——— rosemary k. j. davis ———
I am the Head of Archival Accessioning for the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. Prior to joining the Beinecke, I worked at institutions including Amherst College and Duke University’s Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library. I have processed the collections of poets, experimental filmmakers, riot grrls, authors, jazz musicians, and anonymous feminist art collectives. I received my MSLIS + Archives certificate from Pratt Institute and my BA in Art History + Writing from the New School. In 2015, I was awarded an IMLS-RBS Fellowship for Early-Career Librarians. For my research focused on archival accessioning practices, I received an SAA Foundation Strategic Growth Grant in 2020 and an IMLS National Leadership for Libraries Grant in 2022. Currently, I serve as Chair of SAA’s Accessioning, Acquisitions, and Appraisal Section, as a Steering Committee member for SAA’s Women Archivists Section, and as Managing Editor for the Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies. I live in North Haven, Connecticut, with my husband Eddie.