Rebecka Sheffield is a senior lecturer in the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College (Boston). She previously served as Executive Director and Archives Manager at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA), where she first began as a volunteer archivist in 2007. She has previously served as the Chair of the Community Engagement Committee (CEC) and helped establish the Digital Collections Working Group to develop a digitization strategy for the Archives. She is associated with the LGBTQ+ Digital Oral History Collaboratory, which brings together a team of researchers across four community archives and five research institutions.
Rebecka holds a graduate degree in archives and records management and completed a PhD at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Information, in collaboration with the Mark S Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies. She is passionate about LGBTQ+ archives and finding innovative ways to bring researchers and collections together.
Areas of Specialization: Community Archives & Cultural Heritage, Management & Administration of Archives, Archival Exhibitions, Digital Stewardship, Social Movement Theory, Managing Organizational Records (Records and Information Management), LGBTQ History.
Want to chat? Contact me at rebecka [at] archivalobjects.com
To see a list of my publications, visit www.archivalobjects.com/publications