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Miriam Meislik
Miriam Meislik Adjunct Faculty
THOMS 221 Pittsburgh 412-648-3096


Institution of highest degree:
MLIS, University of Pittsburgh

Courses Taught:

LIS 2216: Collections Conservation
LIS 2214: Library and Archival Preservation
LIS 2227: Photographic Archives


Miriam Meislik currently serves as Media Curator for the Archives Service Center at the University of Pittsburgh and as an Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Information Science. Active in the Society of American Archivists, Miriam has served as chair, Visual Materials Section; chair, Visual Materials Cataloging and Access Roundtable; photograph editor for the Archival Fundamentals Series II; and is a current member of the SAA Foundation National Disaster Fund for Archives Grant Review Committee. Outside of SAA, Miriam serves as an article reviewer for Western Pennsylvania History Magazine; has been a book review contributor for the Indiana Journal of History; and authored, Historic Photographs of Pittsburgh which was published by Turner Publishing. She has presented on a wide range of topics including disaster recovery, the preservation and organization of photographic collections, and working with researchers in media collections. She is active in the Alliance for Response, Pittsburgh chapter serving as chair, (2014-2015; 2011-2012) and vice-chair (2013). Miriam is a graduate of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh.

Research Interests

Analog and digital preservation of photographic and moving image archives; researcher use of media collections including issues surrounding copyright; disaster recovery and response.

Recent Publications

Historic Photos of Pittsburgh, Nashville, Tenn.: Turner Pub. Co., 2008.

Book Review, The Calumet Region, Indiana Magazine of History, Vol. 108, No. 2 (June 2012)

Photographs by Charles R. Martin after the Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination, Views, Visual Materials Section Newsletter, Volume 27, Issue 1, Society of American Archivists (March 2013): 6.

Book Review, Library as Safe Haven: Disaster Planning, Response, and Recovery, Technical Services Quarterly Volume 32, Issue 2, 2015