Steve Duckworth recently joined OHSU Library’s Historical Collections & Archives as the University Archivist. Steve comes most recently from working as the Processing Archivist for the University of Florida. Previously, he served as a Project Archivist for the National Park Service in Anchorage, AK and as an Archives Processor with the “Hidden Collections” project of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL). He has also conducted archival processing in Philadelphia’s John J. Wilcox, Jr. LGBT Archive and the Sigma Sound Studio Audio Archive (at Drexel University), and even once served as the Assistant Librarian for the Allentown (PA) Symphony Orchestra.
Steve has an MSLIS with a concentration in Archives Management from Drexel University (as well as a couple of other degrees in music performance). He has recently completed the Digital Archives Specialist certification from the Society of American Archivists (SAA). He serves on SAA’s Diversity Committee and as a member of the SAA Issues & Advocacy Roundtable’s On-Call Research Teams. He has recently conducted research into artifact processing within traditionally paper-based archival environments and has previously participated with teams that published or presented on web archiving, reprocessing archival collections, and enhancing finding aids for accessibility and usability.
Steve is excited to bring his experience and inquisitive nature to this position where he hopes to enhance current collections while increasing the diversity and substance of the holdings of HC&A. Additionally, he hopes to contribute to a more diverse work place and profession through various initiatives and outreach efforts. Being new to Portland, Steve is also looking forward to exploring this beautiful area and getting to know the people and places that make the Pacific Northwest so unique.