University of Minnesota
Immigration History Research Center

Immigration History Research Center's home page.

Sara Wakefield


Department Affiliation

Educational Background

  • MLIS, Dominican University, 2002
  • B.A., Augsburg College, 1994
  • Bibliographical competencies: Spanish, French

Technical Skills

  • Word Processing: MS Word
  • Spreadsheets: MS Excel
  • Databases: MS Access, FileMaker Pro
  • Desktop Publishing or Presentation: MS PowerPoint, MS Publisher, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe Photoshop
  • Internet/Web: MS FrontPage, Adobe Contribute, Movable Type Publishing Platform
  • Cataloging: InMagic, SydneyPlus


Professional Activities

  • Active member of Midwest Archives Conference
  • February 2011, Quality Fair and Forum presented poster session entitled "Improving the First Point of Contact for Visiting Researchers in the IHRC Historical Collections," Carlson School of Management
  • November 2010, "Understanding Archives: An Introduction to Archival Principles and Practices" workshop sponsored by the Society of American Archivists, Minneapolis, MN
  • “Project Management for Archivists” workshop sponsored by the Society of American Archivists, Chicago, IL., March 2008
  • Participated in “Leading From Where You Are,” a leadership development program at the University of Minnesota, 2007 – 2008
  • Active member in Twin Cities Archives Round Table
  • Participated in TCART Symposium, University of Minnesota, October 2007
  • Completed UMCAL Basics from Office of Information Technology, University of Minnesota, October 2007