Richard Bernier is the Processing and Public Services Archivist at the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections and is responsible for overseeing collections management, processing, accessioning, preservation, and conservation activities for the department. He sets processing priorities, establishes workflows, creates documentation and conducts collection appraisal for newly donated collections. As Public Services Archivist, he oversees reference service as well as statistics gathering and assessment activities for the department. He is a member of the Midwest Archives Conference, the Academy of Certified Archivists and is a former treasurer and board member of the Society of Indiana Archivist. He received his Masters of History from the University of Louisville where his area of focus was on the U.S. in the 1960s. With his Master’s thesis on the Open Housing Movement in Louisville, 1962-1967, his involvement in Project STAND serves as a bridge between his career as a librarian/archivist and his academic training in history.