Christina Zamon, head of archives and special collections for Emerson, has been selected as a participant in the 2015 Archives Leadership Institute (ALI) at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, after participating in a competitive application process.
Zamon works with Emerson students, faculty, staff, and external researchers to provide access to the College’s archival collections related to theater, radio, television, film, journalism, the American Comedy Archives, and the institutional history of Emerson. The archives are overseen by the College’s Iwasaki Library.
Zamon has worked at Emerson since 2007; was an archivist for the National Press Club from 2004-2007; in addition to previous archivist positions. She is a member of the New England Archivists; and author of The Lone Arranger: Succeeding in a Small Repository (2012, SAA).
ALI will provide advanced training for 25 emerging and innovative leaders, giving them the knowledge and tools to transform the archival profession in practice, theory, and attitude.
Zamon will participate in a week-long immersion program that embraces distraction-free, focused opportunity for emerging archival leaders to develop necessary theories, skills, strategies, and knowledge.
Participants were selected based on leadership skills and potential, commitment to the archival profession, career progress and history, organizational involvement, professional motivation and goals, a collaborative and innovative spirit, and diversity and specification for the profession.
ALI is a program funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, a statutory body affiliated with the National Archives and Records Administration.