Monday, October 5, 2009

Welcome RAO Interns

I am pleased to announce that the Reference, Access, and Outreach Section of the Society of American Archivists has selected Jessica Miller and Ben Bromley as section interns for 2009-2010.

Jessica Miller is a student at Wayne State University and will complete the Master of Library and Information Science with a Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration in December 2009. She has interned or worked at Benson Ford Research Center at The Henry Ford, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Wyandotte Museums, the Archives of Michigan, the Library of Congress, and previously worked as a writer/editor for the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute. She earned her BA in English from Michigan State University.

Ben Bromley is a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and will complete the Master of Science in Information Science in May 2010. He has worked or interned at Technical Services for Archival Collections in Wilson Library at UNC, Research and Instructional Services for Archival Collections in Wilson Library at UNC, and the Special Collections Research Center at the College of William and Mary. He earned his BA in History and Religious Studies from the College of William and Mary.

Thank you to everyone who applied for the inaugural RAO internships. The intent of the intern pilot project is to provide an opportunity for current graduate students or archivists with less than three years experience in the profession to be actively involved in and observe the activities of a section. The interns' primary responsibilities are in the area of communications, but may include other section initiatives based on the interests and needs of the interns and section. Welcome, Jessica and Ben!