Head of Special Collections, Assistant Professor
Kate provides leadership to Special Collections, and works to collect and develop unique collections that document the history of the central Shenandoah Valley and the history of the university. She works with faculty to integrate Special Collections materials into coursework and to acquire rare and unique collections that support the curriculum.
Digital Archives Specialist Certificate, Society of American Archivists, 2018
Master of Science, Information Science, SUNY Albany, 2013
Bachelor of Arts, English, James Madison University, 2005
About Academic Engagement
Academic Engagement is a public-facing division of the Libraries, under formation now. Departments are temporarily divided in reporting lines while we see a new associate dean, and include Digital Projects, Library and Information Services, Music Library, Research & Education Services, and Special Collections.
About Special Collections
We collect, steward, and preserve materials that document the Central Shenandoah Valley as well as the institutional history of James Madison University. Special Collections also serves as the Libraries’ repository for rare and unique materials. The Preservation office within Special Collections provides book and paper conservation for rare and archival collections as well as book repair for the Libraries’ circulating collections.
Our team works to support teaching and scholarship with primary source materials. We also promote primary source literacy within teaching and learning at JMU and in the wider community of researchers.
Special Collections’ materials and services are available to the public.