Library Faculty/Staff profile for abrent3

Amanda Brent

Processing Coordinator
Special Collections Research Center; Learning, Research and Engagement

Education

B.A. in English with a focus on British and American Literature from Southern Oregon University

MLS with a specialization in Archives and Digital Curation from the University of Maryland, College Park

Biography

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Amanda's academic interests include the performing arts, particularly musical theatre of the 20th century, literature, film and pop culture studies, and fashion history. Her work/archival interests include processing, preservation, and creating more equitable workplace cultures.

Talk to her about: The Lord of the Rings, crafting, True Crime, and roller skating.

What I do at Mason Libraries

As the Processing Coordinator, Amanda is in charge of processing and reprocessing mixed-media archival collections, consulting on processing and preservation best practices, training and supervising student workers, as well as contributing to SCRC's social media presence. She also assists with a wide variety of other tasks, including accessioning, digitization, exhibit curation, and donor relations.

She is an active member of the archives community and currently serves as the Virginia Caucus Representative for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC).

Selected Professional Awards

George Mason University - Fenwick Library - Staff Excellence Award - May 2019

Contact Information: 
Campus: Fairfax
Building: Fenwick Library