My name is Kim Gianfrancesco and I’m currently a graduate student in the Information Studies Department at the University at Albany, concentrating in Archives and Records Management with an expected graduation date of May 2014. I work as a student assistant at the New York State Archives, assisting the Information Services unit with work relating to the digital collections and website. Before that, I was at the New York State Library digitally imaging and doing quality control on state documents. In the fall 2013 semester, I was a processing intern for the M.E. Grenander Special Collections & Archives here at UAlbany. I majored in English and French at Amherst College, where I was also a student assistant in the Archives and Special Collections for three years.
My academic/professional interests are ever-expanding and include teaching undergraduates using primary sources, digitization of analog materials, digital humanities, the role of archives in social justice and accountability, women’s rights, national identity and comparative literature.
In my spare time I like to read (check out my Goodreads page here), try new cheeses, and watch soccer.