Alison Clemens

Alison Clemens

Alison Clemens is the Access Strategist at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, where she identifies, initiates, and implements strategies and projects to provide seamless, meaningful, and ethical access to Yale’s special collections. She was previously Head of Processing at Manuscripts & Archives (MSSA), Yale University, where she managed MSSA’s accessioning and processing program. Alison is an MSIS graduate of the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Information and has a BA from Scripps College. She is particularly interested in user experience in special collections; literary and historical manuscripts; uniting technical services with front line user services; and the ongoing education, development, and support of special collections librarians.