Concordia University

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Alexandra Mills, MLIS, MA

Special Collections Archivist, Concordia University Library

Office: L-VL 121-2 
Vanier Library Building,
7141 Sherbrooke W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 7723
Email: alexandra.mills@concordia.ca

Research Interests

  • Archives
  • Collection Development
  • Digital Collections
  • Special Collections
  • Outreach
  • Teaching with Archives

Education

Master of Library and Information Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec: 2011-2013.

Master of Arts, Art History, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec: 2008-2010. 

Bachelor of Fine Arts, 
Art History and Studio Art, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec: 2005-2008. 


Publications and presentations

Publications

·       Mills, A. & Rochat, D. (2018). Activating community archives: The Negro CommunityCentre/Charles H. Este Cultural Centre fonds. Quebec Heritage News 12(1).

Mills, A. (2015). User impact on selection, digitization, and the development of digital special collections. New Review of Academic Librarianship 21(2), 160–169. doi : dx.doi.org/10.1080/13614533.2015.1042117

Mills, A. (2010). A fluid play of interchangeable signs: Anna Jameson's Canadian sketches, 1836-1837 (Masters thesis). Concordia University, Montreal. http://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/979402/


Conference papers

Mills, A. (2018, December). Evidence of community in the archive of the Negro Community Centre. Paper presented at the Conference on Community Education and Development: Perspectives on English-Speaking Blacks and Other Minorities, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

Mills, A. (2018, September). Evidence of community in the archive of the Negro Community Centre. Paper presented at the Black Canada and Trans-Atlantic Initiatives Conference, Black Community Resource Centre, Montreal, Canada.

Mills, A. (2018, June). Starting from scratch: Assessing the Library’s digital special collections. Paper presented at the Association of Canadian Archivists 43rd Annual Conference, Edmonton, Alberta

High, S., Mills, A., & Rochat D. (2018, June). Reanimating the Archive: Sharing Stories From the Negro Community Centre/Charles H. Este Cultural Centre Fonds. Paper presented at the Collection Thinking Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.

Beaudry, G. & Mills, A. (2018, May). Collecting Special Collections and Reaching out to the Community: Recent Initiatives at Concordia University Library. Paper presented at the Nerve Centre Colloquium: Kick-Starting ROAAr and More Towards the Future, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.

Mills, A. (2018, April). Making Connections: Bringing Archives to Undergraduates. Paper presented at the Concordia University Library’s 16th Annual Research Forum, Montreal, Quebec.

Mills, A. (2017, July). Connecting to users outside the archive: Archivists in the classroom and community. Poster presented at the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, Archives 2017: Alike/Different, Portland, Oregon.

Mills, A. (2017, April). Teaching with archives: Primary sources in the classroom and community. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Archives Association of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario.

Mills, A. (2017, April). Archiving the Negro Community Centre fonds. Presentation at the public event and panel discussion Showcasing Montreal’s Negro Community Centre, Montreal, Quebec



Guest lectures

Mills, A. (2018, October). Access to Memory (AtoM): Creating and importing metadata. Guest lecture in the course GLIS 609 Metadata and Access, School of Information Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Mills, A. (2018, September). Teaching and reinforcing archival literacy skills. Guest lecture in the  course GLIS 691 Archival Literacy and Outreach, School of Information Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Mills, A. (2018, February). Access to Memory (AtoM): Creating and importing metadata. Guest lecture in the course GLIS 609 Metadata and Access at the School of Information Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.

Mills, A. (2017, November). Access to Memory (AtoM) at Concordia University: Implementation, Use, and Future Directions. Guest lecture in the course GLIS 641 Archival Description and Access at the School of Information Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.

Mills, A. (2017, January). Introduction to archival theory and practice and the Negro Community Centre fonds. Guest lecture in HIST388 Telling Stories in the Department of History, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.

Mills, A. (2017, January). Interpreting non-textual materials: Images and objects in archival fonds. Guest lecture in HIST388 Telling Stories in the Department of History, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.

Mills, A. (2016, November). Access to memory (AtoM): Implementation and use. Guest lecture presentation in the course GLIS 641 Archival description and access at the School of Information Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.

Mills, A. (2016, November). Access to memory (AtoM): Implementation and use. Guest lecture presentation in the course GLIS 609 Metadata and access at the School of Information Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.


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