August 24, 2023
New university records manager at K-State Libraries; Leimkuehler promoted to university archivist
The Richard L. D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections at K-State Libraries has hired Danielle Hall as the university records manager. In addition, previous university records manager Ryan Leimkuehler has been promoted to university archivist.
As university records manager, Hall will provide expertise in accepted standards and best practices of records administration. This includes the creation and maintenance of university records and record lifecycle-based processes and workflows, as well as compliance with university policies and federal and state law regarding the retention and disposition of records. She also will provide training for university personnel and work closely with administrative and academic offices to ensure proper scheduling of records.
Leimkuehler's work as university archivist centers on managing, organizing and preserving the historical records and documents of the university. This includes maintaining and organizing physical and digital records, ensuring the preservation of important documents, and making those documents accessible to researchers and the public.
"I'm incredibly pleased that Ryan's new role as university archivist allows him to build on his success as the university records manager," said Cliff Hight, head of the Morse Department of Special Collections. "We also are excited to welcome Danielle as the new university records manager. I know they have already begun to work on projects that are critical to K-State for improving the management of digital records and ensuring those designated for the archives can be preserved appropriately."
Hall holds a Master of Library Information Science from Emporia State University. Leimkuehler holds a Master of Arts in history education from Missouri State University, as well as a Master of Library Information Science from Emporia State University.