NEH Preservation Assistance grants for Smaller Institutions

Congratulations to NEDCC clients who were awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grants (PAGs) for preservation needs assessments, training, or supplies. We look forward to working with you!  Institutions include the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (CT), Town of Brimfield (MA), Jefferson County Public Library (IN), the Florida Historical Society, the Town of Concord (MA), the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center (NH), and Washington State University Vancouver (WA).Kudos also to organizations that received awards to take their preservation efforts to the next step based on recommendations included in a past NEDCC preservation needs assessment. Institutions include the Auditorium Theatre (IL), Preservation Hall Foundation (LA), Missouri Botanical Garden, and the Spartanburg County Public Libraries (SC). Good work!NEH Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions help small and mid-sized institutions such as libraries,…

Yes! I'm presenting at SAA's first online conference!

This week I recorded my presentation for my first online presentation as a member of a SAA panel. I'm so excited to be part of SAA's first online conference. My colleagues and I are presenting about our collaborative work documenting the PBB crisis in MI, the largest mass poisoning in U.S. history. And the fact that SAA is my national conference and this is their first online conference rocks!
Our session panel is: Memories of a Forever Chemical: Collaborating to Collect, Preserve and Interpret Community Voices in the Aftermath of MI's PBB Mixup
My colleagues are Prof. Brittany Fremion, Nicole Brabaw, Rachel Clark, and Mark Harvey.

MI archival job ad

Sloan Museum / Buick Gallery and Research Center, Flint, MI

This person will be responsible for the Archives & Manuscripts and Prints & Photographs collections held by the Perry Archives, a part of Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium. Responsibilities include the arrangement, description, cataloging, and housing the holdings of the Perry Archives, as well as providing reference services to researchers and staff.

•Facilitate access to archival and library collections. Serves as the primary public interface between Researchers and the Archives
•Oversees the Perry Archives Reading Room and supervises researchers in the space
•Performs processing of archives,manuscripts,

Digital Teaching Modules- Suffrage School: Lessons from Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library on Women’s Fight for Full Citizenship

This is part of an email I received about the Suffrage School initiative website, which is of wide interest to many of us, not just teachers and professors or archivists but also women, voters, and those interested in history. We’ve reached that moment in summer when teachers across the United States begin to plan their fall courses, even though this year is anything but traditional. Rather than lament the challenges of our current moment, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is leaning into the unknown, leveraging our historic strengths to develop important new work where and when we can to aid scholars and researchers in these uncertain times.It is in this spirit thatSuffrage School. This initiative commemorates the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment and leans into Radcliffe’s unique relationship to the fight for women’s suffrage, which catalyzed the founding of the Schlesinger Library. It also addresses a need experienced in virtual cla…

Practicing HyFlex teaching in Powers 134

Hi! This is me on camera practicing teaching HST 583 HyFlex in Powers 134 with the equipment and camera and microphones. This is how I and the room will appear to students who attend class online. When I show my powerpoint lecture notes or other things, such as images or the Clarke's website, they will see only what I share on screen. I have got to find a cuter mask! I fear it makes me look like a deranged killer in a Batman movie. All it needs is some studs.
For fall term I'll be teaching my 3-credit class, HST 583 class synchronously on campus and online incorporating HyFlex ideas (hybrid flexible). Since the Clarke reading room, where I've always previously taught, is not tech equipped as it needs to be for HyFlex teaching since it is not designated as a classroom, I have been assigned a room in Powers (History Dept.). Yesterday I went there to practice in the room to see how the equipment was laid out and to learn things like putting your codes in the first time takes t…

Online intern Katie Higley

As my summer online interns are wrapping up their final two weeks they have accomplished a lot. Planning and doing online internships was a new experience for all of us. Here's a blog from Katie Higley about her experience. Good job Katie. Thanks for all your constructive feedback!

This summer, I have had the privilege of working with Marian on her first online internships. Even though we are only a few weeks into it, I have found this to be an invaluable experience. I knew I wanted to do an internship with Marian working with Channel 9 & 10 News film, but I never thought I’d do it like this! I have been encoding the finding aid for Channel 9 & 10. During this internship, I have been able to do independent research as well, which has allowed me to learn about many aspects of audiovisual collections, including how technology has had an impact, preservation, different audiovisual formats, and how Museums could use their audiovisual collections to advance education.  
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The Clarke's fall hours and other interesting CMU libraries signs

The Clarke's fall 2020 hours, by appointment only. We will be closed on Sats if nobody signs up.