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Meet Your Inclusion and Diversity Committee!

Meg Rinn is serving a two-year term on the IDC, beginning as Vice Chair/Chair elect (2021-2022) and then as Chair (2022-2023.) Meg serves as the assistant archivist at the Bridgeport History Center, part of the Bridgeport Public Library in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Previously she worked as the archivist and cataloger for the P.T. Barnum Digital Collection, and as an assistant archivist at Rutgers University. She received her MLIS from Rutgers as well, and holds a BA in religion from Syracuse University.

Matt Amedeo

Matt Amedeo is joining the IDC as co-chair in the 2022-2023 year as a second year Master’s student at the University of Massachusetts, Boston on the History–Archives track. Matt has worked for the National Archives of Boston, the City of Somerville Archive, and is currently an archives assistant for the Boston Red Sox. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community himself, Matt has a dedicated passion to bringing equity in archival spaces. Matt completed his undergraduate degree in History in 2020 at Boston College, where he helped implement the first LGBTQIA+ Student-Athlete Inclusion Committee.

Robin Alario is serving a one-year term as a member of the IDC. She is an independent archivist and historian who has done projects for historical organizations in Rhode Island. Learn more about her on her website.

Benny Bauer (she/they) is serving a one year term (2022-2023) as a member of the IDC. They are the Digital Media Librarian at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. She earned her MLIS at University of Maryland, College Park, specializing in Archives and Digital Curation. They have worked several contract positions, including one as Archives Technician at Smithsonian Channel, one on the NEH-funded Historic Maryland Newspapers Project, and one as Digitization Specialist at the National Agricultural Library.

Susanna Coit is the Archivist and Research Library Assistant at Perkins School for the Blind. She has a B.A. in Afro-American Studies from Smith College and an MLIS in Archives from Simmons College. She is interested in serving on the IDC because she wants archives, as a profession and resource, to be accessible to everyone.

Sandrine Guérin is serving a two-year term (2021-2023) as a member of the IDC. She is a processing archivist at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and a member of the Reparative Archival Description Working Group (RAD) at Yale University Library. In 2018, she collaborated on a pilot project at NYU Libraries that implemented new workflows for the management of the Indigenous Media Collection, including community input for description and post-custodial stewardship. Sandrine holds an MLS from Queens College-CUNY, an MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Art, New York, and an MA in Sociology from Université Paris Nanterre, France.

Sarah H. Shepherd is serving a two-year term (2021-2023) as a member of the IDC. She is currently studying at Simmons University for her MLIS and M.A. in History. She works as a reference assistant at Boston College and as an assistant archivist at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library. Previously, Sarah worked at the Greenbrier Historical Society, the City of Burlington, the Special Collections and Archives at Goucher College, and interned at the Library of Congress in the Manuscript Division. She holds a B.A. in History and Anthropology from Goucher College.

Kelli Yakabu (she/they) is serving a two-year term (2022-2024) as a member of the IDC. She is the Digitization Archivist at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Previously, they were the Assistant Archivist at the Nantucket Historical Association and completed internships at Princeton University, the University of Washington, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. She holds a BA in American Ethnic Studies and English and an MLIS, both from the University of Washington.

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