Sunday, February 20, 2022

About Me

A headshot portrait of Sasha Griffin
I am a professionally trained archivist with thirteen years of experience in college archives, special collections, and museum archives. 

The bulk of my career has been spent managing small, private academic repositories and performing a variety of duties, such as archival literacy instruction, grant proposal writing, digital preservation, cultivating donor relations, records management, archives administration, collection development, cataloging, and team management. I am an "ideas person" who loves conceptualizing ways to creatively solve problems. My professional mission is to create equitable access to archival materials and diversify the archival record.

I'm passionate about equitable use for collections and collecting the stories of marginalized groups to ensure a more diverse and accurate historic record. I also have professional interests in supporting accessibility and neurodiversity in libraries and archives, mentoring students and new archival professionals in the field, and the intersection of records use and preservation between personal and professional use as archivists. 

I currently am the University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian at Denison University. I hold a B.A. in History with a concentration on Russian history and literature from Capital University and an M.L.I.S. from Kent State University's School of Library and Information Science with a concentration in archives. I serve as a Council member for the Society of Ohio Archivists and an editorial board member for the Midwest Archives Conference's journal Archival Issues. I am an active member of the Society of American Archivists and the International Council on Archives.