Lydia Spotts, M.L.S.

  • Adjunct Lecturer, Library and Information Science


lcspottsiupui [dot] edu


Lydia has worked in corporate archives as a “lone arranger” in addition to working with a variety of institutions as a consultant. She earned her M.L.S. from Indiana University (Indianapolis) and served as the first corporate archivist at Allison Transmission for three years, establishing the archive and managing initiatives for the 1915-2015 centennial celebration. Independent consulting work includes assessments for grant-funded projects at an academic archive, coordination and planning for a religious organization’s digitization pilot, and assessment and policy development for a corporation lacking a formal archive. Project work with Indiana University’s mass digitization initiative was focused on audio visual format identification and inventory for collections housed at IU’s 7 regional campuses. She worked as an archivist at Indiana Archives and Records Administration prior to becoming the third archivist for the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. Lydia maintains SIA, ALA, ACRL, and SAA membership and enjoys presenting at and participating in conferences and workshops. She is an SIA board member and previously served on the IM DPLA Advisory Council.

Courses Taught

LIS S582 Digital Preservation