Miriam Clayton has worked as the Digital Collections Manager at the Leo Baeck Institute since January 2020. She previously worked part-time as the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian at the Center for Jewish History from 2018-2020. In her current position, Miriam oversees access and preservation for digital archival collections and other digital objects at the Leo Baeck Institute.
She also provides access to the Leo Baeck Institute’s documentation for researchers by formatting and ingesting digital files into the Center for Jewish History’s shared Digital Asset Management System, Rosetta. Working as an educator in Spain and being knowledgeable in digital coding have contributed to her skills in connecting system users with digital materials.
She obtained dual Master of Science and Master of Arts degrees in Library and Information Science and in Art History, along with a certificate in Museum Studies, from the Pratt Institute in 2019. She earned her first Master of Arts degree from the Universidad de Alcalá in Spanish Literature in 2011. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Art History, Spanish and Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies, along with a certificate in European Studies, from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.