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Meet Your Inclusion and Diversity Committee!


Rosemary K. J. Davis is serving a three year term (2017-2020) as co-chair for the IDC. Currently, she works as Accessioning Archivist for the Manuscript Unit at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. In addition to an MSLIS degree from Pratt Institute, she holds a BA in Visual Studies and Fiction from the New School. Prior to her work Yale, Rosemary processed the Samuel French Collection at Amherst College, riot grrrl collections at the Fales Library at NYU, exhibition records at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jazz Loft oral histories at Duke’s Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the papers of Christian J. Lambertsen at the Duke University Medical Center Archives.


Rose Oliveira is serving a three year term (2017-2020) as co-chair for the IDC. She currently works as the Linda Lear Special Collections Librarian at the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives at Connecticut College. She received her MS in Information Science from Simmons University and holds a MA in Medieval Studies from the Central European University and a BFA in Communications Design from Pratt Institute. She has worked as a graduate assistant at Tufts Digital Collections and Archives and the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America.




Stephanie Bredbenner is serving a two-year term (2018-2020) as a member of the IDC. She works as a processing archivist at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. She was previously the project archivist at the San Diego Museum of Man and completed internships at the Rockefeller Archive Center, National Park Service, and John Rylands Library at the University of Manchester. She holds an MA in Archives and Records Management from the University of Liverpool and a BA in history and English from Bryn Mawr College.



Michelle Chiles is serving a one-year term (2019-2020) as a member of the IDC. She is the Head of Archives and Special Collections at Providence College. She received an MLIS from Simmons University  and holds a MA in Teaching and a BA in History. Her past roles include Research Center Manager for the Rhode Island Historical Society and Research and Instruction Librarian at Bristol Community College. 





Gaia Cloutier is serving a two-year term (2019-2021) as a member of the IDC. She currently works as the project archivist for the Reinier Beeuwkes Family Collection at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. She holds an MLIS and MA in history from Simmons University and a BA in religion and in history from Trinity College. She previously worked at the Newton Free Library and completed internships at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and the Simmons University Archives.




Joan Ilacqua is serving a two-year term (2018-2020) as a member of the IDC. She is Executive Director of The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston. She is a graduate of UMass Boston’s Public History master’s program and earned her BA in history and studio art from the University of Puget Sound. Prior to graduate school, she worked at several National Park Service sites in archives and museum collections.


 


Questions? Feedback? Don’t hesitate to contact the IDC at diversity@newenglandarchivists.org.


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