This piece was originally composed for the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists’ Newsletter Vol. 40 Issue 3 June 2013
In May I chaired two panels on the advantages of creating worthwhile internships and volunteer opportunities for aspiring archival professionals. These panels grew out of an increase in concern over gaining professional experience versus doing “grunt work.” Continue reading Finding Value in Internships & Voluteering Panel Presentations
Let’s face it no program will cover everything we need to learn and at the rate our digital age is progressing every year it is all we can do to keep up personally let alone professionally. I can say that I began my pursuit of continuing education while I was still working on my MLS. Most of it was free online self paced courses through the University of North Texas’ LE@D program that is currently in funding limbo. Another course was an online workshop on Metadata through Lyrasis. Each class helped me verify what I already knew like an internal self check system as well as added to my knowledge base.
My Archives Studies Certificate covered the basics of archives Continue reading Continuing Education