Welcome, Claire!

Claire Cannell joined us at the end of July as our new University Archivist. You’ll see Claire at the library reference desk as well as up in the Archives (level B). We’re so happy that Claire has joined us! Read below to get a know a bit about her!

Where did you grow up?

I grew up near Portland, Oregon.

What did you study in school?

I received my bachelor’s in English from Portland State University, where I also minored in Medieval Studies. I recently completed my Master of Library and Information Science at University of Washington.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I like to read, play video games, spend time with friends and family, and explore new places. I also love learning to make/craft new things and especially enjoy cross stitch.

What is your favorite thing about working in a library?

I love meeting new people and getting to learn about their research interests and help them locate relevant materials. It’s allowed me to learn about so many new things.