Library of Virginia Announces Appointment of Michael Strom as Virginia State Archivist

2/11/2019 3:00 PM

(Richmond, Virginia) – The Library of Virginia is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Strom as the State Archivist of Virginia and director of the Library’s Government Records Services Division.

Strom, who will take up the position in mid-March, has served as State Archivist of Wyoming since 2011. As Wyoming State Archivist, he secured funding for and implemented a digital archive for state agencies, providing a secure repository where agencies can store, manage, and access records with long-term or permanent historical value. One of his most important priorities was also to increase public awareness of and access to Wyoming’s archival collections.

Strom earned his bachelor’s degree in history at the University of Oregon, a master’s degree in history at Central Washington University, and a master’s degree in library and information science with a specialty in archival enterprise at the University of Texas at Austin. He held appointments at Yale University and Texas Christian University before joining the Wyoming State Archives.

Strom has been active within the archival field and has delivered numerous papers and presentations at professional meetings. He has served on the boards of the Society of Southwest Archivists and the Council of State Archivists and has been active in the Council of State Archivists’ State Electronic Records Initiative.

I am delighted that Mike Strom will soon be joining us to lead the outstanding archival staff at the Library of Virginia," said Librarian of Virginia Sandra Treadway. "He will be a tremendous asset to the state archives program at the Library, and to the wider archival community in the commonwealth."