Photo of Liza Posas

Liza Posas

Liza Posas has been working with the Autry Museum of the American West since 2005. She currently serves as the Head of Research Services and Archives at the Autry. She received her Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS) in 2002 from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In 2003, UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) Libraries awarded her with a 2-year Library Residency designed to increase the diversity of the library profession and to encourage participation of underrepresented groups in academic libraries. In the last few years, she has concentrated in developing procedures and practices with her colleagues related to proper and ethical stewardship for collections that contain culturally sensitive information or restricted tribal knowledge.

In addition, she holds a part-time faculty position with the USC Libraries as the LA as Subject (LAAS) Coordinator. LA as Subject is a collaborative network hosted by the USC Libraries that works to promote and preserve the rich history of Los Angeles and Southern California. To this end, shee facilitates collaborative projects with different organizations and individuals within the LAAS membership. These projects include the LA as Subject Resident Archivist program, federally funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the “Monomania LA” video series funded by CalHumanties, and the annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar co-hosted with the USC Libraries.