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... Continue Reading →

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see... Continue Reading →

Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

Hello everyone! As I promised here is a link to the Prezi presentation as well as a few links that you might find helpful. If you have any questions or comments please don't hesitate to leave them in the comment section. Also if you have any tips, tricks, or suggestions on things to add to... Continue Reading →

Here is to a New Year!

First of all, allow me to begin by wishing everyone a very Happy New Year! I hope all of your season's festivities were grand.  It has been quite a year. I started a new job, started my Master's, and started seriously looking into future job situations. 2011 has been a year of change and growing... Continue Reading →

Florida: The Land of Enchantment (UCF Special Collections Exhibit)

So it is official! I have 'curated' my first exhibit with the University of Central Florida, and I must say I am quite pleased with myself. If you are in the UCF Area for the next month or so stop by the library 5th floor and check it out! Here are some of the picture... Continue Reading →

Not Your Mama’s Print Class

OK ladies and Gents! It is here! The world's GREATEST Print class! If you happen to be in the Maitland, Florida area for 12 weeks starting September 17 you should seriously consider taking this print making course. Here is the decription of the course. And the instructors are Whitney Broadaway and Molly Chism. Click their... Continue Reading →

Random Mishaps from this Past Month

So we know no body is perfect, and this post is to prove it. So here is what happens when you do not tighten the lid on your glue jar. This glue mass was the size of a softball. So from this I have learned that I need to double check that the glue jar... Continue Reading →

Hello Blogging World!

I have finally made it to the blogging world! I have decided that it is time to start to document the work I am doing in the preservation/conservation world. I am currently working at the University of Central Florida in the Special Collections and University Archives with their awesome book conservator. I am also currently... Continue Reading →

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