A Farewell to Amanda Wick & A Welcome to Patrick Seymour, Archives Director

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We’re sad to announce that Amanda Wick, previous Archives Director has left her role as Archives Director at THS to move to Minneapolis, MN. Before she left, she wanted to share one last message with the members of THS:

AWickI’m really sad to be leaving THS – there’s so much momentum across the organization!  We’ve got volunteers/practicum students from Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library Science processing archival collections four days a week, we’re in the final phase of a repository-wide collection assessment to get a better grasp on the depth of materials in our archive, and we’re initiating a variety of digitization initiatives.

That said, we’ve hired a great guy named Patrick Seymour to take my place and I think he’ll do very well in the position – he’s worked in a number of different archives around Chicago and has great experience and connections. I’ve really enjoyed my time with THS, albeit brief, and know that there’s an amazingly bright future for the Archives and the organization as a whole.
-Amanda Wick.

[THS thanks Amanda for all her hard work during her tenure with us!]

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But, we’re also really excited to welcome and introduce our new Archives Director, Patrick Seymour to you. Here’s a little more about his background:

Seymour has worked in a variety of archive and library institutions. He has worked as a fundraiser, project archivist, and transfer engineer at the Creative Audio Archive with a collection of live experimental and improvised jazz music recorded in Chicago. Additionally Seymour has worked in a photo archive where he assisted in the publication of two books and as a technology librarian at Morton College where he taught Cicero community senior citizens how to use computers, amongst other duties.
Outside of his professional life Seymour has volunteered at a community radio station for several years as a DJ and assistant music director where he has worked on building the stations music library and improving the usability of their electronic database.
Join us in welcoming Patrick to the team! Email him directly or Submit a research request online.

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