award supports attendance at SAA’s conference by a student and/or recent graduate from a graduate archival program within North America in order to stimulate greater participation in the activities of SAA, such as presenting research or actively participating in an SAA-sponsored committee, section, or roundtable.

Now an archivist and assistant professor at Boise State University, Meregaglia will share his experience of navigating graduate school and finding a job with his peers in the Students and New Archives Professionals Roundtable during the 2016 conference. Meregaglia, a member of the Legislators Research Team for SAA’s Issues and Advocacy Roundtable, will also participate in the roundtable’s meeting to discuss ideas for improving outreach for archives and raising awareness about public policy affecting archives.