I had to give an internetz shout out to the folks in the Yale University Library Preservation Department. A few months ago, some encased photographs came with an accession to a collection we are working on. After I appraised them, I quickly realized that these treasures were in need of re-housing. And this is the result: custom made boxes for each encased photograph surrounded by foam in a larger box so these items can safely travel between our reading room and the Library Shelving Facility in Hamden, Connecticut.
The ladies of preservation are awesome and I value their knowledge and their craftsmanship.
Internetz, today I gave my first professional presentation at the New England Library Instruction Group. I was nervous, but excited as I LOVE talking about teaching and how archivists/librarians can engage undergraduates in a variety of disciplines.
My talk went really well! No one flayed me on Twitter and the folks in the room asked great questions and really got into the group activity I incorporated.
It was a great day; being around other librarians who are as invested in teaching as I am was so energizing! I really feel like I am finding my professional passion, or as my amazing former boss says, “you figured out where you want to hang your hat and fly your flag.”
I think I will send him my slides.
I liberated a photograph from this frame.
Teaching history majors about primary sources.
The view from the ref desk, Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University