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Donica Swann

Digital Archivist
Milner Library
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Donica M. Swann (she/her) is an Assistant Professor and Digital Archivist at Milner Library, with interests in empathy and social justice in library work culture. Her core responsibilities include processing and providing access to born-digital archival materials and teaching HIS 395: Archives & Manuscripts.

Current Courses

395Archives & Manuscripts

Teaching Interests & Areas

Archives theory and practice, archival administration, community archives

Research Interests & Areas

Digital archives, leadership studies, public librarianship, and mentorship in libraries

M.L.S. (Master of Library Science)

University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

MA English

Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, Illinois

BA English Education

Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, Illinois


Student-led learning in public libraries: lessons learned from seven years of practical experience. Illinois Library Association Annual Meeting. (2023)
Increasing Digital Presence in the time of COVID. Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference Annual Meeting. (2021)
Lockdown Lemonade: Projects borne of remote work. Midwest Archives Conference Annual Meeting. (2021)
Integrated Organization: Processing 500 feet of special collection materials in under 18 months. Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting. (2020)