10 years as a College Archivist

  • Appraised , assessed, and maintained archives’ collections
  • Answered questions regarding college, local history, and genealogy from library staff, faculty, students, and independent researchers
  • Provided research and presentations to administrative departments
  • Digitize archival documents and photographs as needed
  • Oversaw the digitization project for the James A. Garfield Collection
  • Created use agreements for groups and individuals using archival resources in publications
  • Created presentations and spoke to local historical groups regarding the local history
  • Wrote policies and procedures for using the College Archives
  • Responsible for monthly dashboard statistics and annual reports of the archives for review by the Library Director and the Dean of the College
  • Created physical and digital displays within the archives, the library, and for use at remote sites
  • Created a database to access information regarding students who served in the Civil War

6 years as a Local History Associate

  • Provided reference services to researchers in person, by phone, and through correspondence
  • Tutored patrons in the use of reference products in all forms including CD-ROM and online databases
  • Maintained collection standards and processed new books into the collection
  • Maintained genealogy and local history files and created new files
  • Created finding aids and instruction materials to assist patrons with the use of library services
  • Provided tours of the collection and talked to groups of new researchers
  • Assisted in training new staff
  • Supervised volunteers
  • Trained in Contentdm
  • Corresponded with donors
  • Made monthly reports to the head of the department
  • Created endcap displays and small display case exhibits
  • Assisted in the creation of numerous online databases

6 years as a Project Archivist

  • Created a finding aid to the college archives collection
  • Created a database for college archives collections and photos
  • Processed archival collections
  • Appraised and assessed materials
  • Prioritized archival projects and conservation needs within budgetary constraints
  • Answered questions regarding college history for library staff and students

A lifelong love of history and genealogy

For more information regarding my credentials, please contact me at archivistjenn@yahoo.com

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