DRT Library’s Archivist Passes Certification Exam
Congratulations to Caitlin Donnelly, archivist at the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, on passing the archival certification examination.
The library’s previous two archivists were also certified.
Administered by the Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA), the exam is offered each August at sites around the country and at the annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The three-hour exam is comprised of one hundred multiple-choice questions. It tests candidates’ knowledge of the duties that professional archivists commonly perform in the course of their work as well as their understanding of the theories and principles underlying those responsibilities. The exam contains questions about each of the seven major domains of archival practice, which include selection, appraisal, and acquisition; arrangement and description; reference services and access; preservation and protection; outreach, advocacy, and promotion; management of archival programs; and professional, ethical, and legal responsibilities.
Caitlin began working at DRT Library in July 2008 and since then has been busy managing the library’s 450 archival collections. In addition to being a certified archivist, she also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities – American Civilization from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2004); a Master of Arts degree in public history from North Carolina State University in Raleigh (2006); and a Master of Science degree in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2008).