Gina directs the Amigos Imaging and Preservation service which is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities. This service provides preservation and digital imaging training, consulting, and disaster assistance programs offered to libraries, museums, and cultural heritage institutions throughout the southwest United States. She is also involved with the 2008 Texas Connecting to Collections IMLS Planning Grant and has partnered with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission on the 2008 IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant Train to Share.
Prior to accepting the IPS position, Minks served as Web and Digitization Librarian and Special Collections Librarian at the University of Tulsa’s McFarlin Library, Tulsa, OK. She was the recipient of two Amigos Fellowships and served as co-principle investigator for the Oklahoma Statewide Feasibility Study of Available Resources and principle investigator for The University of Tulsa Digitization Initiative: A Blueprint of EAD Implementation for the Small Academic Library. She is an active member of the American Library Association and Society of American Archivists.
Minks holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in French and English from Baker University, Baldwin City, KS; and a Master of Library Science degree from Emporia State University, Emporia, KS.