Robert Spindler

Robert Spindler

Robert Spindler

NOMINEE

Organization: Arizona State University Libraries

Title: Head, Archives & Special Collections

Email: rob.spindler@asu.edu

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (List last three positions and years of service)

Head Archives & Special Collections, Arizona State University Libraries, 1996-present

Curator of Manuscripts, Archives & Special Collections, Arizona State University Libraries, 1988-1996

Project Archivist, Peabody/Essex Museum, Salem Massachusetts, 1996-1988

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS, ACTIVITIES, AND PUBLICATIONS

Immediate past Chair, Congressional Papers Roundtable. Society of American Archivists,  Elected August, 2013. Chair CPR By-Laws Revision Task Force, Chair Nominating Committee, Appointed August 2015.

Co-Chair, 2012 Annual Meeting Program Committee. Society of American Archivists.

Spindler, Robert P. “Fading Silver: The Territorial Cup, the Arizona Foot Ball League and the Mystery of the History” Journal of Western Archives, Vol. 5: Iss. 1, Article 6. (2014) http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/westernarchives/vol5/iss1/6/

Conference co-chair and facilitator, Arizona Archives Summit, Phoenix AZ, 2009-16. Working meeting to plan for statewide collaborative collection development and efficient archival processing.

Invited participant, Building a National Archival Authorities Infrastructure, May, 2012. Convened by the Institute for Advanced Technologies in the Humanities, University of Virginia and the National Archives and Records Administration.

EDUCATION

Master of Science, Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Boston, Massachusetts – October, 1986 (Archives management concentration)

Master of Arts in History, Boston University – May, 1985

Bachelor of Arts in History, Boston University – May, 1982

STATEMENT OF VIEWS ON LYRASIS GOALS, PURPOSE AND DIRECTION

I’m very excited to stand for election to the LYRASIS Board of Trustees. My institution is a charter member of the ArchivesSpace collaboration and we have greatly benefitted from our association with that part of LYRASIS’ activity. I think the proposed merger with the DuraSpace group is a strong statement in favor of open-source library and archives application development that will result in more robust and sustainable product development over time. LYRASIS collaborative digitization and open access programs are responsive to the needs of a variety of institutions and they send the right messages about the values of American archives and libraries in the complex and ever-changing information marketplaces. Their preservation services provide essential training and support to a large number of cultural institutions that require their assistance. I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve this wonderful organization.

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