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“Is anybody there?”: The Impact of Transformed Archival Work and Educational Opportunities

Authors: Marian J. Matyn (Central Michigan University) , Melinda Isler (Ferris State University) , Kate Higley (Central Michigan University) , Megan Badgley-Malone (Michigan State University)

  • “Is anybody there?”: The Impact of Transformed Archival Work and Educational Opportunities

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    “Is anybody there?”: The Impact of Transformed Archival Work and Educational Opportunities

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Abstract

This session explores how two archivists and a student, functioned in new, successful ways, different from each other, during COVID-19. One archivist will discuss how her small archives was an advantage to her during COVID, allowing her to reopen early, work mostly on campus, create a digital archives tour for her guest lecture for the class, digitize minority and immigrant images, and create new training and student working models. Another archivist will discuss how she planned and converted an on-campus 3-credit class to hybrid HYFLEX and on campus internships to digital. The student took the class and the digital internship and found both to be valuable experiences which will allow her to graduate on time, an important consideration with our mostly economically challenged students. For those attempting similar transformation projects, the presenters will discuss practical points they considered, what they did, and lessons derived from their experiences. Analysis of what worked well and what could be further improved and why will be provided.

How to Cite:

Matyn, M. J. & Isler, M. & Higley, K. & Badgley-Malone, M., (2021) ““Is anybody there?”: The Impact of Transformed Archival Work and Educational Opportunities”, MAC Annual Meeting Presentations 2021(1).

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13 May 2021
"Is anybody there?”: The Impact of Transformed Archival Work and Educational Opportunity