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Information Use in Local Contexts

For Dr Amelia Gibson’s Information Behavior in Local Contexts course, I presented to the class on ‘Information Use in Local Contexts.’ My interpretations from the assigned readings led me to focus on information use in terms of visualizations and literacies.

The presentation is embedded below.  To see the accompanying speaker notes, click on the gear icon and select ‘Open speaker notes.’

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Learning from Artists’ Archives ARLIS/SE Conference Presentation

In 2015, Erin Dickey, Kelsey Moen, and presented on the Learning from Artists’ Archives initiative for the ARLIS/SE regional conference in Atlanta, GA.

Embedded below is a copy of our slides.  To see the accompanying text, click the gear symbol and select Open Speaker Notes

Book Artists’ Core Collection: A compilation of multimedia book arts resources

For Professor Mary Grace Flaherty’s collections management course, she had us select an audience and construct a collection suited to that audience.  I chose to focus on an audience of book arts practitioners and historians. Continue reading “Book Artists’ Core Collection: A compilation of multimedia book arts resources”

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: A Defense

For a class on collections management in the Fall semester, Mary Grace Flaherty asked us to select a banned book to evaluate for it’s retention or elimination from a collection.  I chose The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: A Defense

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Project REVEAL: A Harry Ransom Center Open Access Digital Endeavour

This past Fall, I took Denise Anthony’s Intro to Archives course.  One of her assignments included following the coverage of archives in the news.  I chose to present on the Harry Ransom Center’s new Project REVEAL. Continue reading “Project REVEAL: A Harry Ransom Center Open Access Digital Endeavour”

2015 Archiving for Artists Workshop follow up: where are we now?

Now that our first Archiving for Artists workshop is six months gone, we’ve begun planning our next workshop in earnest, scheduled for 8 October at the Mint Museum.  To help us improve upon the successes and weaknesses of the 2015 workshop, I checked in with some of our previous attendees to see how they’re processing through and applying their workshop experience.  Alberto Ortega Rodas, Keanna Artis and Eric Serritella generously responded to my questions with thoughtful and revelatory answers. Continue reading “2015 Archiving for Artists Workshop follow up: where are we now?”

Archiving for Artists Workshop 2015: The Event Approaches

The first weekend in October looms just over the horizon.  The Archiving for Artists signs are being printed, the worksheets edited, and the workbook compiled.  Our final preparation is to refamiliarize ourselves with our upcoming audience.  To do so, we examined the applications of those who will be attending the workshop.

The group is diverse in their mediums, backgrounds and archival needs.  They have various expectations for what they will learn, from how to archive without a computer to how to archive their Web presence. Continue reading “Archiving for Artists Workshop 2015: The Event Approaches”

Book Arts Resource Guide

This Spring term, I took a reference course (INLS501) from Stephanie Brown of UNC’s Park Library in which we were asked to create an online guide on the topic of our choice for whatever audience we wished.

My topic guide, found at bookartsfoundationalresources.wordpress.com, presents a basic introduction to book arts knowledge, providing an accessible starting point and Continue reading “Book Arts Resource Guide”

Servant Leadership

This summer will be a busy one.  The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center took me on as an archival intern, and I’m enrolled in an online management course for information professionals, both of which just began this week.

Our first formal assignment for the management course was to choose and explain a theory or philosophy (see full list of choices at bottom).  I selected Servant Leadership, which proved Continue reading “Servant Leadership”

Timemapping presentation

For our final presentations in JJ’s Digital Art History course, we were directed to put together a 5 minute presentation on our favourite projects from the semester, and I chose timemaps.  I didn’t make one this semester, but ran across them for another class and when building the timelines for this class.

To see the accompanying notes, click the gear underneath the presentation to select ‘Open Speaker Notes.’