Rachel Walton

Research & Publications


Evaluating IR Platforms: Usability Criteria for End Users and IR Managers, Against the Grain, Vol. 30, Issue 1 (February 2018): 25-26. 

Looking for Answers: A Usability Study of Online Finding Aid Navigation, The American Archivist, Vol. 80, Issue 1 (Spring/Summer 2017): 30-52.

Searching High and Low: Faceted Navigation as a Model for Online Archival Finding Aids, Journal of the Society of North Carolina Archivists, Vol. 12, Issue 1&2 (2015): 65-99. 

Grants and Awards 

Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians, sponsored and selected participant. Cambridge, Massachusetts, August 2018.

“Pathway to Diversity: Uncovering Our Collections,” Campus Lead, Associated Colleges of the South Diversity Grant in partnership with Centre College, Washington and Lee University, and Furman University, $30,000 Awarded for Spring and Fall of 2018.

Rollins Internationalization Grant Recipient, $3,500 awarded for a co-led scouting trip to Israel with English Professor, Kristin Winet, April 2017. 

Theodore Calvin Pease Award, Society of American Archivists, Publication Award, March 2016.

“[True] Stories: Supporting Classroom-centered, Multidisciplinary, and Collaborative Oral History Curricula for Undergraduates,” Lead PI, Associated Colleges of the South Faculty Advancement Grant in partnership with Davidson College and Southwestern University, $15,000 Awarded for the Spring and Fall of 2016.

Deans Achievement Award, UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, May 2015.

Gene J. Williams Student Paper Award, Society of North Carolina Archivists, Publication Award, January 2015.


“Transparency in the Tenure Process: A Frank Discussion on Earning Tenure and Thriving as an Archivist in Academia” co-presenter for the Pennsylvania Libraries College and Research Divisions’ Connect and Communicate series, June 21, 2018 (webinar).

“Pathways to Diversity: Strategies for Documenting the African American Experience at Historic Southern Colleges” chair and co-presenter at the Society of Georgia Archivists Annual Meeting, October 2018 (Athens, Georgia).

“Road Maps for RDM Services, What Next?” session chair at the IASSIST Annual Conference, May 2018 (Montreal, Canada). 

Getting Started with ArchivesSpace: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly chair and co-presenter at the Society of Florida Archivists Annual Meeting, May 2018 (Tallahassee, Florida). 

“High Impact Pedagogies and Sustainable Archives: Supporting Oral History Curricula at Undergraduate Liberal Arts Institutions” chair and presenter at the Oral History Association Annual Meeting, October 2017 (Minneapolis, Minnesota).

“Providing Access to Multimedia Collections in Digital Commons Institutional Repositories” co-presenter at the Digital Commons Southeastern User Group Meeting, June 2017 (Fort Lauderdale, Florida).

“Small Campuses, Small Repositories: Sustainable Processes” co-presenter at the IASSIST Annual Conference, May 2017 (Lawrence, Kansas).

“The Fellowship of the Record: The State of Records Management in Florida” panel moderator at the Annual Society of Florida Archivists Meeting, May 2017 (Tampa, Florida).

“Saving Our Social Lives: Archiving Social Media at Rollins College,” co-presenter of panel entitled Let’s Get Digital: Archiving Web 2.0, the Society of Florida Archivists/Society of Georgia Archivist Joint Annual Meeting, October 2016 (Savannah, Georgia).

“Is Everyone on the Same Page?: Implementing (for the first time!) a Campus-wide Records Retention Schedule at a Small Liberal Arts College,” co-presenter for the panel on Educating and Engaging Records Creators for Better Records Management and Records Transfers, Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, August 2016 (Atlanta, Georgia).

“Looking for Answers: A Usability Study of Online Finding Aid Navigation,” spotlight research presentation at the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, August 2015 (Cleveland, Ohio). 

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