Nancy Liliana Godoy is the Archivist of the Chicano/a Research Collection at Arizona State University Library. She's responsible for collection development, archival arrangement and description, community outreach and exhibits, instruction and specialized reference services. As a Knowledge River (KR) alumna, she's a passionate advocate for the Latino community in libraries and archives. In addition, she helped co-establish the Arizona LGBT History Project, an initiative to preserve local history and make archival material accessible to future generations. In 2017, she received the Arizona Humanities Rising Star Award and was awarded a $450,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to preserve the history of historically marginalized communities in Arizona.
Lorrie McAllister is the Associate University Librarian for Collections Services & Analysis at ASU Library. She is a senior administrator at ASU Library responsible for the Collections Services and Analysis directorate. She brings her interest in community, information literacy, and technology to this initiative. She holds a B.F.A. in Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago and a M.L.I.S. From Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois.
Alana Victoria Varner is a Project Archivist for Distinctive Collections at Arizona State University Library. She's responsible for the successful implementation and completion of "Engaging, Educating, and Empowering: Developing Community-Driven Archival Collections", a three-year Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant. Prior to joining the team at ASU, Alana worked at Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project where she contributed to the processing and digitization of archival collections. She has also worked for the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies at University of Texas, Austin, the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection and Ms. magazine. She holds an M.S. in Information Studies, with a specialization in Archives and Museum Studies, and an M.A. in Women's and Gender Studies from UT Austin, as well as a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Arizona.
Jessica obtained her MLIS from The University of Arizona in 2017. She also received her BA in History/Political Science from Arizona State University in 2011. In her former life, Jessica was a paralegal working at a number of law firms in the Phoenix area. Currently, she is an Archives Specialist working on community driven archives. In her free time, she enjoys reading, swimming and hiking and spending her time with her husband Mark and their three cats.
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