Archives, Archiving, and Community

Join us on Friday, March 15th at 2 pm for a kick off event for the Archives, Archiving, and Community Engagement discussion group. We will meet in Hodges Reading Room (219 Jackson Library)

Everyone – faculty, staff, administrators, students, and community members – are welcome to join us and help guide the direction of the group’s discussions throughout 2019.

This group will focus on connecting community-engaged scholars with archivists, librarians, and other professionals who are focused on long-term preservation of stories, information, and data. Participants will learn about tools for creating and managing their own scholarship with an eye towards long-term preservation. They will also learn about resources available to help the communities they work with preserving their own history in a sustainable, accessible way. Topics of conversation will include free and low-cost digital storytelling tools, oral history methodology, website archiving, and digitization practices. For more information email Erin Lawrimore

Erin Lawrimore is an Associate Professor and University Archivist in the UNC Greensboro University Libraries. As the University Archivist, her work focuses on collecting, preserving, and providing access to the historically-valuable records that document the history of UNCG from its founding through today. She also is a co-leader of Well Crafted NC, an archival project focused on documenting the history of beer and brewing in North Carolina. Her research focuses on advocacy and outreach in an archival context and collaborations with University and community partners to build archives that document underrepresented groups.