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
"Reference Staffing and Scheduling Models in Special Collections Pre-Pandemic," symposium presentation, ACRL-Louisiana Summer Research Forum, June 2021.
"Creating Meaningful Hybrid and Virtual Internship Opportunities for Students," panel presentation and session chair, Society of Southwest Archivists annual meeting, May 2021
"Setting a New Standard: Practical Applications and Uses of Standardized Measures and Metrics," panel presentation and session chair, Society of American Archivists Virtual Annual Meeting, August 2020.
"So Fresh and So Clean: Data Clean Up Projects to Improve Public Services Statistics," virtual presentation, Aeon Virtual Symposium, June 2020.
"Do Your Metrics Measure Up? : Assessment and Implementing the New Standards for Public Services Statistics," seminar panel, ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Conference, Baltimore, MD, June 21, 2019.
"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. (2021). Event Planning in Special Collections: An Audubon Day Case Study. Codex: Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of ACRL, 6(2), 7-26.
Hawk, Amanda K. (2019). Implementing Standardized Statistical Measures and Metrics for Public Services in Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries. Proceedings of the 2018 Library Assessment Conference.
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
- Seminars Committee, 2020-2022
- Program Committee: People's Choice Session, RBMS 2020 meeting, 2019-2021
Society of Southwest Archivists, 2018-present
Society of American Archivists, 2011-present
- Reference, Access, and Outreach Section Steering Committee, 2018-2022
- Committee on Research, Data, and Assessment, 2019-2020
Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, 2010-2018
- Scholarship Committee, 2016-2018
- Local Arrangements Committee, Annapolis Meeting, 2015-2016
- Program Committee, Roanoke Meeting, 2014-2015
National Historical Publications and Records Commission grant reviewer, 2017
National History Day judge, National competition, 2013-2017
Digital Archives Specialist certification, Society of American Archivists, 2016.
ACRL Early Career Librarian Scholarship, 2019
Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference Travel Scholarship, 2012
Rare Book School Director's Scholarship, 2009