[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Nominations Requested for ArchivesSpace User Advisory Council

John Wilkin jpwilkin at illinois.edu
Tue Jan 28 11:18:48 EST 2020

The ArchivesSpace Governance Board is seeking nominations to fill up to
seven (7) vacancies on the ArchivesSpace User Advisory Council (UAC).
Nominees should be presently employed at an ArchivesSpace member
institution (please refer to the member list at:

The User Advisory Council (
https://archivesspace.org/governance-board-and-councils#UAC) is a critical
part of the ArchivesSpace community, serving as a communication conduit
between ArchivesSpace governance groups and ArchivesSpace users. Some of
the activities UAC is currently engaged in are:

   - Advising the ArchivesSpace Governance Board and the ArchivesSpace
   Organizational Home on the design and delivery of services, such as
   community support services, technical support, documentation, training,
   migration, hosting, etc.
   - As a joint representative of the Development Prioritization subteam,
   discussing and voting on ideas for software enhancements and improvements.
   - As a joint representative of the Testing subteam, conducting
   user-centered testing of the application prior to releases and conduct
   ongoing usability studies as needed.
   - Maintaining liaison with national and regional archives organizations.
   - Maintaining and updating user documentation.
   - Advocating on the usability and functionality of the software program
   to facilitate adoption of the program.

Nominees will be appointed to the UAC and subteams according to their
ability to participate in and lead some of the activities mentioned above.

The anticipated time commitment for each appointee is expected to be two
hours per week on average.

The term of service will be July 1, 2020-June 30, 2022. Each new appointee
will be eligible to have their appointment renewed for an additional
two-year term, i.e., July 1, 2022-June 30, 2024.

To nominate a candidate for the ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory Council,
please submit this form at https://forms.gle/PTvzTXoMCkHQdNga8.  The
Nominating Committee will review all nominations and recommend appointments
to the Governance Board for approval.

*All nominations must be submitted by 9:00 p.m. EDT Friday, April 24.* Please
contact Christine Di Bella, ArchivesSpace Program Manager, at
christine.dibella at lyrasis.org or any member of the Nominating Committee
with questions.

Thank you for your participation in this important process, which is an
essential part of our identity and operations as a community-based software

John Wilkin, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaigChair, and Governance
Board member

*On behalf of the Nominating Committee members:*

Lydia Tang, Michigan State University, Chair of the User Advisory Council
Maggie Hughes, Huntington Library, Chair of the Technical Advisory Council
Max Eckard, University of Michigan, representing very large membership level
Jay Trask, University of Northern Colorado, representing large membership
Kelly Spring, East Carolina University, representing medium membership level
Courtney Tkacz, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, representing small membership
Patrick Galligan, Rockefeller Archive Center, representing very small
membership level
Christine Di Bella, (ArchivesSpace Program Manager), ex officio


John P. Wilkin
Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Dean of Libraries and University Librarian
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
230 Library, MC-522
1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801

jpwilkin at illinois.edu
Assistant: Lucretia Williams | lawillia at illinois.edu
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