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Aug. 20, 2012
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Information Studies

Dr. Kimberly Anderson Named Director of the Archival Studies Program

Amy Cooper Cary is stepping down as Director of the Archival Studies Program at the School of Information Studies (SOIS) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Cary has held the position of Director since 2005. She has accepted a position as Head of Special Collections and University Archives at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Cary will continue to teach on occasion as an adjunct in the program. About her experiences as Director, Cary says, "During the past seven years, it's been tremendously exciting to see the growth in the Archival Studies Concentration and in the Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Archives and Records Administration.  I've thoroughly enjoyed working with Faculty and Staff of SOIS, and with the Archival Studies Concentrators and CAS students. I'm grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of such a strong and vibrant School."


Assistant Professor Kimberly Anderson has been named the new Director of the Archival Studies Program. Dr. Anderson received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where her dissertation examined how university archivists learn to appraise through social interaction. She received her MLIS with a specialization in archives from UCLA in 2007. She received a BA in Humanities with a minor in Anthropology from Northern Arizona University. About her appointment, Professor Anderson says, “I am honored to be selected as Amy Cooper Cary's replacement. Her dedication and attentiveness to archives students and the profession at large has resulted in a robust program of which I am proud to take part. I look forward to the alignment of my research areas (archival appraisal, archival education, and the sociocultural aspects of recordkeeping) with leading the archival studies program and am excited to have greater opportunity for connecting with students, alumni, and the many practitioners and community sites that have supported the development of this program and its students.”


The Archival Studies Program at the SOIS is ranked number 9 in the top schools for archives and preservation by U.S. News and World Report. To read more about the Archival Studies Concentration at SOIS, visit:

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