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What did you do this summer?


Vicky Kirby, from Kansas City, has spent her summer practicum at the Nelson Atkins Museum. “These past two weeks my work for the Spencer Art Reference Library at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art have been full of excitement, wonder, and a tiny bit of awe.” While interpreting a medieval book leaf from the Karen Gould Collection and entering metadata, Vicky discovered a microscopic embedded image of an angel so unique that outside experts were consulted from as far away as the Royal Holloway University London and the Art History Department of New York University. Consultants said they have never seen the placement of anything like these embedded images. The story is far from over.

What did you do this summer?


Jeff Corrigan (MA-LIS, 2016) presented a paper at the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Conference on August 15, 2016. His paper was on how to increase usage of oral history collections by building librarians’ awareness of such sources, and began as a research project in one of his classes.

What did you do this summer?


Erin Niederberger worked as a volunteer archivist for the Northland Symphony Orchestra in Kansas City. In addition to processing records, Erin created a finding aid for 50 years worth of NSO records.

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