Archives & Archivists Special Interest Group

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Welcome to our SIG page! The Archives & Archivists SIG provides a home for those who identify as archivists or who are assigned archival and records management tasks in their work. By archivists, we include anyone who self identifies as an archivist, librarian, records manager, curator, clerk, etc. Archives & Archivists works to collectively organize archivists; create networking opportunities; inspire collaborative projects; and create more archival-specific training. We represent the interests of individuals working in public, private, non-profit, tribal, and corporate environments in New Mexico. Formed in March 2021, our SIG membership is comprised of over 60 individuals state-wide interested in collaborating on archives-related opportunities and challenges we have here in New Mexico.


The Archives & Archivists SIG is Co-Chaired by Dylan McDonald and Jonathan Pringle.

Dylan McDonald, Political Collections Archivist/Special Collections Librarian, New Mexico State University Library
Jonathan Pringle, Scholarly Communications & Digital Librarian, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library & Informatics Center

Join our SIG Listserv

Keep in touch with SIG members: send an inquiry about a collection or processing concern; advertise new positions; share professional development resources. To get connected to the listserv, send an email to co-Chair Jonathan Pringle at jpringle[at]

Attend a Future Meeting

We meet every two months, typically the third Wednesday of those months from 3-4 p.m. MT. Since the pandemic, we have been meeting exclusively via Zoom. Join the listserv and receive meeting notifications. Unable to attend a meeting but want to be apprised of what was discussed? Check out the link below to access past meeting agendas and minutes.

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

About our SIG

Our SIG aspires to be a Community of Practice: one that “grows out of a need for connecting with other people who share the same issues, learning environment, and/or passion.” Our community is built on a foundation of trust, respect, optimism, and intentionality. Please exercise these core tenets with other members in all interactions, whether virtual or in real life.

Loa, Berlin, and Kruger, Pamela Nett (2021) “Community of Practice at the California State University Special Collections and University Archives,” Journal of Western Archives: Vol. 12: Iss.1, Article 1.

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