Director, Shaun Illingworth, MLIS

Mr. Shaun Illingworth, MLIS, is ROHA's Director.   Throughout his seventeen years with ROHA, Mr. Illingworth has fostered a dramatic expansion of the program's scope and reach.  Trained in oral history and library and information science at Rutgers University, Mr. Illingworth has been instrumental in developing all aspects of the program, including interviewing techniques, website engineering, undergraduate education and community outreach.  As webmaster for the #15 oral history website in the world, he has developed an online repository featuring tens of thousands of pages of fully transcribed, text-searchable material and hundreds of full-text interviews that cover a variety of topics, including military history, social and cultural history, Rutgers history and New Jersey history.