Personal Professional Websites: Katrina Burch

Katrina Burch has been an archivist since 2012 working in academic archives. She enjoys talking about how archives are important to today’s society. She is passionate about dogs, musical theatre, and history, as well as getting stories told. 

What is your site’s URL?

Briefly, what is the current purpose of your site?

Currently it’s a way to house my final portfolio from school as well as my cv (though this needs to be updated). I also house several larger projects on it to give people an idea of projects I’ve worked on. I do have a separate site for book reviews

Was the original purpose of your site different from this current purpose? If yes, how and why did it change?


Are you actively looking for work? (check all that apply)

√ Yes, for full time work 

Has your site brought you any work? And if so, what?

No that I know of. I know people who I’ve interviewed with for positions have looked at and commented that it’s nice to have the projects there. 

About Your Site and Sites in General

Did you pay someone to design or build your site?

√ No 

Which of the following content do you have on your site (check all that apply)?

√ Resume or CV 

√ Work Samples 

√ List of presentations 

Which of the following personal links or connection methods do you provide on your site? (Check all that apply)

√ Email  

Is your site strictly library/archives/LIS related?

√ Yes 

When was your site last updated?

√ Longer than a year ago 

What causes you to update your site, and about how frequently does that occur?

when I remember to add something to my cv

Does your site use any of the following platforms/services?

√ Weebly 

How much do you pay annually to run your website? (for numbers not in American dollars, please use other)

√ $0 

Do you allow comments on your site?

√ No 

Do you have advertising on your site?

√ Yes, but I don’t have any control over that/it’s part of the platform I use 

Do you have analytics on your site?

√ No 

Is having a personal website a “must”?

√ Nope! Not at All!

Do you have any privacy concerns associated with sharing your personal information, resume, etc., on a public website? If so, what measures do you take to feel safer?

I do worry about plagiarism because I do have former assignments up there that I have considered taking down. As for personal information, the items that are up there are all stuff that’s easily found anyway.


What is your job title?

Archives Associate

What types of organizations do you work for or with? (Check all that apply)

√ Academic Library

√ Archives 

If you work for someone besides yourself, does that organization have rules about what you can share on your personal site?

√ No 

What part of the world are you in?

√ Midwestern US 

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