CV (2015 edition)

I thought I’d go ahead and add this since I’m working on it for my tenure package. Enjoy your light reading for a Tuesday night: The new, extended remix of my CV.

Done

Just turned in my last paper for my last class in my last semester of library school. So, ummm, what do I do now?

Yesterday’s News

My husband brings me the coolest stuff. Today it was these newspapers from the days surrounding the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in Northern California–just in time for the twentieth anniversary. They now get to live in my private archive along with the video coverage I scored on three VHS tapes …

Better TV Through Splitters and Loops

I ran across this oddity from thirty years ago while scanning things for work yesterday, and thought it might be entertaining in light of the recent DTV switch. In 1979, the Triad got its first commercial UHF station (there had been a PBS station on channel 26 for some time, …

Maybe There’s Hope

So maybe someone really will hire me some day: When the world entered the digital age, a great majority of human historical records did not immediately make the trip. Literature, film, scientific journals, newspapers, court records, corporate documents and other material, accumulated over centuries, needed to be adapted for computer …

Updates

One of my big, pressing projects right now is to create an EAD-compliant finding aid for the papers of the man who was chancellor at UNCG when I was an undergraduate there. I’m not sure if I’m more disturbed by the fact that my undergraduate years are now officially part …

Cool

You know what the coolest thing about working in a library is? When you need to go to the bathroom, there’s always a good book handy.

Mmmm. Bound Periodicals.

Latest addition to the ever-growing library at our house: the complete run of Progressive Architecture from 1953 to about 1990, and the complete Architectural Record from 1950 to 1969. These gems were picked up at the Forsyth County Public Library’s recent book sale, and I assure you we paid nowhere …