Bringing Archival Reference into the 21st Century: Meeting the Needs of a New Generation of Patrons

In honor of passing my comps four years ago I give you, my comps paper.         October 16, 2012   Popular culture helped to create and broadcast the stereotype of the Dusty Archivist for many years (Cox, 2006). When the word archivist is mentioned most imagine a spectacled old lady with her greyed hair in a bun to come and assist in riffling through musty mothball eaten boxes in a dimly lit basement room. However Archivists are breaking free of these stereotypes by bringing the archives into the 21st century. They are discovering new and inventive ways to … Continue reading Bringing Archival Reference into the 21st Century: Meeting the Needs of a New Generation of Patrons