Leigh Grinstead has more than 20 years of experience working in museum administration, overseeing collections, and conducting preservation assessments and collection inventories. Leigh has managed National Endowment for the Humanities and Institute for Museum and Library Services grants, including the Colorado Statewide Connecting to Collections planning grant, and has consulted on five others. Leigh spent nearly half a decade with the Collaborative Digitization Program. Since 2009, she has further broadened her experience with digital projects by working for LYRASIS and 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.
Current clients include the Miami-Dade Public Library, California Historic Records Advisory Board, and the Orbis Cascade Alliance. Leigh develops and teaches online classes and speaks at many museum and archives conferences, and she serves on the American Association for State and Local History Council as well as the Archival Description working group for the Digital Public Library of America.