Narrative Website Cluster Co-chair
Melanie Hardbattle has worked at the Simon Fraser University Library since 2009. She has served as the project coordinator for several digitization and community engagement projects, including Multicultural Canada and Komagata Maru: Continuing the Journey. A graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Master of Archival Studies program, Melanie has been active in the preservation and development of the Library’s archival collections pertaining to South Asian Canadian and Japanese Canadian history, and she has worked closely with the Library’s Japanese Canadian Blue River Road Work Camp Collection. Her research interests include the preservation and accessibility of the documentary record produced by communities not traditionally represented in institutional archives.