Special Collections Department
Special Collections Department - Department Information - Location, Hours, Staff - Michele Christian Vita
Education:M.A., History (1998)
Department of History, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
M.L.I.S. (1998), concentration in Archives
School of Library and Information Science, University of WisconsinMilwaukee
B.A. (Cum laude), History (1995)
Department of History, University of Northern Iowa
|July 2008-present:||Associate Professor and Collections Archivist - University Records Analyst|
|July 2006-June 2008:||Associate Professor and University Records Analyst|
|October 2000-June 2006:||Assistant Professor and University Records Analyst|
|Iowa State University Library|
|October 1999-September 2000:||Labor Archivist|
|State Historical Society of Iowa|
|September 1998-August 1999:||Freelance Archivist|
|Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company Milwaukee, WI|
|May 1997-January 1999:||Graduate Intern|
|Milwaukee Urban Archives, Golda Meir Library, University of WisconsinMilwaukee|
Current Position Responsibilities:
University Records Analyst: Responsible for the care of university records and developing a records management program for Iowa State University.Updates university records programs policy and procedures as needed. Provides direct assistance in the management of university records in all formats and media, including electronic records. Conducts records appraisals and inventories for all departments on campus. Analyzes departmental records-keeping systems throughout the university and prepares records retention schedules for departments. Sees to the transfer of records to the archives and the appraisal, arrangement, and description of university collections. Manages the university photograph, film, and artifact collections. Provides reference assistance to a members of the Iowa State University community and outside patrons. Supervises one full time employee and student assistants.
Christian, Michele. Archivists and the USA PATRIOT Act: Are We Prepared? Provenance, 24 (2006) : 35-53.
Christian, Michele. A Curatorial Challenge: Managing Artifacts in Academic Archives, Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals. Volume 1, #4 (2005) : 329-346.
Christian, Michele. Documenting Student Life: The Impact of Oral Histories on Collection Development in University Archives, Archival Issues: Journal of the Midwest Archives Conference. Volume 27, #2 (2002) : 111-124.
Zanish-Belcher, Tanya, Michele Christian, and Coralina Daly. The Age of the Electronic Document: The Documenting Challenge for Academic Archives, Collection Management. Volume 26, #2 (2001) : 43-56.
Oral History and the Art of Acquisition (session)
Documenting Student Life: The Impact of Oral Histories on Collection Development in University Archives.
Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting (Speaker, competitive process) (August 2002)
Oral History in the University Archives: Its Advantages and Problems.
The Iowa State University Oral History Project
Midwest Archives Conference (Speaker, competitive process) (October 2001)