IS Alumnae to Participate in Archives Leadership Institute

T-Kay Sangwand, Sibyl (Roud) Schaefer, and Audra Eagle Yun are recognized as innovative leaders in the archival fields.

In a competitive application process consisting of nearly 100 candidates, T-Kay Sangwand (Class of ’08, MLIS), Sibyl (Roud) Schaefer Class of ’05, MLIS) and Audra Eagle Yun (Class of ’08, MLIS) have been selected as members of the 2013 cohort of the Archives Leadership Institute (ALI). The program is funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, a statutory body affiliated with the National Archives and Records Administration.

The ALI program, which is being hosted at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa for the years 2013 through 2015, will provide advanced training for 25 emerging and innovative leaders in the archival fields. Participants were selected for the 2013 program based on their leadership skills, ability to influence policy and change within an organization and the archival field, career progress and history, organizational involvement, and professional motivation and goals.

Sangwand is the Human Rights Archivist for the University of Texas Libraries’ Human Rights Documentation Initiative and the Brazil Studies Subject Specialist for the Benson Latin American Collection. Over the past three years, she has worked with non-governmental organizations in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the U.S. to preserve their human rights documentation. In 2009, Sangwand co-founded the Society of American Archivists’ Human Rights Archives Roundtable. She has been a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists since 2011. When she’s not in the library, she can be found working as a disc jockey in Austin and Los Angeles or volunteering at her local bookstore, Monkey Wrench Books.

Schaefer is the Head of Digital Programs for the Rockefeller Archive Center. She previously served as metadata librarian for the University of Vermont’s Center for Digital Initiatives. In 2011, the American Library Association (ALA) recognized her as an Emerging Leader in the profession. She has also served as the User Services Liaison on the Archivists’ Toolkit collaborative at New York University. Schaefer is currently is a member of the Society of American Archivists’ Technical Subcommittee for the revision of “Describing Archives: A Content Standard” (DACS), and co-chair for the ALA Digital Preservation Interest Group.

Yun is Acting Head of Special Collections and Archives at the University of California, Irvine, where she provides processing and management for archival and manuscript collections in all formats and collecting areas, supervision of processing staff, and public service and outreach. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and Cultural Theory as well as a certificate in Information Science & Information Studies from Duke University. Yun is a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists.