Society of Georgia ArchivistsPreserving the past and present for the future.

Elaine DeNiro

Job Title (or description):


Institutional Affiliation or Status:

Roswell Historical Society/City of Roswell Archives

Interested in the following mentorship types:

Traditional nine-months, Traditional six-months

Did you have a mentor, and what impact did they have on you? 

In the beginning of my career as an archivist, I had a mentor from the Society of American Archivist. The mentor gave me valuable advise about getting proper credentials to succeed and encouraging me to get involved with the Society of Georgia Archivist.

Why would you make a good mentor?

I have worked as an archivist for twenty years. I am a certified archivist with the Academy of Certified Archivists. I have always worked part-time for Roswell Historical Society/City of Roswell. Working part-time allowed me to pursue other consultant jobs. I was a project archivist for the Shepherd Center, the Fulton County Board of Education, the Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc.and The QUIKRETE Companies. I have experience with many different archival environments. I have worked with manuscript collections, photographs, audiovisual material, textiles, artifacts, digital archives, and oral histories. During my career, I have mentored many interns. The experience has been very rewarding, especially since so many of the interns have entered the archival profession.

What is the best piece of professional advice you received?

The best piece of professional advice that I received is to start networking with other archivists and to take advantage of all the programs and opportunities that are available through the Society of Georgia Archivists.

What is your favorite type of candy?

dark chocolate

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