I completed my Master’s degree in Library Science at UNC Chapel Hill in May 2021, focusing my work on Archives and Records Management, and I am currently the Accessions Coordinator for Duke University’s Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. I also work in UNC’s Community Histories Workshop with the Asylum in the Archive initiative. 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 Working closely with historical documents and artifacts is an integral part of my work, and I deeply enjoy my career in archives and special collections.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.