I’ve recently completed my Master’s degree in Library Science at UNC Chapel Hill, focusing my work on Archives and Records Management, and I am seeking full-time employment in academic archives and other cultural heritage institutions. I currently work in UNC’s Community Histories Workshop with the Dorothea Dix Hospital History project, as well as in Duke University Libraries’ Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising and Marketing History. My academic background is in U.S. history and digital humanities. I have completed internships at the Smithsonian Institution Archives and the National Museum of American History, creating online exhibits for them both. I also worked for several years at my alma mater as a the Program Associate for COPLACDigital, a groundbreaking initiative to develop multi-campus, team-taught, distance digital liberal arts seminars.

I focus most of my work upon digital history, women’s history, race relations, and sociocultural history. Working closely with historical documents and artifacts is an integral part of my work, and I aspire to a career in archives and special collections. I hope to use my digital historical training to share my experiences and knowledge, inspiring others to a love of history and a greater understanding of our world.

Please feel free to contact me at leahtams14@gmail.com.

Senior portrait of me (Leah Tams). It is a black and white photo, and I'm standing at an iron gate next to a brick wall on Mary Washington's campus.