Faculty Profile: Beatrice Skokan
Béatrice Colastin Skokan joined the faculty in 2009 and serves as the Head of Manuscripts and Archives Management. She is responsible for the management and assessment of manuscripts and archival processing for collections in all formats accross the distinctive collections within the UM Libraries. As Curator of Caribbean Collections, she leads the coordination of collection development, exhibits, research, and outreach pertaining to the UM Libraries Caribbean collections. Her outreach activities include instruction in the use of Distinctive Collections primary source materials as well as the organizations of in house and online exhibits: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Writer & Conservationist, The Civil Rights Movement and the Black Experience in Miami.
Ms. Skokan received her Master's in Library and Information Science from Florida State University and studied at the N.A.R.A. Modern Archives Institute while pursuing her graduate degree. She also holds an M.A. in International Studies and M.A. in French Literature from the University of Miami as well as a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from St. Thomas University.
Ms. Skokan is a member of the Society of American Archivists (SAA), the Society of Florida Archivists, and the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the American Library Association. Her research interests include the documentation of oral, immigrant and peripheral cultures.