Michele Christian is the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for the South Dakota State University Library. Before working for South Dakota State University, she was the Collections Archivist and University Records Analyst for the Special Collections Department of the Iowa State University Library. Prior to that she was the Labor Archivist at the State Historical Society of Iowa. Christian has written articles on various topics including managing artifacts in archives and using oral histories in collection development. She received her MA in history and MLIS from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. She received her BA in History from the University of Northern Iowa.