SISLT Welcomes New LIS Faculty Member, Sarah Buchanan

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Sarah Buchanan


Sarah Buchanan joins the iSchool as an assistant professor in the Library and Information Science program.

Buchanan studies the information work activities of archivists, curators, and community members towards enhancing the storytelling potential of archaeological collections.

Her areas of research and teaching include digital humanities, archival science, museum studies, and more broadly issues of data creation and curation in the humanities.

Buchanan’s research experience includes contributions to PeriodO, a linked data gazetteer of period definitions across scholarly fields, and Visualizing Archival Data, a project to analyze the levels of archival arrangement in finding aids, during her doctoral studies at Texas.

She serves as the Reviews Editor for Digital Humanities Quarterly and is active in the Society of American Archivists, ALISE, ASIST, and the Forum for Classics, Libraries, and Scholarly Communication (FCLSC).

Sarah holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, an MLIS from UCLA, and a PhD in Information Studies from The University of Texas at Austin.

“I am delighted to be working with the talented students and faculty at Mizzou,” says Dr. Buchanan, “and to help launch the next 50 years of the LIS program by engaging in cultural heritage and library, archival, and museum (LAM) initiatives.”