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The archives at Missouri S&T has grown since it was first established in 1978 to house the university’s historical records. In 2017, the archives will make history itself when an archives librarian, a full-time position, is added to the staff. The archives librarian will report to the library director. The archives has been staffed by a part-time employee and a faculty member serving as archivist in addition to his or her faculty responsibilities.
In December, Dr. Diana Ahmad, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of history and political science, will step down from her role as archivist. She joined Missouri S&T in 2000 and has served as archivist since 2003, in addition to her faculty role. She will continue to serve as a full-time faculty member.
Melody Lloyd, archives assistant, will retire in December 2016. She has served the archives for more than 20 years.
“This change comes as a recognition of the archives’ growth and its importance,” says Tracy Primich, director of library and learning resources at the Curtis Laws Wilson Library. “The new archives librarian will continue to develop and build upon the positive work of Melody and Dr. Ahmad. They put their heart and soul into the archives and did a wonderful job.”
Three candidates for the position will be on campus the week of Nov. 28. Each candidate will give a presentation that is open to the campus community. Details about the presentations and candidates will be announced in a future issue of eConnection.
Learn more about the archives online.