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Sarah Wakefield

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Sarah Wakefield
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LGBT History Project Archivist & Information Literacy Librarian


  • MA, Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • BA, History, Dickinson College

Background & Areas of Expertise

As a graduate of the History Program at Dickinson College, I became interested in archival work because I enjoy working with primary sources. I came to work with the LGBT History Project of Central PA through volunteering at the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections during the completion of my MLIS.

I enjoy talking with students about their research and being a sounding board as they develop their ideas. I also have a strong background in historiography and the strategies used when conducting historical research.

Publications & Papers

LGBT History Project of Central PA: Lessons Learned Working with a Living Community Archive. Poster presented at Spring Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC); March 24 -26, 2022, Harrisonburg, VA.
Wakefield, Sarah. “The LGBT History Project: An Example of Collaborative Community Archiving.” The Mid-Atlantic Archivist 51, no. 3 (2022): 14-15, 24. Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC).
Wakefield, Sarah. “Demonstrating Value in Academic Archives.” Essay, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, December 2019. Unpublished.
Wakefield, Sarah. “The Information Landscape in the 21st Century: The Impact of Digital Literacy on Information Literacy Standards.” Essay, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, July 2018. Unpublished.

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