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Nancy Godoy

Director, Community Driven Archives
Academic Professional, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1006

Nancy Liliana Godoy is the Director of Community-Driven Archives Initiative and Associate Archivist of ASU Library's Chicano/a Research Collection. In addition, she helped co-establish the Arizona LGBT History Project, an initiative to preserve local history and make archival material accessible to future generations.

In 2017, she received the Arizona Humanities Rising Star Award and was awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant ($450,000) to establish a Community-Driven Archives team and preserve the history of historically marginalized communities in Arizona. In 2019, the team received a Catalyst Award from the ASU Committee for Campus Inclusion and the Outreach Services Award from the Arizona Library Association. In addition, they received a first runner up certificate for Best Electronic Research Site from Popular Culture Association. This recognition honors and celebrates an online exhibit Bj Bud Memorial Archives: Photographs & Periodicals.

In 2020, Godoy was named a “Mover and Shaker” by the Library Journal and received a Library Services and Technology Act grant ($80,111) from the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records to support the Community-Driven Archives Initiative as the team teaches marginalized communities how to preserve their digital archives. 


Godoy-Powell, Nancy L. and Dunham, Elizabeth G. (2017) "21st Century Community Outreach and Collection Development: ASU Chicano/a Research Collection," Journal of Western Archives: Vol. 8: Iss. 1, Article 4.

Godoy, Nancy L. (2020) “Community-Driven Archives: “Conocimiento”, Healing, and Justice,” Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies (JCLIS). In Progress

Honors / Awards: 

2019 Catalyst Award Recipient, ASU Committee for Campus Inclusion

Award acknowledges ASU Library’s Community-Driven Archives work in fostering and promoting diversity and inclusion.

2019 Outreach Services Award Recipient, Arizona Library Association

Award acknowledges the work of ASU Library’s Community-Driven Archives team in providing library services to under-served and marginalized communities.

2019 Best Electronic Research Site First Runner Up Certificate, Popular Culture Association 

Recognition honors and celebrates an online exhibit, Bj Bud Memorial Archives: Photographs & Periodicals, created by Community-Driven Archives team.

2017 Dr. Christine Marin Staff Award Recipient
Arizona State University, Chicano Latino Faculty Staff Association

Award recognizes an ASU staff member who exemplifies passion for their profession, outreach to Latino youth, and outstanding leadership and community service. 

2017 Humanities Rising Star Award Recipient
Arizona Humanities

Award recognizes a young professional, student, or volunteer with outstanding and creative approaches to engaging the public with the humanities.