2017 Spring Library Fellows Project

Tracing the Movement of Populations

Description: The project entails planning and creating 2 exhibits in the Central lobby relating to population movements in (1) North America and (2) Latin America and the Caribbean based primarily on our special collections. The Latin American component will be integrated into the research methods course taught by Covington and Robinson (History). Schultz will collaborate with available history faculty.

Duties:

The position will be split between two Fellows, each working 10 hours/week. Fellows will assist in the research, selection, preparation and construction of the exhibit. For the Latin American portion the fellow will work with students in the course assisting in overseeing their research, selection, and creation of metadata, Omeka, etc.

Skills Needed:

  • historical research experience/basic knowledge of library resources
  • organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • an interest in US or Latin American history and culture
  • strong writing skills
  • knowledge of Spanish preferred for Latin American component

Skills Needed or To Be Developed:

  • research in our primary resources
  • scanning
  • Omeka training

Mentors: 

Paula Covington, Latin American & Iberian Bibliographer, Senior Lecturer in Latin American Studies
Jason Schultz, History Liaison

Team:

  • Kathy Smith, Associate University Archivist, Associate Director of Special Collections
  • Carla Beals, Coordinator, Digital Exhibits & Projects
  • Jodie Gambill, Librarian
  • Sara Sterkenberg, Cataloging & Exhibition Services Librarian

Dates of Employment: spring 2017 semester

Contact:
Jason Schultz 615-875-8311 (US History)
Paula Covington 615-322-6282 (Latin American History)

Please follow the Application Process to apply for this fellowship. Applications will be accepted through October 21, 2016.

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