Erin Lawrimore

Erin Lawrimore has served as the University Archivist in the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro since June 2011. She holds a B.A. in English from Duke University and a Masters of Information Studies from The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Information. Prior to her arrival at UNCG, she served as Associate Head and Curator of the Special Collections Research Center at North Carolina State University, and worked in the Special Collections Library at the University of Tennessee. In her current role of University Archivist, she manages acquisitions, processing, reference, and outreach for UNCG’s institutional records of enduring value. Lawrimore is an active member of the Society of American Archivists, where she has served as co-chair of the Awards Committee, chair of the Description Section, and member of the steering committee of the Issues and Advocacy Roundtable. She was selected as a member of the 2013 cohort for the Archives Leadership Institute. She is also a member of the Society of North Carolina Archivists and the Society of Georgia Archivists, and she acts as managing editor of Provenance: The Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists. She is the founding editor in chief for Archival Practice, an open access, peer-reviewed journal focused on practical application of archival theory in the modern repository. Additionally, she serves as a lecturer for San Jose State University’s School of Library and Information Science.

There are 9 included publications by Erin Lawrimore :

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Charles Adams and the Controversy over Use of the Woman’s College Library in Segregated North Carolina 2013 608 On November 13, 1950, Edward Kidder Graham Jr., the recently installed chancellor at the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro), wrote a letter to his administrat...
Close Encounters of the Frosh Kind: Coordinating Freshman English Assignments in the Archives. 2011 525 Poster presented at the 2011 Society of North Carolina Archivists Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina. In September 2011, Professor Hephzibah Roskelly of the Department of English contacted the UNCG University Archives about a collaborative proje...
Cognitive Surplus [book review] 2012 7795 In his 2008 book, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations, Clay Shirky explored how the Internet empowered groups outside of traditional organizational structures. His 2010 book, Cognitive Surplus: How Technology Makes...
Collaboration for a 21st Century Archives: Connecting University Archives with the Library's Information Technology Professionals. 2013 858 As communication technologies change, so do the records being produced and acquired by the archival repositories tasked with documenting society. This article, written from the perspective of a University Archivist, discusses the need for collaborati...
Get Your House in Order: Advocating for the Profession by Advocating for Your Archives. 2013 487 Author notes from a presentation given at the 2013 Society of American Archivists annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. The presentation discusses archival advocacy and outreach.
Let Us Hasten to Redeem the Time that is Lost:” J. G. M. Ramsey’s Role in the Preservation and Promotion of Tennessee History 2006 734 The son of an early East Tennessee settler, James Gettys McGready Ramsey saw it as his patriotic and filial duty to collect, preserve, and disseminate his knowledge and grand vision of the pioneer generation to scholars, whom he believed had overlook...
Margaret Cross Norton: Defining and Redefining Archives and the Archival Profession. 2009 2323 Through her thirty-five years of service as head of the Illinois State Archives, her numerous writings in library and archival publications, and her involvement in the establishment and growth of the Society of American Archivists, Margaret Cross Nor...
An Old Boys Club?: The Society of American Archivists and the Culture of Leadership. 2012 353 Leadership shapes our professional culture and can influence the strength of organizational outreach and advocacy programs now and in the future. How do archivists view the role of leaders and leadership within SAA and the profession as a whole? Thi...
Writing the University 2013 1018 This anthology is the product of a collaborative process involving a professor (Hepzibah Roskelly), a university archivist (Erin Lawrimore), graduate student instructors (Scott Gibson, Tammy Lancaster, Emily Hall, Lavina Ensor, Kt Leuschen, and Summa...