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About Me

I bring over 30 years of experience working with historical collections held by non-profits, historical societies, and libraries.   I am a certified archivist (C.A.) and hold advanced degrees in library science and history.  As the head of Western Michigan University’s Archives and Regional History Collections from 1995 to 2020, I was also involved in planning the Zhang Legacy Collections Center at Western Michigan University and oversaw a move of a 30,000 cubic foot collection.  I have worked with numerous historical societies and organizations in Michigan to develop procedures for working with historical resources and taught archival administration at the college level and basic archival methods to historical societies and individuals.

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Consulting Services

Preserving Your Legacy

I work with clients, providing exceptional consulting services that are catered specifically to their needs.

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Policy Development

Collections planning and policies on acquisitions. Staff and researcher policies. Best practices for collections management and preservation.

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Facilities and Collections Planning

Planning new and renovated spaces for collections.  High density shelving systems and management.  Grant writing and fundraising.

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Archival Research and Description

Metadata and description for collections. Digital collections research and development. Historical research expertise.

 

Contact Me

430 Elm Street
Kalamazoo MI 49007

269-501-2835

 

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