PhD, Information Culture and Data Stewardship 2015 – present
School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh
MLIS, Archival Studies 2010 – 2012
School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College
BA, English and Creative Writing 2004 – 2008
Teaching Assistant, Intellectual Property & Open Movements
University of Pittsburgh Summer 2017
Teaching Assistant, Research Data Management
University of Pittsburgh Spring 2017
Teaching Assistant, Digital Humanities
University of Pittsburgh Summer 2016
Teaching Assistant, Preserving Digital Culture
University of Pittsburgh Spring 2016
Teaching & Research Assistant, Visual Media Workshop,
University of Pittsburgh – August 2015 – August 2016
Selected Professional Experience
Archivist & Manager of Digital Initiatives
Newport Historical Society – August 2014-July 2015
The Digital Ark – January 2011-December 2014
RHODI Project Coordinator
Rhode Island Historical Society – January 2014-December 2014
RHODI Field Surveyor
Rhode Island Historical Society – September 2012-December 2013
Library & Archives Intern
Salzburg Global Seminar – June 2012-September 2012
White House Photographs Digital Archives Intern
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum – August 2011-May 2012
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – November 2006-June 2008
Mattern, E. and Gunn, C. “What are We Teaching? A Look at the Ethical Dimensions of iSchool Curricula.” The Conscience of the iSchool: Ethics in the Digital World ed. Richard Cox. Library Juice Press (Forthcoming: Fall 2017)
Gunn, C. “Putting PDA in Context.” The Complete Guide to Personal Digital Archiving for Librarians, Archivists, and Information Professionals ed. Brianna Marshall. ALA Press (Forthcoming Fall 2017).
Gunn, C. “Identifying and Managing Legacy File Formats.” The Recompiler No. 4 (2016).
Bauer, E., Doyle, T., Gunn, C., et al. “Bridging the Archival Gap: The Final Report of the NEA Constituencies Task Force.” New England Archivists (2015).
Gunn, C., Souza, E., Tanguay, C., Toner, E. & Thornhill, K. “Sixteen Students, Fourteen Weeks: Building a Digital Library through Collaborative Learning.” Proceedings of Querying the Library: Digitization and its Impact (2014).
Powers Souza, E. “Building Project Management Skills as a Student: Interview with Chelsea Gunn.” Hack Library School (2013).
The Rhode Island Historical Society. “Rhode Island’s History and Heritage Sector: A Call for Collaboration and Investment” (2013).
Gunn, C. “The Uni Project.” Hack Library School (2011).
Decomposing Bodies with Aisling Quigley, 2016.
Technical Associate, Data (after)Lives: The Persistence of Encoded Identity. University of Pittsburgh University Art Gallery, September 8 – October 14, 2016.
Gunn, C., Thornhill, K.M., et al. “Sixteen Students, Fourteen Weeks: Building a Digital Library through Collaborative Learning.” Poster session presented at: 75th ASIS&T Annual Meeting SIG Digital Libraries; 2012 Oct 28; Baltimore, MD
Selected Presentations & Workshops
“I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means: Differing Conceptions of the Archive” with Caitlin Christian-Lamb, Jeannette Bastian, Aaisha Haykal, Kelly Kietur, David Staniunas. Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, Portland, OR. July 2017.
“The Personal Computer as Archival Artifact and Collection” Keystone DH, Philadelphia, PA. July 2017.
Hypothes.is Web Annotation Workshop with Aisling Quigley. Digital Scholarship Services, Hillman Library. February 2017.
“Decomposing Bodies to Data (after)Lives: Expanding Modes ofAcademic Research” with Aisling Quigley and Alison Langmead. History of Art & Architecture, Pittsburgh, PA. September 2016.
“Project Management Tools and Techniques” with Kate Joranson and Alison Langmead. Visual Media Workshop, University of Pittsburgh. September, 2016.
“Mobile Media Storytelling in the Cultural Heritage Sector” with Aisling Quigley. Keystone Digital Humanities, Pittsburgh, PA. June 2016.
“Looking Back to Look Forward: Studying the Past to Illuminate the Present and Plan for the Future.” Invited panelist. MIY Studios, Providence, RI. May 2016.
“Behind the Scenes of Place-Based Storytelling.” The New Tour, Providence, RI. September 2015.
“The RHODI Project: Assessing and Connecting Rhode Island’s History and Heritage Sector” with Elyssa Tardif. Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference, Newport, RI. June 2014.
“The State of Statewide Repositories in New England & How They are Aggregating Special Collections.” New England Archivists Spring Meeting, Portsmouth, NH. March, 2014. Invited Panelist.
“Sixteen Students, Fourteen Weeks: Building a Digital Library through Collaborative Learning” with Kate Thornhill, Emily Powers Souza, Christina Tanguay, Emily Toner. Querying the Library: Digitization and Its Impact. Rhode Island College, Providence, RI. May 2013. Panelist.
“The History of Women in Rock.” Ladies Rock Camp, Pawtucket, RI. January, 2014.
Awards, Honors & Institutes
HASTAC Scholars Program & Fellowship
November 2016 – October 2018
(re)Newport Game Design Pilot Project
Catalyzing Newport – January 2016
Early American Women’s History: Teaching from within the Archives
NEH Summer Institute – July 2015
DH+Lib Editor-at-Large – 2016
DH Now Editor-at-Large – 2016
Digital Public Library of America Community Rep – 2013-2014
New England Archivists Constituencies Task Force – 2013
Current Professional Affiliations
Association for Information Science & Technology
Association for Library & Information Science Education
Society of American Archivists