Meet the Staff

Dawne Dewey, Head, Special Collections and Archives
My responsibilities include planning and policy formulation, management of professional staff of archivists, graduate and work study students, and interns. I also direct collection development activities involving donor contact and relations, conduct outreach programs, coordinates exhibits for the university libraries, and administers records management program for the university archives.
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Stephanie Kays, Reference Manager
I am responsible for managing and providing reference services for Special Collections and Archives. I assist patrons who request audio/visual and photographic reproductions of archival material, implement the fee schedule, prepare use agreements, and track requests.  I also arrange and describe manuscript collections, participate in department outreach activities, and coordinate projects and supervision for community and student volunteers.
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Gino Pasi, Collections Manager
My job responsibilities include increasing Special Collections & Archives manuscript holdings by establishing donor relationships, accessioning new collections, managing collection transfers, and maintaining appropriate paperwork and documentation.  In addition, I assist researchers regularly with the Dayton Daily News Archive, design and prepare exhibits, and assist in outreach duties like giving tours and presentations.
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Lisa Rickey, Archivist for Digital Initiatives & Outreach
My responsibilities include promoting Special Collections and Archives’ resources by expanding online presence through a variety of digital initiatives, including social media, website content enhancement, and development and management of departmental digitization projects; managing organization and preservation of Archives’ electronic (born digital) collections; and representing Special Collections and Archives on the University Libraries’ Web Team and Social Media Team. I also coordinate outreach and exhibits.
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Chris Wydman, University Archivist, University Records Manager
I am responsible for the University’s records management program and related policies and procedures. I also provide employee training sessions, and consultation on the proper management of paper and electronic based systems. Other responsibilities include the systematic collection and organization of the historical records of the university, reference services, educational exhibits, and presentations on Wright State’s history.
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Toni Vanden Bos, Preservation and Cataloging Manager
I am responsible for the preservation and cataloging work in the department, including coordinating our materials in the OhioLINK EAD Finding Aid Repository. In addition, I assist with patron reference questions and media requests, and give tours and presentations highlighting the collections and sources available in the department. I also arrange and describe collections, design exhibits, and assist with special events.
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More information about SC&A staff is available on the University Libraries’ website.

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