In my continuing education as an archivist reading professional books such as The Lone Arranger, taking SAA sanctioned Digital Archives Specialist classes, attending workshops provided by the state run Utah Historical Society, and volunteering at Utah Valley University archive I have been exposed to more and more ideas on how our library can expand our Special Collections and Manuscript Archive in the not so distant future. Continue reading A Center for History
While I am still cleaning up the policies, formatting the forms so that they will all look like they came from the same institution, picking up my copy of The Lone Arranger for inspiration, and signing up for more Digital Archives Specialist classes I still do not think I am doing enough. Continue reading Side Projects
In my last post I mentioned that I am working on my continuing education by volunteering at the George Sutherland Archive at Utah Valley University. At the archive I have had the opportunity to learn different aspects of working in an archive and last January I assisted in transcribing interviews about LDS (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) tabernacles located in Utah. This project is being conducted by Ron Smith Ph.D. with grants from the Utah Humanities Council and Utah State History.
Admittedly I had never done any kind of transcription before, but the history and people in the interviews proved intriguing to me. Continue reading Tabernacle Memories and Meanings an Oral History Project