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Meet Your Inclusion and Diversity Committee!


Jeanne Lowrey is serving as Chair of the IDC (2021-2022) after previously serving as the Vice Chair/Chair-elect (2020-2021). She is the archivist in the Office of the President at Yale University and is active in the LGBTQ staff affinity group. Previously, she was the archivist at the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford. Jeanne received her MS in library and information science from Simmons University. She holds a BA in American studies, with an archives concentration, from Smith College. Jeanne can be reached at diversity@newenglandarchivists.org.


Meg Rinn is serving a two-year term on the IDC, beginning as Vice Chair/Chair elect (2021-2022) and then as Chair (2022-2023.) Meg serves as the assistant archivist at the Bridgeport History Center, part of the Bridgeport Public Library in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Previously she worked as the archivist and cataloger for the P.T. Barnum Digital Collection, and as an assistant archivist at Rutgers University. She received her MLIS from Rutgers as well, and holds a BA in religion from Syracuse University.


Susanna Coit is the Archivist and Research Library Assistant at Perkins School for the Blind. She has an MLIS in Archives Management from Simmons College. She has a BA in Afro-American Studies from Smith College.





Sandrine Guérin is serving a two-year term (2021-2023) as a member of the IDC. She is a processing archivist at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and a member of the Reparative Archival Description Working Group (RAD) at Yale University Library. In 2018, she collaborated on a pilot project at NYU Libraries that implemented new workflows for the management of the Indigenous Media Collection, including community input for description and post-custodial stewardship. Sandrine holds an MLS from Queens College-CUNY, an MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Art, New York, and an MA in Sociology from Université Paris Nanterre, France.


Monika Lehman is serving a two-year term (2020-2022) as a member of the IDC. She is a processing archivist at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. Previously, she was a senior assistant librarian at San Jose State University and completed internships at Stanford, Intel, and HP Labs. She holds a BA from the University of California, Irvine, an MA in English literature from San Francisco State University, and an MLIS from San Jose State University.




Sarah Shepherd is serving a two-year term (2021-2023) as a member of the IDC. She is currently studying at Simmons University for her MLIS and M.A. in History and works as a reference assistant at Boston College. Previously, Sarah worked at the Greenbrier Historical Society, the City of Burlington, the Special Collections and Archives at Goucher College, and interned at the Library of Congress in the Manuscript Division. She holds a B.A. in History and Anthropology from Goucher College.




Questions? Feedback? Don’t hesitate to contact the IDC at diversity@newenglandarchivists.org.


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