As Head of Public and Research Services, I manage and coordinate all apsects of the LSU Libraries Special Collections reference services and oversee the public services unit in Hill Memorial Library. I also contribute to Special Collections' outreach efforts (e.g. social media, special events, course design) on campus and beyond, manage assessment and metrics, and collaborate with the Research and Instruction librarians to provide direction for research services at LSU.
University of Maryland, MLS
University of Maryland, M.A., History
Susquehanna University, B.A., History
"Implementing Standardized Statistical Measures and Metrics for Public Services in Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries," prepared paper. Library Assessment Conference, Houston, TX, December 7, 2018.
"A Special Collections and University Archives Snapshot: Collection Users and Uses" poster presentation. Library Research and Innovative Practice Forum, College Park, MD, June 8, 2017.
"Sports Archives: Taking One (or Many) for the Team" panel presentation and session chair. Society of American Archivists annual meeting, Atlanta, GA, August 4, 2016.
"Building a Successful (and Flexible) Partnership with UMD's Gymkana Troupe" poster presentation. Library Research and Innovative Practice Forum, College Park, MD, June 8, 2016.
"A Tectonic Shift: Using Aeon to Improve Operations in Archives and Special Collections" panel session. Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, Roanoke, VA, October 10, 2015.
"Jump Past the Job Posting: How to Make the Job You've Got into the Job You Love" panel session. Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, Baltimore, MD, October 18, 2014.
Hawk, Amanda K. (2017). Highflying Crowdfunding: Creating a Successful Partnership with a Campus Donor. Archival Outlook, July/August, 12-13, 19.
Turkos, Anne S. K., Jason G. Speck, and Amanda K. Hawk. (2015). Throwing a Hail Mary: The University of Maryland Football Film Project. The Reading Room: A Journal of Special Collections, 1(1), 59-70.
Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Association of College and Research Libraries, 2018-present
Society of Southwest Archivists, 2018-present
Society of American Archivists, 2011-present
Reference, Access, and Outreach Section Steering Committee, 2018-2019