Susan Potts McDonald

Emory University
Conyers, GA
Susan Potts McDonald is Coordinator of Arrangement and Description Services in the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She manages all aspects of accessioning, arrangement, and description including the creation of MARC bibliographic records and EAD finding aids. Prior to coming to Emory, she worked at the Florida State Archives for thirteen years as Supervisor of the Arrangement and Description Unit. In addition, she was a co-instructor in the Archives Administration program at Florida State University for nearly ten years.

Susan is an active member of the Society of American Archivists and has served as Chair of the SAA Manuscript Repositories Section (2003-2004), member of the Technical Subcommittee on Archival Descriptive Standards (1998-2001), member of SAA 2002 Annual Meeting Host Committee (2001-2002); and is currently a member of the Standards Committee (2005-present). She has also served as President of both the Society of Georgia Archivists (2000) and the Society of Florida Archivists (1988-1990).
She graduated from Florida State University with a MA in History in 1984 and a BA in Social Studies Education in 1978.