As Processing Archivist, Kylie Harris is responsible for arranging and describing the Museum’s archival text and audiovisual collections, implementing digitization projects, and fulfilling external audiovisual requests.
Kylie graduated from UC Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and from UCLA with a master’s degree in Library and Information Science, specializing in archival studies. Along the way she completed numerous internships to gain practical experience in the archives field. At Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Museum and Archives, she participated in an internship to make backlogged collections accessible to the public. This included appraisal, arrangement, description in the form of the creation of a finding aid, and basic reference services.
For five months of the MLIS program Kylie lived in Geneva, participating in an internship at the Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations. She worked with an evaluation team on the report looking into archives and records management practices across the UN.
At the Center for Primary Research and Training of the UCLA Library Special Collections, Kylie was the Digitization Fellow of the Los Angeles Aqueduct Digital Platform. This platform was being developed to celebrate the centennial of the Los Angeles Aqueduct with the aim to centralize access to archival materials and scholarly research contextualizing the aqueduct. Kylie managed the digitization efforts so that all the relevant materials were digitized in time for the release of the platform.
Kylie is a member of Society of American Archivists, American Library Association, Southern California chapter of Art Libraries Society of North America, Alpha Kappa Delta (the International Sociology Honor Society), and Golden Key International Honor Society.