Kristina Maldre Jarosik helps others access information and historical resources. She delights in facilitating explorations and conversations about the stories found in records of the past.

Previously, she developed and managed educational programs for the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and the Wisconsin Historical Society, and was a high school social studies teacher. She understands both adult learning models and techniques and standards for information literacy at the K-12 and college-level.

In addition, she is skilled and experienced in: teaching (4th grade through adult learners); instructional methodologies and pedagogical concepts; curriculum development; online education, including various LMS tools, such as Canvas; historic research at archival repositories, special libraries, and through online sources; genealogy research and instruction; exhibit/display curation and installation; digitization and preservation of historical records; project and event management; writing articles, blog posts, and eBooks; marketing; copy editing; website and social media management; video conferencing; volunteer training; comfortable using the Microsoft Office package, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, ArcGIS, WordPress, iMovie, and a variety of databases and webinar tools.

She earned her MA in History from Loyola University Chicago and her MA in Education from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.

Her research interests include 20th century urban history, family history, post-World War II refugee migration, increasing access to archival and special collections, and best practices for teaching history.

She can be reached at maldrejarosik at gmail dot com.

Header image: Cyanotype (links to PDF) of Chicago Harbor looking north with Michigan Avenue on left, c. 1889. From the National Archives and Records Administration.