Announcing the 2024 MetaArchive Leadership Team Candidates

November 3, 2023

The MetaArchive Cooperative is pleased to announce the candidates for the 2024 Leadership Team election. Details about each position can be found in our Governance Procedures.

Elections will be held from November 6th, 2023 to November 29th, 2023.

Elected Leadership Team members will take office on January 1st, 2024.

The voting representative for each Institutional and Collaborative member will receive a ballot via email on November 13th.

Reid Boehm

Research Data Systems Manager, Purdue University Libraries

Running for: Chair-Elect

Candidate Statement

Working as the Research data systems manager at Purdue University Libraries and managing Purdue University Research Repository is in many ways my dream job because it allows me to work with both the human and technical elements of research data stewardship and with a repository held in high regard within the research data management community. Every day I learn more from researchers, my colleagues, and in the process of developing and sustaining campus partnerships. My doctoral degree is in information science and ever since I’ve worked in academic libraries supporting researchers and working with research data repositories. My background is in research data management, curation, and repositories, starting with an internship at a NASA archive center and a post-doc at Notre Dame Libraries. I enjoy collaborative research on data services and repository related issues. In the past year and a half, since coming to Purdue and getting involved with the collaborative as a member and in working with the Community Research Task Force I am learning multitudes in the realm of preservation, and in a broader extent how a distributed network made up of diverse institutions can sustain and support each other and their system in the face of changes and challenges. I enjoy working with the collaborative, and would like to contribute as a member of leadership to be a part of the effort to support and sustain a valuable network that plays a major role for so many in this field.

Alex Kinnaman

Digital Preservation Coordinator, Virginia Tech

Running for: Treasurer

Candidate Statement

My work at Virginia Tech is largely policy writing, collaborating on developing and implementing preservation workflows, and consulting with my colleagues on preservation needs. My research interests are in repository certification metrics, digital preservation documentation, and the preservation of 3D objects and Digital Humanities projects.

I am running for the Treasurer position on the Leadership Team. I have served as the MetaArchive Treasurer for almost two years as we investigated changes to our financial health and transitioned our budget structure. I believe that given our current time of transition and changing budget priorities, I can provide context and recent historical knowledge to the way our budget is managed. I also serve as co-chair for the Outreach & Membership Services Committee, and have been with the Outreach folks since 2020, and previously served at the Leadership Team Secretary. I look forward to the opportunity to serve and to helping support the forward-movement of MetaArchive. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Hannah Pryor

Archivist for University Records and Records Manager, University of Louisville

Running for: Secretary

Candidate Statement

Hannah Pryor seeks reelection to the role of the MetaArchive Leadership Team’s Secretary. She is an archives and records management professional with 8+ years of experience in state government and higher education. She currently works at the University of Louisville as their Archivist for University Records and Records Manager and often manages born-digital and digitized university records. She is also a member of the Outreach and Membership Services Committee.