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Meet Your Inclusion and Diversity Committee!

Matt Amedeo

Matt Amedeo is serving as the Chair of the IDC as a current corporate archivist located in Boston, MA. Matt has worked for the National Archives of Boston, the City of Somerville Archive, the Boston Red Sox, and is currently the Archivist at the InterSystems Corporation. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community himself, Matt has a dedicated passion to bringing equity in archival spaces. Matt completed his undergraduate degree in History in 2020 at Boston College, where he helped implement the first LGBTQIA+ Student-Athlete Inclusion Committee.

Susanna Coit vice chair, is the Archivist and Research Library Assistant at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, MA. She has a B.A. in Afro-American Studies from Smith College and an MLIS in Archives from Simmons College. She is interested in serving on the IDC because she wants archives, as a profession and resource, to be accessible to everyone.

Benny Bauer (she/they) is serving a one year term (2023-2024) as a member of the IDC. They are the Digital Media Librarian at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. She earned her MLIS at University of Maryland, College Park, specializing in Archives and Digital Curation. They have worked several contract positions, including one as Archives Technician at Smithsonian Channel, one on the NEH-funded Historic Maryland Newspapers Project, and one as Digitization Specialist at the National Agricultural Library.

Gladys Garcia she/her/hers/ella) is serving a two-year term (2023-2025) as a member of the IDC. As a Latiné member of the LGBTQIA+ community, she is passionate about diverse representation in the LIS field and is looking forward to bringing her perspective and experiences to the IDC at NEA. She is an Archivist at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University. She has previously worked with WITNESS, an international human rights focused non-profit, as a Metadata Librarian Consultant on re-tagging assets for their online library and creating documentation for uploading and updating digital library assets. She has completed archival internships with the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Chinese Historical society of Southern California, and California State University, Los Angeles. She holds a MSI degree from the University of Michigan and a dual BA in Latin American and Asian American Studies from California State University, Los Angeles.

Caro Langenbucher is a Processing Specialist at Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Previously, they held positions at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Harvard University, Boston University, and the Jewish Heritage Center at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. They hold master’s degrees in Library and Information Science and History from Simmons University, and a bachelor’s in English from Brandeis University. At Rauner Library, they co-lead a working group on contextualizing harmful content and reparative archival description as well as the library DEI reading group.

Taylor McNeilly is the College Archivist at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. They hold a B.A. in Japanese Language and Literature from UMass Amherst and a MLIS in Archives/MA in History from Simmons College. They also hold the DAS certification from SAA and a Certificate of Records Management Essentials from ARMA. They are interested in serving on the IDC in order to promote a sense of belonging for all people in the local archives community and the profession at large.

Sarah H. Shepherd is serving her second term on the IDC as well as the chair of the Spring 2024 Conference Program committee. She works as the archivist at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum andLibrary in Lexington, Massachusetts. Sarah holds a M.S. in Library Science and M.A. in History from Simmons University.

Kelli Yakabu she/they) is serving a two-year term (2022-2024) as a member of the IDC. She is the Digitization Archivist at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Previously, they were the Assistant Archivist at the Nantucket Historical Association and completed internships at Princeton University, the University of Washington, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. She holds a BA in American Ethnic Studies and English and an MLIS, both from the University of Washington.

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