Nicole's specialty is organization and description - from standardizing database parameters and revising existing data to be more understandable to researchers, to bulk loading metadata and managing descriptive content for the photograph collections - she makes the Archives function more smoothly.
She works with faculty, staff, students, and donors and is the face of the Archives at the Archives and Research Center.
Kristine L. Toma, CA
University Archivist & Records Manager
Kris oversees the University Archives and the records management program.
Working primarily in an administrative role, Kris manages departmental planning and assessment, promoting the archives, maintaining the university's records retention schedule, and providing records retention training each semester.
Students with an interest in archives gain real-world experience working in an archives as they assist the unit with a wide variety of projects. Graduate students in the Public History Program generally have the basic knowledge needed to work in the Archives. Graduate students in other programs are welcome to apply; the Archives seeks reliable and detail-oriented students who have computer skills and an appreciation for history.
Potential graduate students must meet Graduate College requirements before a hire can be considered. See the Graduate College Graduate Assistantships for more information about requirements for holding a GA position.
NOTE: Because of COVID-19, there are no Graduate Assistant positions available from Fall 2020 through Summer 2021. We have no information yet about funding for Fall 2021. However, we will consider internship or independent study positions for students who wish to engage in hands-on work related to the archival profession.