JUNEAU - Gov. Sean Parnell appointed Bridget J. Burke, and reappointed Zachary Jones and Laura Samuelson, to the State Historical Records Advisory Board. The board, with at least nine members, is responsible for reviewing grant requests from historical, archival, research, governmental and academic organizations, and helps plan for statewide records management needs.
Burke, of Fairbanks, is head of the Alaska and Polar Collections at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She was appointed to a seat for a University of Alaska Fairbanks archivist.
Jones, of Juneau, is an archivist for the Special Collections Research Center at the Sealaska Heritage Institute, and an adjunct instructor of history at University of Alaska Southeast. Jones was appointed to a seat representing a person involved in Native American record-keeping.
Samuelson, of Nome, has been director of the city-owned Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum since 1997. She was reappointed to a local government records seat.