Wednesday, July 09, 2014

OHSU's next archivist!


This spring, we conducted a search for OHSU's next archivist, who will take the reins from Karen Peterson after her retirement. A committee of library employees and another local archivist led this national search, with input from across the OHSU community. The search ended successfully in June. 

I'm very pleased to announce that on August 25, Max Johnson will join us as University Archivist.
Max Johnson comes to us with over three years of experience in archives and records management in government and academic settings. He holds an MLIS from San Jose State University and a BA in Literary Studies and Russian from Beloit College. Max Johnson was previously employed as Records Management Analyst for Multnomah County, where he worked with colleagues to develop and implement policy for the county archives and records center, conducted training on electronic records management, and consulted with county managers and program leads on records and archives appraisal, policies, procedures and services. From 2011-2013, Max worked as an Archives Assistant at both OHSU Historical Collections & Archives, and the Portland Archives and Records Center. Max is active in Society of American Archivists and Northwest Archivists, and co-founded the Portland Emerging Archivists group.
Max brings well-rounded experience in archives and records management, including work in processing, digital collections, exhibits, collection management, public services, and donor relations. Our donors and researchers will appreciate Max's experience in health sciences libraries, as well as his confident and service-oriented approach to archives management. His dedication to service and work with professional associations will make him a productive member of the library faculty.

We are lucky to be able to plan for Max to spend some time with Karen before she departs in September. This will ensure continuity of projects and services, help transfer Karen's complex knowledge of the archives program, and make the transition as stress-free as possible for our small department.

1 comment:

Kimberly Jensen said...

What wonderful news. Congratulations, Max! I look forward to a research visit soon.
Kim