Laura Kissel

Polar Archivist



Special Collections and Area Studies
University Archives
Library Book Depository
2700 Kenny Rd RM 134 Columbus, OH 43210
 614-688-8173
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Laura Kissel is the Polar Curator for the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Archival Program (Polar Archives), a position that she has held since 1996.  Laura's primary responsibilities involve assisting students, scholars and other researchers in using the many collections held by the Polar Archives that document the history of polar exploration.  Laura is very active in education and outreach opportunities, working with the Center and the OSU Libraries to promote the collections.  This can include public programming events such as lectures and tours, as well as exhibits. 


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  • Laura Kissel


Background

  • Bachelor's Degree from The Ohio State University
  • Master's in Library and Information Science from Kent State University