Monday, June 30, 2008

Interesting People, Interesting Blogs (Part 10)

Wowza! This is the tenth--yes, tenth!--installment of one of my favourite blog post categories. Interesting People, Interesting Blogs, where I write about a blog that recently caught my attention (and drive server-crashing traffic to its doors). Well, maybe not, but I certainly hope I am shedding light on an interesting blog.

The tenth installment goes to an archivist named Heather, blogging over at Archives Found. The blog's tag line caught my eye: "Making history more accessible, one story at a time." In the about section, Heather elaborates on the goals of her blog:

I wanted to choose a catchy title, something that spoke about the experiences that I’m having, and that I hope to have in the future. An overgeneralization that works here– when I meet people for the first time, and we do the dance of the “what do you do? I’m in marketing, blah… how about you?” and I mention that I am an archivist, the general response is to ask what, exactly an archivist is. The same reaction happens when I mentioned that I was attending graduate school for library science– not only is there confusion about what an archivist is, but there’s also the much-hated response of “You need a master’s degree to check out books?” It seems that there is a need for general education regarding the fields of librarianship, archives, and even records management.

I have not drilled very deep into the content. But if someone is keen on making history more accessible, then I am in.

2 comments:

Heather said...

Thanks for the plug-- I hope I can continue to be interesting and live up to your title!

dkemper said...

Just be yourself and be honest, and blog about stuff that inspires you.

about the author

I am an information professional, researcher, and writer with over eight years experience in the information services field with experience in information and communication technology.

I have a B.A. in History and a Master's in Library and Information Studies and working on a Web and Multimedia Design certificate.

I believe that empowering people with information can enrich lives and transform the world.