I’ve been in my new job for a month now and I’ve already learned a lot, so here are some of the lessons I’ve learned: 1. Listen a lot. I often have the urge to interrupt a colleague and try to finish his or her thought to prove how much I know or understand about […]
So, You Ended up in Digi Jail: Now What?
I wrote an earlier post titled “There are NO Jobs out There” and received a very thoughtful comment that led me to realize the tone of my post suggested that the reason people struggle to find jobs is that they’re lazy or stupid. I apologize for that impression. It wasn’t my intention. I just landed […]
This past week I had the opportunity to learn about Esther Howland, an 1847 Mount Holyoke College alumna, who is credited with starting the American Valentine card industry. The Mount Holyoke College Archives & Special Collections, where I’m working as the Digital Collections intern, has a large Valentine collection, including 3 created by Howland. As […]
Yesterday I attended Podcamp Western Massachusetts held at Westfield State University. Podcamps began to pop up about 6 years ago when social media gurus Chris Brogan and Chris Penn decided to hold an “un-conference” to learn about podcasts, the word “pod” stuck and evolved into “podcamp” which has now come to represent an un-conference, where […]
This past week I participated in the classic archives debate… Rectifying best practice with what is possible in a real archive. Background: My department is interested in including already digitized from analog audio files in our digital collection. These audio files were digitized three years ago according to best practice and the standards of the […]
Of course social media has its benefits. But there are certainly those practitioners in libraries and archives who wax sceptically about this “fad.” Top 10 Reasons Why I think Libraries & Archives should expand not limit their use of social media: 1. An on-line presence today is critical- we’ve all heard the phrase if you […]
Bibliographic instruction in university archives represents just one area where practices as well as standards continuously and consistently evolve, and where archivists have the incredible opportunity to make their visitors become stakeholders and supporters from a positive reference exchange. When searching for articles, I chose to focus on three difference approaches to reference and user […]