Amanda Aguilera is the Local History Librarian at the Hammond Public Library archives in Hammond, Indiana. Her job responsibilities include archival processing, the creation of digital collections, and working with regional heritage organizations such as the Calumet Heritage Partnership, Calumet Curators, and the Field Museum. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Purdue University in 2015, followed by her Master of Library and Information Science from Syracuse University in 2017. During her last semester of graduate school, Amanda completed an internship at Tulane University where she worked on metadata creation for the Newcomb College Alumnae Oral History Project. This experience led to a love for digital collections and accessibility. In 2019, she went on to become a Digital Archives Specialist and a Certified Archivist in 2020. Her research interests include digital archives and the juxtaposition of local history repositories and traditional archives.
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Documenting a Pandemic: What We’ve Learned
Tuesday, October 5th from 4:00pm-5:30pm
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Members of the Queens Memory Project will discuss lessons from the COVID-19 Project, and how they worked together as a team to incorporate the diverse voices of our borough and campus into the archives during this momentous period in history.
Surviving & Thriving: Black and Latinx Faculty, Staff, and Students on Campus
Tuesday, October 19th from 4:00pm-5:30pm
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What does it take for Black and Latinx faculty, staff, and students to not only survive but thrive in higher education? Join us for a roundtable discussion and presentation of oral history clips from the archives.
Art and Archives: Creativity During COVID-19
Tuesday November 16 from 4:00pm-5:30pm
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How do art and archives intersect? In this roundtable discussion, members of the Queens College community will discuss creative projects undertaken during COVID-19, and their connections to primary sources and archival repositories.
You can learn more information on the Queens College Library Blog, at https://library.qc.cuny.edu/blog/processing-2020-21-community-reflections/
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The Queens Memory Project is a collaboration of Queens College Library and Queens Public Library.
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This session explores how primary source records are created, with a case study style focus on South Bend, Indiana newspapers. Key points include what gets kept and where and how the identities of record keepers influence these choices. Liberal arts students, particularly those in history, and Library/Information students will find this session most beneficial. Register today.
Nice work, Whitney!
“Hack Library School is a collaborative project begun in the Fall of 2010…HLS was founded on the principle of students taking the future of librarianship into their own hands.”
Read Whitney’s post here:
The Franklin County Public Library District is seeking an Adult Services
Librarian to serve as the lead programmer and provider of adult services at
our Brookville and Laurel Branches. This individual will be responsible for
designing, implementing, and marketing a variety of programs; collection
development of fiction, non-fiction, magazines, visual, and electronic
resources; helping patrons with the selection of materials; and cultivating
relationships with patrons, community groups, and our Friends of the
The successful candidate will have previous programming experience, be
proficient with basic computer skills, and must be willing to earn and
maintain a Librarian Certification 5 during employment. Video editing and
social media skills are a bonus. This is a full-time (40-hour) position
with benefits and requires some evenings, Saturdays, and occasional odd
hours for special events and after-hours activities.
Located one hour northwest of Cincinnati, OH, in southeastern Indiana, FCPLD
is a Class B district. Please submit a resume, three references, and a
letter of interest to Director, Franklin County Public Library District, 919
Main Street, Brookville, IN 47012 or e-mail email@example.com.