Travis has been the Digital Initiatives Librarian at the WSL since August 2014, one month after his initial hire as a Library Assistant for Access Services.
“Working in the digital collections has brought something new and challenging each day,” Travis said. “I’ve enjoyed my time overseeing the collections—working with the rest of the staff here, as well as our vendor PTFS and other Wyoming agencies, including ETS and Archives. I’m looking forward to seeing what challenges the new position brings, and I hope to keep making digital resources available to Wyoming State Employees and the public.”
In his new role, he will manage the Wyoming Legislative Project and be the first reference person of contact for Wyoming Legislation. This digital collection includes access to journals or digests of the journals, from the first territorial legislature in 1869 to present. He will manage and organize the Wyoming Legislative Database by performing metadata manipulation and organization, and adding links to all legislative bills and bill actions. Travis will continue to serve as the library’s specialist in digital collections.
“Travis has a lot of experience with the digital collections, including Wyoming Legislation,” said Abby Beaver, WSL Information Services Manager. “He’s extremely capable of taking on new tasks and we’re eager to see the leadership he will bring to this position. I’m excited, too, to see him flourish as a librarian with legislative research.”
Before joining the State Library, Travis worked at the United States Air Force Academy Robert F. McDermott Library as an Archival Assistant/Digital Collection Tech in the A. P. Clark Special Collections Branch from July 2010 to December 2013. He earned his Bachelors of Arts in History from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2013 and is currently working on a Masters of History in Military History through an online program at Southern New Hampshire University.