Mark A. Greene Emerging Leader Award: Harrison Inefuku

Harrison Inefuku, scholarly publishing services librarian at Iowa State University, is the 2018 recipient of the Mark A. Greene Emerging Leader Award from the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The award celebrates and encourages early career archivists who have completed archival work of broad merit, demonstrated significant promise of leadership, and performed commendable service to the archives profession.

Inefuku oversaw the development of the Iowa State University Digital Repository. He currently leads the library’s publishing program and is exploring new digital scholarship services. His work on scholarly communication and digital repositories provide critical insights into publishing and access, which remains a vital discussion for archivists and library professionals. He has authored numerous publications on the subject and has served in leadership positions for national and international organizations that support open access work.

Inefuku also does commendable work with diversity and inclusion initiatives in the fields of library science and archival science. He has chaired SAA’s Diversity Committee and co-chaired SAA’s Archivists and Archives of Color Section. In addition, his tenure on the Advisory Board of the Association of Research Libraries and SAA Mosaic Fellowship Program included working to make the SAA Annual Meeting a great networking and educational program for Mosaic Scholars. He continues to serve as a mentor for young archivists, particularly archivists of color, which is vital to ensure an equitable and inclusive profession.

His nominator noted, “Harrison is a warm, congenial colleague, dedicated to not only providing access to archives and research but also the people with which he works.”