Ellen M Engseth

M.L.I.S., M.A. History


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Research interests

As the Curator of the Immigration History Research Center Archives and Head of Migration and Social Services Collections in the University Libraries, I lead four archival units and staff, develop user-driven collections for historical and other research methods, and create campus and community connections. 


I ocassionally teach graduate courses for the School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

Education/Academic qualification

MLIS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

MA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

External Positions

Adjunct, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Research interests

  • im/migration history
  • historical research methods
  • personal archiving
  • library science
  • community engagement
  • Digital Humanities
  • Digital Collections
  • instructional methods
  • library management

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Research Output

“Maximizing Assets and Access through Digital Publishing: Opportunities and Implications for Special Collections”

Ragnow, M., Engseth, E. M. & Varnum, K. (ed.), 2018, New Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know: a LITA Guide. Chicago: American Library Association/Neal-Schuman

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access

Creating Videos for Reference and Instruction

Engseth, E. M., Dec 2014, In : Archival Practice. 1, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle