Exploring New Frontiers in 21st Century Archival Education


Drexel University’s College of Computing and Informatics (Alex H. Poole), in partnership with the Catholic University of America’s Department of Library and Information Science (Jane Zhang) and Towson University’s Cook Library (Ashley Todd-Diaz), and in consultation with the Archival Education and Research Initiative (AERI), the Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA), and the Society of American Archivists’ Committee on Education (CoE), its Graduate Archival Education Subcommittee (GAES), and its Archival Educators Section (AES), earned a Laura Bush 21 National Forum Grant (2020-2022) to build capacity for lifelong learning in Master’s level archival education.

Recent scholarship

Poole, A.H. & Todd-Diaz, A., “‘A Known Quantity’: Adjunct Instructors in North American Archival Education.” Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 65, no. 1 (2024): 55-81.

Poole, A. H. & Todd-Diaz, A., “Where are Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) and Social Justice in North American Graduate Archival Education?” Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 64, no. 4 (2023): 434-457.

Poole, A. H. & Todd-Diaz, A. (2023). “Sometimes I think they hate us”: The Society of American Archivists and graduate education. American Archivist 86(1), 79-116. https://doi.org/10.17723/2327-9702-86.1.79

Poole, A. H. & Todd-Diaz, A. (2022). Nailing jelly to the wall: Teaching technology in North American graduate archival education programs. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology 59, 262-275. DOI: 10.1002/pra2.75

Poole, A. H. & Todd-Diaz, A. (2022). “I’m not a very good visionary”: Challenge and change in 21st century North American archival education. Archival Science 22, 585-616. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10502-022-09389-0

Recent announcements

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Presented at SAA Research Forum

August 3 and August 10, 2022

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Drexel University forum

July 18-19, 2022

Presented at ASIS&T 2022

October 31, 2022