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Sarah's Intro Presentation

  1. 1. Introduction<br /><ul><li>Sarah Osorio (Wood)
  2. 2. Future archivist
  3. 3. First semester SILS, first semester in North Carolina!</li></li></ul><li>Educational Background<br /><ul><li>Graduated from UVA December 2009
  4. 4. Double majored in Government and History, minor in Astronomy
  5. 5. History paper wrote on libraries at UVA in 1960s and 1970s</li></li></ul><li>Libraries Where I Have Worked<br /><ul><li>Education Library at UVA for 3 years
  6. 6. (plus internship in high school)</li></li></ul><li>Libraries Where I Have Worked<br /><ul><li>Special Collections Library at UVA for 8 months
  7. 7. (plus internship in high school)</li></ul>Photo taken from http://s3.amazonaws.com/thornton/content_images/658/uvaHarrison_1_main.jpg<br />
  8. 8. Why the Advanced Degree?<br /><ul><li>Education is important!</li></li></ul><li>Why the Advanced Degree?<br /><ul><li>To get away from the farm</li></li></ul><li>Why a Degree in LS?<br /><ul><li>I can’t get enough of books</li></li></ul><li>Why a Degree in LS?<br /><ul><li>I love organization</li></li></ul><li>Why a Degree in LS?<br /><ul><li>I love organization</li></li></ul><li>Why a Degree in LS?<br /><ul><li>Libraries are beautiful</li></li></ul><li>My Area of Interest<br /><ul><li>Archives/ Special Collections</li></li></ul><li>My Area of Interest<br /><ul><li>Why an Archivist?
  9. 9. They do cool stuff
  10. 10. Work behind-the-scenes
  11. 11. Always something to do
  12. 12. Work with historical artifacts and documents of the past</li></li></ul><li>My Area of Interest<br /><ul><li>U.S. History: books, Manuscripts, documents, miscellaneous paraphernalia
  13. 13. Also other historical periods</li></li></ul><li>My Area of Interest<br /><ul><li>Also thinking about museums and historical societies (volunteered Summer 2009)</li></ul>Picture taken from http://www.virginia.org/ uploaded_images/17521.jpg<br />
  14. 14. Challenges and Solutions<br /><ul><li>Challenge: So much information to handle
  15. 15. Solution: Content management and databases ???</li></li></ul><li>Challenges and Solutions<br /><ul><li>Challenge: Lack of public engagement with the resources available
  16. 16. Solution: Raising public awareness through presentations, creating user-friendly websites to access documents of interest</li></li></ul><li>Challenges and Solutions<br /><ul><li>Challenge: Many records accessible only through ledgers; not in on-line catalog
  17. 17. Solution: Content management and databases?, and lots of time </li></li></ul><li>Books!<br />
  18. 18. Order<br />
  19. 19. Questions???<br />

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