LYRASIS, the organizational home for ArchivesSpace, is delighted to announce that Christine Di Bella is the new ArchivesSpace Program Manager!

Christine’s extensive knowledge of ArchivesSpace, her close connection to its community, and her deep and varied experience in the archival profession all make her uniquely well-qualified for this position.  As Program Manager, Christine will play a key role working with the community to set the strategy and goals for ArchivesSpace.  The Program Manager is central to the success of the program, and works closely and collaboratively with the ArchivesSpace community, advisory groups and Board to ensure success. Christine will be involved in all aspects of the program, and serve as a key spokesperson and advocate for the program.

Christine has been with LYRASIS’s ArchivesSpace team since 2014. In her most recent role as Community Outreach Manager she participated in a number of activities to strengthen the program and engage our community in its future in part by improving both the quality and timeliness of our communication to members and non-members. She managed the ArchivesSpace training program and led the planning efforts for the 2015 and 2016 Member Forums.

While at LYRASIS, Christine been a critical contributor to both ArchivesSpace and LYRASIS programs and services. This important relationship between ArchivesSpace and LYRASIS will be served by having such a dedicated member of both teams in this position.

Before joining the ArchivesSpace team, Christine managed the archives at the Institute for Advanced Study, led a consortial survey project for the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL), and worked on large processing projects at institutions including the 92nd Street Y and the University of Michigan.   Christine earned her Bachelor’s degree in English from Wesleyan University and her Masters of Science in Information from the School of Information at the University of Michigan. She also holds a Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) certificate from the Society of American Archivists.

Christine and Laney McGlohon, the ArchivesSpace Tech Lead, report to Laurie Arp, LYRASIS’s Director of Collections Services & Community Supported Software.  They will work together to support the ArchivesSpace community and improve the ArchivesSpace application.

Christine’s new role is effective immediately. Please feel free to contact her at christine.dibella@lyrasis.org if you have thoughts or suggestions for the program, or questions and comments about your own experience with ArchivesSpace.

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