Lisa Calahan, she/her/hers Head of Archival Processing

Position title
Head of Archival Processing
Libraries department
Archives and Special Collections


Lisa Calahan is the Head of Archival Processing at the University of Minnesota Libraries, Archives and Special Collections (2014-present). She previously worked for the Black Metropolis Research Consortium at the University of Chicago (2009-2014).  She holds a MLIS from Dominican University and a MA in Public History from Loyola University, Chicago.  She is an instructor for ArchivesSpace (2014-present) and Chair of the Society of American Archivists Tragedy Response Initiative Task Force (2018-2020).