Honors Presents: Thinking Inside the Box – Archives as Portals
- Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
- NAH 137
That building you go to class in? It hasn’t always been here. But what was there before? Who stood in your shoes a century ago? Join us as we step into the archives to explore traces of the local past in the MSU Library’s Archives and Special Collections. Time travel with us to an MSU of long ago -- and not so long ago. Discover what the archives hold for you now and what they will hold of your future self.
Jodi Allison-Bunnell is the Head of Archives and Special Collections, University Archivist, and Assistant Professor at the MSU Library. She joined the library faculty after twenty-five years as an archivist, archival consultant, and (most recently) the program manager for archival and special collections at the consortium that serves most academic libraries in Washington and Oregon. Her work has included leading institutional, regional, and national collaborations in cultural heritage; educating librarians and archivists in standards for description; copyright in unpublished materials; and understanding the needs of users of libraries and archives. In her work at MSU, she leads the department’s main initiatives; acquires and prepares collections for use by researchers; promotes use of the collections; teaches classes; and serves on the dean’s Executive Team. She holds a BA summa cum lade from Whitman College and an MA in American HIstory and an MLS from the University of Maryland at College Park.
Jan Zauha is Professor, and Humanities and Outreach Librarian in Archives and Special Collections at the MSU Library, where she has been a faculty member since 1995. She holds a Masters in English from Clark University (Worcester, MA) and a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Iowa. She is a certified interpretive guide. Originally from Idaho, Jan’s varied work has included inventorying fragile pulp fiction periodicals at the Library of Congress, creating universal online access for government publications at the University of Michigan Graduate Library in the early days of the web, and teaching college writing at Boise State University. Jan has been named a Humanities Hero by Humanities Montana; she has been recognized for her community service by the Bozeman Public Library’s Cornerstone Award; and she was named the 2021 Montana Librarian of the Year by the Montana Library Association. Jan teaches courses and leads community discussions that incorporate archival materials, helping researchers and learners uncover the vital stories that primary documents tell. Her goal is to enrich public memory and reading by introducing people to the delights of archives.
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