Eira joined LaRC in July of 2008. After a series of increasingly responsible duties, she now oversees LaRC’s archival program, where she manages almost three linear miles of archival documents. In addition, Eira has led several special projects, including supervising the digitization of more than 5,600 Carnival designs; working with our university’s Technology Services Department to implement Archon as our online database for archival inventories; and liaising with outsourcers to place guides to eighty percent of our holdings online, a project that she completed two years ahead of schedule.
An active contributor to the archival profession, Eira presented papers at the 2010 Southern Archives Conference in Birmingham and the 2011 Louisiana Archives and Manuscripts Association in New Orleans; presented a poster session at the 2011 Society of American Archivists meeting in Chicago; and chaired a session and presented a paper at the 2012 Society of American Archivists meeting in San Diego.
She is also a member of the Society of American Archivists Communications Task Force; serves on the host committee for the SAA 2013 annual meeting; was elected president of the Society of American Archivists Student Chapter at San Jose State University; and has been featured in the SJSU school magazine.
Eira is currently pursuing her certificate as a Digital Archives Specialist from the Society of American Archivists and plans to take the archival certification examination in the Fall of 2013.
Written by Leon Miller, Head, Louisiana Research Collection