Amanda Aguilera is the Local History Librarian at the Hammond Public Library archives in Hammond, Indiana. Her job responsibilities include archival processing, the creation of digital collections, and working with regional heritage organizations such as the Calumet Heritage Partnership, Calumet Curators, and the Field Museum. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Purdue University in 2015, followed by her Master of Library and Information Science from Syracuse University in 2017. During her last semester of graduate school, Amanda completed an internship at Tulane University where she worked on metadata creation for the Newcomb College Alumnae Oral History Project. This experience led to a love for digital collections and accessibility. In 2019, she went on to become a Digital Archives Specialist and a Certified Archivist in 2020. Her research interests include digital archives and the juxtaposition of local history repositories and traditional archives.