Meet the RMRT Steering Committee: Kris Lathrop

Hello! My name is Kris Lathrop and I am the Archivist/Records Manager for Thorndale Farm LLC, a privately held single family office in Millbrook, New York. I have been a member of the Steering Committee since spring 2012 and am also a member of the ARMA Metro New York Chapter.

When I started at Thorndale in 2008 we were located in Chicago, IL and the company had no records or archives management program in place so I’ve built and implemented our program from scratch. My duties include electronically filing our day to day records as well as going through a backlog of documents to decide how and where they should be kept. I’m a Lone Arranger, so I also do all of the scanning, filing and box moving!

I have a B.A. in Art History from Northern Illinois University, where my concentration was early medieval material culture and I recently began the Masters of Archives and Records Administration program at San Jose State University to fill in some of the gaps of learning records management on the job.  On the personal side, I love to read, bike, do needlepoint and watch the Chicago Blackhawks *insert sad face here*. I also volunteer with Operation Paperback, an organization that sends books to our troops stationed overseas.

As a steering committee member I am on the education committee with Alexis and am the Roundtable’s ARMA Liaison. My goal as liaison is to let you know of any ARMA events or seminars that may be helpful to you, and to answer (or find the answer to) any questions you may have about ARMA. If you have any questions, or need info please feel free to contact me or post here or on the listserv… we are here to help you!

Meet the RMRT Steering Committee: Beth Cron

Hi, my name is Beth Cron and I have been a member of the RMRT steering committee since September 2011. I am currently heading up the group to develop and complete a functional thesaurus for use by records managers to aid in the classification of records. If you are interested in joining us, let me know!

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I work at the National Archives and Records Administration on records management policy within the Office of the Chief Records Officer. I am located in Ann Arbor, MI at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library, but I have colleagues all around the country. My team has produced guidance on social media records, cloud computing, and email archiving applications.

I graduated from the School of Information at the University of Michigan in 2008 and I specialized in Archives and Records Management. While in graduate school, I worked at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and served on the board for the SAA Student Chapter.

Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend the annual meeting in New Orleans. I do look forward to getting to know more members virtually!

Beth  @bethcron

Meet the RMRT Steering Committee: Lorette Weldon

 

Hello, Everyone!  I am Lorette Weldon, and, I have been on the Steering Committee of the Records Management Roundtable, as the Web Master and Newsletter Editor since 2009.  I have spoken at conferences for the Special Libraries Association, Computers in Libraries, and Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. I have written the following books in relation to library management and SharePoint: SharePoint Without Coding: My Notes for Embedding the Librarian; SharePoint Without Coding, Volume 2: My Notes on the Further Embedment of the Librarian;  Research and Social Networking ; Librarians Using SharePoint 2010.

It is nice to meet all of you.

Meet the RMRT Steering Committee: Alexis Antracoli

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Hi!  I am Alexis Antracoli, and, like Meg, I have been on the Steering Committee of the Records Management Roundtable since the spring of 2012.  I am currently the Records Management Archivist at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.

I am leading the development of Drexel University’s records management program.  A lot of my time is spent helping University records creators understand and comply with the University’s records management policy.  As part of this effort I develop educational resources and training, provide individual and group consultations, manage the University Archives’ web archiving efforts, keep our retention schedules up-to-date, and acquire permanent records of historical value for the University Archives.  In addition to my records management work I am also working on establishing policies and procedures for acquiring, processing, and preserving electronic records.

Before arriving at Drexel I worked at the University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library as a Project Archivist, Digital Preservation Intern, and Archives Assistant.  Before entering the Archives profession I taught American history at St. Francis University , and have spent time working in student services in higher education institutions.

I have a B. A. in History from Boston College, a Ph.D. in American History from Brandeis University, and an M. S. in Information, with a specializiation in Archives and Records Management, from the University of Michigan, and since leaving Boston in 2006 have become a bit of a nomad.  Right now I am enjoying the relatively balmy Philadelphia winters!

Beyond my records management and electronic records work, I love cooking, crochet, traveling, and running.

Meet the RMRT Steering Committee: Meg Tuomala

Over the next few weeks we will be posting a little bit more about the Records Management Roundtable Steering Committee members who contribute to this blog. First up is me, Meg Tuomala!

Hello! I am Meg Tuomala, and I have been on the RMRT SC since the spring of 2012. I work in University Archives and Records Management Services at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), where I am the electronic records archivist.

Meg Tuomala, electronic records archivist at UNC
Meg Tuomala, electronic records archivist at UNC

As electronic records archivist I lead efforts within University Archives a to acquire, manage, and preserve born-digital materials. I also assist the other special collections at UNC acquire, manage, and preserve the born-digital materials that they collect. Additionally, I support UNC faculty, students, and staff in depositing digital materials into the Carolina Digital Repository (CDR), and  work with other library staff to define and implement repository policies, workflows, and capabilities. And last but not least, I’m also responsible for ensuring that the electronic records created and used by everyone here at UNC are being properly managed and preserved.

Before I came (back) to UNC, I was the Digital Archivist at the University Archives of Washington University in St. Louis. And before that I worked at at UNC as the Records Services Archivist. I have a M.S.L.S. and a B.A., you guessed it, from UNC. As you can probably gather I’m a Tar Heel born, I’m a Tar Heel bred, and when I die I’ll be a Tar Heel dead!

“[Lyrics from ‘Hark the Sound’]” in North Carolina Postcard Collection (P052), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill
“[Lyrics from ‘Hark the Sound’]” in North Carolina Postcard Collection (P052), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill
Although I’m an archivist and not a records manager I really love records management work, and one of my favorite parts of my current job is getting to help my fellow UNC colleagues better manage their electronic records. It’s really gratifying, plus I just love going to different offices on campus and meeting new people.

Other things I love are Tar Heel basketball, Carolina BBQ (both Eastern and Lexington-styles), cooking and eating good food, and spending time with dear friends and family.