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Marie Elia

Interim Co-Archivist

420 Capen Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

  • Ph: 716-645-1370


The Poetry Collection, Rare & Special Books, University Archives, and the Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection

Education and Training

Certified Archivist, Academy of Certified Archivists
Arrangement & Description Certificate, Society of American Archivists

MLIS, University of Pittsburgh
MFA, Poetry, Columbia University
BA, English, Allegheny College


Elia, M. (2015). Girlhood and Machines: Poems. Chicago, IL: Dancing Girl Press.

Conference papers
Elia, M. (2020, forthcoming). Documenting the Process: Writing Community and Transparency into the Processing Note. In From Dust to Dawn: Archival Studies After the Archival Turn. Uppsala, Sweden: Uppsala University.

Contributions to Books
Elia, M. (2018). Note to Self. In S. Tharp and S. Browning (Eds.), Poet-Librarians in the Library of Babel: Innovative Meditations on Librarianship (pp. 105-113). Sacramento, CA : Library Juice


My research interests include intersections of writing, archives, and representation with a focus on critical archival studies and archival education.

Professional Memberships

International Council on Archives / Section on University and Research Institution Archives, 2019-present

Society of American Archivists, 2012-present
     Member, Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards, 2021-present
Visual Resources Association, 2013-2017
     Co-Chair, Development Committee, 2015-2017
     Co-Chair, Joint Task Force on Fundraising & Development, 2015-2017
     Online Learning Task Force, 2016-2017
     Archives Task Force, 2013-2015
American Library Association, 2008-2011, 2014-2015
Association of College and Research Libraries Rare Books & Manuscripts Section, 2014-2015

Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, 2014-present
     Conference Planning Committee, Spring 2019


Elia, M. (217, November). Documenting the Process: The Processing Note as Access Point. Paper
presented at From Dust to Dawn: Archival Studies After the Archival Turn, Uppsala University,
Uppsala, Sweden.

Beene, S., Elia, M., Kohl, A., Madden, B., & McKee, M. (2017 April.) This is How We Do It:
Helping Our User Communities to Navigate Copyright, Fair Use, and Codes of Best Practice.
Panel presentation at Visual Resources Association Annual Conference, Louisville, KY.

Elia, M. (2014 March.) Andy Warhol’s Time Capsules: Cataloging Workflows and Solutions.
Presented at Visual Resources Association Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Elia, M. (2011 October.) A Method to His Madness: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Cataloging
Andy Warhol’s Time Capsules. Invited speaker at Archives Week, University of Texas at Austin.

Elia, M. and Morgan, A. (2010 October.) Defining the Limits of Classification Research and
Practice. Presented at American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual
Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Elia, M. and Cogley, S. (2014 March.) Shifts and Shake-ups: A Conversation about ArchivesSpace
Implementation. Presented at Joint Meeting, Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference and New
England Archivists, Boston, MA.