Jessica Lauren Webster

Assc Professor

Library

Department: Library

Areas of expertise:

Email Address: jessica.wagnerwebster@baruch.cuny.edu

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Education

M.A., American History, University of Maryland College Park MD

M.L.S., Archives, Records, and Information Management, University of Maryland College Park MD

B.A., History & English Literature, Binghamton University Binghamton NY

SemesterCourse PrefixCourse NumberCourse Name
Fall 2023LIB3030Archv,Doc & Hddn His
Fall 2021LIB3010Topics in Information Studies
Fall 2021LIB4900Advanced Topics in Information
Spring 2021LIB3030Archv,Doc & Hddn His
Fall 2018LIB3010Topics in Information Studies
Fall 2017LIB3010Topics in Information Studies

Journal Articles

Wagner Webster, J. L. (2022). DH in the Archives: Archival Labor and Administrative Support in Digital Humanities Projects.

Wagner Webster, J. L. (2020). Demystifying Digital Archives: Undergraduates, Archival Education, and a Path to Outreach. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science , 61(4). 489-503.

Wagner Webster, J. L. (2019). Digital Collaborations: A Survey Analysis of Digital Humanities Partnerships between Librarians and Other Academics. Digital Humanities Quarterly,

Wagner Webster, J. L. (2016). "Filling the Gaps": Oral Histories and Underdocumented Populations in The American Archivist, 1938-2011. The American Archivist, 79(2). 254-282.

Wagner, J. L. (2013). The Student as Subaltern: Reconsidering the Role of Student Life Material Collections at North American Universities. Archival Issues, 35(1). 37-51.

Wagner, J. L., & Smith, D. A. (2012). Students as Donors to University Archives: A Study of Student Perceptions with Recommendations. The American Archivist, 75(2). 538-566.

Book Chapters

Wagner Webster, J. L. (2019). Digital Repositories. In Varnum, K. J. (Ed.), New Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know (pp. 153-165). Chicago, IL. ALA/Neal-Schuman.

Media Contributions

Wagner, J. L. (2008). 'A Blood Thirsty Monster': Henry W. Halleck and Guerilla Warfare in Missouri, (1).

Presentations

Wagner Webster, J. L. (2023, October 21). MARAC Strategic Plan Listening Session. Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference. Saratoga Springs, NY: Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference.

Wagner Webster, J. L. (2022, March 26). Adapting to a Remote Work Environment: the Story of Three Urban Archives. Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference. Harrisonburg, VA: Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference.

Wagner Webster, J. L. (2022, October 22). The Future of MARAC: the Next Fifty Years. Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference. College Park, MD: Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference.

Wagner Webster, J. L. (2021, October 1). Project Adaptations: What We Did with a Small Shop, Limited Resources, and Remote Work. Access. virtual: Access.

Wagner Webster, J. L. (2020, November 19). Captive Wild Woman: Race, Propaganda, and Sci-Fi/Horror Films During WW2. City Tech Science Fiction Symposium. Online Conference: New York City College of Technology.

Wagner Webster, J. L. (2020, October 28). Digital Collaborations: A Survey Analysis of Digital Humanities Partnerships between Librarians and Other Academics. CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative 2020: Building a Digital Humanities Community at the City University of New York. Online Conference: CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI) and the CUNY Graduate Center Digital Initiatives.

Wagner Webster, J. L. (2019, October 31). Digital Collaborations: A Survey Analysis of Digital Humanities Partnerships between Librarians and Other Academics. Digital Libraries Federation Annual Meeting. Tampa, FL: Digital Libraries Federation.

Wagner Webster, J. L., & Blumenthal, R. (2019, September 30). IPA and Luther Gulick Collections: The Digitization Project. Marxe Faculty Research Seminar. New York, NY: Marxe School, Baruch College.

Wagner Webster, J. L. (2019, June 30). Active Learning in the Archives: Teaching Undergraduates about Digital Archives using Innovative Techniques. 2019 CUNY LILAC Spring Training. New York City: CUNY Library Information Literacy Advisory Committee.

Wagner Webster, J. L. (2019, December 31). Digital Preservation. OLS Digital Initiatives Working Group. New York, NY: Office of Library Services.

Wagner Webster, J. L. (2019, November 30). Introduction to ArchivesSpace. OLS Digital Initiatives Working Group. New York, NY: Office of Library Services.

Wagner Webster, J. L. (2018, October 31). Project-2-Program: Building Strong, Sustainable, and Adaptable Programs for Coordinated Digital Library Activity. Digital Libraries Federation Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV: Digital Libraries Federation.

Lehr-Samuels, A., Wagner Webster, J. L., Sindhi, H., & Albracht, L. (2018, November 29). The CUNY Game: How to Build an OER Role-Playing Game about CUNY History. CUNY 17th Annual IT Conference. John Jay College, CUNY, New York, NY: CUNY.

Wagner Webster, J. L. (2017, June 9). “Filling the Gaps”: Oral Histories and Underdocumented Populations in The American Archivist, 1938–2011. Association of Canadian Archivists Annual Meeting. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Association of Canadian Archivists.

Wagner Webster, J. L. (2017, April 22). ArchivesSpace and Portable Metadata: A Beginner's Guide. Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference. Newark, NJ: Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference.

Wagner Webster, J. L. (2016, October 17). IPA and Luther Gulick Collections: The Digitization Project. Gulick/Institute of Public Administration Mini-Symposium. Washington, D.C.: Center for Public Administration & Policy, School of Public & International Affairs, Virginia Tech; Trachtenberg School, George Washington University.

Wagner, J. L. (2015, August 20). Before It's Lost in the Ether: Strategies for Collecting Current Undergraduate Records. Society of American Archivists Annual Conference. Cleveland, OH: Society of American Archivists.

Wagner, J. L. (2015, October 10). Ask a SysAdmin: Digital Archives from the IT Perspective. Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference. Roanoke, VA: Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference.

Wagner, J. L. (2014, December 4). Digital Initiatives at Baruch College. CUNY IT Conference. New York, NY: CUNY.

Wagner, J. L. (2014, October 18). The Deep End of the Pool: Establishing Workflows for Digitizing Print and Photo Collections. Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference. Baltimore, MD: Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference.

Wagner, J. L. (2013, April 26). Students as Donors to University Archives. Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference. Erie, PA: Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference.

Wagner, J. L. (2012, August 26). Re-Arranging Arrangement and Description: Original Order and Provenance in Modern Multi-Format Collections. Society of American Archivists Annual Conference. Chicago, IL: Society of American Archivists.

Wagner, J. L. (2007, February 9). Panel Commentator. History Graduate Student Association Conference. University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Other Scholarly Works

Bradley-Sanders, C., & Webster, J. Teaching with Digital Cultural Heritage. 2022.

In Progress.

Reviews

Wagner Webster, J. L. (2018,January 1). Book Review. Archival Issues.

Wagner, J. L. (2014,January 1). Book Review. Archival Issues.

Wagner, J. L. (2012,January 1). Book Review. Archival Issues.

Research Currently in Progess

Wagner, W.(n.d.). Undergraduate Education in Archival Science. In Progress.

This project will be an analysis of trends in archival education, focusing on whether and how coursework in archives has been available to undergraduate students over time.

Honor / AwardOrganization SponsorDate ReceivedDescription
Excellence in Technology Collaboration Award CUNY Excellence in Technology Awards2016"Award to recognize the collaborative IT project that provides benefits to students, faculty, and/or staff at a college or at CUNY" (received for participation in CUNY-wide Academic Works repository initiative)

Department

Committee NamePosition RoleStart DateEnd Date
Curriculum CommitteeAttendee, Meeting9/1/20168/31/2018
Data Services Group1/1/201612/31/2017

College

Committee NamePosition RoleStart DateEnd Date
Institutional Repository Working GroupCommittee ChairPresent
Baruch Faculty SenateAttendee, Meeting6/30/2022
General Faculty Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Awards Attendee, Meeting8/31/2018
Curriculum CommitteeAttendee, Meeting8/31/2018
Data Services Group12/31/2017

University

Committee NamePosition RoleStart DateEnd Date
Digital Initiatives Working GroupCommittee Member9/1/2015Present
LACUNY Archives and Special Collections RoundtableCommittee Member9/1/2015Present
Digital Initiatives Working GroupCommittee Chair11/29/2022Present
Scholarly Communications CommitteeCommittee Member1/1/2015Present
Library Association of the City University of New YorkCommittee Member9/1/20145/31/2018
Library Association of the City University of New YorkCo-Vice President12/1/20156/30/2016

Professional

OrganizationPosition RoleOrganization StateOrganization CountryStart DateEnd DateAudience
Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives ConferenceMember4/1/2013Present
Archival IssuesReviewer, Book7/1/2012Present
The American ArchivistReviewer, Journal Article7/1/2012Present
Digital Library FederationWorkshop OrganizerVirginiaUnited States7/1/2022PresentNational
Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives ConferenceOfficer, President/Elect/PastPennsylvaniaUnited States7/1/2022PresentRegional
PSC CUNY Research Award ProgramReviewer, Grant Proposal1/1/20183/31/2018
Society of American ArchivistsMember1/1/200712/31/2014
New York Archivists ConferenceMember1/1/201112/31/2012