Tyler Walters is the Dean, University Libraries, and Professor, Virginia Tech. At Virginia Tech, he is raising new resources and transforming the libraries, focusing on creating new literacy programs and pedagogical partnerships, developing new learning spaces, devising improved approaches to collections access, and embedding the libraries in the research enterprise through activities like data management, technology development, and digital scholarship production.
Previously he was the Associate Dean, Technology and Resource Services, Georgia Tech Library (2002-2011) where he had responsibility for Collection Acquisitions & Management, Scholarly Communication & Digital Services, Information Technology & Development, and Archives & Records Management. Among Tyler’s accomplishments were founding the SMARTech Institutional Repository (IRs) which holds all the university-produced scholarship and research information and is one of the country’s top five IRs, and founding the Georgia Knowledge Repository, a statewide IR program in Georgia. During his tenure, the Georgia Tech Libraries won the 2007 ACRL Excellence in Libraries Award.
Tyler began his career in archives and special collections. He has a B.A. in History from Northern Illinois University, an M.A. in Archives and History from North Carolina State University. While in graduate school in North Carolina, he worked at the North Carolina State Archives including a position in the photographic archives. Upon graduating from NCSU he became an assistant university archivist in the Northwestern University Libraries, where he specialized in cataloging archival materials and began a Gopher server (the forerunner to web servers) for archival finding aids.
After Northwestern, Tyler went to the Iowa State University Libraries where he was the university archivist and later became Head, Special Collections. While at Iowa State he began programs to digitize special collections, manage electronic theses and dissertations, engage in film preservation projects, and carried out major fundraising initiatives. While in Iowa, Tyler completed an M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of Arizona, which was an early hybrid on-site / online program.
After Iowa State, Tyler became the library and knowledge center director for the Institute of Paper Science and Technology (1998–2002) in Atlanta on the Georgia Tech campus. There he spearheaded new programs involving licensed electronic resources, digital libraries, and e-publishing, and took on the management of the Institute-level public web site, intranet, and extranet (web site for companies funding research).
Tyler has attended continuing education and leadership programs such as Georgia Tech’s e-business strategies workshops, the ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute, and the Association of Research Libraries’ Research Libraries Leadership Fellows program. In addition, Tyler recently completed the Ph.D. degree program in Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions from Simmons College, Boston.
He has published about 30 articles, book chapters, and papers and has spoken at about 100 conferences. His current research focuses on scenario-based futures for libraries and the related leadership and management approaches necessary to realize them.
Provides managerial leadership, vision, and direction for the University Libraries, consisting of one main library, four branch libraries (Art & Architecture, Veterinary Medicine, School of Medicine and Research Institute, and Northern Virginia Center), and serves university extended locations in Switzerland, Dominican Republic, Senegal, Egypt, and India. Administers annual expenditures of approximately $17.2 million per year and 182 FTE employees (147 library faculty and staff and 35 FTE students).
Sustained leadership, vision, and technology expertise for division of 50 FTE staff, including up to five (5) department heads. Created positive, team-oriented environment that supports staff learning to foster new skills and innovative information services. Led strategic initiatives and was responsible for collections management and technology programs. Oversaw scholarly communication and digital services, collection and acquisitions management, systems, and archives / records units. Collaborated extensively with GT Office of Information Technology, coordinated national and state-level technology and scholarly resources initiatives.
(Affiliate of the Georgia Institute of Technology)
Responsible for a modern academic library supporting IPST's academic programs, scientific research, and the paper industry's information needs. Managed $1.2 million annual budget and 12 staff. Position included wide-range of responsibilities:
Conducted planning, analysis, research, training, and project coordination for the Public Services & Collections Division and the ISU Library. Specific duties included:
Responsible for departmental administration of modern information services involving 50K general & rare publications, 500K photographs, 13K feet of archives/manuscripts and 25K films. Managed 7 FTE staff. Produced CD-ROMS, a Web-based image database and online catalogs.
Responsible for the management of the ISU Archives involving ISU official records, faculty papers, university and faculty publications, ISU theses, films, photos, etc. Managed 3 FTE staff.
Northwestern University Library • Evanston, IL • 1988 to 1992
Performed all information service functions including reference, collection development, preservation and access, database management and automation projects. Led migration of MARC AMC records from RLIN to OCLC. Managed 2 FTE staff.
Performed reference service and online cataloging for photos. Served on thesaurus committee for NCDAH’s online catalog of holdings. Performed archives reference and indexing projects.
Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC, UK).
National Archives and Records Administration (NHPRC).
State Historical Society of Iowa. Historical Resource Development Program.
Cynthia Landrum, Sharon Morris, Kitty McNeill, Tyler Walters, “User content creation, copyright, and fair use in 2027: Scenarios for libraries. Submitted for publication in College and Research Libraries, February, 2013.
“Assimilating digital repositories into the active research process,” in Research data management: Practical strategies for information professionals.” Purdue University Press, forthcoming, 2013.
“The future role of publishing services in university libraries,” Portal: The Academy and Libraries 12/4 (2012): 425-454.
Minor, David, Skinner, Katherine, and Tyler Walters, “Improving and Strengthening Inter- institutional Preservation,” 2010 Conference Proceedings from US Workshop on Roadmap for Digital Preservation Interoperability Framework, ACM Digital Library, October 2011.
Walters, Tyler and Katherine Skinner. “Digital Curation for Preservation,” New Roles for New Times report series. Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries, 2011.
“Organizational Considerations (Chapter 4),” in A Guide to Distributed Digital Preservation. (Atlanta, GA: Educopia Institute), Katherine Skinner and Matt Schultz, editors. 2010.
Walters, Tyler and Katherine Skinner, “Economics, Sustainability, and the Cooperative Model in Digital Preservation,” Library Hi-Tech 28/2 (2010). Special Issue on Digital Preservation, Michael Seadle, guest editor.
McDonald, Robert H. and Tyler Walters, “Restoring Trust Relationships within the Framework of Collaborative Digital Preservation Federations,” Journal of Digital Information 11/1 (2010).
“Data Curation Program Development in U.S. Universities: The Georgia Institute of Technology Example,” International Journal of Digital Curation 4/3 (2009): 83-92
Walters, Tyler and Robert H. McDonald, “Creating Trust Relationships for Digital Preservation,” in Proceedings of iPRES 2008, the International Conference on the Preservation of Digital Objects. 2008.
Meyer, Richard W. and Tyler Walters, “Sowing an Old Field with a New Crop: Collaborative Services of Libraries and Other Campus Units,” in Convergence and Collaboration of Campus Information Services. (Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited), Peter Hernon and Ronald Powell, editors. 2008.
“Digital Sustainability: Weaving a Tapestry of Interdependency to Advance Digital Programs,” in Strategies for Sustaining Digital Libraries. (Atlanta: Emory University) Martin Halbert and Katherine Skinner, editors. 2008.
De Stefano, Paula and Tyler Walters, “A Natural Collaboration: Preservation for Archival Collections in ARL Libraries,” Library Trends: special issue: Recent Trends in Cultural Heritage Preservation. 56 (Summer 2007): 230-258
McDonald, Robert H. and Tyler Walters, “Sustainability Models for Digital Preservation Federations,” in Proceedings of DigCCurr 2007: An International Symposium in Digital Curation (2007)
“The New Academic Library — Building Institutional Repositories to Support Changing Scholarly and Research Processes,” in Sailing into the Future – Charting our Destiny: Proceedings of the ACRL 13th National Conference (2007)
“Reinventing the Library: How Repositories Are Causing Librarians to Rethink Their Professional Roles,” portal: Libraries and the Academy 7 (April 2007): 213-225
“Strategies and Frameworks for Institutional Repositories and the New Support Infrastructure for Scholarly Communications,” D-Lib Magazine 9 (October 2006)
“Top Three Issues in the Long-Term Preservation, Management, and Curation of Scientific Data in Digital Form,” in To Stand the Test of Time: Long-term Stewardship of Digital Datasets in Science and Engineering. (Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries), 2006. Pp. 153-154
Thomas, Charles F., Robert H. McDonald, Anthony D. Smith, Tyler Walters, "The New Frontier of Institutional Repositories: A Common Destination with Different Paths,” New Review of Information Networking 11 (May 2005): 65-82
Williams, Clara R. and Tyler Walters, “Reference and Instruction Programs Go Virtual as a Form of Outreach: Case Studies from Academic Libraries,” Information Outlook 7 (August 2003): 20-27
“Moving Libraries into Modern Knowledge Services,” 2001: An Information Odyssey: Seizing the CCompetitive Advantage. Washington, D.C.: Special Libraries Association, 2001
“Automated Access Practices at Archival Repositories of Association of Research Libraries Institutions," Archival Issues 23 (Fall 1998): 171-189
"Special Collections Repositories at Association of Research Libraries Institutions: A Study of Current Practices in Preservation Management," American Archivist 61 (Spring 1998): 174-204
"Archival Film Preservation at the Iowa State University Library," Archival Products 5 (Spring 1997): 1-2, 5
"Contemporary Archival Appraisal Methods and Preservation Decision-Making," American Archivist 59 (Summer 1996): 322-338. (1998 Winner, SAA Ernst Posner Award)
"Thinking About Archival Preservation in the '90s and Beyond: Some Recent Publications and Their Implications for Archivists," American Archivist 58 (Fall 1995): 476-492
"Breaking New Ground in Fostering Preservation: The Society of American Archivists' Preservation Management Training Program," Library Resources & Technical Services 39 (October 1995): 417-426
"Rediscovering the Theoretical Base of Records Management and Its Implications for Graduate Education: Searching for the New School of Information Studies," Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 36 (Spring 1995): 139-154
"Adapting Library Bibliographic Utilities and Local System Software for Use in Archival Information Systems: The Case of NOTIS 5.0," Archival Issues 19 (Fall 1994): 107-118
"Creating a Front Door to Archival Knowledge in the United States: Guidelines for a Master of Archival Studies Degree," Archival Issues 18 (Fall 1993): 77-95
"Possible Educations for Archivists: Integrating Graduate Archival Education with Public History Education Programs," American Archivist 54 (Fall 1991): 484-493
"Guidelines for the Development of Post-Appointment and Continuing Education and Training Programs (PACE)." Society of American Archivists, 1997. (Contributing author)
"Guidelines for the Development of a Curriculum for a Master of Archival Studies Degree (MAS)." Society of American Archivists, 1994. (Contributing author)
Over twenty book reviews regarding library and information science, archives, and history have appeared in the following journals: American Archivist, Archival Issues, Arkansas Historical Quarterly, Journal of Illinois History / Illinois Historical Journal, Mississippi Quarterly, Nebraska History, Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Tennessee Historical Quarterly, and West Virginia History.
“The future role of publishing services in university libraries,” Futures of Academic Publishing conference, University of North Texas, May, 2013
Responding to researcher imperatives: Data curation program development at the Virginia Tech Libraries,” The Evolution of Research Data: Strategies for Curation and Data Management (symposium), Charlottesville, VA May 2103
“Libraries, Technology, Fair Use, and Content Creation Services: Where's it all headed?” VTLS User Group Annual Meeting, May, 2013
“Hubs and Centers as transitional change strategy for library collaboration,” IATUL Annual Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, April 2013
“Collaboration to Innovation” Academic libraries’ research and development relationships with academic departments,” Coalition of Networked Information, April, 2013 “Sustainable organizations and services: Building relationships to support digital curation.” The Morgan Library and Museum, New York City, April, 2013.
Cooperative digital curation as foundational strategy.” The Morgan Library and Museum, New York City, April, 2013
“The future is now: Innovations in eResearch,” Coalition of Networked Information, December 2012
“The Library Publishing Coalition Project,” Coalition of Networked Information, December 2012
“Cooperative Curation: From Single IRs to Statewide/Consortial Repositories and Beyond,” Cooperative Curation Symposium, Georgia Tech, August 2012
“Cooperative Curation: Future and Trends,” panel member, Cooperative Curation Symposium, Georgia Tech, August 2012
“Foundations of Digital Curation,” Digital Directions conference, invited keynote, June 2012
“Implementing a Digital Preservation Strategy,” Digital Directions conference, June 2012
“Chronicles in Preservation: Curation Practices for Born-Digital and Digitized Newspaper Collections,” Coalition of Networked Information, April 2012
“Advancing the Fourth Paradigm of Research: Assimilating Repositories into Active Research Phases,” SPARC Open Access Meeting, March 2012
“New Roles for New Times: Conversations about Research Engagement and Information Production,” Coalition of Networked Information, December 2011
“Expanding Capacity and Partnerships through Authenticity and Trust,” Association of Research Libraries, October 2011.
“Economics, Sustainability, and the Cooperative Model in Digital Preservation,” Private LOCKSS Networks: Community-based Approaches to Distributed Digital Preservation, Boston, MA, October 2010
“Integrating Scholarly Repository Services into Consortial Organizations and Statewide University Systems,” delivered by Sara Fuchs and Keith Gilbertson for Tyler Walters. 5th International Conference on Open Repositories, Madrid, Spain, July 2010
“Open Access and Open Repositories: Lessons Learned from Scholarship and Research at Georgia Tech,” Open Access @ UNT Symposium, University of North Texas, May 2010
“MetaArchive Cooperative and Its Approach to Distributed Digital Preservation,” Preserving the Memory of the World: International Symposium. University of British Columbia, March 2010
“Data Curation: Developing Programs for Managing and Preserving Digital Research Datasets,” Preserving the Memory of the World: International Symposium. University of British Columbia, March 2010 “Data Curation Program Development in U.S. Universities: The Georgia Institute of Technology Example,” International Digital Curation Conference, London, UK, December 2009.
“Improving Inter-institutional Preservation,” with David Minor, San Diego Supercomputer Center, Sun Microsystems PASIG (Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group), Oct. 2009
“Distributed Digital Preservation: Technical, Sustainability, and Organizational Developments,” iPRES 2009: The International Conference on the Preservation of Digital Objects, October 2009.
“Millennial Disconnects in Teaching and Learning,” Lindenwood University (St. Charles, MO) Faculty Retreat, August 2009.
“New Developments in Private LOCKSS Networks for Digital Preservation,” Sun Microsystems PASIG (Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group), St. Julian’s, Malta, June 2009
“Restoring Trust Relationships within Collaborative Digital Preservation Federations,” 4th International Conference on Open Repositories, May 2009
“New Programs for Scholarly Knowledge Dissemination: Institutional Repositories,” (invited speaker) Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, April 2009
“Technology Learning for Digital Curators” (panel speaker), DigCCurr 2009: Digital Curation Practice, Promise, and Prospects, April 2009
“Cooperative Approaches to Digital Preservation” (panel speaker), DigCCurr 2009: Digital Curation Practice, Promise, and Prospects, April 2009
“Changes in Scholarly Communication: What Repository and E-Publishing Programs Can Do for Faculty,” University System of Georgia Faculty Seminar, March 6th 2009
“Building Trust in Inter-Organizational Relationships,” Library of Congress National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program Meeting, December 2008
“Archive and Preservation Repositories: Activities and Directions,” Sun Microsystems PASIG (Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group), November 2008
“Disconnects Between Learning Management Systems and Millennial Generation User Expectations,” EDUCAUSE October 2008
“Creating Trust Relationships for Digital Preservation,” iPRES, the International Conference on the Preservation of Digital Objects, London, UK, September 2008
"A Discussion on Disconnects Between Library Culture and Millennial Generation User Values" MERLOT International Conference, August 2008
“Trends in Statewide Repositories and the GALILEO Knowledge Repository,” GOLD/GALILEO annual meeting, August 2008
“Enterprise Repositories and Federated Archives: Distributed Digital Preservation,” Sun Microsystems PASIG (Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group), May 2008 “The Other Side of the Library Coin: Georgia Tech’s Experience in Broadcasting Scholarly Information,” SOLINET Annual Meeting, May 2008
“Digital Libraries Sustainability: From Regional to International Perspectives,” Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access meeting, Center for Research Libraries (invited speaker), May 2008
“Transforming Into Effective Electronic Resource Management,” Electronic Resources and Libraries Conference, March 2008 (with Jeff Carrico)
“New Cooperative Strategies for Distributed Digital Preservation: MetaArchive and Educopia,” Coalition of Networked Information, December 2007 (with Martin Halbert and Katherine Skinner)
“University Perspectives on Governance: MetaArchive Cooperative and DSpace Foundation,” Global Digital Format Registry Governance Workshop, hosted by the National Archives and Records Administration, (invited participant and speaker), November 2007
“A Discussion on Disconnects Between Library Culture and Millennial Generation User Values,” EDUCAUSE October 2007 (with Robert McDonald, Charles Thomas, Richard Sweeney)
“Future Directions for Digital Repositories,” Ohio State University (invited speaker), August 2007
“To Stand the Test of Time: Long-term Stewardship of Digital Data Sets in Science and Engineering: A Report to the National Science Foundation from the ARL Workshop on New Collaborative Relationships − The Role of Academic Libraries in the Digital Data Universe,” DigCCurr 2007: an International Symposium on Digital Curation, April 2007
“Sustainability Models for Digital Preservation Federations,” DigCCurr 2007: an International Symposium on Digital Curation, April 2007 (with Robert McDonald)
“Collaborating with Campus IT and Faculty to Build the Institutional Repository of Tomorrow,” ACRL National Conference, March 2007
“E-Journal Archiving: Status and Trends,” Electronic Resources and Libraries Conference, February 2007
“Digital Sustainability: Organizational and Business Models Supporting Digital Preservation,” Library of Congress / National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program meeting, January 2007 (with Bill LeFurgy)
“The Collaborative Services of Libraries and Campus Units,” Coalition of Networked Information, December 2006 (with Richard Meyer)
“A Practical, Working and Replicable Approach to Digital Preservation,” Coalition of Networked Information, December 2006 (with Gail McMillan, Aaron Trehub, and Martin Halbert)
“Organizational Challenges and Approaches to Sustaining Distributed Digital Preservation Networks,” International Conference on the Preservation of Digital Objects, Cornell University, October 2006
“Digital Sustainability: Weaving a Tapestry of Interdependency to Advance Digital Programs,” Sustaining Digital Libraries Conference, Emory University (invited speaker), October 2006
“Institutional Repositories and the Need for “Value-added” Services: Current Research and Lessons Learned,” Coalition of Networked Information, April 2006 (with Susan Gibbons)
“Who Moved My e-Journal? Electronic Resources and Organizational Change,” Electronic Resources and Libraries Conference, March 2006 (with Greg Raschke, Robert McDonald)
“New Paradigms for Knowledge Sharing in the Scholarly World: Developing Institutional Repositories,” (1/2 Day Presentation and Workshop). Consortium of Southern Biomedical Libraries, March 2006
“The MetaArchive Collaborative Digital Preservation Network: A Status Report,” EDUCAUSE, October 2005
“Preserving Information Long-Term: Digital Archiving,” National Conference on Digital Government Research, May 2005
“The Open Access Movement, Repositories, and More,” SOLINET Annual Meeting, May 2005
“Transforming Libraries: The ‘Real’ Barriers to Reinventing Ourselves,” Special Libraries Association Georgia Chapter, March 2005
“The MetaArchive of Southern Digital Culture: Building a Collaborative Digital Preservation Network,” Coalition of Networked Information, December 2004
“The New Frontier of Institutional Repositories: Progress and Experiences at Georgia Tech,” EDUCAUSE, October 2004
“Institutional Repository Development and Planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology,” Congress of Media Organizations / Georgia Library Association, October 2004
“Redundant Digital Preservation Networks: Institutional Partnerships and Organizational Issues,” Symposium on Open Access and Digital Preservation, Emory University, (invited speaker), October 2004 (with Martin Halbert)
“New Frontiers in Institutional Repositories,” Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries (invited speaker), February 2004
“Institutional Repository Development at the Georgia Institute of Technology,” Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), December 2003
"Unlimited Horizons: Moving From Traditional Library to Modern Knowledge Services," Special Libraries Association, June 2001
“Reinventing Libraries to Advance Learning in the Digital Age,” Institute of Paper Science and Technology Executives Conference, May 2001
"Meeting Paper Science Learning and Information Needs," Institute of Paper Science and Technology Executives Conference, June 2000 "Building Digital Libraries: The IPST Experience," Special Libraries Association, June 2000
“Organized Agrarians: What Can We Learn from the Records of Producer, Distributor, and Farmer Organizations?” Society of American Archivists, September 1998
“Linking Appraisal with Preservation," Special focus session co-leader with Frank Boles, scheduled for Society of American Archivists, August 1997
“The State of Pre-Employment and Post-Appointment Archival Education and Future Needs," Education Roundtable, Midwest Archives Conference, May 1997
"Distance Education in the Information Professions and the University of Arizona Experience." Paper read at "Go the Distance: Educational Fulfillment Via the Cyber-Environment!" Fifth Annual Information Resources Education Forum of the Arizona Library Association and the University of Arizona School of Library Science. September 28, 1996
"The Experiences of Archivists and Librarians Collaborating in Preservation Management at ARL Libraries," Society of American Archivists, September 1996
"Skills Acquisition and Updating Knowledge or Creating Order Out of Chaos: Guidelines for Continuing Archival Education Programs," Society of American Archivists, August 1995
"Managerial Considerations in Creating Online Catalogs in Archives: Implementing Systems, Understanding Change and Coping with Resistance," Midwest Archives Conference, May 1995
"The Role of the Modern Special Collections Department in Land-Grant Universities," North Carolina State University Libraries, June 1994
"The Present and Future of Pre-Appointment Archival Education in the United States," Association of Canadian Archivists, May 1994
"Archival Education in the 21st Century: What Public Historians Need to Know," National Council on Public History, March 1994
"The Future for Graduate Archival Education in the United States: Goals and Objectives of the Master of Archival Studies Degree," Society of American Archivists, September 1993
"Guidelines for a Master of Archival Studies Degree: An Overview of the SAA Committee on Education and Professional Development's Recommendations," Midwest Archives Conference, May 1993
"NOTIS 5.0, the MARC AMC Format, and the Future of Archival Collection Management," NOTIS Users Group Meeting, October 1992
"University Archives in the 1990s: Facing the Challenges of Becoming Comprehensive Institutional Archives," Iowa State University, July 1992
"The Concept of Collection Management and its Application to Modern Archival Administration," State Historical Society of Wisconsin, June 1992
"Serving the Needs of the History-Related Professions: The Mission and Curricular Structure of Public History Education Programs," Midwest Archives Conference, May 1992
"Educational Experiences from Today's Graduate Archival Education Programs," Roundtable on Graduate Archival Education, Midwest Archives Conference, May 1991
"Preservation Planning for Archives and Manuscripts at Northwestern University," (tour and panel discussion with Richard Frieder) Midwest Archives Conference, May 1990
"Collection Development Policies and Records Management Techniques in Archival Space Management," Midwest Archives Conference, May 1990
“Changing Spaces,” Session moderator, IATUL Annual Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, April 2013.
“DSpace: Governance and Architecture,” Chairperson and Convener of the DSpace Program, The 2nd International Conference on Open Repositories, January 2007
“Institutional Repositories and the Need for "Value-added" Services: Perspectives from Two Universities,” poster session by Tyler Walters and Eric Lease Morgan, The 2nd International Conference on Open Repositories, January 2007
“Distributed Digital Preservation for NSDL Collections,” poster session, National Science Digital Library Annual Conference, October 2006
“Embracing Emerging Technologies: Combining Tools and People to Create New Services,” Chairperson (Cathy Carpenter, Brian Mathews, Sarah Steiner, speakers). GOLD/Galileo Annual Conference, August 2006
"Bringing the Mountain to the Miner: Exposing Library Collections, Content, and Services to Users Where They Already Are," Chairperson (Ross Singer, speaker). GOLD/Galileo Annual Conference, August 2005
“Wrestling with Search Engines and Search Technologies: How They Work and the Best Ones to Use (Google is not always the best answer!),” Chairperson (Tim Daniels, speaker) GOLD/Galileo Annual Conference, August 2004
“To the Rescue: Linking Collection Development to Preservation,” Chairperson and Commentator, Midwest Archives Conference, October 1997
"Preservation Management Training Program: Confronting the Realities," Chairperson and Commentator, Society of American Archivists, September 1994
"Strike While the Disaster is Hot: Disaster Response and the Floods of 1993," Chairperson, Midwest Archives Conference, May 1994
"Museum Accreditation as a Model for Promoting Standards in the Archives Profession," Chairperson and Commentator, Midwest Archives Conference, October 1993
"New Initiatives in the Research and Instruction of Archival Preservation Planning: A Progress Report," Chairperson and Commentator, Midwest Archives Conference, November 1992