As a manuscripts processing archivist, I accession, arrange, describe, preserve, and provide access to manuscript collections and archival materials of the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections. I assist in the implementation of EAD and archival management software (ArchivesSpace) and participate in projects to create, revise, edit, correct, and digitally publish DACS compliant finding aids. In addition to my finding aid work, I create, revise, edit, and correct MARC records (in OCLC Connexion and SirsiDynix Workflows), subject guide entries (via Drupal), and accession records for manuscript collections and archival materials. I also provide reference services at various library service points; supervise undergraduate student workers; and participate in outreach efforts, programming, digitization projects, and exhibition preparation.
Louisiana State University, MLIS - Archives/Archival Administration, 2014
Louisiana State University, BA - English Language and Literature, 2011
Denby, Ned and Skaggs, Nicholas. (2014). The spoken word: Preserving the LGBTQ record through archival work and oral histories. Louisiana Queer Conference, Baton Rouge, La.
Skaggs, Nicholas. (2018). Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Bootcamp at the University of Washington, Seattle. Southwestern Archivist, Vol. 41, Issue 3.
Rasmussen, Hans and Skaggs, Nicholas. (2018). Civil War treasures: Three correspondents of the New York City draft riots of 1863. Civil War Book Review, Vol. 20, Issue 1 (Winter).
Society of American Archivists (SAA): Member, Feb. 2018 - present
Louisiana Archives and Manuscripts Association (LAMA): Member, Oct. 2017 - present
Society of Southwest Archivists (SSA): Member, Oct. 2016 - present
Scholarships Committee: Member, June 2018 - June 2019
Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA): Certified Archivist (CA), Nov. 2018 - present
A. Otis Hebert, Jr. Continuing Education Scholarship (2018) - SSA
Jimmy H. Hoover Scholarship (2013) - School of Library and Information Science, LSU