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Tang, Lydia

Dr. Lydia Tang, Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, has been with Lyrasis since March 2021. She provides product demonstrations, quotes, contracts, and ongoing user support for clients for hosted ArchivesSpace. Prior to Lyrasis, she held archivist positions with Michigan State University, the Library of Congress, and numerous graduate positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - where she earned her MLIS and Doctor of Musical Arts degree. She is a Certified Archivist and holds Digital Archives Specialist and Arrangement and Description certificates through the Society of American Archivists. Committed to building tools and community for archivists, she served on the ArchivesSpace Users Advisory Council (UAC) for four years, where she led the Staff Interface Enhancement Working Group, co-led the Development Prioritization subteam, founded the Usability subteam, and completed her term as chair of the UAC. Among her other professional service contributions, she founded the Society of American Archivists’ Accessibility & Disability Section, co-founded the Archival Workers Emergency Fund, and currently serves on SAA Council (2022-2025). For her contributions to the archival profession, she was recognized in 2020 with the Society of American Archivists’ Mark A. Greene Emerging Leader Award and three Council resolutions.

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