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Grinstead, Leigh




Leigh A. Grinstead has more than 20 years of experience working in museum administration, overseeing collections, and conducting preservation assessments and collection inventories. Leigh also spent years writing, reviewing and managing successful grant projects. Including National Endowment for the Humanities and Institute for Museum and Library Services grants, and she served as the project manager for the Colorado Statewide Connecting to Collections planning grant and consulted on five others. She now acts as the program lead for the LYRASIS Catalyst Fund, a $100,000 award program that provides support for new ideas and innovative projects from the LYRASIS membership. It is administrated by the LYRASIS Leaders Circle to expand opportunities to explore, test, refine and collaborate on innovations with the potential for community-wide impact. In addition to her grants work, Leigh used her nearly half a decade with the Collaborative Digitization Program to deepen an interest in digital collections and digital humanities work. Since then, she has further broadened her experience with digital projects by earning her Digital Archives Specialist Certification in 2015. She consults with collection-holding institutions around the nation, facilitating meetings and advising them on digital project and preservation planning, workflows, standards and best practices for capture, metadata creation, access and preservation. You may also find her teaching an occasional online class or as a panelist or facilitator at a museum, archives or library conference.
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