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

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 this presentation, please do that as well! Prezi Presentation My Presentation on Prezi. 10 Obscure Google Tricks Some handy stuff, but not necessarily related to researching. 100 Google Search Tricks This one is my favorite. Google Search classes Basically this is a series of ‘classes … Continue reading Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

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 for me and I hope it continues into 2012.  I finished my first term at USF and ending it with a larger knowledge of the Library and what it entails to work in one. There is a lot more going on behind the scenes than … Continue reading Here is to a New Year!

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 we took! More to follow. Continue reading Florida: The Land of Enchantment (UCF Special Collections Exhibit)

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 names for their portfolios. Well I hope to see you all there! P.S. THIS JUST IN! 15% discount for you and a friend if you sign up today!! Daily Deal for Wednesday, Sept. 7: BRING A FRIEND! Sign up for a class with a Friend, … Continue reading Not Your Mama’s Print Class

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 is tightly closed. Also as I am sure you are aware, I live in Florida, so we have random sun showers. And when I say sun shower I really mean torrential downfall. And this following picture is what happens when you forget your umbrella in … Continue reading Random Mishaps from this Past Month

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 waiting to hear from the University of South Florida. Hopefully I will be in their Library Sciences by the end of next month! I plan to use this bog to document my education and my progression in the conservation field. So I look forward to … Continue reading Hello Blogging World!