Hi everyone! Beth here. I’m the keeper of the library’s Special Collections and Archives. I am very excited to have two fabulous interns working with me this summer on some really awesome projects! Peter Shirley and Nicolaus Stengl will be working on a variety of things, but their focus will be on digitizing more photos from our Thomas and Cook collections, fleshing out sections of the special collections finding aid, photocopying and creating an index to newspaper clippings that are on the brink of deterioration, and developing a plan for the digitization of the Kentucky College for Women collection which includes yearbooks, scrapbooks, photos, and manuscripts. Additionally, each intern has selected a personal project to work on. Throughout the summer Nicolaus and Peter will be blogging about their projects and the work they are doing, so stay tuned!
Peter Shirley is a Senior and a Financial Economics major from Indianapolis, Indiana. He is excited for this internship because he’s highly interested in archival strategy, web app development, and informatics and data visualization techniques. During the school year, Peter works part-time as a library reference assistant in addition to his status as a full-time student. In his spare time, he hikes, codes, and is a freelance writer.
Nicolaus Stengl is a sophomore and is planning on majoring in Philosophy and Computer Science. He is from Lebanon, Ohio, north of Cincinnati. He is excited for this internship because he is interested in how archives can be used in the digital humanities. He is also interested in information literacy and open access (OA) for academic institutions. During the school year, Nicolaus works as a student librarian and library reference assistant. In his free time, he reads, writes, and enjoys the outdoors.