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6–Closing the Loop, Ellen Ryan

Closing the loop: Project assessment and leveraging goals for future planning

February 15, 2017

Featured speaker, Ellen Ryan
Head of Special Collections and Archives and Assistant Professor, Idaho State University

>>Strategies for Advancing Hidden Collections Series

Ellen Ryan

Ellen Ryan has served as the Head of Special Collections and Archives at Idaho State University since 2013. Prior to her time at ISU, Ellen spent two years as Digital Project Manager on a LSTA Digital Imaging Grant at Kent Library, Southeast Missouri State University. The project, Confluence and Crossroads: The Civil War in the American Heartland, is a digital repository of primary source materials pertaining to the American Civil War that covers 28 counties in southeast Missouri and five in southern Illinois. This was a collaborative project between Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State University; the Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale; the Cape Girardeau County Archive Center, Jackson, Missouri; the Center for Regional History, Southeast Missouri State University; and, the Department of History, Southeast Missouri State University.

Previous positions included working in historic preservation, where Ellen was charged, in part, with building relationships with the town and county historians, historical societies, and museums in the Adirondack region (NY). Ellen has served on the boards of the Cape River Heritage Museum (MO), the Glenn House (MO), the Clinton County Historical Association and Museum (NY), and has done consulting work for the Adirondack History Center Museum (NY) and the Samuel de Champlain History Center (NY).

Ellen received a MA History from Southeast Missouri State University and a MLIS Archival Studies from San Jose State University.

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