Thursday, August 30, 2012

Katie Henningsen Accepts Position at University of Puget Sound

 Katie joined UK Libraries as an ARL CEP fellow in May 2009.  Following her fellowship, Katie remained at UK as a project archivist overseeing the data migration and implementation of Archivists’ Toolkit.  Katie joined the Special Collections faculty in 2010, where she worked on a large scale access project designed to create electronic records for archival collections, reunite separated collections, and gain physical and intellectual control over the archival backlog; to date Katie and her team of students and project archivists have created over 450 electronic finding aids that can be found on Explore UK and InfoKat as well as accessioned almost 800 backlogged collections. 

In May, Katie’s role evolved to include a greater emphasis on outreach and advocacy for Special Collections.  Katie has taken a leading role in the development and implementation of the Special Collections Learning Lab.  This exciting new project will promote undergraduate scholarship and creativity through students’ work with primary resources.  In working on this Katie has drawn on her experience overseeing numerous experiential learning projects for the UK School of Library and Information Science and the student exhibit she organized last spring ‘Special Collections as Learning Lab.’

In November Katie joins the University of Puget Sound as Archivist and Digital Collections Coordinator.  In this role, Katie will manage all aspects of Puget Sound’s Archives and Special Collections while integrating primary sources into the liberal arts curriculum through teaching and creative outreach methods.  

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