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College of Information and Communications

Faculty and Staff

Jennifer A. Marshall, Ph.D.

Title: Instructor
Department: School of Library and Information Science
College of Information and Communications
Phone: 803-777-2298
Fax: 803-777-7938
Office: School of Library and Information Science
Davis College, Room 215
1501 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208


B.S., Languages, Georgetown University
M.L.I.S., University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D., Library and Information Science, University of Pittsburgh


Dr. Marshall's research interests lie in the area of archival studies. She is particularly concerned with the uses of records, their preservation and administration, and the complex relationships between the users of archives and archivists. Of special interest to her is the archival appraisal function and how archivists demonstrate their accountability for selection decisions through documentation of appraisal activities. Her current research focuses on the relationships between the archival profession and community archives.


Dr. Marshall's main teaching responsibilities are in the areas of archival administration and preservation management. She views teaching as an ongoing learning process and values the lessons her students teach her as she facilitate their learning. She encourage students to take active ownership of their education and professional development through building learning communities — both online and in the traditional classroom setting — where everyone's perspectives and contributions are respected. Dr. Marshall's objective is to engage students in critical-thinking and problem-solving related to issues of importance to archives and libraries.


Marshall, J. A. (forthcoming). Documentation strategy. In Encyclopedia of Archival Concepts, Principles, and Practices. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group.

Marshall, J. A. (2013, October). Community archives: Making the archive relevant. Paper presented at the Tri-State Archivists' Conference, Greenville, SC. 

Marshall, J.A. (2008). [Review of the book Archives and justice: A South African perspective, by Verne Harris]. American Archivist, 71, 560-563.

Marshall, J.A. (2008,August). The impact of minimum-standards processing on archival practice. Paper presented at the Society of American Archivists' Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.


Mosaic Scholarship Committee, Society of American Archivists, 2010 – 2013; Chair, 2013-2014

Editorial Board, The American Archivist, 2004-2005; 2005- 2009

Faculty Adviser, Archival Students Guild, University of South Carolina

Curriculum Committee, University of South Carolina, School of Library and Information Science

Distributed Learning Committee, University of South Carolina, School of Library and Information Science

Faculty Senator, University of South Carolina, School of Library and Information Science

Moving Image Research Center Advisory Committee, University of South Carolina