Reference Archivist Gorman wins election as Oregon State Representative
Salem, OR—The Oregon State Archives announced today that Reference Archivist Kimberly Gorman has won the election as the Oregon State Representative with Northwest Archivists (NWA). Gorman will serve as a liaison with national, state, and regional institutions and organizations as assigned by the NWA President. She will also take on special projects as determined by the NWA Executive Board. Gorman will also continue with her duties as a reference archivist with the Oregon State Archives.
“It’s an honor to represent and serve my fellow archivists with the Northwest Archivists organization,” said Kimberly Gorman. “I’ll be working with my peers on our professional education efforts and building community among our member organizations.” Gorman also said that she’s excited to work with other archives experts to collaborate on NWA priorities.
Northwest Archivists, Inc. is a regional association of professional archivists, users of archives, and others interested in the preservation and use of archival materials in the Pacific Northwest United States, including Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. The organization holds a general meeting once a year with a program to enhance professional development and networking among archivists throughout the region. The 2023 NWA Conference is slated to be held in Salem, Oregon.
“We’re fortunate to have an excellent team of professional archivists at the Oregon State Archives. I’m thrilled at this new leadership role for Kimberly. Her expertise and passion for this work will be a huge benefit for all those interested in preserving valuable archival material and accessing archives,” said Oregon State Archivist Stephanie Clark.
The Oregon State Archives is a division of the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office. Their mission is to build trust in government by delivering excellent service and providing access to the permanently valuable records of Oregon government.