Student Kent Conrad plans to use knowledge from his SLIS courses on database management and emerging technologies as he works toward a career in film archiving. His Fall 2010 experience in LIBR 287 Seminar in Information Science: iPad Implications and Applications helped expand his skills in web development and information management.
Student Silke Higgins is pursuing a career in digital services, thanks, in part, to the inspiration she received from an MLIS course she completed during Fall 2010, regarding iPad applications and other new media. Her experiences in the course included designing webpages and creating an e-book, which persuaded Higgins that the mobile web is “the ideal medium” for increasing access to information.
Alum Stephanie Roach’s internship at the Graduate Theological Union sparked her interest in copyright laws affecting preservation of sound recordings and inspired her to submit a formal statement to the U.S. Copyright Office in January 2011. Her comments were based on a research and digitization project she conducted during her Summer 2010 internship at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Berkeley, California.
Student Eira Tansey presented a paper at the 2010 Southern Archivists Conference, describing her experiences transferring an academic library’s hard copy finding aids into a more accessible online format.