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Kimberly Anderson

Kimberly Anderson

Director, Archival Studies Program

611310 School of Information Studies
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Kimberly Anderson

Assistant Professor
Director, Archival Studies Program


PhD, Information Studies, 2011, University of California, Los Angeles
MLIS (Archives Specialization), 2007, University of California, Los Angeles
BA, Humanities, Northern Arizona University

Research Interests 

Kimberly Anderson is an Assistant Professor of Archives in the School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She received her Ph.D. from UCLA, where her dissertation examined how university archivists learn to appraise through social interaction. In addition to archivists and appraisal, her research interests include Library and Information Science pedagogy, along with sociocultural aspects of records and record keeping. She received her MLIS with a specialization in archives from UCLA in 2007. She received a BA in Humanities with a minor in Anthropology from Northern Arizona University. Anderson has worked in university archives, special collections, a rare books library, law libraries, and police records. Anderson is also the 2011-2012 chair of the Appraisal and Acquisitions section of the Society of American Archivists.

Courses Taught

650 Introduction to Modern Archives Administration and Arrangement
750 Description in Archives
778 Archival Outreach: Programs and Services

Sample Publications

Anderson, K. (2009, July 9). Appraisal in the 'real world': Self-teaching and peer-learning amongst practitioners. Paper presented at the 2009 Archival Education Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA.

Anderson, K. (2009, August 15). Learning how to appraise: Interviews with college and university archivists. Paper presented at the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.

Anderson, K. (2010, July 6). Identity and the collecting archive: Archival appraisal as a process of identity construction. Paper presented at the 2010 UK and Ireland Forum for Archives and Records Management Education and Research (FARMER) and Network of Archival Educators and Trainers (NAET) International Conference, Oxford, UK.

Pluralizing the Archival Curriculum Group. (2011). Educating for the archival multiverse. American Archivist 74(1) 69-103.