Menzi Behrnd-Klodt

Menzi Behrnd-Klodt

  • Adjunct Instructor, School of Information Studies

Adjunct Instructor

Courses Taught

891 - Introduction to Legal Issues for Archivists and Records Managers
891 - Access and Privacy Legal Issues for Archivists and Records Managers
891 - Copyright Legal Issues for Archivists and Records Managers


Menzi has extensive archival experience in organizational and corporate archives and as an attorney specializing in intellectual property, contracts, and licensing.  She has Masters’ degrees in history and library and information science and a JD (law) degree from the University of Wisconsin.  Menzi is a Certified Archivist with archival experience at Wisconsin Historical Society, Circus World Museum, CUNA Mutual Group, and American Girl, and as archival consultant to museums, cultural centers, schools, churches, and government agencies.  She frequently speaks and teaches on legal issues for archivists, librarians, curators, and records managers at professional meetings and as an adjunct instructor at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Menzi co-edited, with Peter J. Wosh, Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records (2005), authored Navigating Legal Issues in Archives (2008), and co-edited, with Christopher J. Prom, Rights in the Digital Era (2015) in the Trends in Archives Practice series, which also included two modules which she wrote, namely Balancing Access and Privacy in Manuscript Collections and Balancing Access and Privacy in the Records of Organizations.  All of her books were published by the Society of American Archivists.