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Sadie Menchen

Digital Strategist

Sadie Menchen

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M.A., Moving Image Archive Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

B.A., Cinema and American Studies, New York University Gallatin School

As a member of Discovery, Access, and Digital Engagement, Sadie develops strategies for managing the Libraries’ digitized and born-digital resources, making them accessible to a wide audience and ensuring their preservation. Working cross-departmentally, she is involved in the planning, implementation, and assessment of systems and information architecture.

Before joining Smith, Sadie was the Digital Services Manager for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles. She has also worked as an archivist and cataloger. Sadie’s personal interests and hobbies include design, running, home improvement, and adventuring with her two dogs.


Libraries Managers Team, Assessment & User Experience Team, Five College Compass Product Owners

Research Interests

Digital preservation, metadata management, emerging technologies, workflow automation, UX design


Menchen, Sadie, Krystal Boehlert, Joey Heinen, and Holly McGee. “Digital Preservation and Audio/Visual Content.” Presentation at Visual Resources Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA, March 27, 2019.

Professional Affiliations

National Digital Stewardship Alliance (Communications and Publications Working Group)