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Michelle Paquette

Metadata & Technical Services Archivist

Michelle Paquette

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Neilson Library 106


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M.S., Library Science, Simmons College

B.A., English, University of Massachusetts Amherst

As the Metadata & Technical Services Archivist, Michelle leads Special Collections’ implementation of metadata standards and best practices, and associated metadata management technologies. She works to maintain and improve local standards and practices for creating archival description and other related metadata.

Over the course of her career Michelle has worked at Amherst College, Chevron, and Stanford University. Outside of work, she enjoys distance running. You might see her out training for a half marathon or at any number of road races in the Pioneer Valley.


Discovery Team, Five Colleges Discovery Committee, Five Colleges ArchivesSpace Working Group

Professional Affiliations

Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS), Membership & Professional Development Committee (2017-2019); Society of California Archivists, Education Committee (2018-2019); Northern California Technical Processes Group (NCTPG), Treasurer 2016-2018; ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory Council (2023-ongoing)