Ask an Archivist

A few days ago, The Hairpin (one of my morning reading sites) featured a Q&A/write-up called Ask an Archivist. Intended as an introduction to what goes on in archives, what archivists do, etc., the Q&A is smart and humorous without being too snarky. Answers are given by women who happen to be archivists, though their identities aren’t revealed (likely due to workplace privacy/policy).

If you’re curious and have a little bit of reading time available, this Q&A’s a good, informative ticket. Check it out!

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4 thoughts on “Ask an Archivist

  1. Love The Hairpin! I just posted about this article a couple days ago – as someone who doesn’t know much about archives I found it a good primer. I also thought it was interesting that the answers spoke a little to edutech and digital technologies.

    Do you ever go to The Hairpin meet ups? I would if only I wasn’t such a huge lurker..

    • Hey Dani.

      I hadn’t seen that you’d posted about this yet–have been between Washington and Wyoming over the past week. But happy to hear that you found it to be informative, too. I’m looking forward to the next installment.

      Oh man, am I a major lurker at The Hairpin! And I’d put money on at least a handful of us MLISers being Hairpin devotees. Haven’t gone to a meet up yet, but I’m thinking I’ll have to try the next one, whenever that should happen.

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