YIPP editors would like to welcome Eric Maynard to the editorial staff.
Eric is a recent graduate of the University of Rhode Island, with a Masters in Library and Information Studies. He is a member of the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, where he is also employed. Eric’s experiences as a graduate student have included an internship with the University of Arizona to research and create metadata files for the associated American Indian Film Gallery. Eric presented on his academic work with the University of Arizona at the 46th Algonquin Conference in 2014. He was also a member of the New England Archivist (NEA) Diversity Task Force in 2013. In addition, Eric has been involved with the historic preservation and archival communities for over 10 years, volunteering and participating in several projects.
Supported by funds from Mellon/CLIR and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, Eric will be assisting editors with document transcription and metadata extraction.